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 for 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.

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Monthly Educational Luncheons
3rd Thursday of the month

Upcoming Events


  • Virtual: Coffee and Conversations

    Jun 1, 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.

  • Quickly Building Deep Personal Relationships

    Jun 16, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM (ET)
    Let's get to the "Real Stuff" - How to communicate your way through the 7 levels of communication intimacy and truly KNOW people' In this session Kate will introduce you to the 7 Levels of Communication Intimacy and demonstrate just how important it is to understand the navigation of these levels in Fundraising/Development. Kate will demonstrate how these skill's have been used in Kate's professional and personal life to build lasting relationships that are much more than surface level.  The presentation will be interactive, fun and engaging as we walk them through each level- and learn how to build trust.  Kate's goal is that each participant will gain confidence in their own style of interactions  and have a greater understanding of the benefits of knowing other humans on a deeper level.   Attendees will earn 1.0 CFRE Credit. Members: $10 / Nonmembers: $30
    Central New York Community Foundation, CNY Philant, NY, United States

  • Virtual - Quickly Building Deep Personal Relationships

    Jun 16, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM (ET)
    Let's get to the "Real Stuff" - How to communicate your way through the 7 levels of communication intimacy and truly KNOW people' In this virtual session, Kate will introduce you to the 7 Levels of Communication Intimacy and demonstrate just how important it is to understand the navigation of these levels in Fundraising/Development. Kate will demonstrate how these skill's have been used in Kate's professional and personal life to build lasting relationships that are much more than surface level.  The presentation will be interactive, fun and engaging as we walk them through each level- and learn how to build trust.  Kate's goal is that each participant will gain confidence in their own style of interactions  and have a greater understanding of the benefits of knowing other humans on a deeper level.   Attendees will earn 1.0 CFRE Credit. Members: Free / Nonmembers: $15
    Syracuse, NY, United States

  • Virtual Global Webinar: What Sponsors are Looking for in Partners

    Jun 30, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
    Join AFP’s Senior Director of Business Development, Chris Amos, as he moderates a panel of some big name nonprofit sponsors to find out what sponsors are really looking for in partner organizations. Learn how to do your research, approach and follow up to secure long lasting mutually beneficial partnerships.  The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties will be offering this webinar free of charge for all attendees thanks to the generous support of Bank of America.

  • Virtual Webinar Series: Leadership Building and Organizational Capacity

    Jul 5 - 26, (ET)
    Join us on Tuesday's at noon in July for a webinar series focused on Leadership Building and Organizational Capacity! July 5 - I’m New and I Want to Be Good! Jumpstart Your Career with 8 Great Tips  July 12 - Flipping Fundraising: Building YOUR Adaptive Fundraising Muscle in the New Normal  July 19 - Fundraising BS: How Behavioral Science Shapes Our Sector and Our Practice  July 26 - Active Listening for the Win! Members: Free / Nonmembers: $30

  • Virtual: Coffee and Conversations

    Jul 6, 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 Webinar Series: Annual Giving

    Aug 2 - 23, (ET)
    Join us on Tuesday's at noon in August for a webinar series focused on Annual Giving! August 2 - Data Done Right Maximize Your Fundraising Intelligence  August 9 - 10 Ways (at least) to Screw Up Your Direct Mail August 16 - Ten Tactics Beyond Meeting Requests to Engage Your Donors  August 23 - How to Build a Comprehensive and Inclusive Communications/Stewardship Plan  Members: Free / Nonmembers: $30

  • Virtual: Coffee and Conversations

    Aug 3, 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: Coffee and Conversations

    Sep 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: Coffee and Conversations

    Oct 5, 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: Real-life Strategies in Empowering Board Members

    Oct 6, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
    Based on recent doctoral research at Columbia University and a decade of working with nonprofit boards, this session will explore how board members learn to become impactful leaders in nonprofit organizations, while developing fruitful relationships with peers and staff. The session will start by presenting major findings of this research i.e. motivational factors of board members in seeking a board role and reasons for contributing to the nonprofit; how seasoned board members describe the challenges they face as nonprofit leaders and how they overcome those challenges. We will conclude with effective strategies to empower board members. Learning outcomes include: Understanding board members' needs and wants, practical ways of approaching challenges with board members, and suggested strategies of empowering board members to give. Members: Free / Nonmembers: $10 ​

  • 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.

  • Virtual Webinar Series: Special Events

    Nov 8 - 22, (ET)
    Join us on Tuesday's at noon in November for a webinar series focused on Special Events! November 8 - No More Bad Events! Turning Lackluster Events into Transformational Experiences  November 15 - Getting the First Appointment with Difficult to Reach Prospects  November 22 - What Sponsors are Looking for in Partners  Members: Free / Nonmembers: $30

  • 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

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