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Chapter Events 04/29/2016 - 8:00am Rory Green, Keynote Speaker Rory has spoken at national and international fundraising conferences, including the IFC in... 05/11/2016 - 7:30am Lawrence Hall Ballroom, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, 3rd floor, downtown Pittsburgh Schedule: 7:30 – 8:15 AM – Breakfast 8:15 AM – Introductions, program begins 9:00 AM – Question and answer... 05/12/2016 - 11:30am The May program has been rescheduled to May 11, with Doug Ulman, President & CEO of Pelotonia. 06/16/2016 - 11:30am 11:30 Registration 12:00-1:30 Lunch, Announcements, and Program The program will be held at: Shannopin Country Club 1 Windmere Road... 09/08/2016 - 11:30am 11:30 Registration 12:00-1:30 Lunch, Announcements, and Program Presented by Maria Polinsky and Karen Petrucelli, CFRE The... 10/13/2016 - 11:30am 11:30 Registration 12:00-1:30 Lunch, Announcements, and Program The program will be held at: Shannopin Country Club 1 Windmere Road... 11/03/2016 - 8:00am The Bradley Center The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course was developed with a foundation from the Essentials of Fundraising Program and the First Course... 12/08/2016 - 5:00pm
AFP Western Pennsylvania AFP WPA is the key resource for fundraising and nonprofit professionals in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Membership provides access to educational programs, networking opportunities and access to all of the benefits and services of AFP International. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming program!
Rory has spoken at national and international fundraising conferences, including the IFC in Holland, AFP Toronto Congress and AFP International. In her spare time Rory is the founder and editor of Fundraiser Grrl, the fundraising community’s go-to source for comic relief. Her keynote will be titled “Meaningful Donor Conversations (That Raise More Money)”
Direct all inquiries to Cynthia Caldwell by telephone at (412) 648-1372 or via email at Cynthia.Caldwell@ia.pitt.edu or to .
Our chapter has recently acquired webinars from AFP International as a FREE benefit for our members! They are as follows:
You can borrow a webinar for your own education, your team or for fellow colleagues. We would like you to open the viewing to others in your area if possible. If you choose to do so, please let the office know so we can alert our membership. Email or call 412.694.4250 to borrow a webinar.
AFP News At the recent International Fundraising Conference in Boston, Lisa Chmiola, CFRE and Josh Hirsch held a session on social media. And people had questions. A LOT of questions. So Lisa and Josh answered them all. Read on for everything you always wanted to know about .
AFP of Western Pennsylvania is committed to strengthening the diversity of our region's philanthropic sector.
You’ve sent letters, created a fundraising page and now you’ve raised exactly . Don’t fret. It can be painfully discouraging to see how few people give to helping the world’s poor. However, there is hope. In the words of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.” More likely than not, your friends are willing and happy to do the right thing, but they’ll probably need you to lead/nudge them into the world of global do-gooding.
Think like a donor… In your stack of mail today is a fundraising letter from one of your friends. You’ve been thinking about donating to something but you haven’t gotten around to it. You want to help, you like the person who sent the letter, but three weeks from now you still haven’t donated. Why? Most likely it’s because you haven’t prioritized taking time to write a check or go to the website. This is where follow-up makes all the difference. You the potential donor will likely prioritize making a donation if you know it’s important to the friend who sent you the letter. The minute that person mentions it, calls you or sends an email follow-up, is the minute you write a check.