Fundraising & Development

Professional Development Event
Posted March 27, 2012

As we enter a new era driven by the rapid evolution of technology, museum operations and management will be forced to adapt while at the same time balancing traditional roles as collection and preservation institutions.

Blog Post
Posted March 23, 2012
The PNC Foundation has awarded grants totaling $1 million to extend regional access to performances and the arts. This year, the fourth of a five-year grant-making cycle, 25 organizations received funding through the PNC Arts Alive program, foundation officials said.
Blog Post
Posted March 22, 2012
Insurance carrier Lincoln Financial said Wednesday it has awarded $439,000 in grants to 32 local nonprofits with the goal of strengthening art education opportunities and access to the arts for Philadelphia residents.
Blog Post
Posted March 22, 2012
The PNC Foundation has awarded grants totaling $1 million to extend regional access to performances and the arts. This year, the fourth of a five-year grant-making cycle, 25 organizations received funding through the PNC Arts Alive program, foundation officials said.
Professional Development Event
Posted March 20, 2012
Donors are the lifeblood of your small organization, volunteers the strong backs upon which it is built. You rely on them, and on the partners and other constituents who interact with your nonprofit on a daily basis. Tracking them all involves creating and maintaining a lot of data.
Professional Development Event
Posted March 20, 2012
Fundraising via email requires an understanding of a number of different elements - designing an email campaign, writing an email, avoiding spam filters, broadcast email tools, online donation tools, and more. We'll walk through what you'll need to know to design your own email fundraising campaign.
Professional Development Event
Posted March 20, 2012

From the time we are old enough to speak, people ask us, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This very interactive session will help you explore your career paths and opportunities. It will help you answer such questions as: How do you know what area of fundraising is for you or even if resource development is what you want to do? Do you want be a hands-on fundraiser or move to opportunities in leadership and management? If you are looking for a new job, what are the strategies that will help you find the career opportunity that is right for you?

Professional Development Event
Posted March 14, 2012
A monthly networking breakfast for fundraisers hosted by the AFPGPC at various locations throughout the Philadelphia region. This month's gathering will take place in Center City Philadelphia and the discussion topic is third-party fundraising.
Professional Development Event
Posted March 5, 2012

Program planning is critical to the development of mission-driven programs that meet constituent needs, demonstrate impact through measurable outcomes and have sustainable marketing and funding strategies. This workshop presented by the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University will explore best practices in program design, development and implementation.

Blog Post
Posted February 28, 2012
The Obama administration's fiscal year 2013 budget proposal released today includes four provisions relevant to the philanthropic sector. The support for the simplified excise tax and preserving the charitable deduction under the "Buffet" rule are positive developments. Because it is unclear exactly how this support for charitable giving intersects with the continued inclusion of a proposed 28 percent cap and other limits on charitable deductions, the Council will continue to monitor the details as they become available.
Professional Development Event
Posted February 28, 2012
Professional Development Event
Posted February 28, 2012
Join over 600 local leaders in celebrating National Philanthropy Day in Philadelphia, an event to honor the tremendous efforts of the individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy and communities throughout our region.
Professional Development Event
Posted February 28, 2012
From the time we are old enough to speak, people ask us. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This very interactive session will help you explore your career paths and opportunities. It will help you answer such questions as: How do you know what area of fundraising is for you or even if resource development is what you want to do? Do you want be a hands-on fundraiser or move to opportunities in leadership and management? If you are looking for a new job, what are the strategies that will help you find the career opportunity that is right for you?
Professional Development Event
Posted February 28, 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.
Blog Post
Posted February 21, 2012
Time cannot silence Verdi, Mozart or Stravinsky, but a lack of money can. This is the unstable world facing opera singers in training at Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts. One of the premier opera training companies in the world, AVA refers to its talented young students as "resident artists" as they make a four-year journey from amateur to fully formed professional opera performers.
Professional Development Event
Posted February 21, 2012
It is a truism that the most important asset for any non-profit organization is its staff and volunteers. However, in an environment where NPOs do not have the financial resources to reward their staff in the same way that is possible in for-profit companies, it can be a challenge to keep good staff and to grow staff motivation.
Blog Post
Posted February 10, 2012
All told, William Penn announced 37 grants totaling about $16 million. Funding was dispensed in several broad areas, including arts and culture, children, youth and families, and environment and communities. Grants were also announced for capital and regranting programs.
Professional Development Event
Posted February 9, 2012
on’t miss this opportunity to network with colleagues and learn about emerging best practices in the stewardship and donor relations profession.
Professional Development Event
Posted February 6, 2012
Professional Development Event
Posted February 1, 2012
Asking! Unleash Your Inner Asker will be offered at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The day-long workshop that begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. will focus on finding your authentic voice in asking others for donations. This seminar is appropriate for both staff and board members.
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