Professional Development Series

2023 AFP WNY Professional Development Series

"Money, Power, and Human Behavior"

Decoding Ethics in Philanthropy

A Breakfast Session


Thursday November 2nd 2023



 JCC of Greater Buffalo

2640 N Forest Rd, Getzville, NY 14068




AFP Members: $25

Non Members: $40


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Join us for an illuminating seminar as we unravel the ethical complexities facing fundraisers and nonprofit organizations. You’ll gain practical insights into making responsible and accountable decisions [that impact the bottom line]. 


Anna Schlia

Philanthropy PhD Candidate 

Frontline fundraiser, researcher of donor inclinations, and status quo breaker, Anna Schlia is an  expert in philanthropy research, principal and major gifts, program building, and executive  leadership coaching. Relentlessly inquisitive about nonprofit institutions and the donors who  support them, Anna is an emerging philanthropy scholar. She is pursuing a Ph.D. at the  University of Rochester and completing her dissertation on the topic of ultra-high net worth  donor motivation.


2023 AFP WNY Professional Development Series


"How to Maximize Impact From Planning to Execution"

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 PM ET via Zoom

AFP Members: Free
Non Members: $15

Zoom link for this session will be emailed to registrants two days prior to the session.

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Is your nonprofit considering embarking on a campaign, but unsure where to start, how to effectively plan, or how to ensure its success once launched? Join AFP Western NY for an engaging presentation as we explore the key elements of planning and executing a compelling campaign through every phase to achieve your organization's goals and maximize impact beyond the campaign finish line.


Piper Hardin, CFRE

Senior Director, Orr Group

           As a Senior Director at Orr Group, Piper serves on the Senior Leadership Team. Piper partners with Orr Group’s clients on growth & fundraising strategy, board development & team leadership, and capital campaign planning & execution. With an extensive background in capital campaigns and a specialty in major gifts and planned giving, Piper develops innovative strategies with return-on-investment-based solutions for our nonprofit partners to drive organizational change and substantial revenue generation. Piper brings 20+ years of professional development experience and nonprofit leadership to Orr Group. Piper has established proven success in creating and implementing strategies for major individual giving, planned giving, annual fundraising campaigns, capital campaigns, corporate giving, and institutional giving. She brings this expertise to the firm and to our nonprofit partners, along with her extensive experience leading high-performing teams, building long-term relationships with major gift prospects, and planning for multimillion-dollar revenue success. Piper is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning (FCEP).

             Prior to joining Orr Group, Piper served as Chief Development Officer at No Labels, a D.C.-based nonpartisan advocacy agency, where she was responsible for overseeing all facets of the development team, including revenue growth, major individual giving, annual donations, campaign giving, and fundraising strategy. In this role, she created and implemented a three-year business plan to increase annual revenue from $12 million to $33 million.