Erica Waasdorp Publishes Second Book: Monthly Giving Made Easy

Monthly Giving Made Easy by Erica WaasdorpErica Waasdorp, President of A Direct Solution, published her second book: Monthly Giving Made Easy. This How-To-Guide consists of 130 pages, filled with 95 short chapters, practical how-to tips, examples, exercises and case studies.

Monthly Giving has become more popular than ever before, especially during the pandemic, but there’s still some hesitation. This book will do away with that once and for all.

If you are looking to find a way to help your nonprofit raise the sustainable revenue you need to keep your mission going, no matter what happens, this book is for you. Monthly Giving is Easy. You just have to apply the learnings from this book and start asking your donors to give in a way that’s easy for them.

Nonprofits of any size can benefit from this easy-to-read book and implement monthly giving practices in their own organizations right away. Available in paperback for $24.95 plus shipping and handling on amazon or as e-book from your favorite location. ISBN: 978-0-9859683-2-8.  Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9859683-3-5.

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Fiscal Literacy for Non-Profit Organizations

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) invites you to attend Fiscal Literacy for Non-Profit Organizations with Tammy Saben of Glivinski and Associates on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 9:00 am.

Nonprofit fundraisers have a passion for their organization’s mission, but sometimes lack familiarity with financial reports, cash flow or how to be the best stewards of hard earned funds. The intent of this workshop is to increase financial literacy by reducing the mystery of nonprofit budgets, financial reports and audits which may help you and your organization to implement best business practices and more transparent reporting to better fulfill your mission..

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 to attend April 28th


About Our Speaker

Tammy Saben

Tammy Glivinski Saben

Tammy Saben

Tammy Saben, a 3rd generation Cape Codder, moved home from California 27 years ago. She immediately recognized that local expanding businesses needed sound, relevant financial information and solid best business practices for managing successful, sustainable entities. Thus she launched Glivinski & Associates 20 years ago to fulfil that need. The South Yarmouth team has grown to 11 professionals who manage the books, while providing controller and CFO level services to over 150 small local businesses, including 65+ non-profit organizations. The clients will confirm, that their survival of cyclical revenue streams, high costs and staff challenges were directly related to sound and feasible guidance provided by Tammy and her team. Tammy is a high-honors graduate of Suffolk University by way of Cape Cod Community College. In 2017 she was appointed by Governor Baker to the Board of Trustees of the Cape Cod Community College, and subsequently appointed Chair. Tammy also serves on the boards for Cape & Islands United Way, is the Treasurer for Friends of Children’s Cove, a past-President of Yarmouth Rotary Club and recipient of many community awards including the most recent, top 10 of 10 Suffolk Grads, The Hyannis Chamber Patrick Butler, Citizen of the Year, and The Cape Cod Center for Women’s, Beacon of Hope. Tammy and her husband, Jim live in Yarmouth Port. They remain active sailing, skiing, cycling and more. They have 3 grown daughters and 5 beautiful grandchildren.

Brought to you in part by Cape Cod 5, Eastern Bank, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, Kelley Foundation, and The Cape Cod Foundation.

Premier Sponsor: Cape Cod 5

Champion Sponsor: Eastern Bank

Mike Trovato joins Pleasant Bay Community Boating

Mike Trovato

Mike Trovato

Pleasant Bay Community Boating (PBCB) announced the appointment of Mike Trovato as their new Executive Director.

Trovato joins PBCB with significant managerial, marketing, and fundraising experience in both the private and public sectors including management of well-known international sailing events such as Key West Race Week and US port stopovers for the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.

He is also a co-founder of Sail Cape Cod, where he was President and volunteer Executive Director for several years and was instrumental in the development of their adaptive and outreach programs in addition to organizational management and advancement.

“Mike has demonstrated that he understands community boating and is passionate about it” said PBCB Board President Ted Baylis “we think his experience, his skills and his leadership will be a big asset as PBCB continues to grow and mature”.

PBCB’s programs include youth and adult sailing and paddling programs, learn-to-sail courses, Sailing & Science Summer Camp for children, boat rentals, marine education and environmental stewardship programs and a Speaker Series. Some welcome additions for 2021 will include a new ADA-compliant dock to expand the adaptive programs and a floating classroom research vessel for the marine education and environmental stewardship programs.

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Virtual Events for Nonprofits

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) invites you to attend Virtual Events for Nonprofits with Chris Schultz of New Latitude Event Solutions and Amanda Kaiser of EforAll Cape Cod on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 9:00 am.

