Events


Thursday, March 16, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Women in Development New York
A Structured Networking Workshop

Share your own experience and learn from other women in the development profession how women lead in philanthropy, expand your network, land a new job, redefine and rebrand yourself, and much more in this unique participatory workshop. Attendees will have the opportunity to make genuine contacts, discuss meaningful topics in a small group setting and share good food and drink.
Location: The Cosmopolitan Club • 122 East 66 th Street (between Park & Lexington)

June 17, 2016
Gail Freeman to speak at Fundraising Day In New York on June 17, 2016
One day each year people in the nonprofit sector come together at Fundraising Day in New York. They are fundraisers, managers, grant-makers, board members, volunteers, and CEOs. Some travel long distances. They all share a desire to learn new strategies, to strengthen personal and organizational performance, and to be amongst 1,800 other people working to make our world a better place.
Location: New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York City

July 13-15
Executive Leadership Symposium: Aspiring to the Presidency
Gail Freeman will be speaking July 13. More information and registration is found on the link below.
Location: Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire

Thursday April 10, 2014
Development Officer Survival Guide | “Speed Dating” with the Recruiters
Seize this opportunity to have face-time with professionals who do high-level executive fundraising searches for not-for-profit organizations. Learn the key things you need to do to snag that next plum fundraising position.
Location: Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison, NJ 08817

February 3rd,2014
12:00 PM through 2:00 PM
Working with Recruiters - An Insiders' View
Guest speakers Gail L. Freeman, President, Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC and Esther Rosenberg, Co-owner, Howe-Lewis International, will provide an important overview of what development professionals need to know about the current job market, how to work with recruiters, salary negotiations and more. Attendees will gain insight into what kinds of positions are open now and what range of skills hiring managers are looking for, how to get noticed by a recruiter, as well as strategies for contracting with a recruiting firm.
Location: Princeton Club 15 West 43rd Street; 4th Floor between 5th-6th Avenues New York, NY 10036

October 30, 2012 at 1-2 pm
**Gail L. Freeman is a featured speaker**
Transferring Skills – Assets Inventory Resume Building
For anyone considering a career in nonprofit fundraising, including those transitioning from the for-profit sector.
This course will introduce you to the field of nonprofit fundraising, understand the roles and responsibilities of fundraising, and gain valuable insights on a wide range of opportunities and career paths in the field. Successful fundraising professionals will share their experiences and wisdom.
Location: Foundation Center 79 5th Avenue (at 16th Street) New York, NY

August 7-9, 2012
The 7th Annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference
Constant change is the “new normal” and as marketers and fundraisers you play a major role in guiding your organizations through transformation.
Attend the Bridge Conference to learn to harness the winds of change and chart a new course to success!
Location: Gaylord National Conference Center, National Harbor Washington D.C.

April 22 – 24, 2012
Freeman Philanthropic Services Sponsors AGB Conference on Trusteeship
Freeman Philanthropic Services sponsors the 2012 National Conference on Trusteeship - Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), which is being held this year in Washington, DC. The 2012 National Conference on Trusteeship will look at the big ideas that are transforming higher education and the role governing boards, together with institutional leaders, play in that transformation. Plenary speakers include, among others, Clay Christensen, author of The Innovative University, and Richard Arum, author of Academically Adrift. The only national gathering designed specifically for higher education boards and institutional leaders, the conference focuses on governance-related issues and provides opportunities to learn best practices, hear how other boards are addressing challenges, interact with board members and leaders from across higher education, and hear from internationally recognized thought leaders.
Location: Washington, DC

March 31 - April 3, 2012
Gail Freeman presents Award at Association for Fundraising Professionals International Conference
Gail Freeman presents the Freeman Philanthropic Services Award for Outstanding Corporation to Bell Canada at the annual Association for Fundraising Professionals International Conference. This year the Conference will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from March 31 through April 3, 2012.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


February 7, 2012
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Ch-ch-ch-Changes: Managing Challenging Career Transitions
The only constant in the universe is change. Whether we initiate change or it comes to us through the unexpected, growth and adaptation often mean finding a new professional direction.

This panel will explore how professionals in the advancement and development field have initiated and responded to change and how they have used their expertise to set out on different paths toward similar goals.

Gail L. Freeman will be a Panelist at this event.
Location: Beth Israel Hospital, Friedman Center, 2nd Floor, 10 Union Square East, (Between 14th and 15th Streets)

October 30 – November 1, 2011
2011 Independent Sector Annual Conference
The 2011 IS Annual Conference will challenge you to think differently about who we are, how we lead, and the serious steps needed to shape a new future for the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors in “Our Evolutionary Times.” “Our Evolutionary Times” demand that we connect and collaborate across the sectors and work together in smart new ways to navigate rapid and explosive changes. This is the place to be at the forefront of it all. See you there.
Location: Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL

November 30, 2011
2011 AFP Massachusetts Chapter Annual Conference
FPS is proud to be a Benefactor Sponsor for the 2011 AFP Massachusetts Chapter Annual Conference on Philanthropy in Boston, MA - November 30, 2011
Location: Boston, MA

