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Welcome to the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals! Our chapter provides resources to fundraising professionals who serve approximately 4,500 public charities registered in the six counties in the Mid-Hudson Valley including Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster. The Association of Fundraising Professionals empowers individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising through professional education, networking, research and advocacy.

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  • 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: http://bit.ly/NPD1012

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

    Questions? Contact MHVAFP@gmail.com

    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: https://community.afpglobal.org/mhvafp/npd48/new-item

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