Small Shops Think Tank: Practical Ways to Advance Your Fundraising!- A four event series

Apr 12, 2022 08:30am -
Jul 12, 2022 10:00am

Event Description

Are you a “small shop” development program leader? By small shop we mean you manage few staff members (maybe just one!) with limited resources. As such, you are a committed fundraiser challenged every day to achieve large results.

If so, then AFP NYC’s workshop series focused on Small Shop Fundraising is perfect for you!

Together you will learn from your peers how to successfully navigate fundraising challenges unique to the professional in a small shop setting, as well as develop a network of support that will continue long after the series is over.


This is a four-session series and individual sessions are not available for purchase. This series is focused on engaging a small group of only 18 attendees maximum, so register early. We ask that registrants commit to participating in all sessions.
Sessions are tentatively scheduled for both online and in-person, from 8:30-10:00 am ET, and will be facilitated by Melissa A. Benjamin of Fiver Children’s Foundation, Susan Shapiro of shapiroassociates, Anne Townsend of ART + Strategy, and Gary Weinberg of DM Pros.

April 12th: Refining Your Fundraising and Communications Plan - Virtual

You have a terrific fundraising and communications plan. Now, let’s talk how you mark your progress and manage for success. We’ll discuss making refinements throughout the year, in real time and based on your results.

Featured facilitator:
Rose Crichton
Brooklyn Conservatory

May 10th: Donor Cultivation and Major Gift Strategies for Success- Virtual  

You are doing all that you can to stay in front of your donors and prospects with limited resources and time.  What can you be doing more of?  What should you be doing less of? And how do you make the shift in your program to optimize your results?

Featured facilitator:
David Smith
St. Ann’s School

June 15th: Managing Growth: Staffing & Systems  

Growing pains are real and can be an exciting time, or can lead to burn out and frustration in the organization. We will share our experiences on the signs to look for, and the best approaches on how to plan for and manage growth.

Featured facilitator:
Christie Ko
Executive Director
Fiver Children's Foundation

July 12th: Relationship Building: Working with Board and Key Volunteers

In a small shop, you depend on your Board and volunteers to help advance your mission, profile and fundraising. Set yourself and your volunteers up for success with affirming strategies and processes that maximize time, engagement and results. 

Featured facilitator:
Katie Gardner-Boehm
Director of Development
​Literacy Inc.

Event Type:Education
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on Mar 09, 2022.
Regular registration starts on Mar 10, 2022 and ends on Jul 08, 2022.
Late registration starts on Jul 09, 2022.

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