Fundraising & Development

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.
Blog Post
Posted January 30, 2012
The Please Touch Museum is launching a $30 million capital campaign for what it calls a “success and sustainability” fund. Laura H. Foster, the museum’s president and CEO of two years, said the fund will help it with new exhibits and programming. She said the timing seemed right for a capital campaign.
Professional Development Event
Posted January 26, 2012

 How can we make Philadelphia the best possible place to work, play, learn and live creatively? Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy invites you to join the conversation at our 2nd Annual Town Hall meeting on Thursday February 9th at WHYY from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Blog Post
Posted January 19, 2012
On Sunday, January 22nd, the United States Postal Service will be adjusting prices for some mail products including First Class mail, which will move from $0.44 to $0.45 a stamp.
Professional Development Event
Posted January 17, 2012
Professional Development Event
Posted January 17, 2012
One of the first items a potential new funder, major donor or banker will ask for are your financial statements. What are they seeing in your financials that goes into an evaluation of their consideration of your organization? What are your current funders looking for in your annual financials? Issues surrounding cash flow management, diversity of funding, net assets balances and the ability to operate are among the critical matters they’ll be using to evaluate your organization.
Professional Development Event
Posted January 17, 2012
This progressive series of three l/2 day sessions, is designed for the grant-writer who wants a clinic format that results in the creation of an actual grant request that will undergo peer review. The goal is to take the grantwriter from a focus on writing grants to a focus on getting grants.
Professional Development Event
Posted January 11, 2012
Blog Post
Posted January 11, 2012
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced the finalists for the second year of the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia. The 55 finalists – which include individual artists, artist collectives, community groups, music organizations and theater companies – offered a wide array of innovative ideas, rising above a field of 1,267 applicants.
Professional Development Event
Posted January 6, 2012
For over 25 years, the Franklin Forum has been an important resource for development professionals of all experience levels to advance their fundraising skills. With its multitude of workshops led by leading fundraisers from throughout our region and country, the event is widely recognized as a unique opportunity for nonprofit organizations of all sizes to offer invaluable training to their staff members and volunteers.
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