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AFP-WNY Professional Development Luncheon Series

Season Kickoff: Wednesday, September 12

Join us to see our Chapter President, Pamela Witter, kick off our luncheon season!

Not Your Typical State of Philanthropy:
Moving Beyond Stats Toward Solutions

As the new President of AFP WNY and a 17-year fundraising veteran, Pamela Witter, MBA, CFRE spent the last year with industry experts from across the nation, immersed in conversations with top leaders in the field. Those experiences will culminate in this one-of-a-kind “State of Philanthropy” session. Full program details and registration here.


Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Hwy, Amherst, NY 14221


Check-in & Networking: 11:30am
Lunch and Session: 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Save these 2018-2019 Luncheon Series Dates and plan to join us:

AFP-WNY 2018 Webinar Series

Watch for the new schedule of breakfast webinar events, coming soon.

8:30 - Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:45 to 9:45 - Webinar screening

9:45 to 10:00 - Post-viewing discussion


The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
742 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14209


Previous Events:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Luncheon Event

Increasing Fundraising Results & Efficiency: Utilizing Social Media Data
Featured Speaker: Joe Stabb, Strategic Partner/Business & Communication Strategist, Fuerst Consulting Corporation


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Webinar Event

Small Shop Success: Building Your Development Dream Team
Presenter: Amy Wolfe, President and CEO, AgSafe


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Luncheon Event

Effective Engagement to Maximize Legacy Giving Opportunities
Featured Speaker: Wendy M. Irving, Esq. Associate Vice President for Individual and Planned Giving, University at Buffalo

August 10, 2017

Webinar Event

The State of Online Fundraising
Presenter: Mike Snusz, Principal Digital Fundraising Consultant, Blackbaud




We continue to offer Flex Pass packages which allow you to purchase bulk tickets for the professional development luncheons at a reduced cost. We are happy to share that Flex Pass packages will be available for purchase all year long at one low rate. With this member-exclusive option, AFP Members will enjoy a 10% savings off of the already low Early Bird Member rates for luncheon events.

Purchase your Flex Pass online            Print a Flex Pass order form


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