Webinar Breakfast Series

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Have a limited professional development budget?

Our Webinar Breakfast Series
is your answer!


March 28

July 25
September 26 December 12

For just $10* you'll enjoy breakfast, view a webinar, wrap with an engaging group discussion, and be headed to your office by 10:00 am.

*Webinar events are open to all. Members pay $10; those without membership are welcome to join us for $20. Includes continental breakfast.

All webinar breakfast events are approved for 1.0 CFRE credit.
Attendees receive a certificate of completion. Some sessions are also worth ACFRE credit.


Webinar breakfast events are held at the United Way (742 Delaware Ave, Buffalo). You must attend in person.

Breakfast: 8:30 am
Webinar viewing: 8:45 am - 9:45 am
Post-discussion: 9:45 am - 10:00 am

Our post-webinar discussion facilitators are two long-time AFPWNY Chapter members and both AFPWNY Earle Hannel Outstanding Fundraising Professional award honorees: Mr. David Cristantello, Ph.D. currently Vice President for Institutional Advancement for Canisius High School, and Ms. Adair M. Saviola, currently Director of Development and Communications for the International Institute of Buffalo.


NEXT UP: Thursday, December 12

How to Raise Major Gifts in Only 30 Minutes a DayMajor Gifts in 30 Minutes a Day

This session is for busy executive directors and development professionals who want to raise significantly more money but haven’t found the time to get started. One of the biggest challenges with raising major gifts is that there are no deadlines to hold your feet to the fire. Join Amy Eisenstein and she shares tips and tricks to stay on track so you raise significantly more money this year.

Participants will:

  • Explore why metrics are important for success in raising major gifts
  • Learn techniques to stay on track and accountable
  • Discover ways to communicate with donors on a regular basis

Presenter: Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE


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Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE is a consultant, author, speaker, and the creator of online fundraising resources including Mastering Major Gifts, Power Asking, and the Capital Campaign Toolkit.  Her published books include: Major Gift Fundraising for Small ShopsRaising More with Less and 50 A$ks in 50 Weeks.  She became an AFP certified Master Trainer in 2009. Amy served as the president of the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – New Jersey Chapter in 2014 and 2015. She became a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2004 and received her advanced certification, ACFRE, in 2013. Check out her blog and video posts at www.amyeisenstein.com for free fundraising resources.

Past AFP-WNY Chapter Webinar Events:

  • 9/26/2019 "21st Century Grant Applications" with Diane Gedeon-Martin, AFP Certified Master Trainer

  • 7/25/2019 "Financial Literacy: What Every Fundraising Professional Needs to Know" with Amy Wolfe
    3/28/19 "From Nervous to Excited: Evolving Board Knowledge, Skill and Confidence" with Robbe Healey
  • 12/12/17 "Accepting Gifts from Pablo Escobar and Other Ethical Dilemmas"
  • 10/5/17 "Investing in Major Gift Fundraising: Make it a Priority!" with Kay Sprinkel Grace
  • 8/10/17 "The State of Online Fundraising" with Mike Snusz
  • 6/1/17 "Small Shop Success: Building Your Development Dream Team"
  • 10/13/16 "The 5 Things you need to know to run a Successful Monthly Giving Program"
  • 7/14/16 "How Social Justice Fuels Philanthropy" with Simone Joyaux
  • 4/8/16 "Five Simple Strategies to Boost Donor Retention" with Shanon Doolittle