Fundraising & Development

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.
Professional Development Event
Posted January 6, 2012
Presenter: Andrew Swinney, President, The Philadelphia Foundation An active member in the field of community foundations both locally and nationally, Swinney has been involved in the Pennsylvania and Wisconsin community foundation associations. He is the Past Chair of the Board of the Community Foundation Service Corporation which manages the Merrill Lynch/ Community Foundation partnership (MLCCF). He currently serves on the Professional Development Committee of the Council on Foundations and the Appeals Committee for the Council’s Community Foundations National Standards Board.
Professional Development Event
Posted January 6, 2012
The two-part AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course (April 5th and April 12th) offers a complete overview of an integrated development office and program, featuring current information and techniques. This two-day experiential learning program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable.
Professional Development Event
Posted January 6, 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.
Professional Development Event
Posted January 6, 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.
Professional Development Event
Posted January 6, 2012
Many development officers are so relieved when the fiscal year or calendar year comes to an end, they don't even want to think about work over the summer or in January. But why not spend the next month getting ready so you can hit the ground running in the year ahead?
Blog Post
Posted January 4, 2012
The PCA and its long-running grant program, which helps to fund hundreds of arts-related programs around the state, have been under fire in the state Legislature the past two years.
Blog Post
Posted January 4, 2012
The PCA and its long-running grant program, which helps to fund hundreds of arts-related programs around the state, have been under fire in the state Legislature the past two years. Whether that grant money will be available in the future is an open question, despite some influential supporters such as Pennsylvania first lady Susan Corbett, who chairs the PCA.
Professional Development Event
Posted December 15, 2011
Join us to learn about how the List Co-Op program can help you understand your current audience, find prospective audiences, trade mailing lists with other cultural organizations, and use best practices in data management.
Professional Development Event
Posted December 15, 2011
Many development officers are so relieved when the fiscal year or calendar year comes to an end, they don't even want to think about work over the summer or in January. The year-end mailings are done, the events are on hold, the grant deadlines have all been met, so let’s just take some time off. Our donors and volunteers are away or recovering from the holidays, so what do we do to fill our time? Why not spend the next month getting ready so you can hit the ground running in the year ahead!
Professional Development Event
Posted December 15, 2011
What makes people give? Is it passion, self-interest, or a shared sense of purpose that appeals to their consciousness, causing them to help others? Social media has given us tremendous insight into people’s reasons for donating; yet, how can we make sense of it? And better yet, how can it benefit our good causes? In this webinar, bestselling author Evan Bailyn will share specific, exclusive strategies nonprofits can use to attract a large and active base of donors. The audience will come away understanding how to grow a good cause by appealing to people on a basic psychological level.
Professional Development Event
Posted December 15, 2011
The Standards for Excellence Guiding Principles Webinar Series provides educational support for implementing best practices in your nonprofit organization. Each webinar is focused to give maximum attention to the selected topic. Created by and for the nonprofit sector, this program emphasizes self-regulation as a means of improving operational efficiency and accountability.
Professional Development Event
Posted December 15, 2011
Presenters: Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Officer PANO Bill Oswald, CPA Partner Morey, Nee, Buck & Oswald, LLC Certified Public Accountants and Advisors
Professional Development Event
Posted December 15, 2011
Charities that seek contributions nationally must typically register in 39 states and the District of Columbia before starting to solicit. Furthermore, for-profit fundraisers are also required to register and file their contracts and other documentation with many states.
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