Fundraising During Crisis: 5 Trends That Will Shape Fundraising in 2021

How are you approaching 2021 Planning with so much uncertainty?

2020 has been a year no one expected. We have had to pivot, twirl and flip to keep up with all of the changing conditions and guidelines. What does 2021 hold and how we can plan?

Having a plan, understanding trends and knowing which resources are available to you, and being nimble will help you to focus and implement your strategy for a successful 2021.

Join us on Wednesday, November 18th at 9:00 am for a conversation with Jack Cotton, realtor, speaker and author. Jack talks about 5 Trends That Will Shape Fundraising in 2021. Jack’s sister, Cyndy Cotton, CFRE, and Executive Director of the Osterville Library talks about actions you can take going into 2021.

This is the fifth session in the series Fundraising During Crisis.

This event is FREE to attend with advance registration for current PPCI members; and $10 per person for non-members. To attend this event, please register online via the link below. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, November 17th, 2020.

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Our Speakers

Jack CottonJack Cotton

Jack Cotton started the Cotton Real Estate, now Sotheby’s International Realty, in 1974 while finishing his final year of college. With thirty-five years of experience in high end Real Estate on Cape Cod, he is the previous host of “The JACK COTTON Real Estate Show” on WXTK 95.1 FM, and the inspiration for the Cotton Center for Real Estate Studies at Cape Cod Community College.

Jack knows about strategies for running a successful real estate business, anticipating and handling market fluctuations, growing a successful Real Estate business, creating a supreme customer experience, building and maintaining a productive sales force, and cutting edge marketing techniques.

Jack Cotton is a Luxury Real Estate expert, agent, and author. He’s one of the most respected and sought-after Luxury Real Estate professionals in the United States.

Cyndy CottonCyndy Cotton, Osterville Public Library

A longtime member of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands, Cyndy Cotton is excited to join the PPCI board in 2020. A Cape Cod native, Cyndy served as a childhood volunteer at the Osterville Village Library, where she now serves as Executive Director. Her transition to leadership at the 136 year old non-profit follows her years as a library trustee and member of the library’s capital campaign. Cyndy’s contributions to the capital campaign helped achieve the desired result of a brand new 20,000 sq foot library facility in 2012.

Becoming a Certified Fundraising Executive and a graduate of Boston University Professional Fundraising Program are recent accomplishments. In addition to receiving the Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary International, Cyndy serves on the board for “EforAll,” a tremendously successful entrepreneurial incubator and the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the Cape Cod Women’s Association.

Philanthropy Month Activities this November

Philanthropy Day Month 2020As we enter into the fall, Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands understands that there is still a lot of uncertainty and challenges that we are facing. This is typically the time of year where we start to gear up for our flagship event in November, Philanthropy Day. Due to the current climate related to COVID-19, we will be unable to host this event as we normally do, but we are looking forward to a number of ways that we will recognize Philanthropy Month this November.

You’ll be getting more information soon about out Philanthropy month activities that include:

· Cape Cod Random Acts of Kindness
· Philanthropy Day Morning Networking Event on November 10th
· A video series by the Cape Cod Community Media Center highlighting the hard work of our local non-profits on the Cape and Islands
· We also are still welcoming nominations for both our Ann Kanaga Professional Development Scholarship and, our Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Awards. While we are not presenting awards this year, we are taking rolling and updated nominations for consideration in 2021 and beyond.

While we are disappointed that we won’t be able to gather as a community to celebrate all the good work our organizations are doing, we look forward to your active participation with us this November. We know that the last few months have not been easy on everyone, and we want you to know that the PPCI board and committees will continue to do all that we can to assist our non-profit community.

We look forward to sharing more news soon about the upcoming Philanthropy Month! In the meanwhile, please know that we are a volunteer-run organization that is sustained through the support of our local community. Please visit our website to learn more about Membership Opportunities and Sponsorship Opportunities.