WHAT’S NEXT? With the COVID vaccine distribution underway and a return to normal life on the horizon, many organizations are struggling with how to connect with their audiences in a safe way until the distribution is complete. Most models show that it will be at least Fall of 2021 before life will begin to return to normal. ZOOM fatigue is a real thing. So how can you stay relevant and engaged?

Chris will discuss the benefits (and some of the tricks) to using the zoom platform that will help event novices look like seasoned pros. He will explore how to effectively take an event from the virtual to the hybrid arena and the associated costs and benefits of making the leap.

Amanda will explain how her organization pivoted to virtual events, the different tools used, and lessons learned. She will also share thoughts on incorporating virtual events in the future.

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 to attend March 17th Meeting


About Our Speakers

Chris Schultz

Chris SchultzChris Schultz is the owner of New Latitude Event Solutions, a service which supports struggling fundraisers through reimagining their development events. From Event Concept and Strategy, to Logistics, production and execution, New Latitude brings an innovative virtual and hybrid approach that drives our client’s fundraisers to new latitudes.

Chris’ decades of experience in planning and executing entertainment focused events, allows for nimble planning and flawless execution. In 2020 he shifted his focus to support organizations struggling with how to translate their current fundraising efforts to new and engaging platforms. Chris is trained as a COVID Compliance Officer and can modify and integrate these compliance services to accommodate client needs.

Chris broadcasts “Latitude Live” as a weekly series on YouTube. This series is geared toward Event Planners and Marketers curious about new trends in the industry, or just looking for a pep talk.

Amanda Kaiser

Amanda KaiserAmanda Kaiser is committed to the success and vitality of the Cape Cod community.

Kaiser graduated from Suffolk University with highest distinction and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Communication. She was recognized in 2018 by Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine as a “40 Under 40 Rising Young Leader.”

Kaiser has a wide breadth of professional experience. She is the program manager for EforAll Cape Cod, helping entrepreneurs turn their business ideas into reality.

Kaiser formerly worked as the Marketing & Events Manager for Cape Cod Beer where she managed hundreds of for-profit and non-profit events annually and administered a fully integrated marketing campaign.

Kaiser also has professional experience in project management, finance and management consulting.


Brought to you in part by Cape Cod 5, Eastern Bank, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, Kelley Foundation, and The Cape Cod Foundation.

Premier Sponsor: Cape Cod 5

Champion Sponsor: Eastern Bank

Pauline Neves, CFRE, Joins Harrington Management as Senior Consultant

Pauline Neves, CFRE

Pauline Neves, CFRE

Harrington Management International (HMI) announced the addition of Pauline Neves, CFRE, as Senior Consultant to the organization. HMI is a management consulting firm, based in Osterville, Massachusetts, which specializes in nonprofit organizations.

Prior to joining HMI, Neves served in senior fundraising roles for organizations including Cape Cod Healthcare and HopeHealth, Massachusetts, where she spent nearly a decade in leadership positions growing a robust philanthropy program across Eastern Massachusetts with an emphasis on Cape Cod. While at HopeHealth, Neves also led the philanthropy team to secure the organization’s first seven-figure gift. She has also directed capital initiatives and, while at Cape Cod Healthcare, she was part of the team working on the organization’s $125M Capital Campaign.

Neves has been active in professional associations throughout her career, especially Philanthropy Partners of the Cape & Islands where she served as president for three years, as a co-chair of Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, and as a board member. She also served on the New England Association of Healthcare Philanthropy’s conference committee. Neves is currently a volunteer board member for the Cape Cod Theatre Company / Harwich Junior Theatre. She has also presented at regional and local conferences. Neves is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and holds a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the Institute for Nonprofit Practice.

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New Board Members Elected at 2021 Annual Meeting

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands
Elects Three New Board Members at Annual Meeting

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass, January 28, 2021 – The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its volunteer Board of Directors: Vanessa Greene of Cape Cod 5, Laurel Hartman of Kinlin Grover Real Estate, and P.J. Richardson of YMCA Cape Cod. The three professionals involved in our nonprofit community were voted in during the PPCI annual meeting held virtually on Thursday, January 28th. Each will serve a three-year term.

