Upcoming Events

The New York City Chapter of AFP holds multiple events for both members and nonmembers throughout the year. Members and guests pay discounted pricing; some events are free for AFP-NYC Chapter members. We are presenting a variety of online events this year, including webinars, discussions, coaching sessions, Town Halls. Need CE credits? We're happy to provide attendance verification, just ask!

Event date: 6/9/2021 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Export event

Advanced Fundraising: Accelerating Your Path to Senior Management

AFP-NYC Cohort Series

Alongside our returning and popular cohort series for small shops, AFP NYC this year offers a chance to explore the challenges and opportunities of leading a team within the context of advancing your career. Designed for fundraisers who have recently attained or seek to attain a SVP/VP/CDO role supervising a team, this series will comprise four sessions on specific topics with experienced professional guest speakers, and plenty of time for roundtable discussions and peer group problem-solving. Aiming to address both theory and practice, the series will help you:

  • Hone your leadership, management, collaboration and relationships building skills – while finding time to be a front-line fundraiser.
  • Build relationships in the field with a “brain trust” of peers facing similar turning points.
  • Articulate your accomplishments to help advance your organization and career.

MEETS: 8:30-10am, see series dates below
LOCATION: Zoom (and perhaps Cohort Cocktails in-person)
SERIES COST: $175 for Members/$250 for non-Members

Space is limited. Register now!



Each session features two experienced guest speakers, who will  speak to their approaches and recommendations, turning points in their careers, etc. Group discussion including Q&A and joint problem-solving will follow.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS (listed in alphabetical order)

Rohit Burman
Vice President, Sustanability
Calvin Klein

Read more about Rhoit
Presenting August 11

Tracey Capers
Executive Vice President, Programs and Organizational Development
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Read more about Tracey
Presenting June 9

Anthony Escobar
Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer
YMCA of Greater New York

Read more about Anthony
Presenting June 9

Nick Hodges
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Read more about Nick
Presenting August 11

Clyde Jones III
Senior Vice President
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Read more about Clyde
Presenting July 14

Beth Marcus
Executive Vice President for Resource Development

Read more about Beth
Presenting July 14


June 9: The Balancing Act     

  • Finding time for both management and fundraising
  • Focusing on principal and leadership gifts
  • Collaborating across departments to get what you need
  • Structuring and supervising your team

July 14: Board/CEO Relations  

  • Communicating effectively with your Board and CEO
  • Identifying and meeting expectations of your Board and CEO
  • Motivating your Board and CEO to engage in fundraising

August 11: The Landscape of Philanthropy  

  • Changes and evolutions in the field
  • Articulating your organization’s value proposition  
  • New generations in philanthropy

September 22: Your Personal Journey  

  • Clarifying your strengths, skills and ambitions
  • Presenting yourself as a supervisor, colleague, and senior leader
  • Effective storytelling about your experiences and impact

Bonus Session: COHORT COCKTAILS (late September)

  • To wrap up, we'll gather - perhaps in person! - to chat about challenges, opportunities and goals 

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