Educational Program and Meeting Archives

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:30am - 9:30am
Literacy Pittsburgh
    Are you ready to break up with your special events? Is the event romance gone?   Join us for a presentation and round table discussion on building successful committees, budgeting that works and trends to help you fall in love with your special events again. Please...
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
CoLab 18 at Nova Place on the North Shore
Are your calls and e-mails to your funder going unreturned? In this session, you’ll learn strategies to build, maintain and leverage strong funder relationships, and immediate action steps. I’ve found over the course of my career that funders want to be engaged and invited to...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 8:15am - 9:15am
Panera at Waterworks (Fox Chapel)
    Start off the new year with a brainstorming and sharing session with your peers from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Join this facilitated discussion of ideas and strategies from the past year – ones that works, ones that didn’t and ideas to test in...
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CFRE Certification Director Lesley Phillips will share tips to help make your application a success. Whether you just started your application or are nearly ready to submit, you'll come away with useful information. Topics covered Who is CFRE? Certification process Overview of the...
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 9:00am - 11:00am
The Bradley Center
  No one’s above mentoring:  Whether you have been in the profession for 15 months or 15 years, there’s always more to learn, new positions and new challenges Presented by: Pat Hargest, Director of Development at The Bradley Center Adele Cannell   AFP Member...
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...
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 8:00am - Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 11:00pm
Toronto
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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...