Educational Program and Meeting Archives

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 8:00am - Friday, November 2, 2018 - 5:00pm
The Bradley Center
The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course – newly updated to current fundraising methods and technology, offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques and will provide an overview of skills, techniques and program...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Carnegie Mellon University
  *BONUS Program*  Round Table Discussion with our Executive Leadership Fundraising Team 10:30-11:45 Carnegie Mellon Univeristy FREE if you are attending Coffee Connections or October Program Select a table top discussion hosted by members of our Executive Leadership...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 8:30am - 10:30am
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Oakland Branch
Tricia Norris from The Pace School will be our presenter.  After the program, Peggy Dormer, Lead Librarian, Nonprofit Resource Center, will be available to give tours. The Main Library opens at 10 a.m., so participants coming to early meetings must enter from the Portal Entrance in the...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:00am - 10:30am
ACHIEVA Office (South Side)
Hosted by Dave Tinker, CFRE FAFP When looking at your donors and prospects you should be looking for their link, ability, and interest. Prospect Research provides answers to each of these. At this coffee connection learn about simple prospect research practices and steps you can take to build your...
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
West Virginia University
Presenter: Cynthia Roth, President & CEO, West Virginia University Foundation Join us in Morgantown or Pittsburgh to hear West Virginia Foundation's CEO and President, Cynthia Roth, share how she led, met, and exceeded a $1.2B campaign. Her reflections will help fundraising professionals...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ten Penny (Downtown)
Join fellow AFP-WPA members and Ashley Gatewood, Communications and Marketing Manager of CFRE International, to learn how you can become a CFRE.  Just in time as CFRE Int’l. debuts a new webinar about preparing for the CFRE exam on Aug 21st and the final application deadline of 2018 is...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:30am - 10:00am
Alloy 26
If you’ve ever dreamed of ditching your boss and setting up as a consultant with a flexible schedule, a roster of interesting clients, and a steady stream of sweet, sweet consulting dollars, this Coffee Connection is for you. We’re going to talk about what it’s really like,...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 7:05pm - 10:05pm
PNC Park
Join your fellow fundraisers and their families for a night at PNC Park as the Pirates take on the Brewers.   $25 per person and includes a $5 concessions credit! Seats are in section 130 Deadline to Order is May 18 Order Online ($2 fee per ticket will be added) Pay by...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
The June program has been cancelled.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Carnegie Mellon University
Recent research suggests that the decrease in individuals itemizing their taxes will reduce charitable giving by $13 billion each year. That equates to a 6% reduction in individual gifts. Bring your questions and learn how we can combat this new framework as a panel of legal and planned giving...
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 8:30am - 10:30am
Waynesburg, PA
How do we effectively tell the story of what our organizations do; and the impact our programs  have for our clients and community? Join us for a round-table discussion of ideas and practices of storytelling, including the successes and challenges of getting to story and getting it out there...
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 8:00am - Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:00pm
New Orleans, LA
Big things are coming to the Big Easy in 2018 and not just the city’s 300th anniversary! We’re talking the world’s biggest and baddest conference. Meet us in New Orleans, the home of jazz and Mardi Gras for three days of learning, connecting, and culture; with a side of...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 8:30am - 10:30am
Tickets for Kids
Jill Simmons will facilitate a discussion that covers many facets of being a front line fundraiser including personal safety, dealing with inappropriate or difficult donors, avoiding pitfalls and precarious situations and learning ways to set yourself up for success when working with individual...
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Carnegie Mellon University
Must every charity register to solicit funds from the public? How do online donations fit into the picture? Join Ify Aduba, nonprofit partnership manager and compliance specialist at Harbor Compliance, for answers to these questions and more. Designed for nonprofits, fundraisers, and other...
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Pittsburgh--YMCA
Hosted by Chaz Kellem, Senior Director of Advocacy for Race & Gender Equity Center at YWCA Greater Pittsburgh 305 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 This special program will take an honest look at various dynamics that impact diversity and inclusion and how these impact personal, interpersonal...
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 8:30am - 10:30am
Carnegie Mellon University
Presented by: Emma Kiernan Is your organization ready to take its fundraising to the next level? Have you been contemplating a fundraising campaign but don't know where to start?  As donations climb past to their 2007 pre-recession levels - contributions topped $390 billion in 2016 - it...
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 9:30am - 11:00am
Downtown Pittsburgh
Having a strong culture of philanthropy at your organization will make you a more effective fundraiser in the long run, but how do you get started? What are the challenges and opportunities? Learn about efforts at one mid-sized organization to involve board, staff and volunteers in fundraising,...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Bricolage Theater
Association of Fundraising Professionals of Western Pennsylvania - along with the non-profit organizations in our region -  seeks to achieve a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions and cultures in the work that we do. Inclusiveness is an essential source of vitality and...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Panera at Waterworks (Fox Chapel)
Mobile optimization, peer-to-peer fundraising and monthly giving – these were the hot trends in 2017. Which of these have will have staying power in 2018 and beyond? Where should you invest your limited fundraising resources for the best return on investment? Should you still be paying...