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Reserve Your Space Now! Early Bird Registration Closes March 15.3 Days
May 22-24, 2016

8 Tracks
Communications & Special Events, Donor Relations,
Leadership & Trends in Philanthropy, Planned Giving,
Annual Fund, Major Gifts, Best Practices, Career Development

48 Workshops
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Summer Internship in Fundraising – 3 Students Selected

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Florida Chapter and the Rollins College Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Center co-founded the internship program in 2013 in response to a lack of experienced fundraising professionals who can meet the demand.

This year the selection committee has selected three University of Central Florida (UCF) undergraduate students and three Central Florida nonprofit agencies to benefit from this unique collaboration that actually rewards participating agencies that complete the internship with $1,000 grants.

The Summer Internship in Fundraising is a first-in-the-nation competitive internship program designed to strengthen the fund development capacity of Central Florida nonprofit agencies while providing a platform for college students to explore the development profession as a way for achieving nonprofit career goals.

The three students – Brinique Rahming, Christian Rich Bond  and Katelynn Craft – have goals of pursuing careers in the nonprofit sector. Rahming received a Bachelor of Arts in public administration with a minor in nonprofit management this spring. She is a member of the AFP Collegiate Chapter at UCF and wants to use the internship to hone her fundraising skills.

Bond and Craft, both juniors, plan to graduate in 2015. Bond is an Orlando-native and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and entrepreneurial management. Craft is earning a Bachelor of Social Work with honors, pursuing a minor in nonprofit management and is an AFP Collegiate Chapter member.

Congratulations to Brinique, Christian and Katelynn!

February 19 – Richard Russell presents “The Case for Support”

register-now-button-homeAFP members will want to attend The Case for Support – How to get from zzz to $$$. Please be prepared: this one hour session may be a different twist on the classics!

Richard Russell has extensive experience in fundraising, management, and strategic planning. As both executive and consultant, Richard has planned and participated in capital campaigns ranging from $30 million to $3 billion. His expertise includes board development; strategy, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for both outright and deferred major and principal gifts; and program evaluation. He has held leadership positions at The Nature Conservancy, the ACLU, The Phillips Collection, Washington National Opera, and San Francisco Opera, and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Richard has degrees from Yale and Episcopal Divinity School.

Richard Russell, Principal, Resilient Philanthropy
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Can you share your organization’s work and goals without making your prospects’ eyes glaze over? Is your case for support clear, concise, and compelling? Is your mission statement a call to action? or committee-composed drivel? Richard Russell will share his success engaging prospects using aspirational language and simple interactive visuals.

AFP Central Florida Chapter and Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center will partner on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 to offer our Central Florida community this educational session with Richard Russell.

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.

Registration is required and seating is limited (click here).

Richard will share his successes engaging prospects using aspirational language and simple interactive visuals.

  • Samples of compelling cases and effective materials
  • Presentation vs. Conversation
  • Strategies for engaging prospects
  • Putting yourself in your prospect’s place
  • Top 10 Don’t Do list

Registration: Rollins PNLC and AFP Member: $20; Non-Member: $40;  Student: $15

Richard Russell has extensive experience in fundraising, management, and strategic planning. As both executive and consultant, Richard has planned and participated in capital campaigns ranging from $30 million to $3 billion. His expertise includes board development; strategy, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for both outright and deferred major and principal gifts; and program evaluation. He has held leadership positions at The Nature Conservancy, the ACLU, The Phillips Collection, Washington National Opera, and San Francisco Opera, and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Richard has degrees from Yale and Episcopal Divinity School.

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National Philanthropy Day – Friday, November 22

NPDThe Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Florida Chapter is pleased to announce winners for this year’s National Philanthropy Day.  Please join title sponsors Chase, Duke Energy, Heart of Florida United Way, Orange Appeal, Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, and Rollins College in congratulating the following recipients:

  • RAFMAN Club – Outstanding Civic and Service Organization
  • Bank of America – Heart of Florida United Way Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
  • Westgate Resorts Foundation’s Hospitality Helps Initiative – Orlando Health Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation
  • Christopher Beck – David R. Roberts Youth in Philanthropy Award
  • The Conductive Education Center of Orlando – Embraced by Grace Champions for Children Award
  • Grace Medical Home “Let’s Say Grace” – Excellence in Fundraising by a Nonprofit Organization
  • John W. Bozard – Outstanding Fundraising Professional
  • Bryce West – Community Foundation of Central Florida Award for Outstanding Philanthropist
  • Sue Foreman – Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
  • Gerald “Jerry” Hilbrich – H. Clifford Lee Lifetime Achievement Award

About AFP Central Florida

NPD_Save_the_DateThe Association of Fundraising Professionals is a membership organization that promotes philanthropy and fosters the growth and development of fundraising professionals through advocacy, research, education, and certification.  AFP and the AFP Central Florida Chapter require member adherence to a code of ethical standards and practices.  To learn more, please visit www.afpcentralflorida.org

About National Philanthropy Day in Central Florida

Once a year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Florida Chapter (AFP) is proud to recognize and honor many heroes who make dreams come true through a community-wide event called National Philanthropy Day.  This year’s sold-out event will held on Friday, November 22 at the Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, and will be hosted by Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer from the popular “Growing Bolder” program.  Special guest Andrew Watt, FInstF, President and CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals International will also be present.

Special thanks to AFP Central Florida’s Chair of National Philanthropy Day Valerie Mardle for her leadership in 2014!

For more National Philanthropy Day program,
please refer to Orange Appeals Nov/Dec 2013 issue.

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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