Educational Program and Meeting Archives

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Cranberry, PA
Event Fundraising Roundtable Breathe Pennsylvania 201 Smith Drive, Suite E Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 Topics may include... Building a strong committee Budgeting for success When to move forward or pull the plug What do sponsors want Bring your own event questions to discuss. Meet the...
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:05pm - 10:30pm
PNC Park
      Join your fellow fundraisers and their families for a night at PNC Park as the Pirates take on the Cardinals.   AFP WPA President, Jill Simmons will be singing the National Anthem!   It’s Grateful Dead night with the Pirates. Prior to the...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Shannopin Country Club
Join us for an interactive program with facilitator Jay Frey ―a fundraiser with 40 years of experience in organizations of various sizes and missions. Jay will give a brief overview of fundraising ethics and then attendees will work in small groups to review an ethical dilemma as presented in a...
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:30am - 10:00am
Communities that range in size from small (less than 50,000 people) to very small (less than 2,000 people) diversification and strategy in fundraising efforts are key to sustainability and growth of a nonprofit organization. This Coffee Connection invites those leading the way in their...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Shannopin Country Club
* Registeration for this event is now closed * Join Jim Denova, Vice President of the Benedum Foundation and Lee Ann Wainwright, Policy, Government & Public Affairs Specialist for Chevron Appalachia as they share insight into the types of grants their organizations support, how they are...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:00am - 10:00am
ACHIEVA
  Frethics: Fund Raising Ethics Discuss current ethics in fundraising Review ethics tools available to fundraisers Hear and share tips and advice on ethics Unable to drive to the South Side for this conversation? Join at your desk! The conversation will be streamed live through the...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
       Lynne Wester – The Donor Relations Guru Keynote Speaker Lynne is widely known for her Donor Relations Guru blog and website (www.donorrelationsguru.com) and has quickly become the leading resource for creating donor-focused fundraising strategies....
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Shannopin Country Club
Join Peggy Outon, Executive Director of the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University, and your fundraising peers for an interactive conversation. As fundraisers in this challenging environment what should we be focused on? How can we minimize the impact of this difficult...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 8:30am - 10:00am
Panera at Waterworks (Fox Chapel)
Demystifying Major Gifts Join Maureen Mahoney Hill, CFRE, as she leads an informal conversation on major gift fundraising. Discussion will be guided by those in attendance, so bring your questions, and major gift challenges as well as your success stories to share. Among the topics to be covered:...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  Ace Hotel Pittsburgh   Connect with your fundraising peers at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh for a happy hour (or two) of networking and socializing. This is a great opportunity to meet your local AFP network, learn about upcoming programs, and discover the resources available to you...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Shannopin Country Club
Please join us for the last AFP Education Program of 2016, on December 8, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, which promises to be a wonderful informal evening of celebration and inspiration. Saleem Ghubril, our aspirational speaker, will talk about his career path, his role as the Executive Director of the...
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 8:00am - Friday, November 4, 2016 - 5:00pm
The Bradley Center
  The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course was developed with a foundation from the Essentials of Fundraising Program and the First Course in Fundraising and is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and...
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
We need to rethink the way nonprofits — and particularly those within the social enterprise space — work in a modern society. This re-evaluation runs across of spectrum of organizational components, from fundraising, to strategic planning, to program design, and more. The short of way...
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
11:30  Registration 12:00-1:30 Lunch, Announcements, and Program Cultivating a Culture of Philanthropy Do you sometimes feel like an island within your organization?  You are not alone! Karen Petrucelli, CFRE and Maria Polinsky will provide insights on initiating and nurturing a culture...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Presentation Slides Program Description Pain and effort are two things we usually prefer to avoid.  When it comes to raising money for charity, however, people are surprisingly drawn to painful and effortful fundraisers — witness the popularity of charity marathons or the Ice Bucket...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 7:30am - 9:30am
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 session with Doug 9:30 AM – Program concludes       Doug Ulman joined Pelotonia as President and CEO in November 2014....
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
    Rory Green, Keynote Speaker 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-...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
      Rory Green, Keynote Speaker 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...
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Finding – and being – a 5-star fundraiser is absolutely critical for today’s nonprofits. It’s also really challenging.   Often people starting their fundraising career and those hiring fundraising staff have a hard time identifying the qualities necessary for...
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Pittsburgh Golf Club
  Inspiring the True Spirit of the Holidays: WPA AFP Holiday Party 2015 Presents Dr. Jim Withers Join your fundraising colleagues for what promises to be the most memorable and impactful holiday party of the season.  Celebrate with the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of AFP at the...