June 10, 2011
Association of Fundraising Professionals: Fund Raising Day in New York 2011
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn from the experts. Whether you're new to fundraising, or looking for fresh inspiration, this one-day event will help you strengthen and energize your fundraising campaigns. Gail Freeman will be speaking about fundraising nationwide.
Location: New York, NY

April 3 – 5, 2011
2011 AHP Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
AHP is your gateway to excellence in learning! AHP learning experiences target every level of the health care resource development profession. These programs will enhance your performance, expand your knowledge of resource development and allow you to build a strong community of peers at a time and place convenient with your busy schedule.
Location: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD


March 31 – April 1, 2011
Export-Import Bank of the United States Annual Conference
Ex-Im Bank is sponsoring a nationwide forum to assist exporters, especially small businesses, in understanding how the Bank's and other government programs and resources can help increase their international sales.
Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008

March 21, 2011
Gail Freeman Presented Award to Safeway
Gail Freeman presented Safeway with the Freeman Philanthropic Services Award for Outstanding Corporation at the 48th Annual AFP International Conference on Fundraising.
Location: McCormick Place Convention Center – Lakeside, 2301 S. Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616

March 18 – 21, 2011
48th AFP International Conference on Fundraising
It’s a forum to provide perspectives for your profession – the critical insight and learning you need, right now, to successfully manage your career for the future. More than 4,000 professionals will come together in Chicago for a three-day immersion to share stories and strategies that work. It’s a place to gain insight from industry and world leaders, a chance to learn breakthrough fundraising tactics, and an opportunity to share best practices by meeting colleagues from across town and around the globe. And AFP 2011 is an occasion to be inspired – by stories from great philanthropists, lessons from leaders and conversations with newfound friends.
Location: McCormick Place Convention Center – Lakeside, 2301 S. Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616

March 16 - 18, 2011
Center on Philanthropy: Board of Visitors
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University will be holding Board of Visitor meetings this March.
Location: Indianapolis, IN

March 10-11, 2011
Women World Wide: Leading Through Philanthropy
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University 22nd Annual Symposium. The Symposium is designed to explore women’s varied philanthropic expressions on the global age, demonstrating how women around the world are strengthening society through philanthropy.
Location: Chicago, IL

January 23-26, 2011
Association of Governing Boards: 2011 Foundation Leadership Forum
The Forum is the only national conference that brings together foundation board members and presidents and provides a unique opportunity for sustained discussion with a distinguished faculty of industry leaders and experts.
Location: Bonita Springs, FL

October 20-22, 2010
Laying Out Your Career Path: Cubicle to Corner Office
Gail Freeman will be speaking at 2010 Independent Sector NGen Pre-Conference Program: Setting a goal, employing strategies to reach that goal and balancing risk, responsibility and rewards are all key elements to a successful career path. This session will give nonprofit professionals at all levels new skills that will help map out, then act on, a steller career path.

Moderator: David Simms, The Bridgespan Group
Discussion Leaders:
  • Gail Freeman, Freeman Philanthropic Services
  • Kevin Flynn, Commongood Careers
  • Laura Gassner Otting, Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group LLC
  • Pratichi Shah, Flourish Talent Management
  • Location: Annual Independent Sector Conference - Atlanta, GA

    Monday, April 12, 2010
    American Humanics and the Board of Advisors of the Nonprofit Workforce Coalition: National Member Retreat
    As we all have experienced, the current economic state has put new pressures and conditions on the nonprofit sector, and as such, the nonprofit workforce as well. This retreat will focus on how the Nonprofit Workforce Coalition can build on our work to date and ensure that we are focusing on the most pressing issues facing the nonprofit workforce moving forward. Dr. R. Wayne Branch, new president of American Humanics, will facilitate the retreat. All member voices are welcome and needed.
    Location: Washington, DC

    April 11-14, 2010
    The 47th AFP International Conference on Fundraising
    Gail recently taped a segment for The 47 th AFP International Conference on Fundraising. She will present the Freeman Philanthropic Services Award for Outstanding Corporation at this conference. For more information, please visit the AFP website and view the event's brochure.
    Location: Association of Fund Raising Professionals

    April 10, 2010
    Gail L. Freeman awarded AFP Founders' Medallion
    Congratulations Gail! On April 10, 2010 Gail L. Freeman will be given the AFP Founders’ Medallion at the AFP International Conference in Baltimore. This honor is the highest recognition the Association presents for leadership and service and is only the 12th Founders’ Medallion AFP has ever given. This year’s AFP International Conference on Fundraising will run from April 11 – 14 in Baltimore, Maryland and is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
    Location: International Conference in Baltimore


    April 2009
    2009 FPS Award for Outstanding Corporation
    AT&T Inc. is the recipient of the 2009 Freeman Philanthropic Services Award for Outstanding Corporation presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
    Location: New Orleans, LA


    February 18, 2010
    Women's Philanthropy Institute: A Conversation about the Power of Women and Philanthropy
    On Thursday, February 18, 2010 Gail will attend this luncheon that will discuss how and why gender matters in philanthropy. The program will include an update on current research in the field, and opportunities for lively, interactive discussion and exchange of ideas about how to build the momentum around women's philanthropy. This event will be hosted by Members of the Women's Philanthropy Institute Council, Kimberly B. Davis, President, JP Morgan Chase Foundation and Lisa Witter, Chief Operating Officer, Fenton Communications.

