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Let AFP NYC help you conquer this Scary Season

Let AFP NYC help you conquer this Scary Season

Chapter Leadership Brief 10.20.2022

By Jennifer Moore, AFP-NYC Treasurer
Vice President of Development,


“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” —Stephen King

This time of year can be a scary season; not only because Halloween is upon us, but we also have the midterm elections looming in less than three weeks, we’re putting the final touches on our end of the year giving campaigns and we’re all trying to understand what is our new normal in a post-pandemic world. 

As the Fundraising Community has shown time and time again, a little fear can’t and won’t hold us back. It is together that we derive our strength to truly create change and have an impact on the world around us. While it seems that we are busier than ever before and schedules are tighter than we remember in 2019, I encourage you to create space to leverage all that your AFP NYC Community offers to get through the next ten weeks until year-end! 

I will highlight three small ways that AFP-NYC is here to support our Fundraising colleagues and I challenge you to take advantage of at least one:

2023 Mentorship Cohort Program
We are currently accepting applications, until October 31st, for our 2023 Mentorship program. You can apply to be a mentor, a mentee or a member of the Committee. This 12 month program pairs mentees with a seasoned fundraising mentor and the opportunity to work on self-selected professional development goals. More details and application materials can be found on our website. 

National Philanthropy Day Celebration on November 10th
Embracing I.D.E.A. in Your Year End Fundraising, a National Philanthropy Day Celebration - Virtual Event

This event is co-produced by our Emerging Leaders and IDEA Committees. Join this great lineup of panelists for a candid conversation as we discuss how organizations can embrace inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (I.D.E.A.) in year-end fundraising efforts. Learn how your organization can stand out in the end-of-year crowd by showing your constituents that you reflect their voice and values. From storytelling to prospecting to communication techniques, we all must truly embody I.D.E.A. to succeed. Learn more and Register Now for this event. 

Save the Date: Fundraising Symposium on December 6th
In person at the Scandinavia House

This half-day symposium will provide workshops and conversations around Fundraising Planning & Strategy; Stewardship & Individual Giving; Grant Writing & Research and an AMA on Career Development. Keep an eye out here for speaker announcements and more information coming soon!

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