Breakfast – The Makings of a Great Fundraising Board; speaker: Sharon Danosky; sponsor: BlumShapiro

Boards are responsible for strategy, policy and fundraising.  Yet, most would rather do anything but fundraise.  The problem doesn’t lie with the board, rather it is how boards have approached the whole topic of fundraising.  It is time to change the conversation and lead the board into an experience where they participate, enjoy and even engage joyfully in raising funds.  Real fundraising is about building relationships: introducing new relationships, cultivating donors at the beginning of their philanthropic experience and then respectfully stewarding the relationship over the long haul.  These are the types of activities that board members are well suited for.  In this workshop you will learn how to create a philanthropic culture among your board and show how they can be true fundraisers – and never having to ask for a contribution.


Our Speaker

Sharon Danosky is a strategist and thought leader who partners with nonprofit organizations and their boards to build organizational capacity that works, with over 35 years’ experience working with organizations across the non-profit sector.  Sharon knows how to drive change and achieve results and has re-infused boards with a new sense of purpose, while shifting the discussion from operations and paint colors to strategy and impact.

Whether in the Board room, the Chief Executive’s Office or working with staff, Sharon brings a hands-on approach that gives her clients the tools that work and instills them with the confidence to succeed.  Sharon is a Board Source Certified Governance Trainer, and conducts rousing seminars and workshops. She was part of a ten-member delegation that worked with non-governmental organizations in Russia. And while she doesn’t speak Russian – she does speak your language.


Thank You to Our Sponsor

BlumShapiro is the largest regional accounting, tax and business advisory firm based in New England. Not-for-profit organizations have unique needs, and BlumShapiro has made a significant investment in staffing, training and services to meet these needs. Our non-profit practice is an integrated regional practice that includes 12 partners and over 75 professionals whose expertise includes the following service areas: audit and accounting; tax; benefit plan audits; outsourced services including accounting, technology and cybersecurity; as well as financial software systems.

Our highly valued team members bring their diverse backgrounds and strengths to the table, resulting in you receiving a true blend of national firm experience and local firm delivery. Our team shares a common passion: a personal commitment to each client’s success as well as to the communities in which we live and work.

The firm has long been an active citizen in our community and is a proud contributor to and sponsor of over 300 charitable, arts and civic organizations. Partners and staff donate time serving as board members and in top leadership roles in over 200 organizations.

Patrick T. Dunleavey, CPA
Audit Manager, Non-Profit
2 Enterprise Drive, Shelton, CT 06484
Direct 203.944.8653     Fax 203.712.1453
Cell 203.218.1251   Toll-Free 800.529.9295
 / www.blumshapiro.com


Reservations

The Fairfield County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will hold this educational program on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, 99 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

Registration/networking opens at 7:30 a.m., and the buffet opens/meeting starts promptly at 8:00 a.m.

A BENEFIT for all AFP-Fairfield County Chapter Members!

We encourage you to invite a prospective member
to an AFP educational program at a special rate of $40.
*Reservations can be made online by the guest, but the Member must attend the event.
Walk-in guests will not qualify for special rate.
Guests may only receive a special guest rate one time.

  • Contact Marianne Hickey at 203-834-1910, or by e-mail at 
  • BREAKFAST FEE:
    • AFP MEMBERS – $30
    • *GUEST of AFP Member – $40
    • FUTURE MEMBERS – $45
  • We accept checks, and online credit card payments. To register online using your credit card, please click here
  • Make check payable to “AFP-FC” and mail to: Marianne Hickey, 29 Black Alder Lane, Wilton, CT 06897

Payment is appreciated in advance
Anyone who has made a reservation and cannot attend must cancel by 12 pm on the Wednesday preceding the event. If no cancellation has been received, there will be no refund or carry over of the fee. If pre-payment has not been made and no cancellation has been received by 12 pm on Wednesday, that person will be billed for the amount due for the event.


