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. Professional Advancement (PA) events are morning networking and educational sessions, bagels and coffee included! Networking Happy Hours are free to sign up, with cash bars and VIP guests for a fun, energizing evening.

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Event date: 2/28/2020 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Export event

Members Only: The ASK: Make it THEIR Idea

February 28, 2020
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Kellen Offices, 355 Lexington Ave, 15 Floor
​FREE for Members of AFP-NYC

Are you tired of hearing these phrases?  

  •   “Our board is not a fundraising board;” 
  •   “We ask but we never hear back;” 
  •   “Our CEO/Volunteers/Staff cultivate but will not get to the ask;” 
  •   “Our organization is funded by special event givers and corporate sponsorships; how can we ask them to give on top of that?” 

Now you can help answer those objections. Come learn from our own Laura Fredricks how a carefully crafted conversation can turn the tables and expedite any conversation into an ASK that THEY make, not you! 

Please Note: This event is available for AFP-NYC Members Only. 

This event is now full. You can sign up for the waitlist. AFP-NYC staff will contact you a day before the event if a space has been made available. 




Meet Your Speaker: 

Laura Fredricks, JD is the Billion Dollar ASK Maker Powerhouse, who as CEO and Founder of THE ASK©, trains and coaches individuals, nonprofits and businesses on How to ASK and GET exactly what you want. She is the first to combine the most trusted professions, law and philanthropy, and her structured “5-Step Process for any ASK” has brought resounding sustainable monetary success worldwide. For over 28 years, she has advised and guided organizations on current trends that impact and influence the for-profit and nonprofit world. Her six books, including three on THE ASK©, are the international industry leading go-to guides. Her latest book: “THE ASK: For Business, For Philanthropy, and Everyday Living has helped hundreds of boards, attorneys, entrepreneurs, teenagers, artists and philanthropists get their Best Life Possible, through THE ASK. 

A long time member and former board member of the AFP-NYC Chapter, Laura was bestowed the 2018 Ralph E. Chamberlain Award for extraordinary leadership in the field of fundraising and lifetime of service to the profession, to the AFP and to our local NYC AFP chapter. 


See you there!

Andrea Schwartz, AFP-NYC Members Only Chair
CEO & President, ADS Creative & Mailing Services 

Click here for Andrea's Bio 

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