Networking Groups are AFP Genesee Valley Chapter’s answer to providing opportunities for fundraisers to meet and discuss specific topics.
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:
The first get-together will be a brown bag lunch from noon to 1:30 pm Tuesday, July 29 at the United Way of Greater Rochester offices (75 College Avenue). Future networking events may include breakfasts, lunches and happy hours.
Solo Shops - The AFPGV Solo Shops Networking Group is comprised of fundraising professionals who are 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 "solo shop" have unique concerns, questions, and opportunities. The Group was created to allow for networking and sharing between and among solo shop fundraisers.
All meetings are held at the United Way of Greater Rochester offices (75 College Avenue) from noon until 1:30 PM. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us.
The next meeting of this group is:
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 (topic: Taking Your Development Program to the Next Level)
John Williams, Development Director of ImageOut, is the facilitator of the Solo Shops Networking Group. Please rsvp to John at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend a Solo Shops meeting.
Special Note: Please share this information with other Solo Shop fundraisers. They are welcome to attend the meetings of this Group.
Young Professionals Networking Group (YPNG) - is for young professionals at all experience levels that support the fundraising efforts of a nonprofit, whether as part of their job description or as a volunteer fundraiser.
YPNG provides a forum for participants to network, discuss, and share information with their peers and hold open conversations about the unique concerns and opportunities young professionals face in the field. The group may also invite special guests (of any age) to speak on a specific topic of interest or as an informal mentoring/networking opportunity. The group primarily meets over lunch.
Remaining 2014 Schedule:
In order to participate, one must be under 40 and interested in further developing their career in fundraising or the success of a nonprofit’s fundraising efforts. YPNG is open to AFPGV members and non-members and there is no fee to participate.
Members are required to pay for their own meal. If you are planning on attending for any date, email the group’s co-moderators Cynthia Pacia (email@example.com) and Tiffany Paine-Cirrincione (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance because some locations require a reservation. (Please note the meetings times vary.)
For more information, or to be added to the email list for this group, contact either of the co-moderators.