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Chapter Chat LIVE: Speed (UP)dating

A new twist on an old meet-up, a chance to get to know your fellow members better.

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

Event Information

Chapter Chat LIVE Speed (UP)dating
TENTATIVE: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
TENTATIVE: Noon - 1:30pm EST
TENTATIVE: Online AND in-person

FREE to AFP Chapter Members,
AFP-Westchester Members, and
Non-yet-members

Remember the days of Speed Dating (pre-Match.com days)? You longed to meet someone special, but you lacked opportunity to meet this special someone. Enter Speed Dating - the introductory place to make that first connection. The concept was simple. Meet at a local hotel ballroom. Engage with total strangers, one-on-one for three minutes. Share your best elevator pitch about you. Listen to theirs. Exchange phone numbers (or maybe not). Move one chair to the left and repeat.

Looking back, it sounds a little creepy. But it worked. Our 2021 revamp is a little less creepy and well, we're not strangers, so this'll be a LOT easier. And fun!

Chapter Chat LIVE Speed (UP)dating is our way to get to know you again!

Update us on what your nonprofit is doing. How did you fare through the Pandemic? Did you tweak your fundraising approach? Was it successful? What did you get rid of temporarily, permanently? What are you planning for 2021? How has the pandemic impacted your future strategy? Are you looking for partners in this highly competitive, yet collaborative climate? Have you revamped your Elevator Pitch? This is the time to practice!

Tell us about you and what you're doing. If you're interested in "presenting," contact Dana or Misha. You'll need  5-10 simple slides for a 3-minute presentation (20 seconds per slide, 9 slides in 3 minutes). We'll drop them into a Google Slide document and share with the group. It promises to be really fun and interesting, not awkward and messy. Promise....can we give you our number? Call us if you have a question 607-643-5148.

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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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