Networking Groups are AFP Genesee Valley Chapter’s answer to providing opportunities for fundraisers to meet and discuss specific topics. All of our networking groups are open to both members and non-members.
Senior Advancement Professionals (SAP) is the counterpart to the YP networking group, and is for seasoned fundraising professionals who support the efforts of a nonprofit, whether as part of their job description or in a volunteer role. The goal is to provide an opportunity to share unique concerns with peers who have already made longstanding commitments to nonprofits, the philanthropic community and/or the development profession. There is no cost to participate, and both AFP members and non-members are welcome to attend meetings. Participants may self-identify as a SAP member, based on either of these suggested criteria:
2017 Meeting Schedule Coming Soon
Small Shops (formerly Solo Shops) - The AFPGV Small Shops Networking Group is comprised of fundraising professionals who are part of a small fundraising team (or the only fundraiser) in their non-profit organization. It is open to AFPGV members and non-members too and there is no fee to join. Fundraisers in a "small shop" have unique concerns, questions, and opportunities. The Group was created to allow for networking and sharing between and among small shop fundraisers.
All meetings are held at the United Way of Greater Rochester offices (75 College Avenue) from noon until 1:30 PM in Conference Room 1. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us.
2017 Meeting Schedule:
Special Note: Please share this information with other Small Shop fundraisers. They are welcome to attend our meetings!
Young Professionals Networking Group (YPNG) - is a group of young fundraisers, whether as part of their job description or as a volunteer fundraiser. Join this group for networking lunches, happy hours and to share time and experiences with like-minded colleagues. To get involved with our growing group, email the co-moderators or come to an upcoming event.
There is no cost to participate, and both AFP members and non-members are welcome to attend gatherings. Participants may self-identify as an YP member, however, the group is geared towards those under 40.
2017 Meeting Schedule:
Wednesday, January 18 at 12pm
Thursday, February 9 at 5:30pm