30 Ways to Love and Engage Your Stakeholders -- Including Board, Donors, Sponsors and Teams
Professional Advancement Event
Location: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016
Spread the love on Valentine's Day!
Coffee and morning snacks will be served.
8:15am - Registration and Networking
8:45am - Session start
9:45am - Networking
10:00am - Session end
AFP Member - $50
Non-Member - $75
Emerging Leaders - $25
Guest of Member - $40
What better time is there to talk about love and engagement than Valentine’s Day? What are you doing to get closer to those important people that mean the most to your organization?
This power hour is a must attend event packed with ideas for you take back to your office and immediately put to work, setting you up for a successful year. Seasoned fundraising professionals will share innovative and effective techniques and practices to help you bond with the people that make everything happen – from the driving forces on your Board and Teams through your Donors and Sponsors that fund your programs.
Whether you are a new or veteran fundraising professional, you are sure to come away with new ideas to help you lead, cultivate and inspire!
Vice President, Global Cause Partnerships
Leslie has been with UNICEF USA since 2008 and currently serves as Vice President, Global Cause Partnerships which leverages the power of organizations to raise over $100M annually in support of the world’s most vulnerable children. In her tenure with UUSA, Leslie has had oversight of several fundraising streams, including Major Gifts, Prospect Management, Community Fundraising and UNICEF’s NextGen.
In previous development positions, Leslie was Director of Development at New York University where she led a team of individual fundraisers charged with raising annual gifts and creating a pipeline to major giving across all NYU schools. She also served as Development Manager at YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities where she led all aspects of fundraising for the organization’s flagship event in Central Park. Her fundraising experience began as Executive Board Member and Committee Chairperson for the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s young professional group, The Manhattan Society. Prior professional experience includes Vice President at Citigroup leading change management processes for alternative work strategies.
Leslie holds an M.S. in Facility Planning and Management with a minor in Real Estate from Cornell University and a B.A. in Psychology from The State University of New York at Binghamton.
Shayla L. Titley
Director of Patron Programs and Services
The Public Theater
Shayla L. Titley is the Director of Patron Programs and Services for The Public Theater, where she is the lead strategist on integrated multi-channel initiatives to cultivate and acquire potential supporters and to renew, upgrade, and steward current donors. Ms. Titley has nearly twenty years of experience in direct response, individual and planned giving, stewardship, and events. She loves developing compelling copy and creating unique mission-driven events just as much as she loves analyzing data and instituting internal processes to improve retention. She is also a board member of the Direct Marketing Fundraising Association (DMFA) and co-chair of its Diversity, Inclusion, and Systemic Change committee.
Kathryn Van Sickle
Director of Major Gifts and Strategic Engagement
The Chapin School
Kathryn Van Sickle is The Chapin School's Director of Major Gifts & Strategic Engagement. Previously, she worked in Major Gifts at Columbia University and she launched her fundraising career at her undergraduate alma mater, Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
When she is not raising dollars and building relationships, Kathryn can be found recording and editing her sponsored podcast The Development Debrief. Kathryn lives on the Upper West Side in New York City.
DM Pros, Inc.
Gary Weinberg has been a leader in direct response fundraising communications for over 35 years. He takes a holistic approach, focusing on the complete giving cycle from Direct Mail, E-Mail and other forms of solicitation to acknowledgment and stewardship activities.
From Gary’s point of view, “Fundraising isn’t about asking for money. It’s about connecting and engaging. It’s a relationship. An ongoing conversation. It’s about showing your impact and making your (perhaps soon to be) donor want to be an ongoing part of it."
“We can write emotional letters for an organization and land that first gift, but if the organization is not providing ongoing engagement with relevant timely messaging, then the second solicitation letter is for naught as the donor will be thinking, ‘who are you? What have you been doing with my money since my last gift’. Donor love is all about making the donor the hero!”
He is a longtime AFP member and past Board Member of the Direct Marketing Fundraising Association (DMFA) and Association of Fundraising Professionals NYC Chapter (AFP NYC). He is active in the Nonprofit Alliance, and the Charitable Giving Alliance, and has participated in lobbying efforts in Washington DC on non-profit issues. He currently serves on several AFP NYC committees including Professional Advancement, Communications, and Government Relations.
Outside of his business life Gary volunteers his time as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx.