Tom Bebbington Director of Communications Diocese of Manchester in brown suite and purple striped tie

This session will cover: why you and your your school should be working with the media, how to prepare for and give an interview, dos and don'ts of working with reporters, and the basics of communications during a crisis.
Tom Bebbington, Director of Communications, Diocese of Manchester NH

Rick Blain ACAAP Board Member and Philanthropy Consultant

As technology plays a growing and important role in the solicitation of charitable gifts, it is important that we also remember the "art of the ask" through personal contact and direct mail solicitation. There is still no more effective way to communicate than in person, and therefore no more effective way to solicit support than to do so face-to-face. And in this age of social media, direct mail solicitation still plays an important role, if you offer an almost irresistible appeal.
Rick Blain, CFRE Owner, Richard R Blain & Associates, LLC    


See the best practices in website and digital communications that are working for Catholic schools helping them to achieve their institutional goals. Successful working examples and strategies will be discussed as well as common pitfalls to avoid.
Chuck Putney, Website Project & Content Manager, Central Catholic High School - Lawrence, MA
Anthony Tata, Senior Client Success Manager, Finalsite - Glastonbury, CT

Using case studies relevant to both elementary and high schools, this presentation will explore the costs and benefits of cultivating volunteers as donors.
Maricele Riemann, Director of Institutional Advancement, Sacred Heart Academy - Hamden, CT

ACAAP Recognition Awards honor Steven Tenaglia, Rick Goulding, Mary Taylor, Vianna Alcántara, David Erwin, Allison Rivera

The following individuals are an inspiration to us all!  During the event we honored this year's ACAAP Recognition Award winners for their extraordinary commitment to Catholic school, parish, and institutional philanthropy.

ACAAP New England Spring 2019 Conference theme The Power Within

Thanks to Everyone That Helped Make the Conference Possible

ACAAP of New England is a non profit organization operated by an all volunteer team of board members.  We rely a lot on the help of others.  Much gratitude is extended to all of the board members, College of The Holy Cross conference staff, ACAAP Business Partners, and volunteer presenters.