Educational Chapter Meetings

Mark your calendars, details coming soon!
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Educational Meeting

Special thanks to our December Educational meeting sponsor: 


CFRE_ContEd_Logo18_copy.jpgThe best way to connect with the local AFP Central PA Chapter is to attend a chapter meeting.
 Our meetings have a distinct educational focus and feature a variety of speakers. Members and Non-Members are welcome.  
 First-time attendees are invited for a complimentary session.  CFRE Credits are available.

Past Meeting Topics:

October Educational Meeting
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Stewardship in Changing Times
Presented by Robbe Healy
Sponsored by BB&T

Nothing is "normal." We can't visit donors, the economy, at best, is unsettled, our brick & mortar locations are less accessible or closed, demands for services are rising - the list goes on. Fundraising is mission critical revenue. 
What about donor and prospect stewardship? Keeping donors informed and engaged with the mission-driven work of your organization during - and after - the COVID-19 pandemic is job 1!  
During this session we will:
  • Examine historic donor behavior during and after crises
  • Explore donor engagement preferences by age cohort and tactic
  • Provide and map donor engagement experience options

Donor Care Master Virtual Master Class
Presented by Chad Barger, CFRE, Productive Fundraising

June Educational Meeting

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Donor Care Master Virtual Master Class
Presented by Chad Barger, CFRE, Productive Fundraising

Sponsored by i5 Fundraising

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a virtual master class focused on the importance of donor retention.  
Participants will learn simple, actionable steps that you can take to boost donor retention at their nonprofit organization.  The virtual master class includes an exercise in which participants will review and map the donor touch points at their organization, providing a clear road map of what needs to be improved.  Time will also be spent sharing creative stewardship ideas in small groups (using the Zoom break out room functionality).  

Participants will leave the session with a greater understanding of what they can do to improve donor retention and the start of an improvement plan for their organization. 

Stewardship and showing #donorlove is supposed to the FUN part of fundraising.  And right now ... in the middle of the COVID-19 worldwide crisis, is the perfect time to prioritize donor care. 

February Educational Meeting
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Know thyself...And others: Applying psychological theories to fundraising
presented by Tammy Ozlanski, Director of Planned Giving 

“The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.” Erik Erikson, the renowned developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst, was not a fundraiser. However, his sentiment can easily be applied to a number of fundraising situations. In this session, we will delve into the world of psychology and apply basic psychological theories and techniques to the work we do in the philanthropic sector. An understanding of concepts including Validation, Normalization, Empathy, Attachment and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs can provide insight into the motivations and behaviors of donors and prospects. The session will build upon participants’ informal knowledge of these concepts and apply them to specific challenges in fundraising programs and the donor cultivation cycle.

Emotionally Intelligent Fundraising
presented by Kedren Crosby, Work Wisdom

Emotional Intelligence is how we perceive and express ourselves, build and maintain interpersonal
relationships, cope with stress and use emotional data to solve problems and make decisions. EQ is
actually something you can tangibly develop, whereas both Personality and IQ are fairly fixed. Research
consistently proves that it is our EQ and not our IQ that most significantly impacts our success in the

Increasingly EI is being used to improve and increase performance and outcomes. Because of the highly relational nature of fund development, we can use EQ intentionally to develop ourselves and our results.  EQs are measurements of EI and can assess individuals or teams and can identify means of improving the
performance of the individual, the team and the organization. EI is also used as a method for identifying
leadership potential among team members and is increasingly used in hiring decisions.


"How to Fix Your Productivity to Amp Up Your Results" presented by Chad Barger, CNP, CFRE, Founder & Fundraising Strategist-Trainer-Coach, Productive Fundraising

Join AFP Master Trainer and #productivitynerd, Chad Barger, for a fast-paced session filled with tips (hacks) for fundraisers, executive directors and boards to raise more money, by working smarter, not harder.

This presentation focuses on improving both the fundraiser (via personal productivity hacks, e.g. managing time, email, meetings, etc.) and the fundraising (via planning, discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship hacks).  Attendees will discover their own personal productivity style and have a chance to share what works for them as @fundraiserchad crowd sources even more tips from the audience.  You’ll leave this workshop energized and with 50+ ideas on how to fix your productivity to amp up your fundraising results.

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Note: Some date changes will apply based on the availability of speakers.  Always check the website/announcements for verification of an event.