Fundraising & Development

Professional Development Event
Posted September 7, 2012
It's easier and cheaper than you might think to take advantage of the potential mobile can offer. We'll explore a series of powerful mobile case studies and talk through the principles, software packages, and best practices that can help you replicate their success.
Professional Development Event
Posted September 7, 2012
The right donor management database makes it easy to see the relationships between data and donors and other constituents, and more importantly, keeps that information accessible and reportable so that you can find and use it the moment you need to. Join Idealware’s Andrea Berry for a closer look at GiftWorks, Common Ground, CiviCRM, eTapestry, DonorPro, Donor Perfect Online, and other popular systems being used by small organizations on tight budgets.
Professional Development Event
Posted August 22, 2012
In response to member requests for local and convenient meetings, AFP-GPC invites you to join us the second Friday of each month for an informal networking and open discussion. Held throughout the region in all suburban counties, South Jersey, and Center City - bring your ideas on fundraising issues and concerns that face development professionals everyday. This is an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues, make new contacts, gain fresh perspectives, and hear tips and techniques that could work for you and your organization. We encourage you to bring to the table your questions, ideas, what worked, and what didn't work. It's a great way to start your day!
Professional Development Event
Posted August 22, 2012
The Planned Giving Day Conference offers advanced, intermediate and fundamentals tracks for the veteran fundraiser and for those just starting in planned giving. Attendees will expand their understanding of a broad range of topics during 60-minute workshops, making this conference the best and most cost-effective one-day seminar on Planned Giving you will find!
Professional Development Event
Posted August 22, 2012
Are you trying to do raise more money with less resources? Is it just you or maybe you and one other staff responsible for fundraising at your organization? You aren’t alone! Even small shops can generate significant fundraising results with proper planning and execution. This session will highlight the essential building block to success: a do-able development plan. Learn how to assess what your organization can do with available staff, volunteers, and resources. Focus your time on fundraising efforts your organization can implement successfully.
Professional Development Event
Posted August 22, 2012
Effective fundraising requires sophisticated methods of identifying, cultivating, and soliciting potential donors. This course provides an overview of the techniques needed to succeed. We have selected faculty who are development professionals and/or experts in their field and willing to share their knowledge and extensive experience. Through this course you will develop an inventory of skills for meeting the challenges of the fundraising profession.
Blog Post
Posted August 20, 2012
Since 1970, The Philadelphia Dance Company has been on the move. The chair of PHILADANCO’s Board of Directors, Angela Brown, says founder Joan Myers Brown, no relation, has produced some of the best dancers in the world. But the road to international acclaim and success has not been easy.
Professional Development Event
Posted August 15, 2012
Join your colleagues, supporters of the arts and cultural sector and the board and staff of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance for our Annual Member Meeting & Reception on Monday, September 24th.
Professional Development Event
Posted August 14, 2012
This highly interactive workshop will address and decrease fears associated with asking for money, help you gain skills that will enable you to make successful solicitations, and understand appropriate responses for “Yes” and what to do if you get a “No” or “Maybe.” You’ll also learn some tried and true tips and techniques for how to know when is the right time to ask, as well as getting and structuring the solicitation meeting.
Blog Post
Posted July 20, 2012
Pharmaceutical giant Teva will donate $2.5 million toward the Franklin Institute’s fundraising campaign.
Blog Post
Posted July 6, 2012
The William Penn Foundation, the $2 billion charity controlled by one of Philadelphia's wealthiest and most private families, the Haases, will remain a regionally focused organization that dispenses $80 million to $90 million a year in grants, president Jeremy Nowak said Thursday.
Blog Post
Posted July 5, 2012
With good planning and strong relationships, neighboring institutions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the new Barnes will enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship in attracting visitors and ongoing support. "We're working with cultural institutions to clearly define their unique value," says Philadelphia Cultural Alliance president Tom Kaiden. "We've had attendance growth during the recession, which is not true of other parts of the country, though some of this is linked to the increase in supply."
Professional Development Event
Posted June 29, 2012

This is an intensive, two-day program that provides intermediate-level development professionals with an overview of fundraising skills and techniques. Course content is based on the domains covered in the CFRE certification examination and is aimed at those who would like to improve their development skills, learn to raise more money more efficiently, or broaden their current skills. If you have already applied to take the test, this is the perfect refresher course. Or, get ready for the next exam by completing this training now!

Professional Development Event
Posted June 28, 2012

 The reception will feature free hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and a chance to see old friends and meet new ones.

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Development Event
Posted June 28, 2012

 Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Philadelphia Chapter presents Networking Breakfasts on the 1st or 2nd Friday of Each Month!

Confirmations will be sent by e-mail. No-shows will be billed. No refunds for reservations canceled less than 48 hours before the program.

Time: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Registration & Breakfast; 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Networking

Friday, July 13, 2012 - Pre-registration is now open.  Registration is available at the door. 

Blog Post
Posted June 19, 2012
The Cultural Alliance is among 10 local arts, theater and nature organizations receiving $2.1 million in funding from Pew’s Philadelphia Cultural Leadership Program.
Professional Development Event
Posted June 7, 2012

The value of card donations for nonprofit organizations cannot be overlooked. Join Visa, an AFP Strategic Partner, and nonprofit leaders and fundraisers in a discussion reviewing insights gained by AFP, Visa, and third party research on how donors are using cards to make contributions and ways in which card donations can directly impact fundraising goals.

Professional Development Event
Posted May 29, 2012
WHYY-FM Reporter Peter Crimmins discusses culture and philanthropy in the future as part of the Library's "Philadelphia 2112" Series. A major theme of this presentation will be how the relationship between philanthropies and local arts organizations will be different in the future.
Blog Post
Posted May 24, 2012
Philadelphia’s arts-and-cultural groups are showing signs of recovery from the recession, according to a report released Wednesday.
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