    Special Guests will include the following executives from Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University (Indianapolis):
  • Dr. Patrick M. Rooney, Executive Director
  • Dr. Debra Mesch, Women's Philanthropy Institute Director
  • Ms. Kim Gattle, Director of Development and Communications

    The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University is a leading academic center dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy and improving its practice. The mission of the Women's Philanthropy Institute is to further understanding of women's philanthropy through research, education, and knowledge dissemination. WPI is the only institution that delivers research about the spectrum of women's philanthropic activity worldwide
  • Location: JP Morgan Chase, NY


    January 25, 2010
    Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) "Foundation Leadership Forum 2010"
    Gail L. Freeman and Derek C. Bellin delivered a presentation on "Executive Compensation, Evaluation, and Transition Planning" on Monday, January 25, 2010. Please visit the AGB website to learn about this event and view the full agenda.
    Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ

    January 24-27, 2010
    New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) 2010 Regional Conference
    On Monday, March 15, 2010, Gail will present “Putting Your Career Into High Gear”, a discussion of the current state of leadership in philanthropy, types of leadership, how to assess your own leadership style and - based on that information - plan the next steps in your career. Please visit NEAHP to find out more information about this event.
    Location: Equinox Resort, Manchester, VT

    December 12, 2009
    Fund Raising Day in New York
    Join track co-chairs Gail L. Freeman and Tara M. Reese from FPS for Career Development featuring sessions with: Stephen A. Bauer, Director, Initiative for Nonprofit Sector Careers, American Humanics Allison Cheston, Principal, CAVU Advisors Laura Fredricks, JD, Principal, Laura Fredricks J.D., LLC Lisa B. Morton, SPHR, President & CEO, Nonprofit HR Solutions Laurie Rosenfield, Prinicpal, CAVU Advisors James L. Weinberg, Founder & CEO, Commongood Careers
    Location: New York City


    Nov. 12, 2009
    AFP New Jersey
    FPS president Gail L. Freeman will be speaking to the AFP New Jersey Chapter on Thursday, November 12 at 2:00pm. The topic is "Putting Your Career in High Gear". Visit http://www.afp-nj.org/conf.html for more information.
    Location: AFP New Jersey Chapter

    October 29, 2009
    Harvard's Women in Business Conference
    Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business (HUWIB) is a campus organization that unites and empowers a group of enterprising young women through business education and experience. FPS president will be a speaker at HUWIB's conference on "Women in Consulting" on October 29, 2009.
    Location: Cambridge, MA

    Oct. 20, 2009
    Association of Fundraising Professionals, Long Island Chapter
    Association of Fundraising Professionals, Long Island Chapter
    Location: AFP Long Island

    October 11 - 13, 2009
    Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities
    CUMU's 15th Annual Conference Building Community Resiliency: The Role of University Leadership.
    Location: Philadelphia, PA

    September 24 - 27, 2009
    The 43rd Annual AHP International Conference
    The 43rd Annual Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) International Conference: Tools, Tactics and Solutions for Your Fundraising Program. FPS president Gail L. Freeman will be a featured panelist at the Conference.
    Location: San Francisco, CA


    July 21 - 23, 2009
    2009 AFP Bridge Conference
    Join sponsors FPS on July 21-23 in Washington, DC for the cutting-edge Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference!
    Location: Gaylord Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland


    Wednesday, July 8, 2009
    Cause Marketing Solutions
    Cause Marketing Solutions: A summit on the power of embedding causes into brands.
    Location: Gannett/USA Today Headquarters


    February 22, 2010
    Women & Power: Paths to Prominence from Antiquity to the Present
    On Monday, February 22, 2010 Gail will be present when New School President Bob Kerrey moderates a distinguished panel exploring how highly accomplished, powerful women -- from ancient times to the modern era -- have grappled with the critical decisions, personal and professional crises, and public and private conflicts that come with feminine power and authority. Through a discussion of their careers and the insights they have gained through their work, the speakers explore the obstacles to achievement that women continue to overcome and necessary steps for ensuring that women's voices are heard.

    Hon. Judith S. Kaye, former chief judge, New York State Court of Appeals; of counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin, writer; cofounding editor, Ms. Magazine ; cofounder, National Women's Political Caucus; former president, Authors Guild.
    Brooksley E. Born, retired partner, Arnold & Porter LLP; former chair, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
    Bevis Longstreth, New School trustee; author, Return of the Shade, a first-person retelling of the story of Parysatis, queen of the ancient Persian Empire; former commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission; former senior partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; former adjunct professor, Columbia Law School.
    Lisa Dierbeck, author, One Pill Makes You Smaller, an incisive portrait of a girl's hard road to adulthood; contributor to The Boston Globe ; O, The Oprah Magazine ; and Time Out New York .

    Admission is free, but space is limited.
    Location: Location: The New School: Arnhold Hall's Theresa Lang Community and Student Center