Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Nonprofit fundraisers to gather for Philanthropy Day luncheon - Community Impact Newspaper

Nonprofit fundraisers to gather for Philanthropy Day luncheon - Community Impact Newspaper: The Greater Austin chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will hold its annual Philanthropy Day awards luncheon Feb. 12 at the Hyatt Regency Austin Hotel. Chapter members nominated nine honorees in eight categories.

"Generally nonprofits who benefit from the honorees' volunteer service or receive significant financial contributions from outstanding philanthropists nominate potential honorees," said Seth Sather, AFP Greater Austin chapter spokesman. "Each awardee is seen by the nominating organization as a tremendous asset in helping them achieve their respective missions."

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NPR woman honored by area philanthropy group

NPR woman honored by area philanthropy group: Betty Kempf’s decades of service to the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida her earned the Philanthropic Volunteer of the Year Award .

Association of Fundraising Professionals Nature Coast Chapter honored her during a National Philanthropy Day ceremony.

Friday, January 10, 2014

National Philanthropy Day participants get 'Straight Talk from Funders and Donors': Northshore Notables | NOLA.com

National Philanthropy Day participants get 'Straight Talk from Funders and Donors': Northshore Notables | NOLA.com: Following a welcome by President Candice Mancuso and a blessing by Rev. Steve Holzhalb, Northshore Community Foundation President/CEO Susan Bonnett explored the methods and elements for nonprofits to be successful. Carolyn Chassee introduced a Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) video with fundraiser Dan Pallotta, “The Way We Think about Charity is Dead Wrong.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Our opinion: Thayers' giving runs deep in Great Falls | Great Falls Tribune | greatfallstribune.com

Our opinion: Thayers' giving runs deep in Great Falls | Great Falls Tribune | greatfallstribune.com: Gene and Jane Thayer of Great Falls have been generous with their time and also by donating to worthy causes.

The Thayers recently received the outstanding philanthropist of the year award from the Montana chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ceremony Honors People, Organizations for Philanthropy - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Ceremony Honors People, Organizations for Philanthropy - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather: Since 1990, the Shenandoah Chapter has thanked those individuals, groups and businesses making a positive difference through awards. Leaders say the honorees' ripple effect is great and they hope the award presentations will inspire others to give back.

One award recipient, Amy Laser Kiger, has led fundraising efforts at Blue Ridge Community College for 15 years. Between working to make education possible for college students, serving at her church, and volunteering with Staunton's Kiwanis Club, she stays pretty busy.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Many people give throughout the year, not just during the holidays. - Toledo Blade

Many people give throughout the year, not just during the holidays. - Toledo Blade: National Philanthropy Day was Nov. 15 to recognize those who have given back to the community and helped others. The reward of philanthropy is the satisfaction of helping others. The Northwestern Ohio Chapter of Fundraising Professionals celebrated a day early on Nov. 14 at the Pinnacle in Maumee with its annual luncheon attended by about 470 community supporters

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Opportunity blogs here

Opportunity blogs here: Philanthropy includes all of us
In honour of National Philanthropy Day (Friday, November 15), the following excerpt by Holly Wagg summarizes why inclusive giving matters.

“Last week was the sixth workshop in AFP's Inclusive Giving project and the focus is on Women and Philanthropy. Over the past eight months a dedicated group of volunteers has shaped a vision for the discussions - everything from women's motivations for giving to insights into the challenges female philanthropists face.”

The AFP series on inclusive giving has also already included individual sessions on Chinese, South Asian, Jewish, African Caribbean, Indigenous Philanthropy. The video and transcripts are available online http://afpinclusivegiving.ca/past-conferences/.

Shooshan Lauded for Philanthropic Efforts - Sun Gazette Newspapers: People

Shooshan Lauded for Philanthropic Efforts - Sun Gazette Newspapers: People: Arlington developer and community leader John Shooshan has been honored as “Outstanding Philanthropist” for 2013 by the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fundraising organization awards philanthropic efforts

Fundraising organization awards philanthropic efforts: NEW PORT RICHEY — At the age of 10, Ashlyn Head turned her love for horses into a fundraising opportunity through the 2009 “Ride for Hospice,” which raised $500 for Gulfside Regional Hospice.

