Introducing … AFP Q&A!
April 7, 2014
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A!
AFP Q&A! is a unique platform that allows you to engage with and present questions to our featured Hosts, who will respond to them during their dedicated session (ranging from 30 minutes to an hour). Participation is easy: Just go to the AFP Q&A! site (http://live.afpresources.org), select the chat you're interested in from the calendar or by clicking on the host pictures, and submit your questions. You can submit as many as you like, and at any time before (as well as during) the chat session. In fact, we encourage participants to post their question ahead of time - this allows the scheduled Host to prepare some answers before the show starts.
At the appointed time, the scheduled AFP Q&A! chat will go “live” and the Host will start answering your questions. While it may be impossible at times to answer every submitted question, every effort will be made to answer as many as time permits. You will be able to follow the "discussion" as we post the questions and answers provided by the Host, and the completed chat will be archived and preserved for you to access at any time!
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Upcoming AFP Q&A! Chats
April 23, 2014 (1-2 p.m. ET)
AFP Q&A: Post-ICON Wrap-up—All The Things You Didn't Get to Ask
Got a question from the conference you didn't get to ask? Or just thought of a follow-up? Or didn't even attend the conference but still want to ask a presenter something? We're taking your questions from now until April 11 (only two more days!) and getting them in the right hands. THEN, on Wednesday, April 23 we're bringing you the answers from the speakers themselves. Specify the session title and speaker in the topic line and pose your question by April 11. Then tune in on April 23 to not only get the answer to your question, but get the skinny on all of the underlying questions that came out post-conference!
Recent AFP Q&A! Chats
March 4, 2014 (1-2 p.m. ET)
Beyond the Buzz: A Real Conversation about Social Media, Mobile Technology and Fundraising, with Claire Kerr
If you’re like most non-profit professionals, you’ve already noticed the rise of social media and mobile technology as “buzz worthy” trends in fundraising. Did you know that with so many charitable organizations experimenting in these new spaces, research can now prove a visible (and positive!) impact on fundraising success when social and mobile tools are present in peer-driven or “crowdsourced” campaigns? Join this chat with social fundraising expert and AFP International Conference speaker Claire Kerr (@snotforprofit) and gain real insights into donor behaviour on social networks, the web, smartphones and tablets. Bring your questions and learn how non-profit organizations like yours are using social and mobile strategies to support and enhance their online fundraising efforts.
February 18, 2014 (1-2 p.m. ET)
Internationally Renowned Speaker Daryl Upsall, FInstF, Guides You into Global Fundraising—International Salary Comparisons, Staff Management and More!
If you're looking for an international fundraising professional opportunity, Daryl Upsall, FInstF, will walk you through what's out there, what it pays and what challenges you'll face. With over 30 years professional fundraising in some 50 countries, Daryl Upsall, an AFP International board member, has himself lived and worked in fundraising for most of the best known International NGOs, UN agencies and the Red Cross—both as a senior fundraising consultant and executive recruitment specialist for the sector. In the last 12 years he and his team have successfully hired over 300 posts for 158 clients in 144 locations worldwide. In advance of his workshop at the AFP International Conference in San Antonio on "Recruiting, Retaining and Developing Excellent Staff" his team at Daryl Upsall Consulting International, in association with AFP, have launched the first ever global survey on fundraising salaries and benefits as well as seeking to find out the motivations, challenges, ambitions and professional growth expectations of fundraisers around the world. If you want to find out what it is like to work as a fundraising practitioner in another country, or are interested in what it takes to recruit and motivate staff, then take the opportunity to join Daryl Upsall in this live Q&A chat....all the way from Madrid, Spain!
Read the Archived Chat with Daryl!
January 29, 2014 (1-2 p.m. ET)
AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF
We kicked off our inaugural AFP Q&A! chat with AFP’s president and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, from 1–2 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Jan. 29! Andrew has more than twenty years of experience serving the fundraising profession around the world, and answered your question about global trends, public policy, skills and training, the fundraising community and where philanthropy is headed in the future ... and his favorite rstaurant in the DC region!
Read the Archived Chat with Andrew!
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