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Year-End Campaign Planning in July? Why One Marketing Expert Highly Recommends It.

By Nicole Carrea, Development Director at National Kidney Foundation

It’s June and that means Fundraising Day in New York is just around the corner. One session on my radar is Plan Now for a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with one of the session speakers, John Mix. John is a Senior Director of Marketing at the Human Rights Watch and he kindly gave us a sneak peak of what’s to be expected in this highly anticipated session.

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.

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