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February 23, 2016


1:00 - 2:30 pm, Boys & Girls Club, 1729 17th Avenue, Vero Beach

"Storytelling for Fundraisers" presented by Tom Ahern

Storytelling in the context of fundraising is VERY different than storytelling in the context of trying to bring down a mastodon for the tribe. The story's about the donor.  In shockingly lucrative communication programs, the donor is the obvious hero. The organization plays a supporting role and yet few charities write this way. Learn how to be one of those few ... and succeed beyond your wildest dreams!



About the presenter:

Tom Ahern is considered one of the world’s top authorities on donor communications. He is the author of four well-received books on the topic, with two more in the pipeline. Each year, he delivers dozens of workshops internationally. He spoke recently at conferences in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, and Italy as well as across North America. He specializes in applying the discoveries of psychology and neuroscience to the day-to-day business of inspiring and retaining donors.

He is an award-winning journalist. As a "message strategist," he's won three prestigious international IABC Gold Quill awards, all for communications campaigns which achieved phenomenal success.  He collaborates with Prof. Adrian Sargeant and psychologist Jen Shang on prototyping innovative new donor communications campaigns for PBS.


Congratulations to Katie Kowanic and Beverly Smith
AFP Indian River's newest CFREs
who earned this credential during 2015

Katie Kowanic, CFRE   Beverly Smith, CFRE

If you are planning on working toward your CFRE and have any questions regarding the process or exam, please contact any of the chapter's ten CFREs, listed below who will be more than happy to advise you:

Kerry Bartlett, CFRE
Ginny Blossom, CFRE
Peggy Gibbs, CFRE
Stephen Higgins, CFRE
Richard Johnson, CFRE
Kathleen Kowanic, CFRE
Judith Lemoncelli, CFRE
Lenora Ritchie, CFRE
Beverly Sanders, CFRE
Beverly Smith, CFRE

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Please join more than 3,000+ AFP members from around the world in Boston on March 20-22, 2016, for three days of listening, learning and laughter among the greatest thought-leaders in fundraising and philanthropy.

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