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The NY, Hudson-Mohawk Chapter was established in 1985 and has over 90 active members who serve as development directors, fundraising consultants, grant writers, volunteer fundraisers, foundation executives, and other individuals dedicated to fundraising and philanthropy.



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Jul 3 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Vice President for Institute Advancement
The Vice President for Institute Advancement reports to the President and serves as an Officer of Rensselaer. The incumbent is responsible for developing a strategic outlook for philanthropy as well as researching, designing, cultivating, coordinating, and executing all central advancement programs. The Vice President for Institute Advancement will lead efforts related to major gift fund-raising, corporate/foundation gifts and sponsorship, planned giving, alumni relations, prospect research, prospect and donor communications, advancement events, advancement information systems, and technology platforms. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with the President, all other portfolios, and volunteers at all levels to develop both long-term and immediate philanthropy strategies. ... more >
Jun 28 - SUNY Empire State College: Prospect Researcher
SUNY Empire State College currently seeks a part-time (80%) Prospect Researcher (State Title: Staff Assistant) in our Office of External Affairs. The Prospect Researcher is responsible for all aspects of prospect research and management to meet the needs of Development staff. The selected incumbent will be responsible for the identification, analysis and pipeline management of potential donors to the Empire State College Foundation. The primary responsibilities are to identify and research individual, corporation and foundation prospects, build prospect pools for identified priorities and assist in the proper management of prospect portfolios for Development staff. ... more >
Aug 26 - Top Ten (Week of August 25, 2014): 6 Signs of a Well-run Nonprofit Organization
(Aug. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how slactivists aren’t so bad afterall, which digital campaign tools you should be using (and the ones you should be forgetting), how to inspire action from tragedy, who is making the ‘overhead’ pledge (and how you can too!), how to cash-in on #GivingTuesday, what a nonprofit infographic should look like (and do) and why your nonprofit needs to be using LinkedIn! ... more >
Aug 26 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >
Aug 13 - Top Ten (Week of August 11, 2014): #GivingTuesday Campaign Planner
(Aug. 11, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on taking your ‘ask’ to the next level, cashing in on the new Millennial craze: Snapchat, discovering what to do in integrated fundraising (from an undercover donor!), making the most out of interns at your nonprofit, knowing the oddball reasons why your donors donate to your organization, how to tap into donor data to boost donor retention and how to make the most of a special occasion and holiday to strike a chord in your donors! ... more >