Vanessa Greene

Vanessa Greene

Vanessa Greene is the Director of Risk and Compliance at Cape Cod 5 and also serves as the institution’s Community Reinvestment Act Officer. She has twenty years of experience in the financial services industry serving in roles within the areas of project management, internal audit, risk management, and compliance. She holds a BA in Economics and Psychology from Wellesley College, an MBA from Bentley University, a degree from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, a Wharton Leadership Certificate, and a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designation. Over the last several years, she has been increasingly involved in advocacy initiatives for affordable and accessible housing and currently serves on Brewster’s Housing Partnership.


Laurel Hartman

Laurel Hartman

Laurel Hartman is a graduate of Nauset Regional High School, has a B.S. from Northwestern University and an MBA from University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Her 20+ year career in the hospitality industry with leading organizations including Hilton, Marriott and Starwood has taken her from Chicago to NYC to Boston and back to her home on Cape Cod. In conjunction with the completion of her MBA, Laurel joined the team of Cape & Plymouth Business Publishing as their Director of Sales and Content Marketing before eventually taking on the role of Publisher, VP of the company. She has now taken her extensive experience with customer service, marketing and sales to serving buyers and sellers of residential real estate as a REALTOR® with Kinlin Grover Real Estate. She is a certified meeting professional (CMP), certified sommelier and certified meditation trainer with extensive experience in human resources, training, food service and event planning. Active in her community, Laurel serves on the board of directors and a number of committees of the YMCA of Cape Cod and is the immediate past board chair, is a member of both Cape Cod Young Professionals and South Shore Young Professionals, is a graduate of the Community Leadership Institute of the Cape & Islands, co-founded the Cape & Islands Wedding Group and is a past president of the organization, and is a past board member of the Lower Cape Business and Professional Women.

PJ Richardson

PJ Richardson

P.J. Richardson has worked at the YMCA Cape Cod since early 2000 when he was hired to expand the YMCA’s Camp Lyndon property in order to better serve the year-round community with an emphasis on teen and family programming as well as community development. In 2010 the YMCA Cape Cod promoted PJ to Chief Financial Development Officer. PJ now utilizes his community development skills to help tell the Y story to the community and ensure the Y has the necessary philanthropic support to deliver on their mission. PJ believes that it is his responsibility to nurture the potential of children and teens. By instilling core values in children, we change our future in subtle life-altering ways. PJ has enjoyed a successful career focused on securing the resources needed to ensure that the YMCA Cape Cod is able to keep our promise to the community. PJ embraces the Y’s promise that no child will be turned away from its supportive programs and enriching opportunities due to an inability to pay. PJ considers himself to be part of a team of professionals who pride themselves on being the change they want to see in the world. PJ received his B.A. from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a Major in Government and a Minor in Sociology. He lives in Centerville with his wife Naomi, their sons Sam, twins Henry and Simon, daughter Annie and their golden retriever, Poppy. PJ and his family spend their time hiking, paddling, fishing, volunteering and just enjoying all the natural beauty of Cape Cod.

Also, during the annual meeting the following board members were re-elected for one-year terms as PPCI Officers: President, Sarah Tribuzio of Decatur House; Vice-President Education, Jennifer Cummings of Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation; Vice-President Marketing & Membership, Christopher Ellis of Community Health Center of Cape Cod, Inc.; Treasurer, Kathy Zagzebski of Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center; Secretary, Beatrice Gremlich of Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation; and Immediate Past President, Kristin O’Malley of The Cape Cod Foundation.

The PPCI board further consists of Directors: Barbara Cotton of American Red Cross; Cyndy Cotton of Osterville Village Library; Gerry Desautels, CFRE of Outer Cape Health Services; Tamara Harper of Cape Cod Theatre Company / Harwich Junior Theatre; and Rosemarie Resnik of Rosemarie Resnik and Associates, Inc.


About Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) supports the philanthropic community through education, networking, and celebrating the impact of charitable giving. Governed and operated by an-all-volunteer, community-based board of directors, Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is a local chapter of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. PPCI annually presents Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, slated for November 9, 2021.

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2021 Annual Meeting with Vu Le

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) is thrilled to welcome Vu Le, nationally recognized speaker and author of the popular blog Nonprofit AF, as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12:30 pm.

Join Vu in this virtual presentation as he shares his candid, humorous approach to nonprofit work-the good, the bad, and the ugly-while also celebrating the power of the sector.

A Time for Boldness: Equity, Unrestricted Funding, and How to Unlock Our Full Awesomeness!

