Networking Groups are AFP Genesee Valley Chapter’s answer to providing opportunities for fundraisers to meet and discuss specific topics.
Capital Campaigns - a forum for people who are undertaking a capital campaign project. The format of the gathering is informal and interactive: where the conversation leads is up to the attendees. Karen Higman, consultant from SBS Fund Counsel, is the group moderator. The Networking Group is BYOB (buy your own bagel) and it will meet roughly every other month: January, March, May, July and November, and meetings are held from 7:45-8:45 am at Panera Bread at Brighton 12 Corners on Monroe Avenue.
For more information, please contact the group moderator, Karen Higman, via email email@example.com or by phone at 585-880-1386.
Experienced Grantwriters - a forum for experienced grantwriters to discuss issues and challenges related to grantwriting. The criteria for participation is being an experienced grantwriter, defined as someone who is actively involved in grantwriting at the time they join the group, who spends at least 50% of their time grantwriting, and who has been working in the grantwriting field for a minimum of one year. The group meets once a month for a brown bag lunch at St. John Fisher College. Meetings are generally on the second Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:15 pm. Participants select meeting topics and facilitators. Past topics have included sustainability, helping staff and clients become grant-ready, needs assessments, outcomes, letters of inquiry, metrics for evaluating grantwriters, and corporate funding.
For more information, please contact the group moderator, Maya Temperley at 585-899-3828.
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 2013 meeting dates are:
February 6 (Topic: My Solo Shops New 2013 Initiatives)
March 6 (Topic: Recruiting and Working with Volunteers)
June 5 (Topic:Building Alliances with Other Non-Profits)
John Williams, Development Director of Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, 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 - 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.
Wednesday, February 20 @ noon – lunch at French Quarter, Goodman at Park Ave.