Networking Events

The following are Western New York networking events of value to businesses and not for profits. Contact us for details or go to their respective websites or e-mail them.

  • Western New York Planned Giving Consortium, Inc. This is the local chapter of the national Partnership for Philanthropic Planning based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Locally there are monthly breakfast meetings held at the Saturn Club. Resource Development & Management is an active member. The national website is
  • AFP-WNY The Association of Fundraising Professionals Monthly luncheons held for members the third Wednesday of the month. Resource Development & Management has been a member since 1998. Contact the Chapter Administrator. You may also visit their national website at
  • Amherst Chamber of Commerce. Holds various meetings and has several networking groups. Resource Development & Management was an active member for five (5) years. Visit their website,

There are several other business and not for profit networking organizations of value in Western New York and Poland. Contact Jim Serafin with your specific questions and needs.

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