2018 May Focus Print


Jennifer Clark, VP EducationNEAHP – Keeping you Posted

At NEAHP we do our very best to keep you informed and up to date at what is  happening in our organization and in our industry.  We do this in a variety of ways.

Our FOCUS newsletter, distributed every other month, provides a variety of information highlighting NEAHP events and activities, including educational webinars, our conference, member spotlights and a variety of other topics relative to our profession.

Our website, neahp.org, is the place to go for job postings, news and information and updates on our educational offerings and membership information.  I invite you all to visit the Member Only section to post your picture and brief biography and to utilize useful member-only benefits like our brand new “Resource Library” added in 2017.

Through our social media platform we strive to keep you updated on our programs, services and activities through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.  Social Media plays an integral part in the sharing of NEAHP’s activities with our members and colleagues in the industry.

In the News and Communications section of our website you will find a Legislative Affairs Report.  Rich Solomon continues to provide quarterly updates on current news and relevant information at the legislative level that has an impact on our work in philanthropy.

Working together to bring you this valuable information is our volunteer communications team consisting of Cathy LaRocca, Jeff  Miller, Veronica Rosa, Rich Solomon and Nick Zaharias.

Please let us know what else we might provide that will be of value to you.  We appreciate your membership and your commitment to our profession.

If any of you have suggestions on ways we can communicate with you better, or topics you would like to hear about through our various channels of communication, please let me know.

Jeff Miller, CFRE
Vice President, Communications & Secretary

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Sponsor Spotlight

Jennifer Clark, VP Education

Sponsor Spotlight

As many NEAHP members know, Ghiorsi & Sorrenti, Inc. has served as Gold Sponsor for the NEAHP Annual Educational Conference for several years. Many may not be aware of the personal service that John Modzelewski has provided to the organization – as a Board member, Conference Committee member and as chair of the committee to nominate the annual Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award.

Earlier this year, John retired from his distinguished career with Ghiorsi & Sorrenti, but not from NEAHP. At the annual Board of Directors meeting at this year’s conference in Woodstock, Vermont, John was awarded lifetime membership in NEAHP. The Board is very grateful to John for his continued dedication to the field of health care philanthropy and to NEAHP. Please join us in wishing him all the best in his retirement. We look forward to continued collaborations with John as a lifetime NEAHP member.

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Request for Presenters

Request for Presenters
22nd Annual Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The Resort and Conference Center, Hyannis, MA

Organization Profile
Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is the organizing host of Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod. The purpose of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is to encourage charitable giving, promote cooperation, and foster a better understanding among professional charitable giving planners, and also to further the education of its members, the professional community, and the general field of charitable giving.

The goal of Philanthropy Day is to share current best practices in non-profit management and fundraising and celebrate charitable giving in the spirit of philanthropy on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Request for Presenters (DEADLINE: June 1, 2018)
Presenter proposals are now being accepted for the 22nd Annual Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.  This prestigious, high profile conference showcases the regional thought leaders and is the only annual fundraising professional conference for fundraisers, executive directors, board members, and volunteers in the area and attracts more than 500 professionals. Our education program this year consists of two Keynote sessions (morning/afternoon) with approximately 300 attendees and (10) one-hour sessions, with approximately 30-50 attendees per session.

Philanthropy Day is for professionals in non-profit organizations (the majority are small shops) on Cape Cod and the Islands, their volunteers, board members, as well as professional advisors such as attorneys, estate planners, financial advisors, accountants and others.

Session Topics
Presenter considerations are based on the ability to provide session(s) from the following topic headings: 

  1. Monthly giving
  2. Capacity building
  3. Partnerships/Mergers
  4. Data
  5. Diversity
  6. Communications and Marketing
  7. Advocacy

Presenter Promotion
The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands uses several promotional vehicles to publicize the conference and provide visibility to featured presenters to Cape Cod and the Islands non-profits and vendors. Promotions include preconference direct mail piece, website spotlight, social media, sponsored print ads, conference app, and a printed conference piece.

Presenter Selection
The conference committee will give preference to proposals that:

  • Include specific learning goals
  • Present an opportunity for discussion on small non-profits related to your topic.
  • Include a case study of best practices or current trends on your topic.
  • Present tactical applications, scalable situations and transferable across all sectors.
  • Provide a hands-on, interactive presentation
  • Demonstrated success in working in regions that reflect Cape Cod’s philanthropic challenges: hyper-seasonality, older demographic, and competition for philanthropic dollars
  • Address diversity and inclusion

Presenter submissions must include the following:

  • Session topic and title
  • A description of your session including 3-4 clear learning objectives. What specific learning goals will this session deliver to attendees? Learning objectives provide a clear picture of the specific skills or content mastery that will be achieved as a result of the presentation. Learning objectives must contain verbs that describe observable, measurable, and/or actionable goals.
  • The intended audience (i.e. new professional, mid-career, executive, board or committee member, volunteer).
  • Please list the last two most recent presentations made, to what audience, and the approximate number of people in attendance.
  • Names of panelists in your session and their contact information (as outlined below).
  • Bio
  • Headshot
  • Contact information (for all presenters/panelists) including: first and last name, professional title, email, website, cell phone. If the presenter is not the main contact, please also include their contact name, email, phone number
  • Preference for am or pm session
  • If you plan to attend the luncheon

All session rooms will be set theater style and will have:

  • standing lectern and microphone;
  • six-foot table in front of room for presenter/panel use;
  • table microphones if applicable
  • overhead computer display hook-up

You must bring your own laptop computer.

Conference Fees
Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is not able to offer compensation to our presenters. The conference registration fee will be waived for presenters who wish to participate in the remainder of Philanthropy Day beyond their own presentation sessions. Travel, hotel, and other expenses are the responsibility of the presenter.

Presenter Responsibilities
For accurate and timely conference program content and publication, presenters are required to abide by the submission requirements above. Incomplete proposal submissions will not be accepted. Submission of handouts and all materials (electronic version in Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, or Adobe Acrobat) is the responsibility of the presenter. All handouts and PowerPoint presentations will be posted on the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands web site and the Philanthropy Day app for attendees to download after the conference.

Please note that overt marketing of services, materials, or products by presenters is not permitted during presentations.

Please note that there are a limited number of session slots. Proposals will not be accepted after June 1, 2018. All proposals will be reviewed and scored by the Education Committee. Not all submitted presentations will be chosen. However, Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands will keep your proposals on file for future considerations.

Thank you for taking the time to submit your completed proposal to:
Maura White
Administrative Assistant, Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands

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A Message from AHP

AHP’s Madison Institute

Offered for five days every summer, the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy’s Madison Institute offers intensive training aimed at increasing the knowledge and competency of Fundraising Professionals in Health Care. The AHP Madison Institute offers health care development professionals an unparalleled opportunity to learn, share and develop connections, as well as make life-long professional contacts in a supportive and highly-targeted learning environment. It’s a year’s worth of learning in just five days. With seven course tracks, choose a track that offers solutions and answers to best ensure your current and future success. 

Upon successful completion of the coursework, participants will receive a certificate from the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Business and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. Additionally, participants earn up to 26 CFRE credits that count toward the CFRE professional credential. The Madison Institute is sponsored by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Business.

The Madison Institute offers a unique opportunity for education, fellowship and career advancement for professionals in Health Care Fundraising. For more information, visit the Madison Institute web page at: https://www.ahp.org/events/madison-institute.

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