Events Calendar

The Central New York Chapter of AFP hosts numerous events throughout the year, open to both members and non-members. We welcome your ideas and feedback on how to make our programming even better. Or if you are an AFP member and interested in helping plan our events, contact us today.

AFP-CNY is proud to offer opportunities to help defray the costs of memberships, conferences, and special events. Click here to learn more about scholarship opportunities.

Upcoming Events


  • Virtual: Sustainers – a cornerstone of fundraising

    Oct 20, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
    Whether you are just starting out with a monthly giving program or are looking for ways to grow your program, don’t miss the AFP monthly seminar on October 20th!  Lynn Hy and Heidi Soine from Food Bank of Central New York will provide you with the tools and strategies they have used to grow and retain a sustained giving base that they attribute to at least 10% of their annual fundraising budget. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and an invitation to all of those in attendance to share their ideas and strategies.

  • Virtual: Coffee and Conversations

    Nov 2, 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM (ET)
    Join your fundraising colleagues for an opportunity to discuss current topics in our field, get feedback on your pressing questions and network with like minds.  This is a free event.

  • Ethics of Gift Planning

    Nov 9, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM (ET)
    Join us for our November luncheon with Tom Griffith and Christine Woodcock Dettor on Wednesday, November 9th! Participants will learn: General ethical guidelines that apply for charitable gift planning. The complexity of issues related to working with seniors as they face physical and cognitive changes. Ways to prevent ethical dilemmas in your donor/client interactions. Can't make it in person? Click here to register to attend the event virtually .
    Syracuse, NY, United States

  • Virtual: Ethics of Gift Planning

    Nov 9, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
    Join us for our November luncheon with Tom Griffith and Christine Woodcock Dettor on Wednesday, November 9th! Participants will learn: General ethical guidelines that apply for charitable gift planning. The complexity of issues related to working with seniors as they face physical and cognitive changes. Ways to prevent ethical dilemmas in your donor/client interactions.

  • National Philanthropy Day 2022 Celebration Luncheon

    Nov 15, 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM (ET)
    Each year, the Central New York Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-CNY) recognizes outstanding achievements by individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, and professional fundraisers. This year’s awards luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 15 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Syracuse in East Syracuse, NY from 11:30am-1:30pm. The luncheon is a community celebration of the transformative power of philanthropy - please join us! Registration starting at 11:30am Event program and lunch 12:00-1:30pm Tickets: $50/person The deadline to purchase tickets online is Friday, November 4th. Congratulations to the 2022 National Philanthropy Day Honorees! We are proud to honor: Outstanding Corporation: Berkshire Bank Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Ashlea Schad, MBA, CFRE Outstanding Philanthropist: Dean Ripley Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers: Dennis and Judith Hebert Sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here for more information . The deadline for recognition in the event program is Friday, October 28, 2022. #Philanthropy
    East Syracuse, NY, United States

  • Virtual Global Webinar: How to Close Every End-of-Year Gift and Set Yourself Up for Success in 2023

    Nov 29, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
    November is always crunch time to make sure that you have the systems in place, with the right communications and outreach so that you can close all the gifts your worked so hard to put in place by that magical moment – December 31! During this time, there are many competing interests to juggle: Reaching our donors in between the upcoming holidays throughout November and December; Giving Tuesday; End-of-Year mail campaigns; Special Events; and the day-to-day tasks of running the organization. Laura has created the right structure for you to master your calendar and optimize the ideal times when you can reach your supporters. Communicating with supporters when THEY are in the right frame of mind to have those meaningful conversations will maximize your success to CLOSE all types of gifts. Bonus time – she will show you how you can use December as the perfect time to line up your visits and outreach in January and February so that you start 2023 off and running with new gifts in the new year. Presented by: Laura Fredricks, J.D. Members: Free / Nonmembers: $10

  • Virtual: Coffee and Conversations

    Dec 7, 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM (ET)
    Join your fundraising colleagues for an opportunity to discuss current topics in our field, get feedback on your pressing questions and network with like minds.  This is a free event.

  • Virtual Global Webinar: Crypto Philanthropy 101

    Dec 13, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
    Today, there is more money invested in Bitcoin than in Visa and Mastercard combined. With tens of millions of crypto donors poised to give this year, do you know how to reach the fastest-growing donor demographic? Crypto donors are young, tech-savvy, and their average donation is $11,000, more than 100 times higher than the industry average of $108. Learn how to reach these donors and accept Bitcoin donations. Presented by: Alex Wilson Members: Free / Nonmembers: $10

  • Virtual: Keeping Donors/Sponsors Engaged in Smaller/Rural Market

    Dec 15, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
    Hank Leo, CEO, YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley, brings his decades of experience in non-profit management and fundraising to our December Luncheon. He will focus his conversation surrounding relationship building, foundation solicitation and finding ways to reach new donors in a smaller market, and identifying new prospects in a more rural area.

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