AFP Sexual Harassment Statement- Press Release

AFP Color“Having more female senior-level executives in the profession isn’t just important to preventing sexual harassment; it’s critical to furthering the entire mission of the nonprofit sector,” says AFP Chair Ann Hale, CFRE and AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA in a statement release today from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) regarding sexual harassment/gender equity in the fundraising profession.

Three main points in the statement include:

1) AFP has set a clear and decisive policy of zero tolerance for harassment.

2) The issue of harassment is part of a larger conversation about equity in the fundraising profession and the charitable sector. Women make up approximately 70 percent of the profession, yet account for only 30 percent of senior leadership positions.

3) Men need to take the initiative to speak out against harassment. Speaking out affirms that men are standing with their female colleagues and providing their unwavering support.

To read the entire statement visit the AFP website through this link:

http://www.afpnet.org/Audiences/NewsReleaseDetail.cfm?itemnumber=48071

EBI New Development Director Roundtable

EBIToday, I had the honor of sharing my passion for teaching others the joy of giving by being the guest speaker at the New Development Director Roundtable at the Edyth Bush Institute of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, sharing about The Association of Fundraising Professionals and the local AFP Central Florida chapter, I covered what our chapter does locally, including our monthly educational programs, scholarships, the mentorship program and CFRE Review Study Group. I also discussed what AFP does internationally providing research and industry advocacy. One of the most important things AFP provides is the Code of Ethical Standard and the Donor Bill of Rights, which is the bases of ethical fundraising best practices. Membership scholarship application are now being accepted for new, renewing and young professionals. The deadline is November 30.

Contact me if you have any questions about what AFP membership can do for you, or you can visit the website: www.afpcentralflorida.org.

Planet Philanthropy Request For Proposals

Planet PhilanthropyThe Association of Fundraising Professionals Florida Caucus is seeking proposals for Educational presentations for the Planet Philanthropy 2018 Conference to be held in Fort Lauderdale, FL June 17-19, 2018 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach and hosted by the Florida Caucus in partnership with the AFP Broward Chapter. Planet Philanthropy is the premiere educational opportunity for fundraising professionals in Florida.  We are expecting more than 400 fundraising professionals, non-profit leaders and board members to attend to learn through our thought- provoking plenary sessions, skill-building workshops, networking opportunities and exhibits.

The Education Programs will be organized into workshop sessions on June 18 and 19, divided among tracks based on target audience and the following subjects:

Annual Giving; Major Gifts & Prospect Development; Planned Giving; Communications & Social Media; Special Events & Marketing; Stewardship & Donor Relations; Career Development; Trends in Philanthropy

Presentations will generally be limited to 75 minutes, although we will consider proposals for back-to-back sessions lasting 150 minutes. We will try to accommodate special requests for presentation times, but this may not always be possible.   We are also seeking leaders for our affinity breakfast round tables. Please indicate your interest when completing the attached form.

All presenters will receive a complimentary single day registration for the day of the conference they are presenting. Presenters traveling from outside the State of Florida will receive a complimentary standard room at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach for one night (before or after the presentation based on preference). Presenters who live in Florida and are driving more than 250 miles may request a complimentary room. All requests will be considered and responded to by March 16, 2018.

This is an excellent opportunity to share your passion for fundraising and your expertise as a seasoned professional with members and guests of AFP Florida. Collaborations for presentations are encouraged, especially between consultants and clients.

No products, services or publications can be sold or promoted during presentations. We have exhibit space available, if you are interested!

The decisions of the Selection Committee will be final. Applications from those with the CFRE, ACFRE or other related professional certifications and AFP members are especially encouraged.

Proposals are due FRIDAY, November 17, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

A completed application form is REQUIRED and proposals will not be considered without them. Click here for the application: RFP Planet Philanthropy 2018

The requirements include:

*    Two references familiar with the presenter’s speaking skills and expertise, with contact information

*    Please specify the demographics of the participants your session best applies to: number of full-time fundraising professionals; years of experience of the fundraisers; and the relevant fundraising strategies that align with your topic

*    Title and description of the workshop (50 words maximum)

*    Learning objectives for the workshop

*    Teaching methods for the workshop (interactive formats are highly recommended)

*    Brief description of handouts (all must be received in digital format in order to be included in the Planet Philanthropy digital compilation of handouts)

*    Electronic photo of presenter(s)in .jpeg format-300 dpi at final size of 3X5

For questions email AFPFlorida@yahoo.com.