October 2018 Focus Print

President's Report

Martin Richman, Immediate Past President

Dear NEAHP members:

We at NEAHP are proud to celebrate 50 years of quality programming, professional networking and support, all provided through the volunteer work of many of your peers.

As such, we are looking for new talent to continue the rich conversations of the last 50 years. If you’d like to become more involved in NEAHP by participating on a board or committee, let us know!

There are volunteer opportunities in Social Media, Web Support, Professional Education, Communications, and much more.

Reach out to a Board or Committee member today and get involved!!

Robin Popp

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Conference Update

2019 NEAHP Annual Education Conference- Call for Presenters


The New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy is deep in planning mode for its Annual Education Conference on March 3-5, 2019 in Newport, RI. And, we want to hear from you!

We are seeking proposals for educational presentations that showcase best practices, innovative programs, general fundraising principles. Proposal of all types will be considered, so send us your best ideas! Based on recent member survey results, the following topics are of particular interest: 

  • Programs that have increased support for your organization
  • New technology that has led to revenue growth
  • Best practices for crafting appeals and/or grateful patient programs
  • Successful employee engagement programs
  • Board engagement tactics
  • Integrating direct mail, email, and social media
  • Planned giving basics for the small shop

Education sessions are 75 minutes in duration and take place on either Monday, March 4th or Tuesday, March 5th. If you are interested in presenting at the 2019 Annual Education Conference- or know someone else who has knowledge to share- please download the application from our website and submit it by October 10.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Clark at jclark@germancentre.org.

General Conference Information
The Annual Education Conference will celebrate NEAHP's 50th Anniversary so there is a lot in store for attendees! The beautiful Newport Marriott in Newport, RI will be our destination. Rooms are available for the special conference rate of $139 per night. More information about the conference is coming soon to our website. 

Interested in serving on the conference planning committee? Please contact Conference Co-Chairs Gail Dexter gdexter@crhc.org or Jeff LaValley jlavalley@communityvna.com to get involved!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jennifer Clark, Program Chair

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Scholarship Deadline Approaching

From left: Betsy Cross, Edith Millard, Jessica Symonds, Dave Chase and Jennifer Clark.

Scholarship Fund

Everyone aboard Dave Chase’s sailboat seems to be having a great time, but they are also helping to contribute to career education for NEAHP members. These ladies bid successfully on Dinner and a Sail, donated by Dave Chase to benefit the NEAHP Scholarship Fund. A NEAHP member is chosen each year to attend the Madison Institute, a week-long intensive training for fundraising professionals, and for the Annual NEAHP Fundraising Conference.

More information will be forthcoming, but this year’s application deadlines are:

  • Scott C. Fithian Scholarship  - covers NEAHP annual conference full conference admission
    • Deadline for applications: Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, 4 p.m.
  • Richardson Miner, Jr. Scholarship – covers AHP Madison Institute conference plus up to $1,000 travel and lodging
    • Deadline for applications: Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, 4 p.m.

John Garcia serves as Chairman of the Scholarship program, and can be reached at John.Garcia@LifeSpan.org.

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Sponsor Spotlight

A Big Thank You To: 

Please join us in thanking Five Maples Development Communications for donating the design, printing and mailing for our 50th Year Celebration postcard!

Five Maples helps nonprofit organizations communicate effectively, improve fundraising results, and acquire new donors.

For more information about Five Maples, visit https://.fivemaples.com

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NEAHP's 50th Anniversary Celebration

50th Anniversary Celebrations have begun!

Celebrations of the NEAHP 50th Anniversary have been popping up around New England. Below are shots of some Massachusetts members enjoying bowling at King’s in Dedham, MA.

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