Winter is Coming
Chapter Leadership Brief 9.25.2020
By Michele Hall, AFP-NYC Secretary
President & CEO enCourage Kids Foundation
Sounds ominous, doesn’t it? Yet, the winter season bridges the end of one year and the beginning of another. It’s a time for reflection and a time for renewal. And arguably the time for your largest fundraising push. As you plan your Giving Tuesday strategy, year-end appeals, winter virtual galas, virtual walks, and other fourth quarter campaigns, continue to embrace the change and fluidity of the moment we find ourselves in. We must continue to create new ways out of the old ones.
Earlier this month we explored how to cultivate and steward donors in the virtual space. Many of our colleagues are finding success, as they become more comfortable with this new method of communication.
Remember to also set aside time with your team to participate in our Watch Party Wednesdays, where we view a pre-recorded session from a different FRDNY track. You can then, not only explore what you’ve learned during a facilitated discussion with other participants, but also ideate with your own team.
While we all continue to develop our sea legs in this new climate and prepare for winter, remember that your AFP chapter is here for you.