Fundraising & Development

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.
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.
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