Upcoming Events


Navigating Tax Law Change For Nonprofits

Location: HART’S HILL INN | 135 Clinton Street, Whitesboro
Date: Tuesday, March 6
Time:
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., presentation from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by a Q & A session.
Cost: Free

This event will examine new tax laws, what they mean for nonprofits and their donors, and the impact these changes may have on charitable giving. Wayne Olson, J.D., partner at Gift Planning Development LLC, will lead the presentation. Olson specializes in advising corporations and charities on sales, customer services and building stronger relationships with customers and constituents.

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Finding and Connecting with Transformational Donors

Date: Tuesday, April 10
Time: 
AFP webinars begin at noon and last a pproximately 60 minutes. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Cost: Webinars are FREE for AFP members or $10 for non-members. The first 5 non-members to register may use coupon code “CFHOC” to have their registration fee waived.

It takes the right data, information, modeling and research to find and connect with transformative donors. Explore how real-world prospecting and development works. The presentation will cover the following topics:
• The fundamentals of donor lifecycle development
• How to prioritize donor opportunities
• What to focus on to improve prospect research
• Managing expectations for long-term fundraising success

Presented by Steve MacLaughlin, Vice President of Data & Analytics, Blackbaud & Katherine Swank, JD, Senior Consultant, Target Analytics.

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Creating a Financial Framework for Your Nonprofit: Fiscal Policies and Procedures Workshop

Date: Tuesday, May 22
Time: 
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., presentation from 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost: Free

With ever-increasing financial accountability pressures, policies and procedures for nonprofits have become essential for fiscal accountability and success. This workshop will discuss and review key financial policies and procedures, including how they are developed and implemented. The presentation will also give attention to policies around fundraising activities, such as accepting gifts and making investments. Presented by Kelly Mathews, COO and Senior Vice President, Financial Management Group at New York Council on Nonprofits.

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State of Online Fundraising

Date: Tuesday, June 5
Time: 
AFP webinars begin at noon and last a pproximately 60 minutes. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Cost: Webinars are FREE for AFP members or $10 for non-members. The first 5 non-members to register may use coupon code “CFHOC” to have their registration fee waived.

This session will analyze the state of nonprofit online fundraising and marketing, including the latest industry benchmarks, trends and successes. The presentation will examine where nonprofits are thriving online and what’s next for digital engagement and fundraising. Presented by Mike Snusz, Principal Strategy Consultant, Blackbaud.

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Building Your Small Shop Toolkit

Date: Tuesday, July 19
Time: 
AFP webinars begin at noon and last a pproximately 60 minutes. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Cost: Webinars are FREE for AFP members or $10 for non-members. The first 5 non-members to register may use coupon code “CFHOC” to have their registration fee waived.

This webinar will cover the elemental aspects of running a small nonprofit organization. Participants in this session will gain a strong understanding of the most essential fiscal, human resources, board of directors and self-care tips to maintain balance in a small operation. Presented by Amy Wolfe, CEO, AgSafe.

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Increasing Efficiency and Impact in Challenging Times: Creative Nonprofit Structures to Consider

Date: Tuesday, August 7
Time: 
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., presentation from 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost: Free

With legislation and funding changes beginning to impact nonprofits, organizations have realized the need for increasing efficiencies and cutting costs to strengthen operations and adapt to new challenges. This workshop will discuss options available to nonprofits that are as simple as sharing space to as complex as sharing a board and staff. Real world examples and what makes them work will be discussed. Presented by Doug Sauer, CEO, NYCON.

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An Introduction to Donor Data Segmentation

Date: Tuesday, September 18
Time: 
AFP webinars begin at noon and last a pproximately 60 minutes. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Cost: Webinars are FREE for AFP members or $10 for non-members. The first 5 non-members to register may use coupon code “CFHOC” to have their registration fee waived.

You can’t craft a compelling message if you don’t know who you’re talking to—effective storytelling starts with matching your message to your audience. This session will cover results-driven strategies to segment donors and other constituents in a nonprofit database, how to improve donor retention rates, and ways to turn casual donors into major donors. Presented by Seven Shattuck, Chief Engagement Officer, Bloomerang.

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Running Your Nonprofit Board in the Real World: Nuts and Bolts of Governance

Date: Tuesday, October 18
Time: 
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., presentation from 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost: Free

Nonprofit operations can be complicated, and their governance is often confusing for many that serve on boards. This presentation will examine the most frequently asked questions and issues that arise for nonprofits and their boards of directors. Topics will include

• What is and isn’t a conflict of interest
• Board voting
• Whether or not to use Robert’s Rules of Order
• Implementing bylaws

Presented by Susan Weinrich, Senior Vice President, Organizational & Community Development at NYCON.

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Building a Culture of Philanthropy

Date: Thursday, November 8
Time: 
AFP webinars begin at noon and last a pproximately 60 minutes. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Cost: Webinars are FREE for AFP members or $10 for non-members. The first 5 non-members to register may use coupon code “CFHOC” to have their registration fee waived.

An abundance of research and writing exists about the importance of organizational culture—creating culture matters in the nonprofit sector too. This webinar will discuss the meaning of philanthropic culture and how cultivating culture works for nonprofit organizations. Presented by Simone Joyaux, ACFRE.

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From Nervous to Excited: Evolving Board Knowledge, Skill and Confidence

Date: Thursday, December 6
Time: 
AFP webinars begin at noon and last approximately 60 minutes. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Cost: Webinars are FREE for AFP members or $10 for non-members. The first 5 non-members to register may use coupon code “CFHOC” to have their registration fee waived.

Board members shape the public’s perception of organizations through their actions, reputations and leadership abilities. This webinar will explore techniques to help board members develop the skill and knowledge to advance in their roles. Participants will review and discuss the following topics:
• Board member knowledge
• The linkage between board and volunteer roles and staff capacity
• Receive and learn how to use a pre- and post-assessment and planning tool

Presented by Roberta Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE, Vice President for Philanthropy, Simpson Senior Services.

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