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Living with More Ikigai

Finding balance and reward with Alice Ferris Wednesday, April 14, Noon-1:30p EST

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

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We give A LOT in the charitable sector. We give our money, time, and energy, sometimes to the point of feeling absolutely spent. But if we don't take care of ourselves, how can we continue to be change-makers in the world?


A Japanese concept called ikigai, or life's purpose, may hold some of the answers. In this session, we will explore how to define your life vision, assess where you are now, develop an action plan that allows you to move more toward ikigai, and prioritize yourself in your already busy life.

 

The session will be in three parts: 1) defining ikigai, 2) defining your vision and assessing yourself now, and 3) creating a plan of action to move toward ikigai.


 Alice L. Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE is the founder of GoalBusters, providing hands-on, comprehensive fundraising leadership for small to medium-sized philanthropic organizations. The GoalBusters team offers services in development and campaign assessment, strategic planning, campaign direction, board and team training, grant writing, and specialty services for public and community media. For the last 30 years, Alice has worked extensively in fundraising for public media, rural healthcare, education, and science organizations, among others. Alice thrives in finding creative solutions for the fundraising challenges of small organizations, as well as teaching and training about practical and realistic tactics. Alice is in the trenches for several organizations, serving, as counsel, as Director of Development for KAWC Colorado River Public Media in Yuma, Arizona, and Administrative Director for KGHR Navajo Public Radio. For her volunteer life, Alice serves on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern Arizona Chapter board, and on the advisory boards for the Bolz Center for Arts Administration Advisory Board at the Wisconsin School of Business and the University of Wisconsin Communication Arts Department. She is a three-time honoree as AFP-Northern Arizona Fundraising Professional of the Year, earned her CFRE in 1999 and her ACFRE in 2010. Alice is an experienced international speaker and AFP master trainer.

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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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