AiP Boston, formerly Boston Philanthropic Roundtable (BPART), is a group comprised of a variety of professionals and philanthropists from both the for-profit and non-profit sectors in Boston.
For over eight years BPART has delivered valuable content to advisors, charities, and philanthropists, along with an opportunity to network with other professionals who have a shared interest in philanthropy.
BPART is excited to announce it's new partnership with the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy (AiP) and the group will now be known as AiP Boston. Please see the note below from AiP Board president, Laura Malone...
Greetings Boston Philanthropic Roundtable (BPART),
Thank you again for allowing me to visit your group in May. I had a great time and thought the early childhood topic was fascinating. It was wonderful to meet so many friendly faces as well.
As I discussed during my visit, the BPART Steering Committee has elected to align with The International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy, nicknamed "AiP” to become an AiP Chapter. The focus of AiP is “changing the world by inspiring and equipping professional advisors to impact philanthropy one gift at a time”. We are excited to have this opportunity to provide greater bandwidth to the BPART members though our national network. While AiP is a membership organization ($300 annually), a good portion of those costs will be able to assist BPART’s AiP Chapter to continue their tremendous success in creating a great place to network with other professionals who have a shared interest in philanthropy. This alignment with AiP will allow that network to expand as well as provide additional valuable content through webinars, “power calls” and a national conference – most of these contain continuing education credit across a variety of disciplines.
For your further consideration, I am including a copy of the slides I shared upon my visit to Boston in May about AiP’s member benefits as well as our brochure. We sincerely hope you will choose to join AiP as a member, and get engaged at the national as well as local level.
Let me please reiterate what I hoped to convey at my visit – this alignment is not meant to exclude anyone from continued participation locally. While this does shift away from a “no cost” participation in some capacity, both AiP and the BPART steering committee are committed to remain inclusive to those BPART members who may not immediately decide to join AiP. As you evaluate your options, I would encourage you to create a guest account on AiP’s website so you can begin to get to know us better. Having a guest account is not a level of membership, but will allow you to be on the AiP email distribution list, pre-populate your contact information when completing AiP forms and allow you to view any earned CE credits.
I hope you will see that this alignment to create an AiP Chapter provides a great opportunity for you to take the amazing work you have already been doing as a BPART member and compound that benefit as a member of AiP. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you more about how you feel we can be of the most benefit to BPART as an AiP Chapter and you as an individual. Please feel free to reach out to me at the contact info below or Lauren Smigelski, our administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-597-6575.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Laura J. Malone, CAP®, CEPA
Advisors in Philanthropy