Roundtable and/or Networking Night; sponsor: Premier; held at Walrus + Carpenter

Two AFP Events Back to Back!

Join us for one or BOTH!

1) 4:00-5:30 p.m. Roundtable
(AFP Members only benefit)

2) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Night

Walrus & Carpenter
2895 Fairfield Avenue
Black Rock, CT 06605
(onsite parking available)

Roundtable Discussion (for AFP Members Only)
Development and Marketing: A Symbiotic Relationship?

DEFINITIONA symbiotic relationship occurs when two organisms, individuals or groups of people work together by helping one another with the intent of getting help in return and benefiting mutually.

A classic example of this type of symbiotic relationship is the plover bird and the African crocodile (photo above). The tiny plover acts as a toothpick for the fierce crocodile and helps by removing tiny morsels of food that is stuck between the crocodile’s teeth. These food particles are the source of food for the bird.  

Join us for our latest engaging roundtable discussion exclusively for AFP Members. Explore the intricate, ever-changing, and critical relationship between Development staff and Marketing staff in a lively discussion with your peers.

  • How does one navigate those often cloudy waters to make sure the mission is the message and that the messenger delivers the story?
  • How can both sides work together towards mutual success for your agency?
  • Is it easier to wear both hats?
  • Do you have a symbiotic relationship or is one side being eaten by the other?

Thank You To Our Roundtable Sponsor

 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

Networking Night Immediately Following Roundtable
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Open to AFP Members and Future Members

Join Us at Walrus & Carpenter (2895 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport) for our AFP March Networking Social! Open to members, guests and future members, this lively time to mix and mingle, exchange cards, and make friends is the perfect setting to build some more symbiotic relationships!

Each person will get TWO Drinks and will share a nice assortment of pre-ordered appetizers including Pork Nuggets, BBQ Wings, Nachos and Deviled Eggs!
Cash Bar afterwards. Drinks include beer, wine, well drinks and frozen cocktails.


AFP Member – $25
Guest of AFP Member – $25*
(*must be accompanied by AFP Member)
Future Member – $30




Register here for this event.  Any questions?  Please contact Marianne at