AFP Global Webinar: Development + Finance = Fundraising Success

When:  May 5, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET)

The Development Officer writes the story of your organization. The Financial Officer illustrates it…with numbers. Financial Analyst Amy Karson and Fundraising Consultant Amy Fiore are experienced in improving operational efficiencies and meeting income goals for small to mid-sized nonprofits. Together, they explain how finance and development officers can and should work together to raise contributed income.

Topics covered in the webinar will include:

  • How to communicate organizational finances that are both transparent and compelling to a donor/prospect
  • How to determine direct costs and ethically increase the ask
  • Ways to stand out and impress a major donor or foundation
  • How to anticipate what a funder might look at and want
  • Ways to build mutual understanding and communication through the grant budget process

Presenters:  Amy Fiore and Amy Karson, MBA

Amy Fiore, Vice President, Jeffrey Sobel Consulting typically serves as a Client Lead and project manager specializing in board and staff training/retreats, strategic planning, fundraising plans and implementation, project management, and interim leadership. Prior to JSC, Amy was the Managing Director and Director of Development for TADA! Youth Theater and served in leadership roles at several esteemed Manhattan-based cultural institutions. Amy has been an adjunct professor on nonprofit management at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and has been a guest lecturer at NYU, Baruch College, the Alliance of Resident Theaters-NY, AFP-NJ, and Americans for the Arts among others. Amy also currently serves as the Director of Development for The Story Pirates.

Amy Karson founded Brand K Partners in 2013 after a 10+ year career in financial management and reporting. Afull-service bookkeeping and financial management firm, Brand K works to optimize the operational efficiencies of small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations. Amy began her career in the private sector at both IBM and UBS. She subsequently co-developed the Nonprofit Outsourcing Clearinghouse program with Nonprofit New York. Amy holds a BS in Finance from Penn State University and an MBA from Yale University. She lives with her husband and 3 sons in northern New Jersey.

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