It is hard to believe that we have only two months left in 2018! ADO has accomplished so much this past year.
We grew our membership significantly during the past year. We added some wonderful Non Profit and Corporate Professionals. Our Board of Directors continues to work extremely hard to make ADO a valuable and trusted resource for all the Not for Profits in the Hudson Valley.
Our lunch programs were tremendously informative and the feedback was always so positive.
Please check our website regularly as we have some amazing programs scheduled for the remainder of this year and next year.
November is National Philanthropy Month. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude, and give each and everyone of you a standing ovation and thank you for all that you do each and everyday.
On We Go!
Adam Kintish, ADO Board President
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
ADO would like to thank the following individuals for taking the leap and joining our organization. Some of you are new to ADO, others have found value in participating in past programs. Welcome, and we look forward to getting to know you better in the coming year!
Valerie Brown - Big Brothers Big Sisters of FSW
Frank Cipolla - ConnectionText
Jenean Eichenholtz - Too Young To Wed
Susie Erdey - Teatown
Jan Fisher - Jan Fisher LLC, Nonprofit Advisors
Vivian Holmes - Foundation for Sight & Sound
Nancy Keane - Wartburg
Martin Ketels - Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
Cindy Lopane – Westchester Institute for Human Development
November 14, 2018 - Prospect Research - Google & Beyond
December 12, 2018 - Cultivating Donors: Major Gift Success
January 9, 2019 - Getting Your Board Members to Embrace Fundraising
ASK THE EXPERTS ROUNDTABLE
Over 100 people attended this information-packed event on October 10th at the Scarsdale Golf Club in Hartsdale. Nine subject matter experts hosted tables that covered topics such as crafting your case for support, planned giving, direct mail, grant writing, and more. We thank the experts who volunteered their time to make this event so valuable to participants.
One attendee remarked, "The table hosts provided information in-depth and even encouraged participants to contact them off-line with more questions, and provided very useful handouts."
This biennial event is offered free of charge thanks to a generous grant from Con Edison.
Pictured (L to R): Laura Rizzo of Con Edison, Julie Sootin of Sootin Consulting, Adam Kintish of Heartland Payment Systems, Jane Solnick of Con Edison
Betsy Steward of Heller Fundraising (2nd from left) hosted a table on capital campaigns and major gifts.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Is there someone who has made a significant contribution to your organization this year? An individual, organization, or business that goes “above and beyond” in their philanthropic efforts?
ADO's annual Philanthropy Awards Breakfast will be held on March 6, 2019. Help us identify the people in our community who deserve recognition by nominating them for one of the following “Philanthropy in Action” award categories:
Youth in Philanthropy
Click HERE to download the application form, which includes the criteria for each of the categories listed above. The deadline for submission is November 16th at 5 pm. A panel of judges will meet in late November to make the final award selections.
WHAT'S ON YOUR BOOKSHELF?
Engagement Fundraising: How to raise more money for less in the 21st century
If you know your job is getting harder because donor expectations have changed, the old orthodoxies and conventions don't work anymore, and competition for the charitable dollar is growing, this book is for you. Engagement Fundraising was developed from the perspective of a donor who discovered firsthand that the impersonal, spray-and-pray approaches of his beloved charity were not only offensive but also wasteful and ineffective.
With Engagement Fundraising, you can be the fundraiser you want to be, helping wealthy and legacy-minded individuals find meaning in their lives through giving. The key is in leveraging smart strategies and powerful technologies to engage your supporters with highly relevant, captivating, respectful communications.
Click HERE to learn more.
Have you read a good fundraising book lately that you want to recommend? Let us know!
A testimonial from a recent scholarship recipient:
"I found the conference to be both informative and entertaining (plenty of information, facts, and the information was sometimes presented in a light and entertaining way). It was nice to get the refreshers on making sure you are doing donor-centered correspondence and good to hear new research on relationship fundraising. My many thanks to ADO for making this opportunity available to its members."
Please visit our scholarship page for more information about this underutilized member benefit. The next application deadline is December 1st for activities that take place in the 1st quarter of 2019.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ADAM KINTISH, President
Heartland Payment Systems
AMY PRICE, Vice President
The Champion Project
MICHELLE A. NICHOLAS, Treasurer
The Nico Consulting, Inc.
ANN FABRIZIO, Secretary
Westchester Medical Center/Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
The Picture House Regional Film Center
Westchester Parks Foundation
In Better Words
Pro Bono Partnership
Jill Singer Graphics
Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson
Wilkin Consulting Group