Raising Funds and Friends

Sustainable Development Practices for Nonprofit Leaders

PPCI and SCORE Cape Cod and the Islands are pleased to present this session on creating and executing a sustainable development strategy for your nonprofit organization remotely on Wednesday, August 18th at 8:00 am.

Our esteemed panel will discuss proven ways to effectively and efficiently raise money and engage volunteers, as well as other important elements to include in a solid development plan. We will also explore how events fit into this plan, and the pros and cons of traditional, virtual and hybrid events. This session is geared to nonprofit leaders (CEOs, Executive Directors, Board of Directors, Development Directors, etc.) and will focus on strategy and best practices.

This session will be moderated by Marc Goldberg of SCORE Cape Cod and the Islands with panelists Cyndy Cotton, CFRE of Osterville Village Library, Bea Gremlich of Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, and Lisa Guyon of WE CAN.

All are invited to attend free of charge with advance registration.

Register to attend August 18th

About Our Panelists

Marc GoldbergMarc Goldberg
A retired seasoned executive, during the past four decades, he has worked in all facets of domestic and international marketing, strategic & business planning and General Management. His focus has been attainable performance improvement through training and measurement. For almost 30 years his company, Marketech360 specialized in exhibitor staff training and measuring results at trade shows and events.

As a SCORE Mentor, Marc serves start-ups, small businesses wanting to grow and strategic planning for nonprofits.

He is the author of Small Doesn’t Mean Second Rate, Exhibiting in Mexico, Measurement Made Easy, and The Future of Healthcare Exhibit is Learning. Marc launched his ebook, Strategic Trade Show Success in 2016. He contributes a weekly column – Tips from SCORE – to the Cape Cod Times. It has been compiled into two eBooks.

Cyndy Cotton, CFRE
Cyndy CottonA longtime member of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands, Cyndy Cotton joined 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.

Beatrice Gremlich
Bea GremlichBea is Director, Advancement for the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation. She spent the first decade of her career in the hotel industry followed by a decade as a software industry sales professional selling Enterprise Resource Planning solutions to Fortune 50 companies. In 2008 she turned her sights to non-profit fundraising, spending four years as Director of Development for the Cape Cod Symphony and Conservatory before joining the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation in September 2012.

Bea’s passion for philanthropy goes well beyond her day job. She is the President of the Board of Trustees of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Secretary of the Board of Directors of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands, Secretary of the Board of Directors of Community Visions, and serves on the Board of Directors of Yoga Neighborhood.

Lisa Guyon
Lisa GuyonLisa Guyon began her career in the for-profit sector in commercial real estate and the hospitality industry. In 2004, she founded Building Impact, an award-winning non-profit organization in Boston encouraging corporate citizenship in small and medium businesses. She went on to provide leadership at Housing Assistance Corporation in Hyannis.

Before joining WE CAN, Lisa served as Director of Community Benefits and Grants Administration at Cape Cod Healthcare where she directed a system-wide community benefits program and managed relationships with community organizations and coalitions, task forces, public health providers and governmental agencies.

Lisa currently serves on the Board for Community Development Partnership and founded and volunteers for the Cape Cod Pet Collective. She previously served on the Board of Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) including serving as President of the Board of Directors in 2013 and 2014.

Lisa has been recognized as a Social Innovator for her non-profit business ventures by the Social Innovation Forum in Cambridge, MA and was selected as a ‘40 under 40’ rising business leader by the Boston Business Journal and Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine. She is a Cape Cod native, graduating from Harwich High School and Wheaton College and currently lives in West Barnstable.


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

Board, Not Bored

The Dynamics of a Highly Functioning, Energized Group of Organizational Stewards

Are board members born or made? Can they be taught? As an Executive Director, are you really listening to the notes your board members are playing or are you trying to conduct over discord? How can you help your board to tune in and march ahead in harmony?

Join us remotely on Wednesday, June 16th at 9:00 a.m. for Board, Not Bored; moderated, and presented in part by Barbara Cotton from the American Red Cross of Southeastern Massachusetts.

Hear from Robert Dwyer, Executive Director at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on how his board has evolved and continues to evolve as the Museum strategically plans for the final stages of acquiring Thornton Burgess/Green Briar Nature Center.

Cindy Horgan, Executive Director at the Cape Cod Children’s Place, will share the leadership trajectory over the last decade that has moved her organization from uncertain to confident, navigating necessary development that has positioned the organization to survive and thrive through the pandemic.

