November 2020 Focus Print

A Message from Jessica Symonds

Happy Thanksgiving!


In this season of thanksgiving, I am especially grateful for all of you. As members of NEAHP, you breathe life into our organization. While 2020 has certainly been filled with unexpected twists and turns, the ingenuity and resourcefulness exhibited by our members has been outstanding. Thank you for your commitment to our profession and to each other. I am grateful for all of our sponsors, especially Ghiorsi & Sorrenti, Inc. and The Giving Collaborative who, when I called on them this summer, stepped up to the plate to sponsor our webinar series and share their wisdom via webinar content. I am also grateful for my fellow board members. In this year of changes and modifications, they have been with me every step of the way doing everything they can to develop quality ongoing educational opportunities and ensure the financial viability of the organization.

NEAHP is a strong organization because of you. I have 2 asks of you today. As we look to 2021, I would ask you to renew your membership when you receive the membership mailing. Membership dues are the lifeline of our organization and we are stronger together. We have monthly webinars planned through June – in addition to a phenomenal VIRTUAL conference currently being planned for March. My second ask is to please complete the survey we will be sending in early December. We want to hear from you – all of you – on what we can do differently or better to enhance your membership experience.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and your friends!


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Jack Good – In Memoriam

NEAHP would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Jack Good. Jack was an active member of NEAHP for many years, serving as President from 1988-1990.

In 2003, Jack retired from his role as Vice President for Community Relations at Northeast Health System, where he served Beverly Hospital and the other System affiliates for 25 years. Jack made countless contributions to our profession, including his service as NEAHP President and Chair of Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP). In 1996, Jack received AHP’s Si Seymour Award, the highest honor bestowed in the field of healthcare philanthropy. Not only did Jack have a long and fruitful career in healthcare community relations and philanthropy, but he was, by all accounts, one of the finest men on earth.

A scholarship has been established in memory of Jack by the Beverly Rotary Club Foundation. If you would like to make a contribution, donations may be sent to PO Box 201, Beverly, MA 01915.

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From the Experts webinar series

December Webinar Announced - December 9, 2020

Please join us on December 9th for our next webinar in the fall series, “Lessons Learned and Moving Beyond Covid-19.” In this webinar, Jay Angeletti, President of The Angeletti Group, and Kevin Ralph, Chief Development & External Relations Officer at Gosnold, Inc., will discuss lessons learned during this challenging COVID-19 climate. They will share the guidance and knowledge gleaned from work in the field with industry leaders and cover topics including revisiting capital campaign plans, budget and staffing issues and more. This webinar is free to members, and $30 for non-members. CFRE credits pending. Register today at


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The Value of Becoming a CFRE: Q&A with Betsy Cross


NEAHP member Betsy Cross shares why she became a Certified Fund Raising Executive and the impact it has had on her career. For this month's blog, we interviewed NEAHP member Betsy Cross as she shares the impact that becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive has had on her career and why she recommends it for healthcare development professionals.

Read this month's blog and learn more about becoming a CFRE!

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