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Chapter Leadership Brief 2.27.2019

By Jill M. Scibilia, CFRE Chapter Secretary & Vice President, Development, Phelps Hospital Northwell Health

I have been giving a lot of thought to team-building lately. I am just over 90 days into a new job and so building my formal and informal teams has been especially important to me. I work for an acute-care community hospital that depends on strong and effective teams to fulfill our mission. Because of the critical importance of coordination and communication between the teams that are providing care to our patients, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, and the host of details they manage critical to patient care and safety, the team-work process is systematized and is constantly being evaluated and refined.

Enhanced AFP-NYC Career Center Launched February 19, 2019

AFP-NYC’s job board has been a hugely popular resource for people seeking to hire fundraising professionals in New York City for almost ten years. As popular as it is, there is always room for improvement. And today we are very happy to announce the launch of the new AFP-NYC Career Center, an upgrade that dramatically improves functionality for employers and recruiters AND brings a host of new services to job seekers as well. 

Chapter Leadership Brief 1.30.2019

By Gary Laermer, AFP-NYC Chapter President

January is officially National Mentoring Month, a campaign to promote youth mentoring in the United States. It was inaugurated in 2002, and is spearheaded by the Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Many leading nonprofit organizations hold local campaign activities in communities across the country, including media outreach and volunteer recruitment.  

Donor Advised Funds -- Ten Facts All Fundraisers Should Know

By Susan Fields, CFRE

Over the last five years the number of Donor Advised Funds (DAF’s) in the United States has more than doubled with total combined assets of more than $110 billion, which will eventually go directly to charities selected by the donors who opened these funds. An in-depth AFP-NYC Educational Program in November 2018 provided attendees with the following information regarding this up-and-coming charitable contribution vehicle.

Chapter Leadership Brief 12.19.18

By president-Elect Steve Jacobson

As we head into the heart of the year-end giving season, it occurred to me how much pressure fundraisers are under to meet their goals.  After all, next year’s budgets often depend on successful year-end fundraising campaigns.   So, while we appreciate the stress, angst and anxiety that fundraisers have this time of year, we often tend to forget about the people in the back office that make it all happen.  The folks that we couldn’t do without.  I’m talking about those unsung heroes: the men and women in Advancement Services/Development Operations.

Chapter Leadership Brief 12.07.18

By Jill M. Scibilia, CFRE

Chapter Secretary & Vice President, Development,
Phelps Hospital Northwell Health

I recently made a career move after fifteen years at the same organization.  I loved my job and the mission of the organization I served. I had a wonderful team, a strong partnership with the CEO, and the organization has an incredible board and deeply committed volunteers.

Six Strategies and Concepts for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

By Susan Fields, CFRE

AFP-NYC Educational Program

Almost everyone who has worked in a business setting will agree that organizational culture is enormously difficult to change. Because culture is a complex mixture of deeply-embedded beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, it often contains elements which are both subtle and illusive. So when we speak of creating more diverse and inclusive practices in staffing our organizations, it is important that nonprofit leaders understand the nuances and steps in implementing change.  

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