Barbara Cotton, new to her role as Executive Director with the American Red Cross of Southeastern Massachusetts during the pandemic, was charged with growing her board. Barbara will share HOW with a plan in hand and uncompromising determination, in just one year, she grew a board of just seven to now twelve board members who are highly functioning, engaged, and mission driven.

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 June 16th

About Our Panelists

Robert "Bob" Dwyer

Robert “Bob” Dwyer

Robert Dwyer
Bob Dwyer has been the President of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History located in Brewster, MA since 2006. Founded in 1954, the Museum’s mission is “to inspire appreciation, understanding and stewardship of our natural environment and wildlife through discovery and learning.” The Museum has three organizational strands – a museum, a nature education center, and a steward of conservation land. Housed in a 17,000 square foot building on an 80-acre site abutted by over 300 acres of conservation land; the Museum has approximately 1.600 members, supported by over 250 volunteers and has an annual visitation exceeding 55,000.

Bob retired from the University of Massachusetts/Boston where he was Director of Public Affairs and Educational Programming for the Center of Media Development. His responsibilities included management of interactive multimedia projects; research and application of new technologies; Producer & Director of Local Focus, a public service cable television series broadcast throughout the Commonwealth; project manager for the origination of international teleconferences; and supervision of a print design department. He received numerous awards for both cable programming and design.

During the thirty years he has been on Cape Cod, Bob has served on a number of local non-profit Boards including the Cape Cod Light House Charter School, Cape & Islands Boy Scouts, Cape Cod Technology Council, Cape & Islands Historical Association and Brewster Chamber of Commerce to name a few.

Bob holds a B.S. from Northeastern University in Business Administration and an Ed.M. in Interactive Technology in Education from Harvard University.

Cyndy Horgan

Cyndy Horgan

Cindy Horgan
Cindy Horgan is the Executive Director and Family Support Coordinator of the Cape Cod Children’s Place in North Eastham. Her background is in Family Work began with her work with teen parents in residential care. She taught preschool for five years as well. She recently completed her master’s degree in education with Wheelock College.

She is trained in many curriculums Family Development Credentialing, Parenting Journey, Nurturing Program, Talk About Touch, Babies Cry Have a Plan, Strengthening Families, and Connected Beginnings. Cindy has created her own curriculum Raising Healthy Families and created a DVD series of her work. Cindy has also coordinated the McKinney Vento Grant for the Dennis Yarmouth Regional School District creating awareness regarding the educational rights of homeless children, as well as the Coordinator for the Dennis Yarmouth Mental Health Grant which provided resources and programs for children ages 0-8.

Cindy has worked throughout the Cape providing Bullying Awareness training for many communities. Cindy provides both family support and education in many of our communities working with families of promise such as area shelters, and our local House of Correction. Cindy and her husband Dan continue the journey of raising 5 children ranging in age from 33 to 26.

Barbara Cotton

Barbara Cotton

Barbara Cotton
Barbara Cotton leads the Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter of the American Red Cross as the Executive Director. Charged with building and strengthening community partnerships, promoting programming and awareness around home safety and fire prevention, supporting our military, and communicating the need for a constant blood supply and the need for a diverse, well-trained and ready volunteer workforce, Barbara is the Red Cross ambassador to 81 cities and towns across Southeastern Massachusetts.
No stranger to the non-profit sector on Cape Cod, Barbara has held leadership positions at the Cape Cod Children’s Museum, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands, and the Cape Cod Military Support Foundation. Partnering with numerous community agencies to leverage resources, she serves on several boards and committees, including Boston College Alumni Association of Cape Cod, Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands as both a member and former Philanthropy Day Chair, and represents the American Red Cross on the Emergency Food and Shelter Program local board for the counties of Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket.

Barbara graduated from Boston College with a BA in English and a master’s degree in Education. A proud graduate of both CLI (Community Leadership Institute) and INP (Institute for Non-profit Practice through Tufts University,) Barbara lends her professionalism, expertise, and enthusiasm to advocate for those most in need.

Barbara lives in Mashpee with her husband, their three children and their new puppy, Charlie.


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

Fundraising in a Time of Crisis: Following the Fundamentals

This spring has brought renewed hope that there’s better – more normal – days ahead. What does that mean for leading your organization’s fundraising efforts? In this session we look at how fundraising fundamentals helped us through the last 12-months and provide direction for the uncertain path ahead.

Join us us remotely on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for Fundraising in a Time of Crisis: Following the Fundamentals, moderated by Cyndy Cotton of the Osterville Village Library.

Hear from PJ Richardson, Chief Development Officer at the YMCA Cape Cod on how their fundraising plans have been their north star and helped deepen board member engagement and relationships.

