Thank you to the 2014 National Philanthropy Day sponsors.

celebrateAFP Central Florida would like to enthusiastically thank our 2014 National Philanthropy Day sponsors. This event acknowledged the entire spectrum of services that the non-profit and civic and service sectors provide in our community, as well as the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society.

Thank you to the 2014 National Philanthropy Day Title Sponsors.

Thank you to the 2014 National Philanthropy Day Title Sponsors.

Welcome SponsorWestgate Resorts FoundationAward Sponsors

The Assistance Fund

Central Florida Foundation

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

Embraced by Grace

Florida Hospital Foundation

Heart of Florida United Way Orlando Health Foundation

Orlando Magic Youth Foundation

YMCA of Central Florida

Signature Sponsors

Golden Corral Corporation

Neiman Marcus Rosen Hotels and Resorts

UCF School of Public Administration

Supporting Sponsors

Bryce L. West Foundation

SeaWorld Orlando

Wings of Hope Foundation

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January 15 – Jerry F. Smith, CFRE to speak at AFP Central Florida

register-now-button-homeJerry F. Smith will present 50 Thing I’ve Learned in 10,000 Days of Fundraising at the AFP Central Florida members luncheon on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

JFSVeteran fundraising consultant, Jerry F. Smith, shares the fundamental elements of fundraising learned from over 25 years of experience. Attendees will take away enhanced methods to focus on donors and building long-term relationships. Profound in their simplicity, you’ll wonder why you’ve not considered them before… or appreciate the reminders!

TIME:
Registration and Networking opens-11:15 AM; Lunch – 11:30 AM; Program – 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

NEW LOCATION for January only:
Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

COST: AFP Member: $20; Non-Member: $40;  Student: $15
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September 18 – Sara Brady and Scott Bowman speak at joint AFP and Rollins PNLC Leaders Luncheon

Between the Two of Them They Know Everyone Export to Your Calendar

"Scott and I are fortunate to be authentically engaged in the betterment of our community, but our decision-making has a foundation from our years of success, eye-opening moments and some good old-fashioned common sense,” said Sara Brady.  "Our careers have provided us with enough experience and information just to be dangerous or helpful; you be the judge,”

“Scott and I are fortunate to be authentically engaged in the betterment of our community, but our decision-making has a foundation from our years of success, eye-opening moments and some good old-fashioned common sense,” said Sara Brady. “Our careers have provided us with enough experience and information just to be dangerous or helpful; you be the judge,”

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Sara Brady and Scott Bowman together have a combined 40 plus years in public and community relations. Each has also been responsible for the corporate giving decisions on behalf of their respective employers – Bright House Networks and the Orlando Magic. Scott served as President of the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation and, recently, Sara was featured as one of the 25 most powerful women in Orlando.

Together, they know everyone and quite a lot about how to navigate the world of building and sustaining positive, effective business relationships as well as insights into the strategic thinking and decision-making behind corporate philanthropy are made.

Location: Winter Park Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL
Tuition: $20 members, $40 nonmembers (includes buffet lunch)
Registration is required and seating is limited.
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Presenters: Sara Brady and Scott Bowman

The Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center, part of the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business, was established to strengthen the impact, effectiveness, and leadership of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations through education and management assistance.

The Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center, part of the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business, was established to strengthen the impact, effectiveness, and leadership of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations through education and management assistance.

Sara Roen Brady, President of Sara Brady Public Relations, Inc., opened her PR firm in 2010 after spending five years as Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations with Bright House Networks Central Florida Division. In her role with Bright House Networks, Brady was responsible for the division’s strategic external and internal communications, media relations as well as directing the company’s community outreach initiatives and partnerships. In her career at Bright House, she led her department to win two prestigious Beacon Awards, the cable industry’s highest communications award, as well as two Golden Image Awards from the Central Florida chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) and the statewide FPRA organization. Before coming to Bright House, Brady oversaw division operations at Wragg & Casas Public Relations, the state’s largest independently owned public relations firm. As Managing Director, Brady was responsible for opening and directing the Miami-based firm’s Central Florida Division. In that role, Brady was responsible for business development as well as providing client counsel in strategic and crisis communications along with reputation management. Brady was named one of Orlando Magazines’ Top 50 Most Powerful People in 2011 for the third year running. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America. Whatever your media needs, Sara Brady Public Relations, Inc. can handle them so you can sleep at night and not worry about that news crew. And isn’t that really the best part about having great PR support?

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Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Central Florida Chapter promotes the development of fundraising professionals and philanthropy.

Scott Bowman, Vice President, Client Relations, joins Sara Brady Public Relations, Inc. after spending more than 12 years as a senior executive with the Orlando Magic.

In his role with the Orlando Magic, Bowman was responsible for retaining and growing the season ticket holder base through enhancing the overall customer experience.  He played a key role in the strategic planning, operations and outreach associated with the Magic’s campaign to build the new Amway Center. ESPN The Magazine recently ranked the Orlando Magic best in the NBA and fifth overall among all teams for the NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA in terms of overall stadium experience.

Bowman was also responsible for all community and government relations programs and outreach and served as the President of the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation.

Prior to the Orlando Magic, he was responsible for corporate communications and community relations as a senior vice president at Barnett Bank of Central Florida. Bowman also developed branding, messaging and overall marketing and sales strategies for clients such as Disney Vacation Club, Red Lobster and AOL as the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Magic Pencil Studios.

He enjoyed a six-year career with United Way and was responsible for communications and fund-raising strategies for a $15.5 million campaign in Orlando, which grew to a $21 million campaign in three years. In both Orlando and Columbus, Ohio he developed and implemented major special events and promotions that expanded the awareness of United Way and its funded agencies.

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May 15 – Non-Profit Social Media Networking

Non-Profit Networking in the 21st Century:
Using social media to connect and engage your community

Monthly Luncheon Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Please Register Here
Winter Park Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL
Sponsored by BidPal

Headshot Josh MurdockThis session will provide tangible ideas for using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to effectively engage and steward your donors and community supporters.

Presenter Josh Murdock is an EdTech blogger who’s sits on the planning team for FLBlogCon and was active supporter of the recent Blogging for Good initiative. He has covered local and national technology and educational events and loves talking about apps, startups, innovation, and food trucks. A member of Social Media Club, Josh also mentors at Startup Weekend Orlando.

Fondly called “Professor Josh” he has presented at numerous conferences and has served on the planning team for iSummit, TechVenture, Venture Lounge, and Florida Bloggers Conference. He is an educator, instructional designer, tech nerd, foodie, photographer, sketch artist and all around geek.

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