Join an AFP-Maryland Roundtable

As of April 2020, all Roundtables are meeting virtually.  Contact the Roundtable facilitator listed below to confirm your participation and access login details.

Monthly Roundtable meetings of the AFP Maryland chapter are open to members only

AFP Maryland special interest Roundtables are an informal, but highly informative gathering of fundraising professionals who have challenges in common. Structure and requirements vary among groups and fundraisers are encouraged to reap the benefits of attending a roundtable or several in their areas of interest. For many of us, it's a relief to find that others have not only experienced some of the same challenges we face, but that they also have suggested solutions!

Meetings run 60- 90 minutes to accommodate the busy fundraiser's schedule. 

Non-members are welcome to attend any of the Roundtables once as a guest (i.e. once at annual, once at small shop, etc.). 

View the Calendar of Events for upcoming schedule of roundtables.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to the roundtable facilitator to confirm date, time, location and topic each month.


PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING ROUNDTABLE (NEW!)

Facilitators: Kristin Brooks and Alexandria Mills

Meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month, 12:00 p.m.  

Location: National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware, 1301 York Rd Suite 209, Lutherville, MD 21093

The Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Roundtable gives development professionals who work within the peer-to-peer fundraising space or who are interested in expanding peer to peer fundraising events and activities the opportunity to learn about best practices as well as the ability to share victories and challenges along the way. Topics may include: Trends in P2P fundraising, use of social media platforms for P2P fundraising, best practices for P2P fundraising events (walks, races, etc.), team captain engagement, team/participant retention strategies and selecting/managing a P2P fundraising platform.


GRANTS ROUNDTABLE

Facilitator: Barbara Ramundo and Erin Jackson (Co-Facilitators)

Meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month / 11:30am

Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Sample topics include:

  • Managing the Grants Process
  • Researching Grant Opportunities
  • Proposal Writing (e.g., Needs Statements; Goals & Objectives; Evaluation; Budgets)
  • Clarity in Writing
  • Reporting
  • Stewarding Institutional Funders
  • Working Collaboratively with Program Staff
  • Common Reasons Why Proposals are Declined
  • Sustainability strategies

ANNUAL GIVING ROUNDTABLE

Facilitators: Cara Schaefer and Emanuel Figueroa

Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of month / 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Preservation Maryland, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 248, Baltimore, MD 21211

Sample topics:  Monthly Giving;  Annual Fund Strategies, Data Management, Storytelling Tips, Giving Programs


MAJOR GIFTS ROUNDTABLE

Facilitator:  Jennifer Summers

Meets on the 4th Thursday of of every other month / 8:00 a.m.

Location: WTMD, 2216 N. Charles Street, 21218

Sample topics:  Boards, Setting Goals/Managing Expectations, Cold Calls, Wealth Screening Tools, Working with a Consultant, Stewardship, Major Donor Management


SMALL SHOP ROUNDTABLE

Facilitator:  Katie Sutton

Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of month, 12:00 p.m. 

Location: St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, 321 E 25th St, Baltimore, MD 21218

Sample topics:  Database Management, Engaging Your Board of Trustees, Peer to Peer Fundraising, Donor Advised Funds, Giving Circles, Major Gifts in a Small Shop, Communications & Marketing, Special Events, Development Planning, Donor Stewardship