Wendy Cullinan, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod, and Pauline Neves, Senior Consultant for Harrington Management International will discuss the benefits of getting back to the fundamentals of fundraising and stewardship in 2020 and 2021 and how that positively impacted Habitat’s mission.

Come prepared to share what worked and what didn’t for you and your organization and bring your questions! Moderated by Cyndy Cotton of the Osterville Village Library.

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 May 19th

About Our Speakers

PJ Richardson

PJ Richardson

PJ Richardson

PJ 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.

Wendy Cullinan

Wendy Cullinan

Wendy Cullinan

Wendy Cullinan is the Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, formally the  Director of Resource Development. Prior joining Habitat in 2013, Wendy enjoyed working as a consultant for several Cape Cod non-profits including, the National Marine Life Center, Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Woods Hole Research Center and Gosnold Treatment Center. Earlier in her career she worked in restaurant management and event planning.  Originally from Connecticut, Wendy raised her three children in Sandwich, where she was a volunteer for many school programs, taught Art History and was a member of the School Council. She is a former board member of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands and served for several years on the Philanthropy Day planning committee.

Pauline Neves, CFRE

Pauline Neves, CFRE

Pauline Neves, CFRE

Pauline is a senior consultant with Harrington Management International and is passionate about helping nonprofits achieve their missions. For almost 20 years she has made a positive impact on Cape Cod organizations and their constituents. As a nonprofit leader and fundraising specialist Pauline is known for her skills and attention to both the art and science of the craft. She enjoys building fundraising teams that succeed by using best practices and data to inform a donor-centric program. An honest and sincere relationship builder, Pauline loves being the matchmaker by assisting organizations to find, cultivate and retain meaningful donor support. She is experienced in all facets of a robust fundraising program, including capital campaigns from pre-campaign planning to kick-off to post-campaign stewardship.

In addition to the nonprofit sector, Pauline has also worked in the journalism and finance sectors. She credits both experiences in helping her to be an insightful and strategic fundraising professional focused on the big picture.

Most recently Pauline served as Senior Development Officer for Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) as a member of the major gift fundraising team for the region’s largest healthcare provider. Prior to CCHC, Pauline was the VP of Philanthropy for HopeHealth, Massachusetts. In this position, she was responsible for the leadership of a comprehensive and cost-effective, fundraising program that aligned with the vision and strategic goals of the organization.

Pauline is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She also holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the Institute of Nonprofit Practice/Tufts University. An involved member of the philanthropy professional community, Pauline is a former board member and past president of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape & Islands and a past co-chair of Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod.  Pauline lives in Mashpee with her husband, Brian, and their dog Buddy. She welcomes a conversation with nonprofits in need of fundraising guidance, with or without Buddy.


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

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

Meet-the-Donors: Cape & Islands

Philanthropy MassachusettsJoin Philanthropy Massachusetts and Philanthropy Partners of the Cape & Islands (PPCI) on Friday, April 9th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm for a virtual visit to the Cape & Islands for this installment of Meet-the-Donors!

We welcome a range of funders with varied focus areas. We will learn about the specifics of each of these foundations and also hear tips on how to get on the radar of a funder, how to make a compelling proposal, and much more.

The discounted member rate to attend this event is $25 with advanced registration; and guests may attend for $40.

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Our Panelists:

The format of the program includes a moderated intro portion followed by attendees working in groups to develop questions for the moderator to pose to the panelists. In the final 30 minutes, panelists will break off into individual breakout rooms for a more informal meet-and-greet with attendees. Feel free to drop in to ask a follow-up question or make a quick hello.

These programs are great for those who are new to development work as well as seasoned pros seeking some tips to add to their toolbox.

Philanthropy Massachusetts has partnered with Philanthropy Partners of the Cape & Islands on this session. PPCI Members will receive the discounted member rate by registering in advance with PPCI directly.

The discounted member rate to attend this event is $25 with advanced registration; and guests may attend for $40.

The name and email address of registered attendees will be shared with Philanthropy Massachusetts in order to receive event updates and follow-up materials.

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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

Nonprofit Networking: February 24

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) invites you to a free Nonprofit Networking Event at 9:00 am on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021.

Join fellow nonprofit professionals, volunteers and board members to network remotely and learn more about each other and celebrate Philanthropy.

This event is FREE to attend with advance registration for both PPCI members and non-members, please register online via the link below. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021.

Register Now for Feb 24th

 


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

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 NonprofitAF.com, formerly nonprofitwithballs.com.


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

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!