Executive Women in Nonprofits: A Discussion on Fundraising

When:  Jan 11, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (ET)
Associated with  Executive Women in Nonprofits
New York Society of Association Executives
invites you to attend our upcoming Shared Interest Group


Friday, January 11, 2019 
8:30 – 10:00 AM
New York Women in Film & Television
6 East 39th Street, #1200
New York City

A Discussion on Fundraising

Based on the unique executive structure not-for-profit organizations, the board of directors is responsible for the overall mission-related strategies, the ceo or executive director implements the mission-oriented strategies through their staff, and the coo leads the executive management team and develops a performance culture among a talented pool. Often in the case if small nonprofits, professional societies or charitable organizations, the executive director oversees a small group of gifted directors and staff without the benefit of a coo and sometimes even without an assistant executive director. Regardless of the structure of your nonprofit, the goal is to create a collaborative group that is accountable. Bring your experiences to this dynamic discussion and learn from our facilitator and each other.


Alexandra OwensAlexandra Owens
Senior Account Executive

Alexandra Owens is a Senior Account Executive at Kellen, the global professional services firm. Prior to Kellen, she was Executive Director of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, helping ASJA grow from a NY-centric organization with 500 members to a national professional association of 1400 members and 13 regional chapters and most notably in 2010, driving the founding of the ASJA Educational Foundation. She brought ASJA to Kellen and started working with other associations. In 2017 she became Executive Director of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, New York City chapter, and The New England Society in the City of New York, a charitable organization founded in 1805. She also works with the Foundation for Airway Health, a charity working to raise public awareness about health issues caused by disrupted breathing.

Susan ShapiroSusan Shapiro
Founder & President

Susan Shapiro is the founder and president of shapiroassociates, a national consulting firm that helps to build nonprofit institutions through best-in-class strategic fundraising and programs. Susan is a senior development professional with more than 30 years of experience in fundraising strategy, marketing, consulting, coaching and program planning for some of the nation’s leading not for profit institutions. Prior to launching shapiroassociates, she served in senior management positions at the Partnership for New York City, where she led a $28 million campaign for education reform in NYC’s public schools. She also worked at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation on a multi-million-dollar campaign and as Director of Major Gifts, Mount Sinai Medical Center. Susan is a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, NYC Chapter, and a long-standing member of Women in Development.


NYSAE SIG registration is limited. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 9, 2019 to Jennifer Ian, CAE at JIan@thoracic.org and await confirmation.

A list of confirmed attendees will be distributed in advance. No walk-ins please!

*Eligibility to Attend:

Open to chief executives of philanthropic organizations, professional societies or trade associations (i.e., full time CEO, COO, executive director, vice president, director level, board member). Participation is free as a membership benefit of NYSAE. Guests may attend two SIG meetings and are then invited to join NYSAE.

The Executive Women in Nonprofits provides an opportunity for women in leadership roles to engage in interactive high-level discussions with like-minded peers. EWIN’s goal is to build relationships, test new ideas, receive feedback, and inspire one another. Together we face the challenges of managing our careers by sharing practices from multiple perspectives.

For more information, contact Linda Ferm, CAE at fermink@nyc.rr.com

Save the dates now for upcoming Executive Women in Nonprofits Special Interest Group events, each from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM in midtown with topic and location to be announced: 

  • Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Friday, July 12, 2019

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New York Women in Film & Television
6 East 39th Street, #1200
New York, NY 10016