State of the Sector Review and 2017 Forecast

The amount of data, surveys, research and reports about fundraising and the nonprofit sector is both vast and dizzying. Fundraisers barely have enough time to take a step back and see how their own fundraising is faring, much less scan the sector for key trends to get a sense of the big picture. This webinar, pulls together the data from AFP's annual State of the Sector report and puts it into a conversational framework, highlighting the key trends and ideas of 2016 and also forecasts what to be looking out for in 2017. 

At the end of this session participants will:

1. Be familiar with what the trends and highlights were for the industry in 2016

2. Based on this data have a sense of what will be trending in 2017.

About the presenters:

Jason R. Lee, J.D is interim president and chief executive officer of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), representing individuals and organizations that raise more than $100 billion in charitable contributions every year around the world for countless causes. In his role, Jason leads the association’s professional staff based in three offices (Arlington, Va.; Toronto, Ontario and Mexico City, D.F.) and serves on the board of directors for AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy–Canada. Jason previously served as general counsel for AFP. In that position, Jason strove to increase the public visibility and awareness of the association by developing political initiatives regarding fundraising and philanthropic issues. He represented the association in public policy and legislative matters before Congress, the Canadian Parliament, the U.S. and Canadian Administrations, state and provincial legislatures, and various regulatory and other pertinent agencies. Jason chairs the Charitable Giving Coalition, a Washington, DC-based consortium of nonprofit leaders dedicated to raising awareness about the value of the charitable deduction and its impact in supporting essential community services. He coordinated AFP’s successful effort to persuade the U.S. Congress to pass the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which made permanent several important tax incentives for American donors, including the IRA Rollover. In Canada, he helped the sector institute an annual Hill Day in Ottawa to increase AFP’s visibility and its position on issues among Canada’s federal and provincial elected representatives. Jason also strives to give chapters a voice on the local, state, and provincial levels of government.

Mark Hrywna has been with the Nonprofit Times since 2005, where he's become a sucker for stories about nonprofit governance, transparency and finances. His penchant for spreadsheets makes the annual NPT 100 report akin to Christmas morning, spread out over several months. Before joining NPT, Mark was in charge of about a dozen weekly newspapers in suburban New Jersey - where he's lived his entire life with the exception of a four-year sojourn in central New York to earn a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York-Oswego.