- September 28, Chapter Meeting: Trust, Ethics and Public Policy
Trust, ethics, and public policy are at the forefront of our national discourse, and have become increasingly important to the fundraising profession. We live in a fast-paced world where messaging is constant; how do we slow down and take time to consider our moral values in today’s climate? How do we share the responsibility of ethics within our organizations? How do we make sense of what’s happening on Capitol Hill?
Join AFP Central Virginia on September 28 at SPARC as AFP International’s Interim President & CEO, Jason Lee, joins us to discuss the opportunities and dilemmas of ethics in everyday life – specifically the fundraising profession. We will explore our moral values in context as Jason leads un in a conversation on ethics as a shared responsibility among staff and board members.
Jason will also share an in-depth update on the state of affairs in Washington, D.C., including impending tax reforms and their potential impact on charitable giving, and how AFP members can engage locally in the public policy process.
Jason Lee, JD, is interim president and chief executive officer of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, representing individuals and organizations that raise more than $100 billion in charitable contributions every year around the world for countless causes. He previously served as general counsel for AFP. 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. In addition, Jason provides legal counsel to the association and assists with the enforcement of the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.
Registration 8 a.m.
Program 8:30 a.m.
Adjourn 9:30 a.m.
- November 17, National Philanthropy Day Luncheon. Greater Richmond Convention Center.