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Building long-distance relationships

Creating heart-felt connection with donors in the virtual space

A fundraising event for Mid-Hudson Valley Association of Fundraising Professionals

Event Information

Wednesday, September 08, 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This session will focus on providing the resources, insights, and practical steps that every fundraiser can take to build authentic relationships that convert prospects into champions.

The session will have three main objectives:

  • Increasing the understanding of how to conduct a virtual donor visit

  • Provide practical next steps to bring your mission to life

  • Create a strategy for how to leverage your unique style in a virtual environment. 


CEO and founder of the Super Fundraiser, Aliguma Young, MBA has over 14 years of fundraising experience raising over 100,000,000 for nonprofit organizations. She has worked with the leading national education organizations across the country and as the Vice President of Development led the $70,000,000+ capital campaign for the construction of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Ga.

Aliguma, a proud mom of 3 amazing children, resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a MBA in Finance from Ball State University and a bachelor's degree in Child Development and African Studies from Tufts University. Aliguma is active in the community serving as a volunteer to several local and national nonprofit organizations and is on the board of directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Atlanta chapter, Tufts Black Alumni Association and is serving an elected term as a member of the Tufts University Alumni Council. 

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About the Organization

Mid-Hudson Valley Association of Fundraising Professionals

Formed in early 2006, the Mid Hudson Valley Chapter is one of the newest chapters of the International AFP. Prior to our existence, AFP members had to travel to the Capital Region or New York City to attend chapter events.

Our chapter provides resources to fundraising professionals who serve approximately 4,500 public charities registered in the six counties in the Mid Hudson Valley including Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster.

Our member benefits and activities include:

AFP of the Mid Hudson Valley often works in collaboration with other professional development organizations in the area to organize educational opportunities of the highest quality through pooling of resources.

• Regular web/audioconferences on topics of interest to fundraising professionals, board members and othernonprofit managers. These conferences are provided by International AFP and are hosted by chapter members in locations around the six county area of the Mid Hudson Valley. There is a no fee for members to attend these events; nonmembers are also welcome at a $20...

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