During these challenging and tumultuous times, nonprofits have played a vital role. We are as essential as air. While the pandemic and society’s reckoning with systemic racism brought about some changes in our sector, we still have many philosophies and practices that are archaic and ineffective. These include the idea of restricted funds, the nonprofit hunger games, the concept of self-sustainability, and the way we do fundraising and advance equity. It is time for nonprofit and philanthropy to let go of some things, embrace some new ideas, and get others to come along. Get ready to be entertained, challenged, and provoked.

This event is FREE to attend with advance registration for current PPCI members; and $25 per person for non-members. To attend this event, please register online via the link below. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, January 26th.

Register to attend January 28th Meeting

PPCI Board President Sarah Tribuzio will preside over a very short business meeting, followed by the guest speaker.

The following slate of officers and directors to be voted on at the Annual Meeting on January 28, 2021:

Officers for 2021:*

President: Sarah Tribuzio, Decatur House
Vice President (Education): Jennifer Cummings, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation
Vice President (Marketing & Membership): Christopher Ellis, Community Health Center of Cape Cod
Treasurer: Kathy Zagzebski, Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
Clerk: Beatrice Gremlich, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation
Immediate Past President: Kristin O’Malley, The Cape Cod Foundation

Directors for 2021:*

Barbara Cotton, American Red Cross
Cyndy Cotton, Osterville Village Library
Gerard Desautels, Outer Cape Health Services
Vanessa Greene, Cape Cod 5
Tamara Harper, Cape Cod Theatre Company / Harwich Junior Theatre
Laurel Hartman, Cape & Plymouth Business Publishing
Rosemarie Resnik, Resnik Associates
P.J. Richardson, YMCA Cape Cod

*By means of written notice received by the Secretary at least seven (7) days prior to the date of said Annual Meeting, any group of Members exceeding three (3) in number may nominate additional candidates to fill forthcoming vacancies on the Board and among the officers.

About Our Speaker: Vu Le

Vu LeVu Le (“voo lay”) is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the former Executive Director of RVC, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities.

Vu’s passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the Law School Admission Test, drove him into the field of nonprofit work, where he learned that we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves. There’s tons of humor in the nonprofit world, and someone needs to document it. He is going to do that, with the hope that one day, a TV producer will see how cool and interesting our field is and make a show about nonprofit work, featuring attractive actors attending strategic planning meetings and filing 990 tax forms.

Known for his no-BS approach, irreverent sense of humor, and love of unicorns, Vu has been featured in dozens, if not hundreds, of his own blog posts at, formerly

Brought you in part by Cape Cod 5, Eastern Bank, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, Kelley Foundation, and The Cape Cod Foundation.

Premier Sponsor: Cape Cod 5

Champion Sponsor: Eastern Bank

How to Celebrate Philanthropy Month 2020

Happy Philanthropy Month! As we shared in recent communications, we have a number of exciting ways to celebrate Philanthropy Month this November. While we will miss seeing everyone at Philanthropy Day as we normally do this time of year, we look forward to what we have planned for the weeks ahead. Please see below on how you can engage with Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands this month.
  • Philanthropy Day 2020 Networking Event. Tuesday, November 10 at 9am. Join fellow nonprofit professionals, volunteers and board members to network remotely – it’s your chance to introduce you and your business to so many of your peers in the industry. Click here to register for November 10th.
  • Fundraising During Crisis: 5 Trends That Will Shape Fundraising in 2021.  Wednesday, November 18 at 9am. Join Jack Cotton and Cyndy Cotton in a discussion about having a plan, understanding trends and being nimble to help you to focus and implement your strategy to for a successful 2021. Click here to register for November 18th.
  • We know that so many people in our community open their hearts to others, especially in uncertain times like these. During the month of November, we would like to spotlight some of these Cape Cod Random Acts of Kindness. If you have one you would like to share, please post it on our Facebook Page, and include a hashtag along with it: #PhilanthropyMonthCapeCod and #CapeCodGiving.
  • Keep an eye on our PPCI Facebook Page for a video series highlighting the hard work of our local non-profits on the Cape and Islands, throughout the month. Thank you to the Cape Cod Media Center for putting these videos together!

We are grateful to have your support this year, and look forward to having you take part in these activities. Please feel free to visit our website to learn more about Membership Opportunities and Sponsorship Opportunities, and have a very Happy Philanthropy Month!


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

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 was FREE to attend with advance registration for current PPCI members; and $10 per person for non-members.

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.

Thank you to all of our Sponsors!

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.


The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands Board of Directors