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Today is the day!!

Chapter Leadership Brief 6.14.24

by Craig Shelley, CFRE
President, AFP-NYC
Partner + Chief Growth Officer, Orr Group

Hopefully you’re reading this on your phone from the New York Marriott marquis and Fundraising Day in New York.  Or, better yet, you’re reading it on your way home from Fundraising Day in New York because you were so engaged learning and networking at the conference you never checked your emails!  If neither of those things are true, you are probably suffering from extreme FOMO.  I’m sorry and hope you’ll join us next year.

Unlocking Fundraising Efficiency: Strategies for Nonprofit Success

Chapter Leadership Brief 6.14.24

by Bre Alexander
Content Marketing Manager, Kindsight

If you're responsible for fundraising at your nonprofit, you know how much time, organization, and strategy it takes to raise a dollar. The challenge is real, but, when you're equipped with the right strategies, you can optimize your efforts to find the donors needed to reach your goals.

Top 5 Insights From The 2024 Nonprofit Acceleration Report

Chapter Leadership Brief 5.31.2024

by Community Boost

It’s a time of exciting digital transformation for nonprofits. In fact, so much is happening that it can be hard to keep up with the changes, innovation, and trends. The 2024 Nonprofit Acceleration Report is here to identify nonprofits’ current and future state of digital engagement, and distill the most important insights, so you know what’s currently working to increase nonprofit’s growth and what’s worth exploring.

Insights from My Journey as FRDNY Chair

Chapter Leadership Brief 5.17.24

by CJ Orr
Partner & President, Orr Group

Reflecting on my journey as the Chair of AFP-NYC's Fundraising Day in New York (FRDNY) and my six years on the board, I am proud of how our team and the community have shaped this event into a remarkable, record-breaking experience. Serving as Chair for two years has given me invaluable insights into what makes this day successful, engaging, and meaningful for fundraising professionals and the organizations they represent.

The Power of Planned Giving: Building Lasting Support for Nonprofits

Chapter Leadership Brief 5.17.24

by Mary Whitrow
Content Marketing Manager, Kindsight

Why Focus on Planned Giving?
Fundraisers – you understand the ongoing struggle to ensure you are meeting your fundraising goals and keeping the lights on, so to speak. Engaging current donors and prospects for your annual fund, capital campaign, or year-end appeal is often the focus of fundraisers on the ground. These gifts can be fundamental to sustaining a nonprofit, but we can’t forget about another type of gift that can make a huge difference in the longevity of your nonprofit: planned gifts.

Unlocking Lessons and Community at Fundraising Day

Chapter Leadership Brief 5.3.24

by Lisa Keitges, Founder and Principal, East 5th Strategies and
Susan Sharer, Vice President of Development, Prospect Park Alliance

On June 14, you can tell us if we did our job or not. And we look forward to hearing what you think.

We are the program co-chairs for Fundraising Day New York, the historic gathering of over 1,000 philanthropy professionals from our great city and the surrounding area. And we faced a tall order -- there are almost 50,000 nonprofits in New York City, with issues as diverse as its population -- how could we create a cohesive program that gets at the heart of the issues our community needs to thrive?

The Surprising Truth Behind Nonprofit Ad Spending on Facebook & Instagram

Chapter Leadership Brief 5.3.2024

by Eric Berman
Co-Founder, Gr0wth Dr1vers

With the rise of digital media consumption, nonprofits are recognizing the importance of meeting their audiences where they are - online - and are increasingly turning to online channels such as Facebook and Instagram (Meta ads) for fundraising efforts. These platforms can be powerful tools for reaching potential donors, driving awareness and advocacy about the mission.  Moreover, Meta ads provide the advantage of tracking and measuring campaign performance in real-time.  Advertisers can analyze metrics such as engagement, click-through rates, and conversions to evaluate the effectiveness of their ad campaigns and make data-driven decisions about future spending.  All of this said, these benefits are not without risk.  If Meta is used incorrectly, an advertisers' funds can be wasted on ads that are unnoticed, unremembered, and unactioned.


AFP-ICON Debrief: The turn towards collective care is here

Chapter Leadership Brief 4.19.24

by Madeleine Durante
AFP Outstanding Young Professional, 2024

I was deeply grateful for the opportunity to attend my first AFP-ICON conference and receive the 2024 Outstanding Young Professional award. Over four days, I was blown away by the generosity and care of fellow fundraisers sharing their learnings and pushing the profession forward. They made it clear that philanthropy has roots in collective care practices spanning time immemorial, as well as in anti-democratic, unequal practices of power over others. How we use and reimagine the tool of fundraising — and create the field’s future — is up to each of us.

Fundraising Day in New York – THE Day in New York

Chapter Leadership Brief 4.19.24

by Craig Shelley, CFRE
President, Association of Fundraising Professionals New York City Chapter
Partner + Chief Growth Officer, Orr Group

Fundraising Day in New York is fast approaching! Since my earliest days in fundraising, this was one of my favorite experiences each year and that’s only become truer over time. Fundraising Day in New York has always served as an energizing place where you can witness our community of nonprofit leaders come together, learn new skills, see friends, and make lots of new ones.


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