Upcoming Events

    • April 21, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    • Zoom Webinar
    • 101
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    SESSION 2: COMMUNICATING IN A TIME OF CRISIS: SOLID ADVICE FOR NONPROFITS

    Speaker: Kevin Bakewell, APR

    Principal of Bakewell Public Relations, LLC

    Whether in our personal or work lives, the degree to which we successfully communicate has a direct impact on the degree to which we understand each other. So, it’s no wonder that “breakdowns in communication” are to blame for so many failures, be they minor or catastrophic. In situations where a communication failure is the only problem – where all other factors are fully known and understood – the solution may not be too difficult. But add to the equation a mystery element, say, COVID-19, and, as the saying goes, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” That’s when leadership making a commitment to clear communication and effective messaging is even more important.

    The purpose of this presentation is to provide helpful guidance to nonprofits and other organizations by sharing solid crisis communications principles, strategies and tactics that can be adapted and adopted to their unique circumstances. While the execution of a successful communication program won’t solve the COVID-19 problem, ensuring a better understanding of the situation will go a long way toward minimizing confusion and keeping us all focused on doing the most important things to keep ourselves and those whom we serve safe and healthy.

    Session 2: 

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.


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    This program is offered FREE for AFP Members and guests.  

    Please register to be sent the link/code to join the Session.

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    Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit



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    Kevin Bakewell, Principal of Bakewell Public Relations LLC, is passionate about supporting nonprofits and his profession – passions that evolved during his 45-year career at AAA where he was responsible for all public affairs operations in 11 states and 2 US Territories. As AAA’s senior vice president and chief public affairs officer, Bakewell was head of corporate social responsibility, legislative advocacy/lobbying, media relations, community engagement and corporate communications. He led a staff of 60 and managed a $10 million annual budget, including yearly charitable giving and nonprofit sponsorships totaling more than $1 million.

    In 2010, Bakewell founded AAA’s Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to improving traffic safety, serving as the organization’s board chair until his retirement in 2019. He is currently serving his third term as board chair for Preserve Vision Florida, the state’s premier nonprofit dedicated to preserving sight through vision screenings, correction, medical treatment and advocacy. Preserve Vision Florida, founded in St. Petersburg in 1957, has its roots in Prevent Blindness America, founded by Helen Keller in 1908. He also serves on the executive board for the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council/Boy Scouts of America, and on the executive committee for the Suncoast Safety Council.

    Bakewell is nationally accredited in public relations (APR) through the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), is a past president of the PRSA Tampa Bay Chapter (1997), and is the current Chair Elect for the national Independent Practitioner Alliance (IPA) Section of PRSA. A native of St. Petersburg, Kevin and Debbie, his wife of 42 years, have three grown children, four grandchildren, and reside in Clearwater.

    • May 19, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
    • 112
    Register

    May Membership Meeting


    Tuesday - May 19, 2020

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Doors open at 11:30 AM

    11:30 Networking
    11:45 Announcements
    12:00 Program

    Regular & Gluten Free Meal: 

    Pollo Italiano | Grilled Chicken Breast and Topped with

    Parmesan Cream Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Crispy Basil


    Vegetarian Meal

    Spinach Artichoke Tart | Creamy Spinach, Artichoke and

    Feta Cheese Tart Baked in a Flaky Crispy Pie Shell Served with

    Asparagus and Carrot Salad

    PLEASE NOTE: Once a meal choice has been made, it CANNOT be changed the day of at the luncheon.  Food service has been extremely delayed at the past few meetings for a number of our guests due to attendees changing their meal or sending their meal back for changes. Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit



    MEETING FEE

    $25.00 for Members

    $40.00 for Guests

    Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 


    • June 07, 2020
    • June 09, 2020
    • Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center


    A COVID-19 and Planet Philanthropy 2020 Update

    Dear Planet Philanthropy Friends,

    We hope this finds you all safe and healthy during this very difficult time as a community, nation, and world.

    The situation of COVID-19 has been rapidly evolving. Last week as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance that the hosting of large events and mass gatherings be suspended for at least eight weeks, the AFP Florida Caucus board met and consulted with its conference planner on what this meant to Planet Philanthropy 2020 scheduled for June 6-9 (just 10 weeks out).

    As we are bound by our contract with our conference hotel, Caribe Royale, it’s in our best interest financially to postpone the conference and not cancel it. Fortunately, the hotel has granted us additional time to explore options. Our options are: To move the conference to fall 2020 or to summer 2021. A virtual conference is not an option due to our contract with the hotel. The Caucus Board will make a decision by the end of April.

