Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 25 Jan 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, #1000, Boston, MA 02116
    • 82

    Magic of the Ask for Large and Small Gifts

    Mike Peluse, Vice President of Development, Handel & Haydn Society

    Jude Bedel, Director of Individual Giving,  Mt. Auburn Cemetery

    Thursday, January 25th, 2018
    12:00 - 1:30 PM

    Participants may bring their brown bag lunch to eat before the program.

    Program schedule

    11:30 a.m.: Registration/Brown Bag Lunch
    12:00-1:30 p.m.:  Program


    The Boston Foundation
    75 Arlington Street, #1000, Boston, MA 02116


    $18 - AFP Members
    $25 - Non-Members

    Remember to bring your lunch! Drinks will be provided.

    • 08 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 09 Mar 2018
    • 4:15 PM
    • UMass Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston MA 02108
    • 60

    Spring 2018 Fundraising Basics Course

    March 8-9, 2018

    University of Massachusetts Club
    One Beacon Street, Floor 32
    Boston MA 02108

    Basics is an introduction to fundraising for those who are new to the field. Career changers and junior professionals turn to Basics to acquire fundamental skills necessary for building a successful fundraising program. Development directors and CEOs encourage their staff to attend to give them a well rounded knowledge of basics.

    The course includes a series of master sessions taught by a faculty of practicing professionals in the field who are eager to share their knowledge with you. You will have direct access to accomplished individuals from a variety of fundraising sectors.

    You will get a lesson in the applications of fundraising techniques in the context of changing demographics, emerging management models, and ethical challenges. Basics covers all areas of the development process from identifying your priorities and prospects, through the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship process, and planned giving. Corporate and foundation solicitation strategies, major gifts and capital campaign components also will be covered. Handouts and related reference material will provide you with comprehensive summaries of each interactive session.

    You will have an opportunity to network with other professionals in the field and leave with a lasting experience that provides resources to draw upon as your fundraising career develops.

    Program Schedule (both days):
    Registration and Breakfast - 8:00 am
    Program Begins - 8:30 am
    Program Concludes - 3:45 pm

    Topics to be Covered in the Course:

    • Introduction to Philanthropy
    • Major Gifts & Capital Campaigns
    • Planned Giving Basics
    • Annual Giving and Best Practices
    • Marketing and Communications, including e-Philanthropy
    • Advancement Services and Prospect Research
    • Corporate Fundraising, Foundations, grants & Initiatives 
    • Special Events
    • Partnering with Volunteers, CEOs and Boards
    • Managing your Career
    Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please be advised that ID is required to enter the building.

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