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AFP Connecticut Chapter Monthly Meeting

February 14, 2013

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Creating the Comprehensive Fundraising Plan
Breakfast meeting at
Crowne Plaza, 100 Berlin Rd., Cromwell , CT 06416     
       **Note new venue**

Date:  Thursday, February 14, 2013:  Creating the Comprehensive Fundraising Plan
*Please note special date: second Thursday of the month.

Time:  8:30 am
Place:  Crowne Plaza, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT 06416

Map Your Plan of Attack: Create an Operating Plan to Reach Your Goals

Don’t miss this month's breakfast meeting, as you will leave armed with the tools and tactics you need to create the optimal Development Operating Plan to reach your goals and keep you sane in the insane day-to-day world of the development department.

When someone in your organization has an idea for a fundraising event or campaign, do you begin assembling a committee and go into event mode? As year-end approaches, do you automatically send out an appeal letter? Do you get so caught up in daily office tasks that you don’t spend enough time on planning your development strategy? Have you created an Operating plan for your development department?

Many non-profits, big and small, function without creating or adopting a fundraising plan. At some point in time, we have all experienced event mode mania and have sent out countless of year-end appeal letters. No matter how long you’ve been in fundraising, you know this is not the best way to run a development program. Join us for our monthly breakfast meeting on Thursday, February 14th for an engaging, roundtable discussion to help you create your development plan of attack.

Bring your questions, sample materials to share with the group, and strategies that have or haven't worked for you. We can help one another walk away with an array of tools and tips to begin creating or revising a comprehensive, written fundraising plan allowing you to focus your efforts, plan your yearly fundraising calendar and providing you with the guidance and strategy you need when you’re in the thick of events, mailings and daily office tasks.

Presenter: Gina Federico Muslim

Gina is a Project Manager, Hartford Initiative at Community Solutions. Her work is focused on the management of two real estate/community revitalization projects in Hartford, Connecticut. She is part of the Inspiring Places team and works closely with the Healthy Communities team.

Prior to joining Community Solutions, Gina served as Development Director for John Dempsey Hospital and the UCONN School of Medicine at the University of Connecticut Foundation. Gina has over 15 years experience in the non-profit field and has held leadership posts at The Children's Museum in West Hartford, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Boston Children’s Museum and Boston Children’s Hospital.

She is a Director at Large at for the Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls, an Advisory Board Member at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford, and a mentor at The Village for Families and Children. She is also a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Connecticut Chapter. Gina lives in West Hartford with her husband and two young girls. Gina has a BA from Smith College and has completed graduate study in non-profit management at Harvard University.

Breakfast Meeting Cost:

Registered AFP Members: $20
Walk-In AFP Members: $25
Registered Non-Members: $30
Walk-In Non-Members: $35


Registration and Cancellation Deadline:

12 noon the Monday prior to the meeting.

Registration fees are nonrefundable if cancellations are received after 12 noon on the Monday prior to the event. If you register, do not pre-pay, and fail to cancel by 12 noon, you will be invoiced. 


You may register/pay online or download and print this  registration form and fax to 203-272-6569 or mail to: 
AFP CT Chapter, 615 West Johnson Ave., Ste. 202, Cheshire, CT 06410.


Please note: Breakfast meetings begin at 8:30am and our lunch meetings begin at 12pm. June’s Networking event will begin at 5:30pm. If your organization might be interested in hosting this event, please contact our Education, Chair, Christine Homa at

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