For two years, Ashlyn and her equine pal continued the ride as the event’s top fundraiser, tripling the number of pledges.

Philanthropy Day celebrates Sask’s biggest strength: volunteerism - Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca

Philanthropy Day celebrates Sask’s biggest strength: volunteerism - Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca: SASKATOON – Hundreds of people attended Saskatoon’s celebration of National Philanthropy Day on Friday.

Fundraisers, donors and those who give the valuable gift of time were honoured at the event hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Like many people in Saskatchewan who grew up on a farm, Heather Horner never remembers taking a vacation as a child.

blackgivesback: It’s Better to Give than to Receive: Teaching Your Child to be a Philanthropist

blackgivesback: It’s Better to Give than to Receive: Teaching Your Child to be a Philanthropist: Happy National Philanthropy Day! The Association of Fundraising Professionals states that National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—have made to our lives, our communities and our world. It is often said that philanthropy starts in the home, and we’re celebrating today by sharing an op-ed by Jack and Jill of America, Inc., a national social organization for African American families.

Achieva executive honored for innovation in fundraising technology - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Achieva executive honored for innovation in fundraising technology - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: People still want to meet face-to-face. It's still the most effective way to raise funds: meeting in person and engaging," said Mr. Tinker, vice president of advancement at Achieva, a South Side-based nonprofit that provides educational, career and other support services for people with disabilities.

Mr. Tinker, 42, was one of 12 local individuals and organizations honored Thursday with National Philanthropy Day Awards from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western Pennsylvania Chapter.

Today is National Philanthropy Day

Today is National Philanthropy Day: Philanthropy means "love of humankind," and National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is the annual celebration that recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments that philanthropy-and those involved in the philanthropic process-has made around the world.

In his blog post about the importance of NPD, Andrew Watt, FInstF, president and CEO, says that what makes philanthropy so powerful and unique is that it's voluntary:

Thoughts On National Philanthropy Day | The Agitator - Fundraising, Direct Marketing and Advocacy Strategies for Nonprofits

Thoughts On National Philanthropy Day | The Agitator - Fundraising, Direct Marketing and Advocacy Strategies for Nonprofits: Around the globe today, more than 100 communities and 50,000 people will have participated in events and celebrations marking National Philanthropy Day.

These events, much like the one we attended on Tuesday organized by the Miami Chapter of the AFP included award ceremonies, galas, luncheons, seminars and other special activities.

National Philanthropy Day is just bigger in Houston: Huge crowd shows - CultureMap Houston

National Philanthropy Day is just bigger in Houston: Huge crowd shows - CultureMap Houston: hen much-admired community leader Flo McGee took the stage in the Hilton Americas-Houston ballroom for the annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, the vibrant crowd of 1,000 rose to its feet with a standing ovation. The same generous greeting was given to the Ernest H. Cockrell family, both long noted for their noble philanthropy. McGee was honored with the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award and the Cockrells with the Maurice Hirsch Award for Philanthropy.

National Philanthropy Day: 'The Love That Understands' - Forbes

National Philanthropy Day: 'The Love That Understands' - Forbes: Think of the challenges that philanthropy is asked to solve. We fight disease, and try to prevent it. We preserve the natural environment. We care for the elderly, the sick, the displaced and the poor. We support the arts and encourage culture. We teach our young, and plan for the future. And of course we support our local communities. Within 25 miles of this room, philanthropy is at work in hospitals, schools, religious organizations, social services, arts, culture, advocacy and research. It’s at work in the preserving of this region’s public resources, from a walking bridge spanning the Hudson to the historic sites connected to the founder of the New Deal. And when a typhoon ravages a country that has a strong immigrant tie to the United States – and what country doesn’t – our society responds, as it did this past week.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

TCU participates in National Philanthropy Day for first time | TCU 360

TCU participates in National Philanthropy Day for first time | TCU 360: National Philanthropy Day was established in 1986 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). It “recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society,” according to the AFP website.

