Philanthropy Partners of the Cape & Islands presents “Fundraising 101 Workshop”  on May 20th, 2015 a

March 20 2015

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands
A member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning

For immediate release
For more information, contact: Maura White at (508) 280-1822 or
Erica Waasdorp, (508) 776 1224 or

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape & Islands presents “Fundraising 101 Workshop”
on May 20th, 2015 at Hyannis Golf Course

Yarmouth Port, MA, March 16th, 2015 - The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is pleased to announce that it is organizing a Fundraising 101 Breakfast Workshop. This workshop is back by popular demand. It’s geared towards those who are new to fundraising, board members, volunteers, and others who are interested in learning more about one or more areas in the fundraising process.

The workshop will be held on May 20th, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00 a.m. The location is Hyannis Golf Course, Route 132, Hyannis.  This workshop meeting costs $10 to members of the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands.  Non-members pay $25. The workshop will include a continental breakfast and a coffee break with refreshments.   To register for this session, please call (508) 280-1822, email or register online at   Deadline for registration is Friday, May 15th, 2015.

The workshop will consist of the following topics and presenters:
- Grant Writing, Christiane Perry, Perry Consulting (moderator)
- Annual Fund, Erica Waasdorp, A Direct Solution,
- Events, Pauline Neves, HopeHealth 
- Major Gifts/Capital Campaigns, Barbara Milligan, Cape and Islands United Way 
- Board Development, Kyle Hinkle, Kyle & Company Public Relations

About the speakers:
Erica Waasdorp of Marstons Mills, President, A Direct Solution, and author of Monthly Giving. The Sleeping Giant, a book on monthly giving, published November 2012, lives and breathes direct response and fundraising and can be considered a Philanthropyholic.  Erica Waasdorp started A Direct Solution in December of 2003 and now has more than thirty years of experience in direct marketing, from both sides of the desk, on the client side and the agency side. She has worked with numerous non-profit clients on and off-Cape. A Direct Solution provides part-time fundraising executive support to organizations and manages events, writes grants and focuses on annual fund and sustainer campaigns.

Before starting her own business, Erica was Vice President Fundraising at DMW, a direct response fundraising agency in Plymouth.  On the client side, she was with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for seven years, last as Marketing Manager of Planned/Committed Giving.  Erica Waasdorp writes, edits and advises various direct-marketing and national and international fund raising publications. She is a columnist for the a Dutch Fundraising magazine. Erica Waasdorp co-chaired Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod in 2007 and 2008 and serves as Secretary of the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands.

Christiane (Chris) Perry of Chatham was born in Dreux, France and moved frequently during her childhood in a military family.  This experience included living in Texas, California and Arkansas, Europe and the Middle East. Chris attended San Diego State University where she received her B.S. in Political Science in 1983.  Chris participated in an internship program in Washington, DC, interning at the U.S. Information Agency’s Office of International Visitors.  There she developed professional programs for American embassy-appointed foreign visitors and diplomats.  After graduating, Chris remained in Washington DC where she worked in nonprofit international development, which included travel to Pakistan and El Salvador.
After moving to Cape Cod in 1999, Chris implemented the Kids Voting Cape Cod Program in six Lower Cape Communities before becoming the state organization’s Executive Director.  She served as Director of Development for the Lower Cape Outreach Council, was Director of Marketing and Membership Services for the Community Development Partnership and worked at the Harwich Chamber of Commerce.
Chris Perry’s experience includes extensive grant writing, budget preparation, annual appeals and event planning.  She currently consults for local nonprofit organizations.  She co-chaired Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod in 2009 and 2010 and is the President of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands.

Ms. S. Kyle Hinkle of Eastham is President of Kyle & Company Public Relations. She has over 35 years of business management experience, the last 15 years spent serving as CEO for non-profit organizations. She has demonstrated leadership skills training boards of directors, staff and volunteers, and working with community leaders, and has run her own consulting business for the past 12 years. 
Kyle is active in the Cape Cod Technology Council and the Rotary Club of Nauset (Orleans), and serves on Boards of Directors for a number of Cape-based public charities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications/public relations from Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX and has attended the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’ Institute for Organization Management at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.
In addition, she has basic and advanced skills mediation training through Cape Mediation, and has volunteered mediating small claims cases in Orleans and Barnstable District Courts. She is a 2003 graduate of Community Leadership Institute: Leadership Cape Cod and a 2006 graduate of Rotary International’s Rotary Leadership Institute, and has attended the Gestalt International Study Center in Wellfleet. She has served terms on the Town of Eastham’s Finance Committee, Conservation Commission and Affordable Housing Trust. 

Pauline Neves, CFRE, of Hyannis is the Director of Philanthropy for HopeHealth, where she leads a comprehensive philanthropy program. Prior to HopeHealth she worked for the Cape Cod Foundation. Pauline has her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the State University of New York, and worked as a reporter for many years before entering the non-profit sector. She is the former co-chair and a long-time member of the conference committee for Philanthropy Day Cape Cod, a member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, New England Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, the Association of Fundraising Professions and the Philanthropic Partners of the Cape & Islands. Pauline lives in Mashpee with her husband, Brian, and their dog Buddy.
Barbara Milligan, CFRE, of Falmouth is the President & CEO of the Cape and Islands United Way.  Previously she served as the President & CEO of Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth where she supervised restoration of the historic estate, envisioned its transformation into a cultural center, and led the multi-million dollar fundraising effort. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Barbara has completed extensive coursework in fundraising including, most recently, Master Gift Officer training. Barbara has served as a grant reviewer for federal grant programs and as a peer reviewer specializing in governance and strategic planning. She currently serves as a member of the Cape Cod Economic Development Council.

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands  is a local chapter of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, a national organization.   More information can be found at or by calling (508) 280-1822 or writing to: Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands, P.O. Box 41, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675.