As 2012 comes to a close, we, as Co-Presidents of AiP, would
like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season and a wonderful and prosperous New
As we look back on 2012, it can honestly be said that this
past year has been a transformative year for AiP. The year brought with it:
New tagline – Transforming Philanthropy through
New four circle model to better clarify our
- Philanthropists and Donors;
- Foundations, key employees and
Board Members of nonprofits who help bring in charitable gifts;
- Professionals, Planned Giving experts, and Financial Advisors;
Providers to the Philanthropic world, such as the CAP designation of American
New Ambassadors of AiP;
New Council of Past Presidents;
New Sponsorship model;
10) New Conference location for 2013;
11) New Ambassador to China for AiP;
12) First time International President;
13) New Social Media tools on Twitter, Facebook,
14) New administrative team;
15) New back office system;
16) New address in Chicago;
17) New AiP Chapter development;
18) New member polls on AiP initiatives;
19) PLUS MUCH MORE.
Although these new initiatives were exciting to implement on
behalf of our AiP members, it took a lot of energy on the part of the AiP Board
and the AiP Committees to implement these transformative changes. On behalf of
all AiP’s membership, we would like to thank these hard working volunteers for
their countless hours.
If 2012 can be called a transformational year for AiP, 2013 will
be a major Impact Year for AiP and its members. In the new year, our
Association will be embarking on some major initiatives that will Transform
Philanthropy through Collaboration:
In September, 2013, AiP will be creating a new
Philanthropic Supplement that will be appearing in both Trust and Estate
magazine and Registered Rep magazine;
Our 2013 Conference has been expanded to include
more high quality speakers and NEW special tracks on technical topics, legacy
planning, Collaboration, and Spirituality and Philanthropy. Furthermore, an
optional Community Service program will be offered for AiP members who want to
be actively involved in giving back to the Las Vegas community on the first
morning of the Conference.
In collaboration with AiP Foundation and our AiP
Ambassador to China, AiP is in negotiations with government officials in China
about the possibility of holding a two-day Symposium in 2013 on how East and
West can collaborate on bringing the Philanthropic message around the
Early in 2013, our AiP Ambassador to China will
travel to China to discuss the possibility of opening up our first International
Chapter in Beijing.
AiP is in discussions with Social Venture
Partners, American College, AiP Foundation, and NAEPC Foundation about
collaborating on some impactful joint initiatives in 2013.
AiP intends to hold its first major fundraising
event, a Charitable Poker tournament at our Las Vegas Conference.
AiP is looking into new tools and systems to
better communicate with our members on an ongoing basis in 2013.
A new Chapter in the Box program will be
launched in the New Year so that AiP can more rapidly expand into local
A Board Retreat will be held immediately after
our Las Vegas Conference to formalize AiP’s commitment to these new
initiatives. The Past President Council will also be invited to attend this AiP
Board retreat so that the new Board can access their wisdom on how to
effectively move forward with these major initiatives.
10) PLUS MUCH MORE.
We look forward to serving you and to bringing you more
value than ever before in the new year.
Have a fantastic New Year celebration.
Enzo Calamo Natalia Kabbe