Sincerely,

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands Board of Directors

Fundraising During Crisis: Planning for Year End

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) invites you to attend our upcoming virtual event Fundraising During Crisis: Planning for Year End on October 21st at 9:00 am.

How do you plan for the end of year in the midst of a pandemic and unprecedented election session? Cape and Islands nonprofit organizations are managing new problems, pivoting and innovating to meet the needs of constituents and focusing on the top priorities for programs, clients and staff.

Hear from three local nonprofit leaders on how they are approaching the final quarter of 2020 including Kevin Rice of the Payomet Performing Arts Center, Hadley Luddy of the Homeless Prevention Council, Inc., and Jessica Whritenour of The 300 Committee Land Trust.

You will then have the option to attend breakout sessions of smaller groups to discuss your own experiences, issues, and questions. This is the fourth session in the series Fundraising During Crisis.

This event is FREE to attend with advance registration for current PPCI members; and $10 per person for non-members. To attend this event, please register online via the link below. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, October 20th, 2020.

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Our Speakers

Kevin Rice, Payomet Performing Arts Center

Kevin RiceKevin Rice heads deep into his 13th year as Executive Artistic Director of Payomet Performing Arts Center. A playwright who has penned nine full-length stage plays including Hopper’s Ghosts, Kevin was named a Theater Person of the Year by New York Theater.com for his 2004 political satire, Amerikus Rex. He is a co-founder of the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater where four of his plays have been staged, most recently his adaptation of the Russian classic novel, Oblomov. Armed with a degree in Russian literature, fluent in Russian and in love with Siberia since he turned 40, Kevin has directed and staged two of his plays in the far-flung city of Yakutsk. He’s currently working on a site specific, audience interactive play titled Under The Radar set in 1969 at the North Truro Air Force Radar Station and describing a day in the life of radar airmen serving a tour of duty there. From 1987-1991 he served as chair of the Wellfleet-Truro Affordable Housing Partnership. Under his direction Payomet has grown from a non-profit performing arts center with a budget of $150,000 in 2008 to $1.5 million today. Payomet has grown into one of the vital music venues on the Cape, and has also given birth to Payomet’s Cirque by the Sea, which hosts a circus camp providing instruction to children and produces fully staged circus shows with a social/environmental theme. Kevin lives in Wellfleet with his wife, Marla.

Hadley Luddy of the Homeless Prevention Council, Inc

Hadley Luddy

Hadley Luddy is Chief Executive Officer of the Homeless Prevention Council (HPC). Her roles with local nonprofits have varied in scope and mission over the past 25 years; from Vice President of Development and Marketing with Community Connections to Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands. Hadley also worked with the State’s Department of Children & Families where she led foster and adoptive parent recruitment efforts in Southeastern Massachusetts. Current board memberships include the Orleans Chamber of Commerce and the Cape & Islands area board of the Department of Children and Families. Hadley has her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and EdM from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She lives with her family in Orleans.

Jessica Whritenour of The 300 Committee Land Trust

Jessica Whritenour

Jessica Whritenour is the Executive Director of The 300 Committee Land Trust in Falmouth, Massachusetts (2010-present). Since its founding in 1985, The 300 Committee has preserved more than 2,55 acres of treasured open space for recreation, conservation, and water protection in Falmouth.

Jessica’s work with The 300 Committee is largely focused on building partnerships with landowners, government agencies (local, state, and federal), non-profit partners and community organizations to advance the mission of open space protection and connecting people with nature in all of Falmouth’s villages.

Jessica has a B.A. in Communication and Graphic Design from Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, Iowa) and a M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts). She is a certified planner affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Planners, and serves on the Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod Advisory Board and the Falmouth Housing Corporation Board of Directors.

Fundraising During Crisis: Sponsorships

You are invited to join the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands for an online virtual coffee hour to discuss relevant issues for Cape and Islands nonprofits.

