Thursday, November 1, 2007
Thunderball - Annual Giving
Joseph Ferraro, VP, Marketing & Business Development, Carl Bloom Associates, Inc.
Goldfinger - Major Gifts
James Link, President, Greenwich Philanthropic Advisors
For Your Eyes Only – Donor Research and Technology
Carl Pitruzzello, Director of Advancement, University of New Haven
You Only Live Twice - Planned Giving
Deborah Rothstein, Director of Development, Jewish Community Foundation
Diamonds are Forever - Corporate, Government, and Foundation Giving
Jack Hickey- Williams, President, Empowering Resources
The World is Not Enough - Board and Volunteer Management
George Ferguson, Ferguson Development Group
Casino Royale - Exhibits Buzz Theatre
Donna Schmidt, Fundraising and Grant Research, Diocese of Bridgeport, Bishop's Office
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Register online https://www.chi-cash-advance.com/sforms/appeal397/contribute.asp
Fees: (Member of AFP, PGGCT or CAN* / Non-Member**)
Early Bird (Before 10/8/2007)
$130 / $160
Regular (10/9 to 10/31/2007)
$150 / $180
On-Site (After 10/31/2007)
$170 / $200
* Members are classified as in good standing (having paid current dues to AFP, PGGCT or CAN – Connecticut Association of Non-Profits).
** Board, Volunteers or CEO’s who sign up with an AFP or PGGCT member receive the Member Rate.
- Cancellation before 10/25/2007 100% Refund
- Cancellation between 10/25/2007 and 10/31/2007 50% Refund
- Cancellation after 10/31/2007 No refund available
Room reservations may be made at the Trumbull Marriott Hotel by calling 1-800-682-4095. Be sure to reference the AFP Connecticut Conference. The AFP Conference rate is $129.00 per night.
Special Needs Registration and Information
All conference attendees with special needs (handicap accessibility, hearing impaired or vegetarian diets) must register by 10/25/2007, and must contact Tom Jansen at 203-869-8424, ext. 3007 to identify your special needs, so that they can be met.
A highly sought-after presenter and researcher, Penelope has written two books and more than fifty seminars, training programs, articles, and plays especially for not for profit organizations. Her presentations are widely acclaimed as unique, engaging and among the most effective training programs in the sector today.
Penelope’s leading edge research in donor communication resulted in the publication of Donor-Centered Fundraising in 2003. The book is the only statistically based research ever published on the effect of meaningful communication on donor retention and gift value.
An important part of the work of the local AFP chapters is to provide scholarships to those who might not be able to attend the conference without some financial assistance.
Preference is given to individuals serving small organizations with limited resources.
Scholarship requests must be received no later than September 28, 2007.
To request a scholarship application, please contact the Scholarship Chair in your area:
Fairfield County Chapter:
(203) 254-2044, ext. 132
Monday, September 10, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
For exhibitors too, Philanthropy Day is a learning experience. Putting faces to names and email addresses is vital, but hearing from past, present, and potential customers about their needs, frustrations, and happy resolutions of problems is also important. It’s how the exhibitors learn to tailor their products to best serve the not-for-profit community and the fundraisers making their best effort to generate needed dollars.
This year’s Philanthropy Day has a great theme and a terrific group of speakers and presenters, so a large crowd is expected. And this year marks a great opportunity to present your products, because a separate track has been created for Exhibitors! Right in the Exhibit Hall, there will be a Buzz Theater, so that you can give a presentation about your product without having to go to a small off-in-the-corner room. You’ll be right there and easily seen, heard, and recognized!
If you’re a potential exhibitor and you haven’t made your plans yet to be at Philanthropy Day, now’s the time to jump in and make sure you’re represented.
Contact Ned Hogan, Sponsors Chairman, and sign up for your spot in the Hall and your place in Track 7 for the Buzz Theater!
The Planned Giving Group of Connecticut is a professional association that provides ethically-focused charitable gift-planning education, training and advocacy, and is a member of the National Committee on Planned Giving.