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Marci Schick to present at LV Philanthropy Institute May 17

Marci Schick to present at LV Philanthropy Institute May 17

Marcella Moyer Schick, ACFRE, will present a session at the Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute entitled Donors in the Middle, Gems Hidden in Plain Sight. We would like to hear your thoughts on this topic.

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Marci’s premise is that organizations seldom have a cultivation strategy aimed at mid-level donors, those in the mid-range of their annual report. What’s your experience with mid-level donors? Do you have some unique cultivation and engagement strategies for donors in this range? What challenges have you experienced?

AFP Eastern PA Chapter has an exciting schedule planned for this year’s Philanthropy Institute, May 17, 2017, at DeSales University. Learn more and register at 

http://www.afpeasternpa.afpnet.org/Content.cfm?ItemNumber=17729&navItemNumber=17730. Last year’s event sold out, so sign up early!

Fundraising Leadership:  Congrats Ann Marie!

Fundraising Leadership: Congrats Ann Marie!

This morning, it was my honor to present an award for Excellence in Fundraising Management to our good friend and fundraising colleague Ann Marie Surovy. This recognition came as part of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Eastern PA Chapter National Philanthropy Day celebration. During the event, several people talked about change. There’s no denying that… Continue Reading

Ready, Set, Campaign!

Ready, Set, Campaign!

Considering a Capital Campaign? Join us for an interactive workshop designed for CEOs, board volunteers and fundraising staff! Monday, September 26, 2016 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Location:  St. Mary’s Hall @ Holy Family Manor, 1200 Spring Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 Cost:  $40 per person for one or two attendees, $100 for a team of 3. Additional… Continue Reading

Good News for Nonprofits

Good News for Nonprofits

There’s been good news amidst the gloom and doom that dominates public rhetoric these days. Here are some highlights…   Charitable giving will grow in 2016 and 2017.  Fundraising campaigns are on the rise and driving success.  Research is giving teeth to relationship building efforts.  Giving is expected to increase 4.1 percent in 2016 and… Continue Reading

New Name, New Contact Information

New Name, New Contact Information

    On New Year’s Day 2016, Farr Associates Consulting LLC became MMS Advancement Associates LLC … Our company name, website and emails have changed with the retirement of our founder, Lona Farr. MMS Advancement Associates LLC will carry on the company’s long history of service to the nonprofit community in 2016 and beyond! We look… Continue Reading

Wonderful Thankyou-Time!

Wonderful Thankyou-Time!

For those of us in the fundraising profession, the time for giving thanks reaches its peak in December. Year-end appeals are in the mail, but our work is just beginning! Thanking donors swiftly and with a little extra touch besides can make an organization stand out from the crowd. Now is the time to muster… Continue Reading

An Interview with an Engagement Professional Extraordinaire!

An Interview with an Engagement Professional Extraordinaire!

United Church Homes and Services began informing and engaging donors and volunteers more than two years before launching its $3.6 million capital campaign for Abernethy Laurels. We talked with Nancy Beard, CFRE, President, UCHS Foundation, to learn about her experience. When did you start engaging donors in preparation for your campaign? We started with a… Continue Reading

Congratulations Palmyra Public Library!

Congratulations Palmyra Public Library!

Congratulations to FAC’s Development Planning Retreat Raffle Prize Winner!   Late September, Judy Barberich and I participated in the 2015 Collaborative Conference, a new joint venture between AFP Central Pennsylvania Chapter, PANO and the Susquehanna Valley Planned Giving Council. More than 300 participants came together to share resources and tools that aim for community impact. For Judy… Continue Reading

Paying it Forward

Paying it Forward

Roots. They ground us, and at the same time provide us with the strength to grow and change.  So it is with Farr Associates Consulting LLC. FAC’s work has always been grounded in a belief in the power of philanthropy. It is our mission to help our clients harness that power and make a difference… Continue Reading

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At MMS Advancement Associates LLC, we have devoted our careers to the advancement of nonprofit organizations because we believe they can make a difference in the world. Our work is driven by a commitment to professional ethics, excellence and partnership. Contact us today to learn how together we can strengthen your organization to advance your mission and transform lives.

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