Click here for Luncheon NOTES – Why Lunch with AFP in 2015? Join us for the January Luncheon and find out! – Sponsored by US Trust

AFP Fairfield County Chapter Meeting NOTES – January 8, 2015

Feedback from Members about the value of the organization and things they would like to see the Chapter provide in the future.

Value of the Organization:

  • Networking sited by majority of members
  • Sponsorship
  • Reconnecting and renewing with members
  • Advice and wisdom from senior practitioners
  • Social Networking

Ideas for Future Programming:

  • Innovative ideas for nonprofits
  • Advanced Programs
  • Educational Programs such as CFRE
  • Mentoring
  • Programs related to Fundraising such as, time management, stress management, relationship management, sales techniques
  • Volunteer Engagement and Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Foundation Strategies
  • Women in Philanthropy
  • Incubator Organizations – engage in and create strategies for community support
  • Sharing Best Practices – success stories, projects and key performers
  • Stewardship ideas for volunteers and donors
  • Ways to work with Foundations and Corporations
  • Individual Giving Strategies
  • Education for Organization Leaders – use peers to invite each other to attend; also consider “Thought Leadership” on nonprofit management and Fundraising to engage organization leaders in the work of Fundraising
  • Career Advancement – things to do to prepare for your next move
  • Innovative, Create Partnerships – creating public/private partnerships
  • Language to use to help close the gift
  • Public Speaking
  • Prospect Research
  • Ethics

About Our Luncheon

Ever wonder what goes on at the Association of Fundraising Professional’s monthly luncheon programs and who attends? Our programs can enhance your fundraising knowledge/skills and build your career. Start the New Year off right by doing something positive for your work and professional relationships. Lunch is always healthy, delicious and features an interesting speaker from the nonprofit field. Members are friendly and enjoy meeting new attendees. During our January luncheon, we will explore the benefits of AFP membership including fun and relaxed after work networking events and no added cost Webinars. The luncheon series topics for the year and other event plans will also be unveiled.

WE WANT YOUR INPUT regarding 2015 programs so there will be an open discussion format and plenty of time for Q and A at the luncheon.

About Our Sponsor



For wealthy individuals and families with complex wealth management needs, U.S. Trust offers innovative and customized financial solutions to help meet unique lifestyle, family, business and philanthropic goals.

A coordinated team backed by more than 200 years of experience and the resources of one of the world’s largest financial institutions works with each client to understand and address their needs.

Mark A. DeCruccio
Senior Vice President-Private Client Advisor
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
1 Gorham Island, Suite 202, Westport, CT 06880