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2018 Programs

AFP Finger Lakes Chapter Annual Conference, Cornin

 

Join the AFP Finger Lakes Chapter for monthly educational gatherings throughout 2018. Programs are aimed at those doing development work, including development officers, executive directors, board members, and anyone charged with raising, stewarding, or allocating funds. It's a great time to network with fundraising professionals from all over the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier region and learn about fundraising "best practices."  Both members and nonmembers are welcome to attend!

New AFP membership categories are available! Young professionals dues are $75 and small non-profit organizations are $150. To find our more about membership, contact Liz Hudson at lhudson@alternatives.org

 

2018

 

February 15, 2018, noon - 2pm

TC3 Tioga Place, The Commons, 118 N Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Nuts and Bolts of Fundraising

Every organization wants to have a strong fundraising department while strengthening relationships with their donors. And while there are numerous strategies and research on this topic, learning how to develop strategies and how to apply them in our interactions with donors at every level can be a challenge.

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March 15, 2018, noon - 2pm

TC3 Tioga Plaza, The Commons, 118 N Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Preparing your Donor Database for Fundraising Success

Many organizations with great missions miss out on the full potential of their donor base because their donor databases are not organized for the type of in-depth reporting and analysis that is needed to uncover donor trends and hidden potential. Lauren Schler has helped dozens of organizations think strategically about their database so that they can track their prospects more effectively and raise more money.

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April 19, 2018 noon - 2pm

Ramada Ithaca Hotel & Conference Center, 2310 N Triphammer Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

NonProfit Law for Fundraising Professionals

Fundraisers need to know the impact of the laws on their donors and on their organizations. Speaker: Carrie J. Pollak.  Join us to brush up on the new law changes.

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May 17, 2018, noon - 2pm

Ramada Ithaca Hotel & Conference Center, 2310 N Triphammer Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

Understanding Donor Advised Funds

Fundraisers, board and staff of nonprofits need to understand how donor advised funds work and how recent tax policy changes may impact donor advisors and their charitable giving decisions.  Speaker: George Ferrari, CEO, Community Foundation of Tompkins County

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June 14, 2018, 8:30am - 3:30pm

AFP Finger Lakes Chapter Annual Conference

Radisson Hotel Corning, 125 Denison Pkwy E, Corning, NY 14830

Price: starting at $75. Details and registration below.

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August 16, 2018

after hours

Social

 

September 20, 2018

noon -2pm

Creative Incentives to Boost Year-end Giving

 

October 18, 2018

noon - 2pm

New Tax Implications for Charitable Giving

 

November 2018

noon - 2pm

National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

 

December 20, 2018

noon - 2pm

Thank You Donors - Technical, Legal, and Stewardship

 

 

2017

 

February 15, 2017

12:00 - 2:00pm

TC3 Tioga Place, Ithaca Commons, 118 N Tioga Street

Ithaca, NY

Building a High Revenue Major Gift Program

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Learn how to overcome hurdles that are holding you back

webinar with Gail Perry, CFRE, a fundraising coach, author, trainer and public speaker.

 

 

March 16, 2017    (rescheduled to March 24, 2017)

noon - 2pm

Location: 

TC3 Tioga Place, The Commons

118 N Tioga Street

Ithaca, NY 14850

Giving Days are Gorges

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Join the Giving Day experts at GiveGab as they discuss the history and significance of Giving Days across America, with special emphpasis on our local Day of Giving in Tompkins County - Giving is Gorges.

 

April 21, 2017

noon - 2pm

Location: 

TC3 Tioga Place, The Commons

118 N Tioga Street

Ithaca, NY

Beyond Crowdfunding: using social media for storytelling, stewardship and solicitation

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In many ways, online platforms such as websites, facebook, twitter, and Instagram, make the world smaller. These channels help create connections with an ever-widening community of supporters through sustained engagement and interaction.  Join social media and communications expert Keith Hannon for practical presentation that is perfect for your small shop.

 

 

May 18, 2017

noon - 2:00pm

TC3 Tioga Place, Ithaca Commons, 118 N Tioga Street

Ithaca, NY 14850

Annual Giving with Maya Gasuk

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All annual fund programs benefit from regular and rigorous evaluation.  This presentation is designed to cover the essential elements of your annual fund, through an interactive series of activities, give you a change to reflect and develop steps to improve performance. Bring your goals, your reports, your mailing samples and your thank you letters to get the full benefit from the session. Join Maya Gasuk, Senior Consultant at West Wind Consulting Strategies in Fund Raising, LLC who brings 30 years of fundraising experience to her work.

 

September 22, 2017

noon - 2pm

TC3 Tioga Place, Ithaca Commons, 118 N Tioga Street

Ithaca, NY 14850

Prospecting Basics: An Overview with Marianne Pelletier

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2016

February 24, 2016

Ramada Ithaca Hotel & Conference Center, Ballroom C

2310 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY

Top 10 Things That You Need To Do To Ensure Fundraising Success in 2016!

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March 30, 2016

Choose from three locations:

Elmira (FoodBank of the Southern Tier)

 Geneva (Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service)

Ithaca (Tompkins County Public Library)


Storytelling for Fundraisers

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April 26, 2016

Seneca Falls

Mysteries solved, secrets revealed ... making the ASK!

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May 2016

no program

 

 

 

June 10, 2016

La Tourelle, Ithaca, NY

Annual Conference

Fundraising Success in 2016 ... and Beyond! 

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June 29th, 2016 noon - 2pm

Giving is Gorges - Day of Giving Highlights

cancelled, please join us for another 2016 program.

 

July 14th 4pm - 5:30pm

Social Mixer with Public Relations Society

Damiani (Hector)

 

September 13th noon - 2pm

Wells College, Aurora, NY

Planned Giving: Be Not Afraid!

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October 18, noon - 2pm

TC3 Tioga Place, The Commons, Ithaca

Communicating to All of Your Audiences During a Crisis

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November 15, noon - 2pm

Ithaca College - Emerson Suites

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon and Awards

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December 15, 3:30pm - 5:30pm, annual meeting

Nancy S. Lieberman Extension Center, TC3 Tioga Place, Ithaca Commons

118 North Tioga Street, Ithaca

(followed by a celebratory social hour at Kilpatrick's)

Engage Your Board in Fundraising

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