    We are not issuing any refunds at this time. Once details on the conference are decided, we will be able to answer questions regarding registration.

    On behalf of the AFP Florida Caucus Board, thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time. Despite this difficult situation, we appreciate your support and are working hard to ensure the Planet Philanthropy conference is a success.

    We will advise as soon as possible on the next development.

    Yours in service,

    Meredith Feder, CFRE

    President

    AFP Florida Caucus



    We are looking for volunteer planning committee members! If you are interested in serving before or at Planet Philanthropy 2020 in Orlando, email AFPFlorida@yahoo.com to sign up.


    • June 16, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
    • 112
    Register

    GIVING PANEL


    Moderator: Kathy Rabon

    Panelists:

    • Grant Martin, Vice President of Development, The Florida Aquarium
    • Stacy Carlson, CEO, Pinellas Education Foundation 
    • Jenine Rabin, Executive Vice President, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation 

    Tuesday - June 16, 2020

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Doors open at 11:30 AM

    11:30 Networking
    11:45 Announcements
    12:00 Program

    Regular Meal: 


    Vegetarian & Gluten Free Meal: 


    PLEASE NOTE: Once a meal choice has been made, it CANNOT be changed the day of at the luncheon.  Food service has been extremely delayed at the past few meetings for a number of our guests due to attendees changing their meal or sending their meal back for changes. Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit



    MEETING FEE

    $25.00 for Members

    $40.00 for Guests

    Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 


    • July 21, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
    • 112
    Register

    July Membership Meeting


    Tuesday - July 21, 2020

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Doors open at 11:30 AM

    11:30 Networking
    11:45 Announcements
    12:00 Program

    Regular Meal: 


    Vegetarian & Gluten Free Meal: 


    PLEASE NOTE: Once a meal choice has been made, it CANNOT be changed the day of at the luncheon.  Food service has been extremely delayed at the past few meetings for a number of our guests due to attendees changing their meal or sending their meal back for changes. Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit



    MEETING FEE

    $25.00 for Members

    $40.00 for Guests

    Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 


    • August 18, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
    • 112
    Register

    August Membership Meeting


    Tuesday - August 18, 2020

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Doors open at 11:30 AM

    11:30 Networking
    11:45 Announcements
    12:00 Program

    Regular Meal: 


    Vegetarian & Gluten Free Meal: 


    PLEASE NOTE: Once a meal choice has been made, it CANNOT be changed the day of at the luncheon.  Food service has been extremely delayed at the past few meetings for a number of our guests due to attendees changing their meal or sending their meal back for changes. Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit



    MEETING FEE

    $25.00 for Members

    $40.00 for Guests

    Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 


    • September 15, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
    • 110
    Register

    Conversation with a Philanthropist


    Tuesday - September 15, 2020

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Doors open at 11:30 AM

    11:30 Networking
    11:45 Announcements
    12:00 Program

    Thank you to our Luncheon Partner!


    Regular Meal: 


    Vegetarian & Gluten Free Meal: 


    PLEASE NOTE: Once a meal choice has been made, it CANNOT be changed the day of at the luncheon.  Food service has been extremely delayed at the past few meetings for a number of our guests due to attendees changing their meal or sending their meal back for changes. Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit



    MEETING FEE

    $25.00 for Members

    $40.00 for Guests

    Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 

    Interested in a Membership Orientation?

    Contact Danna Bramlett, Membership Chair, at Danna.bramlett@zootampa.org.  She will schedule a Webex/Phone review of the content at your convenience.


    • October 20, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
    • 112
    Register

    Your Leadership, Your Ethics, and Your Organization


    Lisa Kennedy, ACFRE

    Overview of ethics and organizational culture

    Discussion of Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics.  Practical applications of Code, i.e. commission based compensation, confidentiality, boundaries in donor relationships

    Review of case study to apply concepts:  New York Times article from May 2013 about Beth Israel Medical Center

     


    Tuesday - October 20, 2020

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Doors open at 11:30 AM

    11:30 Networking
    11:45 Announcements
    12:00 Program

    Regular Meal: 


    Vegetarian & Gluten Free Meal: 


    PLEASE NOTE: Once a meal choice has been made, it CANNOT be changed the day of at the luncheon.  Food service has been extremely delayed at the past few meetings for a number of our guests due to attendees changing their meal or sending their meal back for changes. Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit



    MEETING FEE

    $25.00 for Members

    $40.00 for Guests

    Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 

    Lisa joined the community of professional fundraisers in 2001, when Atlanta-based Haas Consulting hired her to write case statements and proposals and manage campaigns.  She was lucky.   Although her fundraising experience had begun in elementary school and continued intermittently into college,  it had been limited to bike-a-thons and Walks.  She didn't know the difference between a capital campaign and an NPR pledge drive.

