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MOST RECENT NEWSLETTER (WINTER 2020):

 

"Giving is not just about making a donation, it's about making a difference."
-Kathy Calvin

 

 


About Us

ADO is a warm, welcoming community of fundraisers and business professionals dedicated to strengthening the nonprofit sector in Westchester County, NY and the lower Hudson Valley.


Leadership

Hillary Millman
President

Marissa Madonia
Vice President

Michelle Nicholas
Treasurer

Monica Spears
Secretary

Adam Kintish
Immediate Past President

Kevin Cook
Laura deBuys
Susan Edwards Colson
Tom Gabriel
Heidi Siesfeld
Jill Singer
Rebecca Snyder
Brenda Wilkin
Henry Wilson


Submissions

Have something to share? We're always looking for insider tips on trends, happenings and things to see and do. Drop us a line.

Celebrating 40 Years

With the start of 2020 comes the 40th anniversary of the Association of Development Officers.  In the summer of 1980, six development directors gathered at a restaurant in White Plains to talk about their organizations and the challenges they were facing.  The group quickly realized that they had a lot to offer one another, and that they were stronger together. That fall ADO offered its very first educational workshop, and the rest…is history.

We are proud to have build a friendly community of fundraisers who are passionate about professional growth and committed to supporting each other.  We hope you will help us celebrate this milestone on March 4th as we gather for our annual Philanthropy Awards Breakfast.

Upcoming Programs

Wow your Gala attendees! Bowl over your event participants! Make a splash with your event marketing with 10 "Gala Ready" Marketing Tips to Get Your Attendees Pumped on February 12th. Break out of the fundraising event humdrum and avoid common missteps that lead to missed opportunities. With over 50 years of marketing and event experience between them, Jann Mirchandani and Chereese Jervis-Hill will share best practices on making your event stand out from the crowd.

Join us as we salute the 2020 Philanthropy Award honorees on March 4th, recognize their efforts to make our community a better place and celebrate their extraordinary contributions.  Learn more about this year's honorees.

Tickets & Sponsorships

 

Membership

Please join us in welcoming the following new members, and introduce yourself at the next workshop!

Jeff Cadge - Cadge Productions Inc.

Joanne Dunn - Youth Shelter of Program of Westchester

Lisa Feiner - Sharp Again Naturally

Donna Fischer - New Hope Community

Maureen Fox - Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Maria Gribakina - Dominicanos Residentes en el Exterior, Inc. (DORENEX)

Phyllis McCarley Wood - CreSol Inc.

Francesca Piacentino - Andrus on Hudson - John E. Andrus Memorial Inc.

Chris Templeman - Morgan Stanley

Liz Walsh - Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Catherine Wynkoop - WestFair Rides

Job Bank

There are a number of exciting development positions listed in our job bank, - one of the most visited pages on our website.  Are you looking for new talent?  It's free to submit a job posting but we do require a salary range.  We don't want to waste anyone's time, whether you're a job seeker or a hiring manager.

Managing Director  RiverArts

Director of Development  Greenwich Historical Society

Development Director  Lawyers Alliance of New York

Chief Development Officer  YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester

Development Associate  Music Conservatory of Westchester

 

What's on Your Bookshelf?

A recommendation from ADO's Executive Director

Nonprofits leaders are optimistic by nature. They believe with time, energy, smarts, strategy and sheer will, they can change the world. But as staff or board leader, you know nonprofits present unique challenges. Too many cooks, not enough money, an abundance of passion. It’s enough to make you feel overwhelmed and alone. The people you help need you to be successful. But there are so many obstacles: a micromanaging board that doesn’t understand its true role; insufficient fundraising and donors who make unreasonable demands; unclear and inconsistent messaging and marketing; a leader who’s a star in her sector but a difficult boss…

And yet, many nonprofits do thrive. Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership will show you how to do just that. Funny, honest, intensely actionable, and based on her decades of experience, this is the book Joan Garry wishes she had when she led GLAAD out of a financial crisis in 1997. Joan will teach you how to:

  • Build a powerhouse board
  • Create an impressive and sustainable fundraising program
  • Become seen as a ‘workplace of choice’
  • Be a compelling public face of your nonprofit

This book will renew your passion for your mission and organization, and help you make a bigger difference in the world.  Learn more.

Lending Library

In case you missed it, ADO has introduced a new membership benefit: a lending library of fundraising books! This pilot program includes 30 titles hand-selected by our executive director. Active members can place a hold on as many books as they like, and can borrow two at a time. Books will be distributed (and collected) at the monthly workshops. Visit our library page to learn how to take advantage of this new resource.

 

 

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fall“There are two ‘i’s’ in Fundraising – they should stand for inspiration and innovation, not imitation and irritation.”
-Ken Burnett

Exciting Programs, New Member Benefit
Fall 2019

About Us

ADO is a warm, welcoming community of fundraisers and business professionals dedicated to strengthening the nonprofit sector in Westchester County, NY and the lower Hudson Valley.

Leadership

Hillary Millman
President

Marissa Madonia
Vice President

Michelle Nicholas
Treasurer

Monica Spears
Secretary

Adam Kintish
Immediate Past President

Kevin Cook
Laura deBuys
Susan Edwards Colson
Tom Gabriel
Heidi Siesfeld
Jill Singer
Rebecca Snyder
Brenda Wilkin
Henry Wilson

Job Bank

There are some exciting opportunities posted on ADO's job bank.  Check out these and more:

Development Associate, Music Conservatory of Westchester

Director of Development, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Grant Writer, Bridges to Academic Success

Reminder: it's free to list a job on our job bank.  All postings must include a salary range, and will remain on the website for two months unless you tell us otherwise.

