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November 14, 2014 for National Philanthropy Day. 

You're invited to join the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Friday, November 14 for our 8th Annual National Philanthropy Day at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel in Poughkeepsie, NY. To sponsor an honoree or make your reservation click here.

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Oct 9 - Development Director
Abilities First, Inc. a leading provider of support services for individuals with intellectual disabilities seeks dynamic, take-charge visionary with proven fund-raising and leadership skills to oversee development and implementation of a strong infrastructure for annual and capital campaigns as well as strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donor potential. The successful candidate will be responsible for building relationships with potential donors to increase overall gift revenues and strengthen ties effectively with community, government and business representatives. Position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree plus 7-10 years of professional fund-raising growth and increasing success with a proven track record in soliciting and closing gifts. Strong strategic planning skills and excellent communication skills are essential components of this position. Marketing and PR experience preferred. We offer a competitive salary package which includes medical/dental, 20 days paid vacation per year plus more! Send resume or application to Human Resources, Abilities First, Inc., 70 Overocker Rd., Poughkeepsie NY 12603. Fax: 845-473-1270. E-Mail: ... more >
Oct 2 - AFPMHV Annual Meeting
ANNUAL MEETING October 15, 2014 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mount Saint Mary College The Kaplan Math, Science, and Technology Center - Room 163 ... more >
Sep 29 - Director of Development & Major Gifts
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Oct 18 - National Philanthropy Day®—Tell Us YOUR Philanthropic Idol!
To help celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), AFP is asking people to submit short videos about their philanthropic idol (and how their idol inspires them to get involved), with the top five most popular videos earning the submitters $500 each for their favorite charity! Learn more. ... more >
Oct 15 - Top Ten (Week of October 13, 2014): Moving a First-Time Donor to a Major Donor
(Oct. 13, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to become more attuned to your donors; how to know just enough about website coding to talk with a designer or programmer; gender-based solicitations; one fundraiser’s work in a year to build a more diverse fundraising program and more! ... more >
Oct 13 - The Digital Advancing Philanthropy is Here!
Read the digital Advancing Philanthropy—whenever you want! You can conveniently access the entire magazine online, scroll through it page by page, as well as bookmark, download and print favorite articles. ... more >
Oct 13 - October 20 – 26: National Estate Planning Awareness Week
With more than 120 million people across North America not possessing updated estate plans, AFP and Financial Awareness Foundation are working together to promote National Estate Planning Awareness Week, Oct. 20-26. ... more >
Oct 8 - Top Ten (Week of October 6, 2014): Documentation—Do, Die or Just Do It!
(Oct. 6, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including a formula for the perfect online fundraising ask; organizational culture lessons; improving your listening skills; editorial calendar template; how to migrate donor data effectively and more! ... more >