Educational Program and Meeting Archives

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...
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Dreadnought Wines
  Tis the Season to Wine & Dine Celebrate the season with AFP friends as we swirl, sip, and savor wines from Dreadnought and heavy hors d’oeuvres from Café Raymond. We will be sipping on wines from around the world that will work both at a cocktail party or a fine holiday...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 8:30am - 10:00am
Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center
Hosted by Rich Mahoney, CFRE Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the Washington Health System Foundation. Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center 240 Wellness Way Washington PA There is no cost to attend for AFP members and a $10 fee for non-members. 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:30am - 2:00pm
  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:30-2:00 Fairmont Hotel  Jacqueline S. Flanagan, CFRE, Outstanding Fundraising Executive Angela Longo, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Jacob Haugh, Outstanding Youth Kim Tieman and Pat Getty Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation,...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Mattress Factory
How do you manage the daily donor “to do” list and the big picture thinking when there isn’t a large group to help with the creative thinking and implementation? Please bring your questions, success stories, and challenges related to working on a small development team as Caitlin...
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Point Park University
  Presented by Nonprofit Talent, The Association of Fundraising Professionals W PA Chapter, The Forbes Funds, and The Pittsburgh Foundation 8 AM Registration and breakfast, 8:30 AM Program begins Session Description: With the challenges facing our communities being more complex and more...
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 8:00am - Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 11:00pm
Cincinnati, Ohio
Opening Keynote:  Building Powerful Teams with Justin Maust In its eleventh year, the 2017 AFP Leadership Academy is a two and a half day event featuring advanced leadership development opportunities and AFP chapter management training, designed to enrich your career. There are an abundance of...
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:30am - 10:30am
Carnegie Mellon University
AFPWPA Annual Meeting & Storyliving Webinar Join us for our annual meeting, an opportunity to network with your fundraising colleagues, give input for the upcoming AFP program year and hear from Tammy Zonker, one of America’s Top 25 Fundraising Experts, as she presents a webinar entitled...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 5:00am - 8:00pm
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
Learn how to develop a personal board of directors. Understand the significance of cultivating strong mentors and sponsors. The keynote speaker is a former YWCA Young Leaders Board Member, Ayana Ledford. She is the Executive Director of PROGRESS which is in connection with CMU. She...
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Shannopin Country Club
Join your fundraising colleagues to learn about Dr. Kevin Kearns’ practical research on leadership skills necessary to run various types of organizations, especially nonprofits.  As he will share, leadership skills are not limited to the CEO, but instead apply to just about anyone in a...