“This is the first year we've really encouraged other organizations to get involved and expanded the marketing and messaging externally,” said AFP Vice President of Public Affairs Michael Nilsen.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Philanthropy Day awards - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Local Richmond-area News

Philanthropy Day awards - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Local Richmond-area News: Austin Brockenbrough III, who received the Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award, viewed the luncheon crowd of 720 people at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and asked that they share the honor with him.

Ozarks philanthropists honored for generosity | Springfield News-Leader | news-leader.com

Ozarks philanthropists honored for generosity | Springfield News-Leader | news-leader.com: Fourth-grader Madasyn Clark was excited when she learned she had been named the youth philanthropist of the year. But then she realized she didn’t know what a philanthropist is.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Detroit Media Partnership President Joyce Jenereaux honored for commitment to community | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Detroit Media Partnership President Joyce Jenereaux honored for commitment to community | Detroit Free Press | freep.com: The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter will present Joyce Jenereaux, president of the Detroit Media Partnership, Gannett Michigan and the Detroit Free Press, with the Neal Shine Award for Media Commitment to Philanthropy at the National Philanthropy Day dinner on Wednesday.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Airlie Foundation receives Nonprofit Fundraising Board of the Year Award | Beach Carolina Magazine

Airlie Foundation receives Nonprofit Fundraising Board of the Year Award | Beach Carolina Magazine: The Airlie Gardens Foundation is the proud recipient of the “Nonprofit Fundraising Board of the Year Award,” presented by the Cape Fear Chapter of the Association of Funding Professionals.

Daily Exchange - Posting

Daily Exchange - Posting: Burlington - Can someone really change the world with a giving heart? According to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), people can through the giving of one’s time, talent or treasure.

To prove it, on November 15 at Burlington Convention Centre, six philanthropists and organizations from the AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter region will be recognized for their commitment to supporting and inspiring philanthropy in their communities through the sixth Annual National Philanthropy Day awards presentation. Two winners are from the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

BGE honored with 2013 Business Philanthropy of the Year Award

BGE honored with 2013 Business Philanthropy of the Year Award: BALTIMORE – At Wednesday’s National Philanthropy Day in Maryland, an event that recognizes the great contributions of people and businesses dedicated to community service and philanthropic giving across the state, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company was honored with the 2013 Business Philanthropy of the Year Award for large businesses for outstanding community service.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Al and Barbara Scheiner Named Gamm's New Partners in Philanthropy

Al and Barbara Scheiner Named Gamm's New Partners in Philanthropy: he Scheiners will be honored at Rhode Island's National Philanthropy Day Breakfast & Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, November 26 at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet. Since 1987, The Association of Fundraising Professionals Rhode Island (AFP-RI) and more than 100 non-profit organizations have come together to honor outstanding philanthropic contributions of corporations, small businesses, individuals and groups. Through philanthropy and volunteering, these individuals and organizations have made a real difference in the lives of men, women and children in Rhode Island and southeastern New England. During the National Philanthropy Day event, recognition is given to more than 100 Partners in Philanthropy by non-profit organizations who want to honor outstanding volunteers and donors.

Paving philanthropic pathways: 26th annual National Philanthropy Day Awards honors outstanding philanthropists in Broward County - Sun Sentinel

Paving philanthropic pathways: 26th annual National Philanthropy Day Awards honors outstanding philanthropists in Broward County - Sun Sentinel: The Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will host the 26th annual "National Philanthropy Day Awards" luncheon Nov. 13 at the Signature Grand, 6900 W State Road 84, Davie. Registration is at 11 a.m., followed by the luncheon at noon.

This nationally recognized event is set aside each year to honor and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy - and those active in the philanthropic community - have made to Broward County and its citizens.

AFP WPA National Philanthropy Day promo - YouTube

AFP WPA National Philanthropy Day promo - YouTube