    She learned from the generous experts at the firm and elsewhere in Atlanta and fell in love with nonprofits and the fundraising profession.  After more than 6 years, she moved on to work inside organizations.  This deepened her understanding of how organizations work and the challenges that people inside a mission face.  Since then, she has raised money to stage performing arts, protect the environment, and help adults learn new skills and gain the dignity and security of work.  This year, Lisa returned to consulting after a dozen years working inside organizations.

    Lisa joined AFP her first week on the job at Haas Consulting, thanks to the support of her boss who was the Atlanta Chapter's president at the time.  Eleven years later, she followed him as the Chapter's President.

    In 2016, Lisa became the 110th fundraiser to earn the ACFRE credential since its inception in 1992.  She went on to earn the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising in 2017.  This program is a collaboration of the University of Plymouth and the Institute of Fundraising in the U.K., as well as AFP.   In 2018, Lisa became an AFP Master Trainer.

    When she is not working, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, and their dogs, Sam and Henry, and going to free wine tastings.  She is also a devoted runner and golfer, despite having no natural athleticism or aptitude for either.


    • December 15, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
    • 112
    Register

    Apply Design Thinking for Fundraising - Design Thinking: Elevate the Donor Experience


    Doug Pace


    Design Thinking is a creative process that combines thoughtful user research with rapid iteration. Learn why it has become an industry standard used by some of the world’s most innovative companies and how you can implement it within your own organization to elevate your donor experience and set your organization apart.


    Tuesday - December 15, 2020

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Doors open at 11:30 AM

    11:30 Networking
    11:45 Announcements
    12:00 Program


    PLEASE NOTE: Once a meal choice has been made, it CANNOT be changed the day of at the luncheon.  Food service has been extremely delayed at the past few meetings for a number of our guests due to attendees changing their meal or sending their meal back for changes. Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit



    MEETING FEE

    $25.00 for Members

    $40.00 for Guests

    Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 

    Doug Pace is a local community leader who serves on several nonprofit boards including Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Lions Eye Institute Foundation, and University of Florida’s College of Engineering. As a donor and board member, Doug understands the importance of the donor experience. During this session, you will learn about the basics of design thinking and how to use this mindset to troubleshoot every step of the donor’s journey. You will leave this session with the tools that you need to walk in your donor’s shoes and innovate your fundraising strategy to meet their needs.



