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Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands Organizes Lunch Presentation on Crowdfunding, is it right for your organization?

 April 20th, 2016 at Hyannis Golf Course

 The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is pleased to announce that its next luncheon will feature Christine Merser of Blue Shoe Strategy and a presentation on Crowdfunding, is it right for your organization?  The luncheon will be held on April 20, 2016  from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hyannis Golf Course, Route 132, Hyannis.  

The presentation Crowdfunding. Is it right for your organization?, will cover: How to make sure it takes off rather than fizzles out like a party no one came to. And, social media feeding crowdfunding. Is that the way to go? We will be reviewing successful crowdfunding campaigns and alas, one or two failures, with examples of why they failed and how they could have succeeded. Crowdfunding is not the easy road to solvency, but when done properly, for the right reasons around the right fundraising initiative, it can fill the bank, and perhaps more importantly, make your organization known in the circles you want to call your own.

This luncheon is free to members of the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands and non-members pay $35. To register please click here.  Deadline for registration is Friday, April 15th, 2016 .

About The Presenter
Christine Merser
Christine Merser, Blue Shoe Strategy

Christine Merser grew up on Cape Cod and spends a good amount of time here when she’s not at Blue Shoe Strategy’s ( New York City offices, where she counts as her marketing clients some of the best known brands in America.

Christine specializes in non-traditional marketing methodology including social media and the new PR. Her company, Blue Shoe Strategy, has done marketing for candidates, companies and entrepreneurs She is also a successful blogger (, and podcaster (she is Hollister on


The 2015 Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands membership expired on December 31, 2015 In order to attend this event at a membership rate please renew your membership now.



Click Here to view the 2015 Philanthropy Day Award Luncheon Video!


Thank you to all who came to the PPCI Annual Meeting on January 21, 2016!


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Membership Information
Time to renew your membership with PPCI!

2015 Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands membership Expired on
December 31, 2015.  Renew your membership now by clicking here!

Open Invitation to Join the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands!

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization that has been in existence on Cape Cod since 1991.   PPCI members participate in lunches four times a year featuring guest speakers on topics relevant to members, including non-profit administration, fundraising, social networks, and special events.  Click here to see what’s coming up for luncheons and workshops!

PPCI also hosts the annual Philanthropy Day conference.   The recent 2015 Philanthropy Day was a full day of speakers knowledgeable on a multitude of topics, extended networking opportunities, and a luncheon featuring philanthropic award presentations. Cape & Island non-profit employees, estate planners, board members, and non-profit enthusiasts all around the area attend Philanthropy Day. PPCI members receive discounted admission to this event.

If you are not already a member, we encourage you to join!  Members can attend quarterly luncheon meetings at no charge and receive discounted admission to Philanthropy Day. In addition, becoming a member means being associated with other members who share your interest and knowledge of philanthropy, offering networking and collaborating opportunities throughout the area.  Click here to join!