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Chapter Leadership Brief 5.25.18

By Gary Laermer, AFP-NYC President

VP of Development and Alumni Relations, Pace University

This is an exciting and interesting time for philanthropy professionals. Charitable giving is changing rapidly—donor decision making is becoming more sophisticated; new giving platforms are growing in number and use and retention rates are moving both up and down in wide bands.

Chapter Leadership Brief 5.25.18

By Gary Laermer, AFP-NYC President

VP of Development and Alumni Relations, Pace University

This is an exciting and interesting time for philanthropy professionals. Charitable giving is changing rapidly—donor decision making is becoming more sophisticated; new giving platforms are growing in number and use and retention rates are moving both up and down in wide bands.

Asian Donors Are Giving, and They Are Giving in the US

By Nicole Carrea, Development Director, National Kidney Foundation

It’s a sunny Friday afternoon and I’m at our designated meeting spot, a restaurant in midtown with a killer lunch special. I’m joined by a new friend with infectious passion and energy, Linlin Chen Reid. Linlin is a Research Manager at Weill Cornell Medicine. We’re here to discuss her upcoming presentation at Fundraising Day in New York on June 22, 2018. Titled Asia: A Continent in Perspective, the session is a part of the Prospect Research track and will discuss the overwhelming wealth in East and Southeast Asian countries, the tools used to identify that wealth and insights on how to evaluate it.

Chapter Leadership Brief 5.11.18

By President-Elect Steven G. Jacobson

How Smart Is Your Organization?

In the last issue of Fundraising Matters, Chapter Secretary Jill Scibilia wrote a fantastic piece about who was the smartest person in the room.  I thought that I would build on that concept by asking who is the smartest nonprofit?

Make your Donor the Hero of your Capital Campaign

By Sarah Durham, CEO, Big Duck (www.bigducknyc.com)

Mild-mannered Clark Kent famously pulled off his glasses, ripped open his shirt, and revealed his inner superhero, ready to save the day. Wouldn’t it be great if your donors felt inspired to do the same thing for your nonprofit?

While we may not want to encourage too much shirt-ripping, the notion that a donor can reveal their true commitment and make a big difference is heady stuff. And capital campaigns do just that: give donors an inspiring new way to demonstrate their support and make their own mark on your organization.

If You’re Thinking of Becoming a Fundraiser!

By Robin H. Rosenbluth

Fundraising for a broad range of nonprofit organizations is an ideal way to follow your passion.  It can be a gift that keeps on giving while making a living.  Think about a mission that resonates with you in a profound way, and your passion can give you the power to be believed.  You can make a difference in the world, and that is an opportunity that awaits those of you who are not content in your current position.

Chapter Leadership Brief 4.26.2018

By Jill Scibilia

Who is the smartest person in the room when developing the strategy for a prospective major donor?

The Board member who introduced the prospective supporter to you?  Your CEO?  A key Volunteer who helps deliver the program?  The program staff member who wrote the curriculum or the one delivering the program? An Alum or Recipient of the services you offer?  A Philanthropist who is already supporting the program?  The C-suite Corporate Executive who is engaged?  A program officer from a foundation with subject-area expertise?  Your development counsel?  Or you, the development professional, perhaps credentialed with a CFRE, ACFRE, FHAP, MBA, MPA…

Member Insights: A conversation with non-profit consultant, Lisa Keitges

Interview by Nicole Carrea

Director of Development, National Kidney Foundation

In her role as a Director at a premier non-profit consulting firm, Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI), Lisa Keitges works closely with clients in New York City and across the country providing development management and strategic planning assistance. It wasn’t the consulting, but rather the journey, that brought us together over breakfast on the Upper East Side.

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