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Fundraising Cafe

How key takeaways from the AFP International Fundraising Conference can transform your development practices.

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

Event Information

12:00am Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
106 Valkill Park Rd. | Hyde Park, NY 12538
Registration & Breakfast: 7:30 AM
Panel Discussion: 8:00 AM
Fundraising Cafe: 8:30-9:30 AM
Group Discussion: 9:30-10:00 AM

Join AFP - Mid-Hudson Valley for a new concept in information sharing. Hear from four members of our organization who have been to the AFP International Fundraising Conference, ICON, about their experience, and from a past President of our Chapter who has served at the International level of AFP. Gather some important tips and tricks from this panel, have the opportunity to ask them questions about the value of the ICON experience (and the Chamberlain Scholarship program) and enjoy breakfast before breaking off into a fundraising cafe, where each panelist will tackle an area of fundraising covered at the conference. Each interactive discussion will take place in a separate area of the room and will include the sharing of ideas and best practices and last 15 minutes. You can choose to move on to another discussion at the end of that fifteen minutes, or stay at the current table. At the end of the hour, we will reconvene for a broad discussion of best practices gleaned with each topic. 

Fundraising Cafe Topics to be covered are:

  • Major Gifts Fundraising by Melissa McCoy, Chief Advancement Officer at Abilities First
  • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising by Chris Smith, Chief Financial Officer at GiveGab, Inc.
  • Board Storytelling by Sarah Weikel, Director of Donor Relations at The Arc of Dutchess
  • Donor Behavior and Neuroscience by Liz Corio, Vice President of Development and Administration at Glynwood

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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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