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    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston MA 02108
    • 107

    How to Write Your Best Annual Appeal - Shark Tank Style

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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

    Master of Ceremonies
    Paul Barry

    Panel of Judges
    Maura King Scully
    Tracey Palmer

    AFP Massachusetts Chapter is pleased to present How to Write Your Best Annual Appeal - Shark Tank Style. This is a unique event where attendees will observe fundraising professionals making a case for their best annual appeal idea. Like TV's Shark Tank program, a panel of judges will hear each case live and choose the winning presentation. Dialogue between candidates and judges is sure to present valuable insights for anyone who works in annual appeal campaigns.

    Program schedule

    7:30 AM  Registration, Breakfast and Networking
    8:00 AM  Program begins
    10:00 AM  Program concludes

    Registration fee

    AFP Members - $50
    Non-members - $75

    Appeal candidates who are selected to present on June 20 will receive a registration code for complimentary registration. There's still time to submit an appeal idea for a chance to participate!

    Breakfast will be served.
    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 16 Nov 2018
    • 4:15 PM
    • Hale Reservation, 80 Carby Street, Westwood, MA 02090
    • 60

    Fall 2018
    Fundraising Basics Course

    Thursday, Noevember 15 -
    Friday, November 16, 2018

    Hale Reservation
    80 Carby Street
    Westwood, MA 02090

    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 fundraising and development.

    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.

    Learn to apply fundraising techniques in the context of changing demographics, emerging management models, and ethical challenges. The Basics Course 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. Students will receive comprehensive resources and summaries for 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

    Registration and Breakfast - 8:00 am
    Program Begins - 8:30 am
    Program Concludes - 3:15 pm (ends at 4:15 on Friday)

    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

    Course Registration Fee

    AFP Members - $299
    Non-Member Early Bird - $425
    Non-Member after April 12 - $475

    Two scholarships are available for the November course.
    Please contact info@afpmass.org for details.

    Breakfast and lunch will be served.

    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Marriott Boston Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116
    • 519


    Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    New England's Premier One-Day Conference on Philanthropy

    Presented by AFP Massachusetts Chapter

    Marriott Boston Copley Place
    110 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02166

    *Early Bird Pricing is Now Available*

    AFP Member:   $295
    Non-Member:  $450
    Small Shop Discount:  15% off all pricing

    Take advantage of these rates while they last!
    Early bird rates end July 31

    AFP MA will offer two full scholarships. If you are interested in applying, please contact info@afpmass.org for a scholarship application form.

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