Past events

March 31, 2020 March 31st -Session 1 Video Webinar - COMMUNICATING IN A TIME OF CRISIS: SOLID ADVICE FOR NONPROFITS
March 17, 2020 POSTPONED: March 17th - Jason Lewis - Special Session & Lunch
February 18, 2020 February 18, 2020 - Diverse Perspectives on Philanthropy: A Conversation on Cross-Cultural Community Impact
January 21, 2020 January 21, 2020 Meeting - Click or Skip? What Words Work Best with Donors in Planned Giving Marketing? Presented by Claudine A. Donikian
January 14, 2020 January 14, 2020 - AFP Member Value Live Webinar-Florida Caucus
December 17, 2019 December 17, 2019 J. Lloyd Horton Award
November 15, 2019 National Philanthropy Day 2019
October 15, 2019 October 15th - Family Foundations & Trusts: Navigating Opportunities and Challenges
October 03, 2019 AFP Member Social
October 03, 2019 AFP Emerging Leaders Conference
September 17, 2019 September 17, 2019 - The In’s and Out’s of Corporate Funding
August 22, 2019 August 22 & 23 - CFRE Two Day Course - Janet Ginn, CFRE
August 20, 2019 August 20, 2019 - Planned Giving 101 & 201
July 16, 2019 July 16, 2019 - Ethics and Research: Get Worried...If You're NOT Doing Research!
June 16, 2019 2019 Planet Philanthropy
June 11, 2019 June 11, 2019 - Secrets of the 2nd Gift – the Key to Donor Retention
May 21, 2019 May 21- Conversation with a Philanthropist - Frank Morsani
April 16, 2019 April 16 - How Generation Z will Impact Your Fundraising
March 12, 2019 The Planned Giving Study: New Insights from Data on Planned Gifts
February 19, 2019 February 19 - AFP CEO Mike Geiger - AFP’s Statement Regarding Sexual Harassment in the Fundraising Profession
February 19, 2019 Young Professionals Conversation with Mike Geiger, President & CEO of AFP
January 15, 2019 Karen Osborne - January Special Session & Luncheon
December 18, 2018 December 18th Major Gifts Panel
November 14, 2018 National Philanthropy Day 2018
October 16, 2018 October 16th - Female Philanthropists: Leaders and Deciders
September 20, 2018 Mix and Mingle - Florida CraftArt Gallery
September 18, 2018 Fundraising Ethics: Are You Playing a Game of Jeopardy with Your Organization's Reputation?
August 24, 2018 Planned Giving Symposium - 2018
July 17, 2018 The Art and Science of Retaining Digital Donors
June 19, 2018 The 2018 Tax Act, Were You Trumped or Blowing the Trumpets?
June 17, 2018 2018 Planet Philanthropy
May 15, 2018 Conversation with a Philanthropist: Richard Gonzmart
April 27, 2018 Pop Up Networking at our Coffee Chat
April 17, 2018 The Realizing Potential Campaign for NSU
March 20, 2018 Philanthropy in the World of Sports
February 20, 2018 Using Giving Circles to Raise Unrestrited Cash & Identify Major Donors
January 25, 2018 Pop Up Networking & Coffee Chat
January 16, 2018 Karen Osborne - January Special Session & Luncheon
December 19, 2017 Lloyd Horton Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree Celebration
December 15, 2017 ATF: Alcohol, Tobacco & Fundraising ~ Ethical Challenges of Special Events ~ Lunch & Learn
November 15, 2017 National Philanthropy Day 2017
October 17, 2017 Why Don't Board Members Do What They're Supposed to Do?
September 19, 2017 September 2017 Meeting
August 30, 2017 Pop-Up Networking at our Coffee Chat - August
August 25, 2017 Planned Giving Symposium - 2017
August 17, 2017 Young Professionals Coffee & Chat - August
July 18, 2017 Use Your Accounting Team to Increase Your Fundraising
May 31, 2017 Pop-Up Networking at our Coffee Chat
May 16, 2017 Take the Fear Out of Asking for Major Gifts
April 18, 2017 Maximizing Fundraising Event Fundamentals: A Necessary Evil
April 04, 2017 Pop-Up Networking at our Coffee Chat
March 21, 2017 The Holistic Relationship begins with YOU
February 21, 2017 Major Gifts Panel
January 17, 2017 Lynne Wester - January Special Session & Luncheon
January 11, 2017 Mix and Mingle - Cooking Demo & Lunch
December 14, 2016 Jingle Jingle Let's Mingle
December 13, 2016 Keeping Off Santa’s Naughty List: What You Need to Know About Fundraising Ethics
November 15, 2016 National Philanthropy Day 2016
October 18, 2016 October Membership Meeting
October 18, 2016 INVITATION ONLY - Developing Your Fundraising Plan
September 20, 2016 Six Steps to Influence and Impact! Developing Your Own Leader Self-Identity - Leader P.O.V.
August 31, 2016 Planned Giving Symposium - 2016
July 19, 2016 Understanding the Powerful Tools Available to the Philanthropist
June 21, 2016 How to Approach Funders
May 17, 2016 Creating Engagement
April 19, 2016 What Your Data is Doing (or Not Doing) for You
March 15, 2016 Fundraising Marketing, Communications & Social Media
March 10, 2016 Professional Development Series
February 16, 2016 Five Secrets to Building a Fabulous Fundraising Board
January 19, 2016 Lynne Wester - January Special Session & Luncheon
December 15, 2015 Member Meeting
November 12, 2015 National Philanthropy Day 2015
October 20, 2015 Philanthropy in Diverse Communities
October 16, 2015 Ethics in Fundraising Workshop
September 15, 2015 Say `Yes' to Advocacy
August 06, 2015 Planned Giving Symposium - 2015
July 21, 2015 July Member Meeting
June 16, 2015 June Member Meeting
June 10, 2015 Mix & Mingle
May 19, 2015 Ten Keys to Success in Creating Sustainable Funding
April 21, 2015 Off the Field & Giving Back
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