Educational Program — Thursday, March 12, 2020

Fundraising During Election Years and Other Challenging Times

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Networking, Introductions & Luncheon: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Educational Program and Q&A: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Pines Manor  |  Edison, New Jersey  |  Directions 

Advance Registration Rates:   AFP Members | $40     Non-Members | $60
Final Registration Rates:          AFP Members | $50     Non-Members | $70


Advance registration is recommended so you pay the lowest rate and are guaranteed a seat. 
We cannot guarantee seats for walk-ins. 
Advance registration rates end at 5 pm on Monday, March 9. 
We must pay for No Shows, so you will be charged if you cancel after Monday, March 9. 
Cancellations must be via email.

Target audience:  New to the profession; Mid-Level; Senior/Advanced and General Interest

When you are making an appeal, do donors indicate that they are focusing their charitable dollars on election year giving to their party/candidate/cause, recent disasters, or not giving at all due to challenging financial times like the 2008 recession? Donor fatigue sets in. Is it perception or reality? How does your nonprofit rise above the noise to survive and even thrive in such challenging fundraising circumstances?

Our moderator, Mark Murphy and panelists, Sue Nemeth and Patty Sly, bring a variety of insights and experience to the discussion of strategies for your nonprofit to counter the prevalent appeals these events generate that vie for scare donor dollars. It is wise to have a strategy in place, because the next big movement or catastrophe that grabs the headlines and pocketbooks could be just around the corner.

Mark Murphy
Lead New Jersey 




Sue Nemeth
Director of Development
Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)
Eagleton Institute of Politics
Rutgers – New Brunswick



Patty Sly
Executive Director
P.G. Chambers School