Join an AFP-Maryland Roundtable

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.


Facilitators: Cara Schaefer and Emanuel Figueroa

2nd Wednesday of month, 12:00 p.m.

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

Sample topics:  Online Giving, Direct Mail, Social Media Marketing, Donor Acquisition, Stewardship, Annual Giving & Capital Campaigns, Donor Recognition, Annual Giving Career/Salary Path, Newsletters, Matching/Challenge Gifts – How best to market them, Best/Worst Annual Fund Experiments, Board involvement in Annual Giving, Monthly Giving, Planned Giving 101, Surveys, Annual Giving Planning, Storytelling, #GivingTuesday 


Facilitator:  Jennifer Summers

2nd Friday of the month, 8:30am (October - June)

Location: Mano offices, 1500 Union Avenue, Conference Room 1A, Baltimore, MD 21211

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


Facilitator:  Katie Sutton

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

Location: Strong City Baltimore, 3503 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Sample topics:  Burnout, Major Gifts in a small shop, Setting realistic expectations, Planned Giving in a small shop, Fundraising Evaluation, Media and Publicity, Best Practices working with Boards and EDs, Donor Recognition, Donor Communications, Direct Mail, Paper management/filing systems, Development Plans, Special Events


FacilitatorAlethea Schmall

Second Monday of every month, 8:00 a.m.

Location: Rotates - contact facilitator