Submissions

Have something to share? We're always looking for insider tips on trends, happenings and things to see and do. Drop us a line.

Upcoming Programs

Is your organization making an effective case for support?Are your board members engaged in fundraising in a meaningful way?  Have you mastered the art of using video to enhance your fundraising results?  If not, we have a workshop coming up for you!  Click on the "calendar" ink below to see a full list of this year's workshops.

CALENDAR

2019 Philanthropy Awards Breakfast

Save the Date!  This year's Philanthropy Awards Breakfast will take place on March 4th at Tappan Hill.  We are pleased to announce the co-chairs for this year's event will be ADO board members Kevin Cook of Westchester Medical Center and Susan Edwards Colson of Edwards Colson Law LLC.  Today (11/1) is the last day to nominate a co-worker or colleague for an award!  Click here to learn more about the event.

Meet the Funders 

Over 100 people attended the sold-out Meet the Funders Panel Discussion on October 16th.  Underwritten by Con Edison and co-presented by Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson, the panel featured representatives from Field Hall Foundation, The Taft Foundation, Webster Bank, and the Westchester County Youth Bureau.

Membership

Please join us in welcoming the following new members, and make a point to introduce yourself at the next workshop!

Deb Bogdanski - Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson

Susan Condit - The Cookstove Project

Lindsey Coviello-Gialanella - Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle

Jessica Denaro - Westchester Community College

Katharine Fontaine - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Greater NY Chapter

Nikki Hahn - WEDC

Jane Hanley - The Center at Mariandale

Christine La Porta - Westchester Parks Foundation

Sue Lara - Sir Speedy Printing

Paul Lowe - Pinnacle Educational Center

Nan Siegmund

New Member Benefit: Lending Library

We are pleased to announce a new membership benefit: a lending library of fundraising books!  This pilot program will start with 30 titles hand-selected by our executive director.  Active members can place a hold on as many books as they like, and can borrow two at a time. Books will be distributed (and collected) at the monthly workshops.  Visit our library page to learn how to take advantage of this new resource.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are excited to announce brand new sponsorship opportunities for our monthly workshops! Promote your business to Westchester’s largest group of nonprofit fundraising professionals, as well as executive directors and Board members from Westchester’s most critical and prestigious nonprofits. 

To become an ADO sponsor, contact Executive Director Julie Sootin at (914) 281-1731 or julie@adoonline.org.

333 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605  (914) 281-1731  info@ADOonline.org
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“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.”
-Hank Rosso

Exciting Speakers, New Members, New Leaders
Summer 2019

About Us

ADO is a warm, welcoming community of fundraisers and business professionals dedicated to strengthening the nonprofit sector in Westchester County, NY and the lower Hudson Valley.

Leadership

Hillary Millman
President

Marissa Madonia
Vice President

Michelle Nicholas
Treasurer

Monica Spears
Secretary

Adam Kintish
Immediate Past President

Kevin Cook
Laura deBuys
Susan Edwards Colson
Tom Gabriel
Heidi Siesfeld
Jill Singer
Rebecca Snyder
Brenda Wilkin
Henry Wilson

Submissions

Have something to share? We're always looking for insider tips on trends, happenings and things to see and do. Drop us a line.

Upcoming Programs

Do you know about Jason Lewis’s three lane fundraising approach and how to navigate the “messy middle lane” to develop the meaningful relationships that become the driving force behind successful fundraising? Join us for breakfast on Aug 8th to learn from this author and expert as we kick off the new year of programming. In September we'll talk about speaking skills for fundraisers, and shortly we will be announcing the panelists for the always popular Meet the Funders panel discussion in October.  For a full list of this year's programs click on the calendar link below.

CALENDAR

New Members

Thank you for joining ADO.  We’re here to help you grow and raise more money, and can’t wait to see you at upcoming events! 

Patricia Byrns - Mercy College

Adie Shore - Manhattanville College

Karen McClure - Putnam Community Cares

Kathy Pandekakes - Human Development Services

Margaret Tramontine - United Way of Westchester and Putnam

Triana Urraca - Urraca Consulting

Harvey Zuckerman - Amani Public Charter School

New Board Members

ADO is thrilled to welcome four new board members this year: Susan Edwards Colson of Edwards Colson Law LLC, Tom Gabriel of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, Rebecca Snyder of Greenburgh Nature Center, and Henry Wilson of Youth Community Outreach Program of Mount Vernon. Our new board members bring tremendous professional fundraising expertise and passion for the mission of ADO.

As she steps down, we thank Ann Fabrizio of ArtsWestchester for her many years of board service to ADO and for helping to build this vibrant and supportive community!

New Grant

Thank you, Con Edison, for your renewed grant to help nonprofits and fundraising professionals in Westchester.  We’re so grateful to have your ongoing support of ADO.

L to R: Laura Rizzo, Julie Sootin, Adam Kintish, Jane Solnick

June Mixer

Here are a few of our favorites photos from our annual networking event in June.  You can see more on our Facebook page.

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