Join us online Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to learn what is happening with Sponsorships on Cape Cod during the pandemic.

So many of us on the Cape & Islands depend on sponsorships from our local businesses for essential fundraising revenue. Sponsorships provide our organizations with an important revenue stream, while also offering unique marketing opportunities for the business. How will this change when we cannot hold in-person events? What are our sponsors looking for in terms of marketing benefits? Is this the right time to solicit sponsorships?

In this session facilitated by Tamara Harper, Director of Education and Community Outreach for the Cape Cod Theatre Company / Harwich Junior Theatre, we will hear from two local businesses on how their funding has adapted during the pandemic: Bert Talerman, Co-President of Cape Cod 5 and Lynn Mason-Small, Senior Vice President, Business Development at RogersGray.

Then we will break into small groups to discuss your own experiences, issues, and questions. This is the third session in the series Fundraising During Crisis.

This event is FREE to attend with advance registration for current PPCI members; and $10 per person for non-members. To attend this event, please register online via the link below. Deadline for registration is Monday, September 14th, 2020.

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About Our Guest Speakers

Bert Talerman

Bert Talerman

Bert Talerman

Robert “Bert” A. Talerman is the Co-President of Cape Cod 5. He is a member of the Bank’s executive and senior management team, and oversees all of its business line activities. Bert has over 30 years of banking industry experience, starting as a lending field examiner in Boston before moving to Cape Cod as a commercial lender in 1994.

He is the President of the Edward Bangs Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation, a private charitable foundation, and the immediate past board Chair of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and also serves on the boards of Cape Cod Healthcare and The Barnstable. He is also a past board chair of Coastal Community Capital and Cape and Islands United Way. Bert is a graduate of Amherst College and lives in Centerville with his wife, Beth. They have two adult daughters.

Lynn Mason-Small

Lynn Mason-Small

Lynn Mason-Small

Lynn is the Chief Marketing Officer at RogersGray, where she oversees the marketing, community relations and philanthropic activities of the company.

She is a founding Board Member of the Cape Cod Young Professionals. In addition to her years of leadership with the organization, she has served on Boards and Committees for local non-profits including the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cape & Islands, Community Visions, the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, the United Way of Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Foundation. Additionally, she co-chaired Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod for two years.

Lynn is a Cape Cod native and graduate of the University of Massachusetts. She lives with her husband, Nathan Small and 2 sons in South Yarmouth.

Tammy Harper

Tammy Harper

Tamara Harper
Tamara “Tammy” Harper is the Director of Education and Community Outreach at Cape Cod Theatre Company Harwich Junior Theatre and has been a leading force in theatre education on Cape Cod for the past 25 years.

Tamara serves on the Board of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands, and the Board of the Charitable Foundation of the Harwich Chamber of Commerce. She served on the Board of the Harwich Chamber of Commerce (2006-2012) and on the Education Task Force for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (2007-2010).

She has facilitated workshops for organizations throughout the Cape including WE CAN, LIFE, Inc. (Living Independently Forever), The Latham Centers and Shamrock Financial.

Fundraising During Crisis: Major Gifts

Virtual Meeting on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (Check-in at 8:45 am)

Join us online to learn what is happening with major gift programs on Cape Cod during the pandemic. Are you shying away from asking for large gifts? Are donors shying away from committing to large gifts? Is this the perfect time to get those big commitments?

Hear from Rose Resnik, Rosemarie Resnik & Associates, with an overview of the major gift landscape on Cape Cod. Rose will present with Jennifer Bryant, Director of Development, Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance. We will also hear from Deborah Dougherty, CFRE, Director of Major Gifts, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, on the health system‘s experience with its major gift program these last few months.

Then we will break into small groups to discuss your own experiences, issues, and questions. This is the second session in the series Fundraising During Crisis.

This event is FREE to attend with advance registration for current PPCI members; and $10 per person for non-members. To attend this event, please register online via the link below.

