More than Skill-Building, Building a Peer Community!
AFP-NYC Cohort Series
By Jennifer Moore, AFP-NYC Board Member, Co-Chair Professional Advancement Committee
Vice President of Development, SIFMA Foundation for Investor Education, Inc.
Year after year, our members tell us that the education and networking opportunities from AFP NYC are invaluable, and I couldn’t agree more. As a result, the Professional Advancement Committee spends months planning our programming and networking opportunities for fellow fundraisers to improve their skills and build their networks. However, we felt that we could do even more for our colleagues.
Last spring, we created a series of workshops designed specifically for the Fundraiser leading a small development shop. 15 fundraisers met monthly to learn from both subject matter experts and their cohort peers at a time when connections to colleagues meant more than ever. Together cohort members navigated the transition to virtual galas, managing staff remotely and scaling fundraising techniques for success with a small team.
This year AFP-NYC will be offering two mini-series workshops—Small Shops Think Tank: Take Your Fundraising to the Next Level and Advanced Fundraising: Accelerating Your Path to Senior Management. Both sessions have been curated to provide participants with niche skill-building and peer learning. At the end of the sessions, cohort members will have built a network for information sharing and problem solving, gained tools for managing their department as well as finding time for fundraising and understand how to put fundraising theory into practice for their organization.
Both mini-series have limited slots, so register now! More details here:
Small Shops Think Tank: Take Your Fundraising to the Next Level
Advanced Fundraising: Accelerating Your Path to Senior Management