AFP-NJ 2021 Event Calendar
DateEventTopic / ThemeSpeaker(s)
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1
1/14/21
VirtualVirtual Donor Engagement and Cultivation - Transforming the Zoom ExperienceTanja Sarett, MA, CFRE, CVF
President
Synergies in Philanthropy Consulting LLC
2
1/27/21
VirtualTo Affinity and BeyondVal Delaney
Vice President, Enterprise Accounts
and
Liz Corney
Content Marketing Manager
iWave
3
3/11/21
VirtualAFP-NJ & AADO Present:
Recruiting to Empower Diversity: How to apply an IDEA lens to recruiting and retaining development staff
Panelists:
Sayaka Araki, CFO & Deputy Director of Infrastructure at The Newark Museum of Art; Angelique Grant, Ph.D., Sr. Consultant and VP at Aspen Leadership Group;
Jethro O. Miller, CDO at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Yolanda R. Richards, Director of Diversity Recruitment at CCS Fundraising

Moderators:
Birgit Smith Burton, Executive Director of Foundation Relations at Georgia Institute and Keatley Scroggins, JD, CFRE, Sr. Director of Regional Advancement at Emory University
4
3/24/21
VirtualHas the Money Run Out? Thriving After a Crisis!
[Rescheduled from 2/18
due to a winter storm]
Kishshana Palmer, CFRE
Founder & CEO
Kishshana & Co., Inc.
5
4/8/21
Whitley Lecture (Virtual)Everything I Now Know that I Didn’t Know I Needed to Know . . . Before COVIDPanelists:
Deborah Kasindorf, Vice President, Deputy Director/External Affairs at The Newark Museum of Art; Glenn Miller, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at RWJBarnabas Health; Taneshia Nash Laird, President and CEO of Newark Symphony Hall; Jeremy L. Scarbrough, JD, Associate Vice President, Estate & Gift Planning at Rutgers University Foundation and Richard Uniacke, Executive Director of Bridges Outreach

Moderator:
Julia Bey Ahmet, Managing Director/COO at Jeffrey Sobel Consulting
6
5/18/21
VirtualAFP-NJ and the NJ Council of Charitable Gift Planners Present
The Boom in DAF Growth:
Insider Tips to Connect with
DAF Donors to Grow Your Charity
Panelists:
Brad Caswell, CoFounder & President
and
Ben Pierce, CoFounder & Senior Partner
Acadia Squam Group

Moderator:
Jane Danek, Deputy Director and Philanthropic Advisor
Princeton University
7
6/18/21
VirtualWant to Start Accepting Crypto?A conversation with
Daniel DeLiberato, CFRE
and a representative of
The Giving Block
8
6/24/21
VirtualGiving USA 2021Presenters:
Danielle Piazza, Sr. Director & Lara Tilley-Bouez of Corporate Vice President of CCS Fundraising
and
Panelists:
Helen Le Frois, Vice President for Development, Jersey Battered Women's Services; Ruth Lipper, Trustee, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Steven M. Ryan, Senior Director of Development, Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc.
9
7/15, 7/22 & 7/29/21
Virtual CFRE Refresher Course
(3 consecutive
Thursdays)
This 3-day virtual course using case studies to provide a “refresher” of the six fundraising knowledge domains and the core principles and concepts that all experienced fundraising professionals should know.Laura E. Amerman, CFRE, Senior Associate, Blue Canoe Philanthropy; Lavinia Awosanya, CFRE, Chief Development Officer, Food Bank of South Jersey; Alan H. Grossman, CFRE, Director of Development, AKC Museum of the Dog; George T. Hayes, Jr., CFRE, Chief Consultant, GTH Consulting; Natalie R. Krauser, CFRE, Development Manager, AIChE; Gwen M. Paxon, CFRE, Associate Vice President of Client Services, Catapult Fundraising; Delia G. Perez, CFRE, Director of Planned Giving, Fairleigh Dickinson University; and Jennifer M. Vriens, CFRE, Director of Development and Marketing, YWCA Union County
10
8/25/21
VirtualDollars Up and Donors Down: Optimizing Major Donor EngagementCaroline Chick
Managing Director
and
Jose Barquin
Corporate Vice President
CCS Fundraising
11
9/9/21
VirtualPandemic Giving:
Now What?
Panelists:
Kaitlin Casey, VP of Advancement
Summit Area YMCA
and
Hyona Revere, SVP, Development
Princeton Medical Center Foundation

Moderator:
Natalie Rae Krauser, CFRE
Development Manager
AIChE
12
9/30/21
Virtual Awards CelebrationExcellence in Philanthropy Awards CelebrationN/A
13
10/14/21
VirtualCanceled
14
11/18/21
In-Person at Bridgewater Marriott41st Annual Conference on PhilathropyThe most interesting people in the field will be addressing the most important issues of today, and the trends of tomorrow.
15
12/9/21
CanceledCanceled