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: 2/16/2022 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Export event

AFP-NYC Professional Advancement Event

Donor Engagement to Get You Through Omicron and Beyond!

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
8:30 - 10:00 AM ET
$50 – Members
  $75 – non-Members
  ​$25 – Emerging Leaders
Zoom Webinar

With the ever-evolving pandemic, what are the most effective stewardship practices to deepen meaningful relationships with our donors? In this session, you will hear from a diverse panel providing various perspectives: frontline fundraiser, board member, and CEO. What lessons have they learned? What tactics will they leave behind in 2022? Walk away with practical ways to engage your donors today, tomorrow, and beyond. 

At this session, you will learn:

  • Tangible and practical ways to engage your donors 
  • Different perspectives (fundraiser, nonprofit Executive, board member, professors) on effective donor stewardship
  • In the current environment, new and creative ways for donor engagement
  • What should we leave behind from pre-pandemic stewardship practices








Kathryn Van Sickle is a passionate fundraiser, community builder, and storyteller. Currently, she is a Director of Major Gifts and Strategic Engagement at The Chapin School, residing in New York City. Kathryn is a regional officer representing the University Development team in a central capacity. She is responsible for building and managing a portfolio of major gifts prospects in the northeast region as well as in Philadelphia and Chicago. During her tenure at Columbia, she earned a masters in strategic communications from the School of Professional Studies.

Prior to working at Columbia, Kathryn started her career at her alma mater, Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. She spent her time there working in the annual fund with the leadership giving society. When she is not raising dollars traveling in her current role, she is recording and editing her podcast The Development Debrief. Each episode of the podcast interviews either a fundraiser, donor, or thought leader in the field. Outside of development, Kathryn enjoys reading, running, and being creative! 








H. Aldervan Daly
EVP of Institutional Advancement at Rishing Ground

H. Aldervan Daly, CRFE, is the Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement for Rising Ground. Rising Ground is a 190-year old human services organization with a budget of $140 million, serving 25,000 children, adults, and families through 50 programs at 71 locations throughout New York City and Westchester. Aldervan manages a team that is responsible for all fundraising and marketing activities for the organization.

He most recently served as Director of Advancement at the Police Athletic League. Before that, he held positions at The New York Foundling, The Center for Employment Opportunities, The Partnership for New York City, and others. After adopting a foster child 12 years ago, he co-founded a nonprofit agency, City Families, to coach families interested in adopting children through the New York City child welfare system.

Aldervan shares his fundraising insight with others in the field. He is the author of the blog “The Thoughtful Approach To...”, which offers practical advice for modern fundraisers.  He also served as an adjunct professor at New York University’s George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, teaching technology and social media for nonprofits. Aldervan has served on the board and is a current member of the Greater New York Chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals. He earned a Masters in Fine Arts, specializing in fundraising and marketing, from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Rhodes College. He and his family live in Brooklyn, NY.





Rigaud Noel
Executive Director at New Settlement

With over two decades of experience in youth development, community organization, and advocacy, Rigaud Noel has dedicated his career to cultivating an equitable society and igniting positive change. As Executive Director of New Settlement, he channels his expertise into a hard-hitting organization that chips away at systemic issues and advances racial justice in the Bronx and citywide.

Under Rigaud’s leadership, New Settlement has expanded its reach in Mount Eden, providing more individuals with resources to thrive, ultimately elevating the overall wellness of the Bronx.
He spearheaded efforts to reopen New Settlement’s Community Center in July 2021, with a renewed commitment to the health and wellness of Bronx families. Rigaud also led the charge in restructuring New Settlement’s programs, enhancing financial management practices, and launching a re-brand to strengthen the communication of its services.

In addition to overseeing the $8 million budget, Rigaud has successfully raised new funds to expand New Settlement’s critical services, ensuring individuals have agency around education, employment, housing, and creative expression. He simultaneously cultivated relationships with political leaders and key stakeholders and uncovered new avenues for bolstering organizational inclusivity.
Previously, he served as Chief Partnerships Officer for New York Edge, NYC’s largest afterschool program provider. Rigaud holds a master’s degree with a certificate in nonprofit management from Villanova University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Syracuse University. He currently also serves as an adjunct professor at Queens College, teaching nonprofit management to prepare the next generation of nonprofit professionals. In 2021, Rigaud was recognized on Schneps Media’s inaugural Bronx PowerList as one of the most influential and impactful individuals in the Bronx




Liz Trout
National Director of Donor Impact at Jumpstart

Liz Trout is the National Director of Donor Impact at Jumpstart, a national early education nonprofit. Liz leads individual giving at Jumpstart, oversees a team of fundraisers responsible for a goal of $7.7m, and maintains a national and regional portfolio of major donors in the Tri-State. She has been with the organization for over 7 years, previously as Associate Director of Development, Director of Donor Impact, and Director of Annual Giving.

Before Jumpstart, Liz was the GO Project’s Development Manager, where she co-led all fundraising and marketing/communication efforts. Prior to GO, Liz was a Grant Writer at the Educational Alliance as well as a Development Assistant at Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English/Professional Writing from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.


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