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Upcoming Events



The ABCs of DAFs (What Nonprofits Need to Know and Do About Donor Advised Funds)

Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: AFP webinars begin at noon and last approximately 60 minutes. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Location: The Community Foundation, 2608 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
Cost: Webinars are FREE for AFP members or $10 for non-members. (Fee must be paid in advance online or by check to AFP-CNY Chapter, contact afpcny@gmail.com with payment questions.)

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) have been around for decades, but in recent years these funds have become one of the fastest growing vehicles in philanthropy. DAFs have been increasingly used by donors and offered through community foundations and national DAF sponsors as a new and attractive way donors can make giving decisions. To make sure that you and your nonprofit are proactive and capitalizing on this donor-friendly giving vehicle, AFP International will host an interactive webinar that will help participants better understand: What is a DAF and how do they work? What are the benefits of DAFs and who is using them? How can you properly identify and acknowledge a gift through a DAF? What can your nonprofit do to actively solicit and cultivate donors using DAFs?

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Nuts and Bolts of Governance Part 2: Improving Nonprofit Board Operations

Date: Tuesday, November 5
Time: Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., presentation from 9 a.m. to noon.
Location: The Community Foundation, 2608 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
Cost: FREE

Nonprofit operations can be complicated, and their governance is often confusing for many that serve on boards. This presentation will address issues such as the importance of following bylaws, how to define a conflict of interest, voting and decision making as well as discussion on many of the frequently asked questions NYCON staff experience from members. Presented by Susan Weinrich, Senior Vice President, Organizational & Community Development at NYCON.

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Getting the Board Onboard: What’s the Issue? Who Can Address It and How?

Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: AFP webinars begin at noon and last approximately 60 minutes. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Location: The Community Foundation, 2608 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
Cost: Webinars are FREE for AFP members or $10 for non-members. (Fee must be paid in advance online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter, contact afpcny@gmail.com with payment questions.)

Enthusiastic, dedicated and full board involvement is essential for successful fundraising. Board members may be nervous about fundraising–not because they cannot do it, but because they didn’t hear about it during recruitment, never learned how to do it and think they will make enemies of their friends if they ask. Participants in this webinar will review best practice board roles and responsibilities, examine a framework for assessing the type(s) of resistance the organization must address, and then use the framework to draft an action plan to address and overcome the resistance!

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