Community Announcements

  • National Philanthropy Day

    13th Annual National Philanthropy Day

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 

    Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel | Poughkeepsie, NY 

    Ticket Pricing:

    $85.00 : Full Day - nonmember

    $75.00: Full Day - member

    $45.00 : Half Day (Breakfast and Keynote included)

    Keynote Speaker: Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President of Administration at Duke University and Duke University Health System presenting on motivation, leadership and organization development.

    2019 Honorees

    Outstanding Philanthropist Award
    Nick Preddice
    Innovation in Philanthropy Award
    Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy Award
    Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey & Sappe, LLP

    Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award
    Regina McGrade
    Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award
    Maureen Crush
    Rising Star Fundraiser Award
    Meghan Whalen
    Youth in Philanthropy Award
    Austen Hrynda & Brendan Scoralick
  • Webinar - year End Fundraising

    Yes, a tremendous amount of giving happens in the last three months of the year. Yes, it is very important time of year to meet fundraising goals. But high performing nonprofit organizations do not wait until the last minute to meet their fundraising goals. Join Steve MacLaughlin, fundraising expert and bestselling author of Data Driven Nonprofits, on building a year-end plan for success.

    Learning Objectives:
    How to develop a successful 90-day end of year fundraising program
    How to begin changing your perspective about end of year giving
    Understand how high performing nonprofits succeed at year end

    Steve MacLaughlin is a Director of Analytics at Blackbaud and best-selling author of Data Driven Nonprofits. MacLaughlin has been featured as a nonprofit fundraising expert in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and on National Public Radio. MacLaughlin serves on the board of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events. Steve earned both his undergraduate degree and a Masters of Science degree in Interactive Media from Indiana University.

    Webinar Details
    12:30-1:00 PM - Brown Bag Lunch/Network
    1:00-2:00 PM - Webinar
    2:00-2:30 PM - Informal Discussion
    It is suggested that you arrive between 12:30-12:45 PM.

    AFP Members - Free
    NonMembers - $20

    Registration: Email
  • Join us at the Fundraising Cafe on June 28!

    June 28, 2019
    Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
    106 Valkill Park Rd. | Hyde Park, NY 12538

    Registration & Breakfast: 7:30 AM
    Panel Discussion: 8:00 AM
    Fundraising Cafe: 8:30-9:00 AM
    Group Discussion: 9:30-10:00 AM

    AFP Member: $30.00
    Non-member: $40.00

    Join AFP - Mid-Hudson Valley for a new concept in information sharing. Hear from four members of our organization who have been to the AFP International Fundraising Conference, ICON, about their experience, and from a past President of our Chapter who has served at the International level of AFP. Gather some tips and tricks from this panel, have the opportunity to ask them questions about the value of the ICON experience (and the Chamberlain Scholarship program) and enjoy breakfast before breaking off into a fundraising cafe, where each panelist will tackle an area of fundraising covered at the conference. Each interactive discussion will take place in a separate area of the room and will include the sharing of ideas and best practices and last 15 minutes. You can choose to move onto another discussion at the end of that 15 minutes, or stay at the current table. At the end of the hour, we will reconvene for a broad discussion of best practices gleaned with each topic.

    Fundraising Cafe Topics to be covered are:
    Major Gifts Fundraising by Melissa McCoy, Chief Advancement Officer at Abilities First.

    Peer-to-Peer Fundraising by Chris Smith, Chief Finance Officer at GiveGab, Inc.

    Board Storytelling by Sarah Weikel, Director of Donor Relations at The Arc of Dutchess

    Donor Behavior and Neuroscience by Liz Corio, Vice President of Development and Administration at Glynwood
  • NPD - Call for Nominations

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals Mid‐Hudson Valley Chapter invites you to consider honoring an individual, organization, youth, collegiate group, or volunteer who has made significant contributions in our community by submitting a nomination for them to be recognized at our 13th annual National Philanthropy Day®.National Philanthropy Day® is our chance to celebrate the donors, volunteers, organizations and colleagues that make our work possible.

    The AFP Mid‐Hudson Valley Chapter will celebrate our 13th annual National Philanthropy Day® on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

    Nominations are now open ‐ please consider those who deserve to be honored and recognized and submit your nomination here:

    (Nominations are open to AFP members and non‐members. Self‐nominations are encouraged.)

    Questions? Contact

    Thank you for your participation! We look forward to seeing you at the awards ceremony!

    For further details on award categories and a list of past participants visit: