PhilanthroCon is Coming!
Chapter Leadership Brief 2.12.2021
By Craig H. Shelley, CFRE, Chapter Treasurer & Managing Director, Orr Group
It’s a cliché to say the world is different than it was a year ago. The funny thing about clichés is that they are true, so here we are in a very different world. As we all adapt every facet of our lives to this difference, the organizers of the conference that was historically Fundraising Day in New York had a realization. Trying to recreate this iconic annual event, which has drawn nearly 2,000 fundraisers together for a day of learning and networking each June, in our current environment was a fool’s errand. Fundraising Day in New York will return when we’re all back to gathering in large groups and complaining about hotel chicken (what I wouldn’t kill for a mass-produced hotel meal right now!). That won’t be June of 2021.
Freed from the constraints of taking an icon virtual, the Fundraising Day in New York committee was able to step back and think about what our community really wants and what our AFP-NYC Chapter can still deliver. We all still very much want and need the exchange of great ideas that has always accompanied the fellowship of Fundraising Day in New York. Our chapter is still the best organization to design and deliver that content. With that, PhilanthroCon was born.
With half-day sessions planned for May 18 and May 19, PhilanthroCon promises to be the go-to event for the most creative and current ideas in fundraising. Each day will be headlined by a keynote speaker – Caryl Stern, Executive Director of the Walton Family Foundation, will join us on May 18 and Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, will join us on May 19 – and offer a variety of high-impact information in interactive 45-minute sessions.
More details will be available in the weeks ahead but registration is now open! Sign up now to save up to $70 and make sure you don't miss a thing!