June 2020 Focus Print

Checking in

In this time of COVID-19, adapting to a new normal – working from home, home-schooling children, getting used to new habits, caring for older parents, trying to locate supplies, monitoring important news releases – has knocked many of us for a loop.


We, who are working in healthcare, are in the eye of the storm, at the very center of the crisis – in hospitals, skilled nursing centers, Veteran’s homes, hospice facilities, assisted and independent living centers, doing our best to find new ways to raise money, hold relevant fundraising events, find sources of funding for PPE to protect our colleagues, sewing masks and gowns, making hand sanitizer, accepting old iPads and iPhones so that staff caring for the isolated can help them see and talk to family one more time. All of this can feel so overwhelming!


We hope you are taking time to stop and see the good around you. Stop the merry-go-round and smell the June roses. Just breathe - just for five minutes. Take a walk and listen to the sounds of nature. It’s important to take care of you.


NEAHP Board leaders have been working very hard behind the scenes to adapt NEAHP to the new normal, re-tooling programming for 2020 and planning ahead for 2021. As you might imagine, the challenges are not small, but we’re working hard to expand ways for us to connect and to provide valuable information for the current reality.


Join us for an educational webinar on July 15, presented by Alice Ayres, President and CEO of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP). We hope you will join us to hear Alice present on Philanthropy in Uncertain Times. Registration is free to all current members, $30 for non-members, and is open now. Find more information below.

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Stay tuned for more exciting things to come from NEAHP and remember:


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Join Us for a New Webinar on July 15th

In this COVID-19 world, so much has changed for philanthropy. NEAHP has reached out to leaders in the field to share their view on navigating the murky waters of this “new normal.” Our first presenter is Alice Ayres, President and CEO of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.

This webinar is approved by CFRE for 1.0 credit.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:00PM
Presented by
Alice Ayres, MBA
President and CEO
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

Philanthropy in Uncertain Times

Who among us at the beginning of this year had any idea how different our lives, our work and our focus would be just six months later? With all the uncertainty we all face, what do we know about fundraising in crises? What do we know about healthcare fundraising right now, and what can we expect in the future? How have hospitals around the country adapted in order to be successful in this brave new world? Join this webinar to learn what Alice is hearing from AHP members, what AHP is seeing in their own data, and what we’re all learning about how to navigate these very uncertain times.

Alice Ayres is President and CEO of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) where she brings deep health care industry knowledge and strong marketing skills to the role. Prior to joining AHP, Alice served as Chief Revenue Officer at Knowledge to Practice (K2P), an early-stage company creating an alternative to cardiology continuing education, where she worked closely with leaders at the top training hospitals across the United States. Previously, Alice served as an executive director with The Advisory Board Company and held marketing leadership roles at Kraft Foods and a wireless start-up called Kajeet. She holds an MBA from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management and her bachelor’s degree from Princeton.

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Get ready! July 15th is next CFRE application deadline

It’s been an upside-down year in so many ways. If you’ve vowed to take control of your career and professional development in 2020, mark your calendar for July 15 — the next CFRE application deadline.

By submitting your application, you’ll take an important step towards CFRE certification. NEAHP members always enjoy a special discounted CFRE initial application fee of $700.

Don’t forget that when you submit your application on or before June 30, 2020, you’ll enjoy having 18 months to sit for the exam instead of the usual 12 months.

Log in to your CFRE account here to put the finishing touches on your application or start your application.

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We Want to Hear From You

NEAHP’s Communications Committee is here to serve members with updates for members from the NEAHP Board and committees, communications from industry leaders and with timely legislative updates. Jeff Miller, CFRE, is the committee chair; Amy Beaudoin Graves helps manage website content, blogs and social media posts; Kathleen Bentley is the editor for the FOCUS newsletter.

Be on the lookout for our next blog post email in the coming days. John Modzelewski will share thoughts on being prepared in the age of COVID-19.

Share your good news!  If you have news to share with our members, please pass it along to us. If you’d like to write a blog, please share it with us. Do you have great ideas for virtual events? Tips for securing meetings or working from home? Have you had a great fundraising campaign? We’d love to hear from you! Email Kathleen Bentley.

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