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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: 11/10/2022 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Export event

Embracing I.D.E.A. in Your Year End Fundraising, a National Philanthropy Day Celebration - Virtual Event

Thursday, November 10, 2022
5:30 - 6:30 PM

AFP NYC Members - Free
Non-Members - $15


Join the AFP-NYC Emerging Leaders Committee, in collaboration with AFP-NYC's IDEA Committee, for a candid conversation as we discuss how organizations can embrace inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (I.D.E.A.) in year-end fundraising efforts. Learn how your organization can stand out in the end-of-year crowd by showing your constituents that you reflect their voice and values. From storytelling to prospecting to communication techniques, we all must truly embody I.D.E.A. to succeed. 

As National Philanthropy Day approaches, learn about the importance of increasing public awareness and deepening the understanding of philanthropy within your community.

After the webinar, we invite you to join a virtual NPD celebration and networking opportunity. Before we enter our year-end campaign season, let’s take a moment to celebrate the impact we have as fundraisers. We connect donors to causes and make visions realities. National Philanthropy Day is our time to recognize the incredible work, dedication and generosity of our philanthropic community. Have some refreshments on hand and ready to go!

Full participation in Embracing I.D.E.A. in Your Year End Fundraising, a National Philanthropy Day Celebration is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. 



Kathleen Rivera
Chief Development and Communications Officer
The Child Center of NY

Kathleen Rivera is a highly creative and results-driven non-profit executive with entrepreneurial passion, drive, and vision. She has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and management with a strong background in strategic planning, fundraising, business development, marketing, communications, and branding. Through her commitment to service, Kathleen has successfully increased support bases for international, domestic, and local nonprofit organizations.
Kathleen comes to us from Brooklyn Community Housing & Services, where she served as the Chief Development and Communications Officer for several years, overseeing all fundraising and marketing for the organization.  Over the course of her career, Kathleen has served in senior leadership roles with, CARE USA, a global humanitarian aid organization in 95 countries, reaching 80 million people, where she served as the Director of Development for the Northeast Region. Kathleen co-led revenue accountability for the tri-state regional strategy and grew a major gifts portfolio through high-touch cultivation and launched donor engagement programs in partnership with the CARE CEO, Board, and longstanding donors to support strategic investments in CARE’s mission. 
Prior to her work at CARE USA, Kathleen served as the Senior Development Officer for Children’s Rights, a national legal advocacy organization dedicated to the defense and protection of vulnerable children. During her tenure at Children’s Rights, she developed institutional advancement strategies and oversaw the major gift program as well as spearheaded and built a National Young Professional Leadership Council. Kathleen also helped to secure key investments for the growth of Children’s Rights Southeast Regional efforts which resulted in the creation of an Atlanta headquarters office. Prior to Children’s Rights, she worked for International Planned Parenthood Federation where she helped to raise funds for Major Gifts, Planned Giving, and Direct Mail programs, which generated over 21.6 million in annual support. 
In her native Boston, Kathleen served as a community organizer, and director of outreach programs, and developed grassroots initiatives in the areas of education, financial literacy, technology, arts programming, and gender-based violence.  Kathleen attended Brandeis University, where she majored in English Literature. She is an alumnus of Local Initiatives Support Corporation Americorps (LISC) and was awarded the City Year Moccasin Award for her outstanding achievements in advocacy and community service.
Kathleen has been a Brooklyn resident for over 15 years and resides with her two college-age children and beloved dogs Lucy and Kukla. Kathleen looks forward to leveraging her skills in pursuit of The Child Center’s mission. 


Gina Florescu
Chief Brand Officer
Make-A-Wish Metro New York

Gina is a non-profit leader who has contributed to vision, growth, and measurable success of both public and private sector initiatives.  She has more than 20 years’ experience in communications, advocacy, government and media relations, partnership building and monitoring and evaluation in the sectors of human rights, displaced persons, orphans, youth, gender, and environment.  She’s lived and worked nationally and internationally to build organizational capacity through analysis, strategic planning and development initiatives.
Gina has been the CMO at Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York Chapter for over 7 years developing marketing and communications strategies to support and advance the larger mission vision of reaching Every Eligible Child as well as meeting revenue objectives. As the architect and driver of an integrated brand and communications plan shaping messaging and advancing the MAW brand, her team works to raise the chapter’s profile among key constituents and stakeholders, using multiple platforms including digital (web, social, email), video, print, media, and public relations.  

Thomas E. Moore III
Director of Development
National Academy of Design
AFP-NYC Board Member 

Thomas E. Moore III currently leads the fundraising, artist relationships, and communications efforts as the Director of Development at the National Academy of Design in New York City – the oldest artists-run institution in the county. He has spent the last 10+ years being an advocate and raising funds for the arts, humanitarian aid, and social justice issues that are close to his heart. Thomas is also a Trustee on the board of many organizations, including the American Friends of the Louvre and Represented Foundation, and proudly serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Thomas was recently appointed as a mentor to the New Museum's New INC incubator cohort Y9, supporting creatives as they work to bring ideas to life. Thomas believes deeply that both philanthropy and art are tools that can move the needle on social justice issues and impact change. He and his wife, Alexandra, are art collectors who focus their collection on works by emerging, developing, and underserved artists. Thomas is a proud graduate of CCNY’s Colin Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership, and is an avid runner and traveler. He believes that any and everyone can be a philanthropist and is guided by the words of Arthur Ashe, “Start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can.” He lives in Harlem, NY with his wife, Alexandra.




What Is National Philanthropy Day?  National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world.

NPD was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events held in 1986 after President Reagan signed the official NPD proclamation. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. 

Last year, more than 130 AFP chapters held NPD events and activities across North America. In addition, AFP launched #NPDLove and the NPDLove.com website, a global social media outreach and awareness campaign to engage the global charitable sector, the philanthropic community, and the public in activities to demonstrate “love of humankind” and highlight how they (or their organization) are helping to change the world.

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