Register by August 17th to receive event login details.

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About Our Speakers

Rose Resnik

Rose ResnikRosemarie Resnik is President of Rosemarie Resnik and Associates, Inc., a full service nonprofit and fundraising  consulting firm located in Osterville. She has consulted with nearly 50 non-profit organizations on Cape Cod since 2009. She is a veteran fundraiser and external relations professional with more than 35 years of local, national, and international experience. In the role of practitioner, Rosemarie has career-long experience planning, directing, and executing successful fundraising operations.

Rosemarie has previously held positions in alumni relations and fundraising at Harvard University/Radcliffe College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). She has also served as Chair of the Education Committee for Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, and currently chairs Cape Cod Hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council, and is a board member of Philanthropy Partners of Cape Cod and the Islands.

Rosemarie has previously presented at Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, and is also a regular instructor at Cape Cod Community College’s Workforce Education Resource Center (WERC).

Jennifer Bryant

Jen BryantJennifer Bryant is the Director of Development for the Fishermen’s Alliance. Being a native Cape Codder, she feels fortunate to have grown up by the ocean and to be raised in a close-knit community. Jennifer has been involved in the non-proft world since she was a teen and has years of both professional and volunteer experience. She has successfully led several fundraising efforts for large and small nonprofit organizations, locally and across New England.

With a degree from the University of New Hampshire in Social Services, she has always been dedicated to helping people and coming together to build strong communities. The highlight of her career was the experience she gained as Social Services Coordinator with Head Start for 6 years in Florida, Maine and New Hampshire. Jennifer’s primary responsibilities at the Fishermen’s Alliance include managing the annual fund, community partnerships, major gifts and foundation relations.

Deborah Dougherty, CFRE

Deb DoughertyDebbie has over 40 years experience in healthcare marketing and philanthropy. She was named Director of Marketing for Falmouth Hospital in 1991 and later was appointed Director of Marketing Communications for Cape Cod Healthcare after the merger with Cape Cod Hospital in 1996. In 2002, she joined the staff of the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation as a major gifts officer.

Today she is the Director of Major Gifts for the Foundation which is in a campaign to raise $125M to support capital projects and services at Cape Cod Hospital, Falmouth Hospital, the VNA of Cape Cod and the JML Care Center.

Previously, Debbie held management positions at Gosnold on Cape Cod, American Red Cross Blood Services, and the Harvard Community Health Plan.

Originally from Michigan, Debbie is a graduate of Boston University. She serves on the boards of Highfield Hall, the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce and Recovery Without Walls, a charity founded by her husband, Bill.

The parents of two grown daughters, Debbie and Bill live in North Falmouth with their beloved, three legged cat Dexter.

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Fundraising During Crisis: Annual Fund and Direct Mail

Virtual Meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (Check-in at 8:45 am)

Hear experiences from Cape colleagues with focus on how they managed raising funds for their annual fund and how they moved forward with direct mail. Then break into small groups to discuss your own experiences, issues, and questions. This is the first session in a series of Fundraising During Crisis.

Mark A. Schmidt, Executive Director of the Falmouth Historical Society and Museums on the Green; and Gerry Desautels, CFRE, Sr. Development & Communications Officer at Outer Cape Health Services will be our guest speakers.

This event is free to attend for current PPCI members with advance registration. Non-members fee to attend is $10 per person.

Register by July 14th to receive event login details.

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About Our Speakers

Mark Schmidt

Mark Schmidt

Mark Schmidt, who almost singlehandedly ruined the INP experience of nearly everyone he met and brings down the property values in both Plymouth and Falmouth, somehow has managed to keep his job at the Falmouth Historical Society and Museums on the Green, where he has been the executive director since 2011. Born and bred in suburban Chicago, he moved to New England in 1985 and has been here since. He has been in the nonprofit world since 2001, managing museums in Natick and Marshfield, MA, prior to coming to the Cape. He got his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and did his Master’s and Ph.D. work at Northeastern University in Boston. His wife of 30 years has somehow not traded him in yet for a sleeker, sportier model. They live with their son in Plymouth and avidly root for the Chicago Cubs, which explains some of his neuroses.Thankfully for his sanity, he also discovered the New England Patriots.

