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: 10/12/2023 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Export event

Unveiling the A.I. Toolkit for Fundraising: Live Demos and Success Stories

Professional Advancement Event

Date: 10/12/2023
Location: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016
8:00am - 8:30 am: Networking, coffee, bagels and pastries
8:30am - 10:00am: Panel session and live demos

Join us for this exclusive and dynamic panel session featuring demonstrations and real-life use cases of A.I. tools like ChatGPT, Google Bard, Grammarly, Adobe Firefly, Perplexity, and more. Discover how AI is transforming industries and revolutionizing workflows as seasoned professionals showcase the practical applications of these cutting-edge technologies.

Enjoy coffee, bagels and pastries from 8:00am to 8:30am while networking with industry experts and fellow attendees. At 8:30am sharp, the panel will begin, offering valuable insights, success stories, and best practices for integrating AI tools effectively. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the experts and explore the limitless possibilities of AI. Secure your spot now for this must-attend event!


David Crusoe is VP, Product and Engineering at DoSomething.org. In his role, he leads the dream and delivery for a digital experience in which young people grow to be civically committed. He has been designing and generating prosocial digital environments for nearly 20 years, including for incarcerated populations, K-12 educators and young people in youth development contexts.

He’s a Fellow of the RSA, has earned two degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in his spare time, writes children’s stories and explores caves.


Sarah McCollum Williams is Executive Director of Green Guerillas, where she fosters the organization's growth in order to serve community gardens and gardeners across New York City, fostering green spaces to support the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve.

Direct and on-point with words and ideas. Intuitive sense for connecting with and leading others. Skilled at tapping into the emotion of an organization, service, or idea. Inventive with scarce resources. 

Over the past 15 years, she has managed teams, operations, and workflow on major projects; recruited and cultivated staff; created community partnerships; developed strategy reports; crafted communications for internal and external uses; written and reported on public and private grants; facilitated Board committees; organized events; and compiled and analyzed complex data sets. 

CJ Orr, is Partner & President of Orr Group, and is responsible for a portfolio of work that includes operations, business development and partner relationship management. On the operations side, CJ is responsible for setting and driving achievement of Orr Group’s financial targets and overseeing office real estate and management. Additionally, CJ leads and supports the efforts of Orr Group’s sales team to identify and cultivate new business opportunities and build relationships with nonprofit partners, ensuring that the services offered are best aligned with our partners’ needs.

He has a broad background in fundraising and development, strategic planning, campaigns and event management. He has led strategic initiatives and fundraising for several large galas and campaigns. As a project and relationship manager, he executes on the development of strategies and tactics to ensure highly memorable events and campaigns that meet or exceed fundraising targets.

CJ’s background in finance provides him with a strong foundation in analytics, metrics and ROI. Prior to working at Orr Group, CJ worked in Institutional Municipal Trading at Alliance Bernstein, where he was responsible for funds trading, account management, and reviewing analytical research. He also spent several years in municipal bonds sales and trading at Oppenheimer & Co.

Kim Snyder, VP of Data Strategy at RoundTable Technology has over 25 years of experience with data systems, business analysis and change management, not to mention accolades as an Agile Coach, a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) and an ACP (Agile Certified Professional). Kim has recently completed the CIPP/US certification as an Information Privacy Professional. Her passion is helping nonprofit professionals to strategically navigate the demands and opportunities of an ever-evolving data and technology-driven workplace. Most recently she has been focused on the world of data governance, data privacy, compliance and security.

In addition, Kim serves as an advisory board member of Westchester County's CyberSecurity Task Force.

AFP-NYC Member - $50
Non-Member - $75
Emerging Leaders - $25
Guest of Member - $40


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