Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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Millennium Hotel 
2040 Walden Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14225


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Chapter Manager - Emily Knapic 
AFP, WNY Chapter 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES - Intentional Major Gift Conversations 

with Meg and Phil George from George Development

How to be intentional, ethical and use these skills to build more high capacity relationships and solicit more major gifts.

Meg and Phil will role play both an identification/qualification meeting as well as a major gift solicitation meeting to give the group real-life talking points for navigating each of these types of discussions. They will leave the group with important takeaways in regards to gathering information and preparing for these meetings, as well as reacting to and overcoming road blocks or difficult conversation points, including examples of ethical questions to pose. There will be opportunities to ask the Georges specific questions about making in-person asks, and they will share some of their experiences, too. The focus will be on being intentional in major gift work — and using these skills to build more high capacity relationships and solicit more major gifts. 

Prior to 12/5: AFP WNY Members - $28 | Without Membership - $40
After 12/5: Members - $35 | Without Membership - $45


George Development Group was founded as a full-service development consulting firm. Since then, GDG has emerged to provide custom philanthropic advising to non-profits, corporations, individuals and families. GDG is national in scope with a concentration in the Northeast and Florida. https://www.georgedevgroup.com/

Have you purchased your Flex Pass for the 2019-2020 Professional Development Series?

The AFPWNY Professional Development Luncheon Series Flex Pass is a prime membership benefit

A Flex Pass is good for six admissions to our Professional Development Luncheon Series. Attend your choice of six luncheon series programs: 

  • Come to six yourself
  • Bring five co-workers and all go to one
  • Grab a board member to bring along
  • Host your fundraising BFF from another organization
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 Flex passes are available all year 'round for $162.

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  • The Flex-Pass must be purchased by a current AFPWNY member.
  • Anyone from the Member pass-holder's organization/department/office may use the pass to attend luncheons.
  • The Member pass-holder should provide notice of who will be using a Flex Pass to attend a luncheon session by the early bird registration deadline.
  • We ask that Flex Passes be redeemed in full during a single luncheon season (September through May)

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