CFRE Credits

You earn 1.5 CFRE credits toward certification for this event. For more information about CFRE certification, please visit http://www.afpnet.org/Professional/CertificationList.cfm?navItemNumber=554

CFRE Tracker Form

CFRE International has developed this form as a way for you to quickly track (and keep in your files!) the continuing education sessions you have attended. At the end of a session, add up the total number of hours. Keep this sheet and you will be ready to complete your application form. 

 

 

 


We thank the following 2018 Sponsors
for making our Programs available:

January 11, 2018 Members Roundtable

MSP Cultivate is a New Canaan based strategic marketing agency specializing in enhancing nonprofit organizations’ mission-driven communication. Our mission is to use the latest in technology, creative services, and production methods to help you accomplish your most fundamental goal: engaging and connecting with your constituents, and helping raise money. We work with multi-hospital healthcare networks, colleges, and a variety of nonprofits. Our strategies increase donation returns on development dollars spent. The result of MSP’s partnerships has helped organizations improve donor retention, increase participation rates, and total dollars raised. Our team professionals bring the experience of veteran fundraising specialists, digital marketing experts, database gurus, and creative artists.

Nils Morgan
MSP Cultivate, 65 Locust Avenue, New Canaan, CT
   mspcultivate.com   203-252-5097


March 8, 2018 Luncheon

 


Marks Paneth LLP
 is a premier accounting firm with origins dating back to 1907. With a team of nearly 700 professionals, the firm provides a full range of audit, accounting, tax and consulting services, with specialties in international tax, forensic accounting, litigation support, family office and financial advisory services. Marks Paneth professionals deliver expert knowledge in a wide range of industries, including real estate, hospitality and restaurants; nonprofit, government and healthcare; manufacturing, wholesale and distribution; theater, media and entertainment; high-net-worth; and financial and professional services.

Headquartered in New York City, with additional offices in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Washington, DC and Florida, Marks Paneth is ranked by Accounting Today as the 30th largest accounting firm in the nation and among the top 10 in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

For more information, please contact:
Scott M. Brenner, CPA at 203-975-8830


March 15, 2018 Members Roundtable

Premier is a single source printing and mailing company based in Stratford, CT.  We are a provider of transactional and marketing communication solutions locally and nationally. From designing a form to mailing, your work is done in-house in our 100,000 square foot facility. We have been dedicated to helping our clients reach their communication goals by providing the best quality products and unparalleled customer service. We invest and utilize the latest technology to provide accurate, timely and high-quality printing and mailing services. We work closely with our diverse base of clients to understand their goals to assist them in maximizing the effectiveness of their marketing and communications spend. We have been in business since 1984 and employ anywhere between 70 – 100 employees’ year-round. Industries we service include: healthcare, insurance, government, non-profits, financial, education, publishing & home services.

For more information, please contact:
Tom Meehan, Vice President of Solutions
203.214.5161


April 5, 2018 Breakfast

BlumShapiro is the largest regional accounting, tax and business advisory firm based in New England. Not-for-profit organizations have unique needs, and BlumShapiro has made a significant investment in staffing, training and services to meet these needs. Our non-profit practice is an integrated regional practice that includes 12 partners and over 75 professionals whose expertise includes the following service areas: audit and accounting; tax; benefit plan audits; outsourced services including accounting, technology and cybersecurity; as well as financial software systems.

Our highly valued team members bring their diverse backgrounds and strengths to the table, resulting in you receiving a true blend of national firm experience and local firm delivery. Our team shares a common passion: a personal commitment to each client’s success as well as to the communities in which we live and work.

The firm has long been an active citizen in our community and is a proud contributor to and sponsor of over 300 charitable, arts and civic organizations. Partners and staff donate time serving as board members and in top leadership roles in over 200 organizations.

Patrick T. Dunleavey, CPA
Audit Manager, Non-Profit
2 Enterprise Drive, Shelton, CT 06484
Direct 203.944.8653     Fax 203.712.1453
Cell 203.218.1251   Toll-Free 800.529.9295
 / www.blumshapiro.com