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