Fundraising Day in New York is Coming!
Chapter Leadership Brief 04.21.2023
By Craig Shelley, CFRE
President-elect, AFP-NYC Chapter
Partner + Chief Growth Officer, Orr Group
I’m writing this just having flown home from AFP ICON in New Orleans (and boy are my arms tired!!), a gathering of nearly 3,000 fundraisers from across the globe. I left armed with content from the great sessions I attended including those on fundraisers as leaders, the differences between successful and failing campaigns, how to communicate with donors, and a session on how I can be a better ally and advocate for my female colleagues. I also left with a stack of business cards representing new friends, and lots of laughs with old friends, highlighted by “Jambalaya with President Jill” and several of our other chapter board members.
I loved it. And I’m craving more. Which makes me smile because I know we’re bringing all these same dynamic qualities to Fundraising Day in New York. I’d argue we’ll have better content, thanks to my friends Lisa Keitges and Susan Sharer chairing the program committee, and the networking will be even more relevant as you’ll be surrounded by your local peers. I hope you’ll be with us on Friday, June 16 at the New York Marriott Marquis. T’ll be more than worth the investment of time and money. For 10 hours each year, Time Square becomes THE convening spot for the best and most fun fundraisers in the world.
It's going to be fun. I hope you’ll be there. Sign-up here.