Monthly Professional Development Meetings

Please note: Our Fall 2020 programming will be held virtually and at no cost to participants. It is our hope and intention to resume our normal monthly breakfast meetings at the Delaney House beginning in January 2021, pending state guidelines with regard to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Virtual Session - Free to Participants

Philanthropic Conversations in a World Turned Upside-Down:
A Case Study Look at Donors and the Gifts They Choose

Speaker: Kylie Johnson, CRPC

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Virtual Session - Free to Participants

Listening to and Talking with Donors: 
Applying Research to Reality
Speaker: Michael J. Buckley, CFRE

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Virtual Session - Free to Participants

How to Build and Strengthen Your Storytelling Program
Speaker: Stacey Price and Molly Biechele

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Virtual Session - Free to Participants

The Art of Grantwriting:
Tips, Tricks, and Trends to Secure Funding

Speaker: LouAnn D'Angelo

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Demystifying Donor Advised Funds
Speaker: Maureen Barry

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Embracing Technology Trends in Advancement

Speakers: Kelly Galanis, Karen Holbrook, and Kylie Laurenitis

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Communications, Strategic Planning,
and Goal Setting for the Fiscal Year

Speaker: Mario Capozzoli

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Engaging with your Volunteer Base
and Increasing Alumni Engagement

Speaker: Nancy E. Cook

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Organizational Innovation in the Non-Profit Sector
(Special 90 Minute Extended Session!)

Speakers: Paul Silva and Kelly Minton


Monthly breakfast meetings are $33 for non-members, $25 for Basic or Student members.

*Please note: For our September, October, November and December 2020 sessions, we will meet virtually and participants may attend at no cost. We hope to resume our regular schedule for January 2021.  


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