Gerry Desautels, CFRE

Gerry DesautelsGerry Desautels of West Yarmouth has worked in nonprofit development and communications for two decades. Previously he held marketing and public relations positions in the student travel and high-tech industries of Boston. Since moving to Cape Cod in 1999, he has assisted in raising more than twenty million dollars for various health, environmental and educational nonprofits. In development positions at HopeHealth and Outer Cape Health Servies, he has had the pleasure in helping to attract transformational $1M gifts—the largest for each organization. Gerry holds his CFRE certification, and graduate and undergraduate degrees from Boston University. A former co-chair and presenter of Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, he continues to serve on the conference committee. Gerry is also a board member of the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape & Islands and the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund. He lives in West Yarmouth.

Virtual Coffee Chat with the Cape & Islands United Way

PPCI Virtual Coffee Hour
Wednesday, June 17th from 9-10am

You are invited to join the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands for an online virtual coffee hour to discuss relevant issues for Cape and Islands nonprofits.

This online event will take place on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. using the online platform Zoom.

Mark Skala, president and CEO of the Cape and Islands United Way, will join us to share his view of the state of funding for our nonprofit community.

Then we will breakout into smaller round table-type groups where you will be assigned based on your topic selection made during registration. This will be followed by a second session of randomly assigned groups of up to 6 people. PPCI Board members will be assisting with facilitating conversations.

This event is FREE to attend with advance registration for current PPCI members and non-members may attend at $10 per person.

To attend this event, please register online via the link below. Deadline for registration is Monday, June 15th, 2020.

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About Mark Skala

Mark SkalaMark Skala Mark is a seasoned marketing executive, journalist, and community leader. He comes to the United Way with a wealth of experience, most recently serving as vice president at Lighthouse Media Solutions, where he oversaw client relations services as well as the company’s TV shows and video production. He previously worked in executive roles at Bank of Cape Cod and GateHouse Media.

Good Morning Cape Cod Virtual Coffee Hour

We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. As we navigate these challenging times, it is important to stay connected with our peers and support systems – now more than ever.

Know that PPCI is here for you as a network of like-minded nonprofit professionals. In keeping with our mission to facilitate connection and networking opportunities within our sector, we will continue to offer you ways to communicate about issues that are important and relevant to you.

So, let’s connect!

You are invited
“Good Morning Cape Cod” Virtual Coffee Hour

Wednesday, May 20th from 9-10am
A free, virtual coffee hour to discuss relevant issues for Cape nonprofits.

What would you like to talk about?
Zoom information provided upon registration.

What are your top three, most burning topics that you’d like to address?
These responses will structure the facilitated conversation we have during the event, so please let us know!

Thank you for all the important work you are doing. We will get through this together.

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Update from the PPCI Board of Directors

March 26, 2020

We don’t need to tell you that this an unprecedented time when it comes to the non-profit landscape, with things changing by the day, by the hour. As members of the strong non-profit community on the Cape and Islands, we applaud everyone’s efforts to help get our community through this difficult time. As a primarily-volunteer run organization, PPCI is right here with you, and we want to be sure that you have the resources and information you need to keep moving forward.

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands team has created a page on our website with resources that may help you professionally and personally as we deal with the COVID-19 situation. You can view the COVID-19 resource link here, and we will continue to update it as we find more information that may be valuable. There is also a feedback form available on this page to indicate if there are any additional resources that would be helpful to you.

Keep up the good work that you are doing, and we can all get through this together. PPCI is here for you as a network of like-minded non-profit professionals, and we wish everyone the best.

Sincerely,

~ The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands Board of Directors