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AFP-WNY 2017-2018 Luncheon Series

"Getting and Keeping the Grant"

Featured Speakers:

Marie Battaglia, Grants for Growth

Jessica Weitzel, Via Evaluation

Our presenters will comprehensively address both practical and conceptual aspects of grant writing that are important to writing competitive grant proposals.

They will also cover how to prepare an Evaluation Plan including measurable objectives, outcomes, and impact, and explore how the evaluation process affects your future relationship with a grantor.  


Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst @ 5020 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226


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

Register online below
, use your Flex Passrequest an invoice or use the downloadable registration form.


Reserve Your 4/18 Lunch Seat(s)
Attendee Name & Email
Title and Organization


2018 luncheon dates:
  • January 17
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16
On the luncheon topic slate for 2018:
  • fundraising events
  • leadership and mentoring for development professionals
  • integration of database-maximizing technologies, and more


AFP-WNY Webinar Series
Tuesday, December 12

Accepting Gifts from Pablo Escobar and Other Ethical Dilemmas

Presenter: Robbe Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE
Vice President for Philanthropy, Simpson Senior Services

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

Ethical fundraising and practices are absolutely essential to the work that development professionals do. The WNY Chapter had only planned to screen three webinars this season, but this one was too important to skip, so we've added a fourth event to our programming for 2017. Don't miss this chance to join colleagues for a discussion on handling ethical dilemmas and applying AFP's Code of Ethics.

or download a printable registration form

During this webinar, participants will:
  • Explore the roles and responsibilities of the fundraiser, the board and other staff in the philanthropic process and how fundraisers can approach and deal with unethical situations in their own organizations.

  • Explore the Seven Ethical Dilemmas in the context of the standards in the AFP Code of Ethics such as conflict of interest, disclosure, privacy and percentage-based compensation.

  • Review and analyze scenarios that bring up issues that fundraisers must address every day


Reserve 12/12 Webinar Seat
Name and Email of Attendee:
Organization Name:

Robbe Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRERobbe Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE, is Vice President for Philanthropy for Simpson Senior Services. She has almost 40 years in non-profit organization management and development and is an accomplished philanthropy professional having previously served in senior fundraising positions in several senior living organizations. A former member of the International Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) serving for twelve years including on the Executive Committee as Chair. She served as a founding member of the AAHSA (American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging) Philanthropy Network. The AFP Greater Philadelphia Chapter named her 2001 Fundraising Executive of the Year. She is a member of the adjunct faculty of Villanova University, Villanova Pennsylvania. She was the 75th individual worldwide to achieve the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE) credential.


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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