Publications & Features

Holding a Book


March 2022; Association of Fundraising Professionals - NYC Chapter

When I was asked by our chapter to draft a Leadership Brief to our members, I knew that I had to sing the praises of our 2021 Mentorship Cohort. After a year of behind-the-scenes work, the AFP-NYC mentorship program launched with a stellar group of participants in January 2021. It was a pleasure to facilitate the growth of our cohort through establishing connections that strengthen our sector by educating development professionals and nonprofit leaders in best practices in fundraising and applying the high standards of the AFP Code of Ethics.

March 2022; AFP Global Member Story

For Women’s History Month, I wanted to commemorate this occasion by acknowledging two women who have helped to contribute to the vast accomplishments of the many powerful women in the fundraising industry. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Hali Lee and Ruth McFarlane to learn more about their fundraising journeys in hopes their stories can inspire others toward greatness.

December 2021; AFP Global Press Release

Kevin J. Foyle, MBA, CFRE, senior vice president of development and public affairs for UTHealth Houston, will lead the most diverse board ever of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest organization of charitable fundraisers in the world...Other At-Large Directors for the Board include: Juliana Weissbein, CFRE, Associate Director, Development Operations, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Round Rock, Texas (AFP New York City Chapter).

October 2021; AFP Global Advancing Philanthropy

The pandemic has shown a harsh light on the fragile nature of our labor market, earnings gaps, and the disparity of women shouldering the burden of unpaid care (children, parents, households). Now, inching toward 2022, we are picking up the pieces in the post-pandemic recovery with hard-won knowledge about how to process our losses and take advantage of emerging opportunities. Our goal for this article is to show you how women who have left the workforce, whether involuntarily or by choice, can come back stronger than ever before.

February 2021; CFRE Central

We’ve all had that sinking feeling before. You just nailed a presentation to your board of directors or submitted a perfect grant proposal, yet you can’t quite seem to shake the feeling that you could have done more or that someone more qualified could have done better. If this sounds familiar, you may have experienced impostor syndrome: the low, constant rumbling of insecurity that strikes even the most successful among us. 

September 2020; Association of Fundraising Professionals - NYC Chapter


I know the importance of mentorship firsthand. I have had valuable mentors in the past and currently serve as a mentor for the Association Of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) at both the global and local levels. Then, when I was elected to the AFP-NYC board of directors in January 2020, I was tasked with chairing their Mentorship Program. I could not have been more excited.

June 2020; Association of Fundraising Professionals - NYC Chapter

Mentoring is a proven way to build skills, promote job retention and professional advancement - all things that are very necessary in the fundraising profession. This is why the AFP-NYC Mentorship Committee has been working to build its capacity to respond to the demand for mentoring opportunities. Under the leadership of Juliana M. Weissbein, CFRE, an NYC-AFP Board Member and Mentoring Committee Chair, the Mentorship Program is undergoing a formal relaunch process.

January 2020; AFP Global Advancing Philanthropy

Juliana Weissbein is 10 years into her fundraising career. With the first decade under her belt she can now take a look back and offer some guidance to those just starting out.


Juliana M. Weissbein, Associate Director of Development Operations at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and AFP-NYC Emerging Leaders Committee Chair, was recently named AFP's 2019 Outstanding Young Professional and will accept her award at AFP ICON later this month. We sat down with her to learn more about her career in the fundraising industry.


Juliana M. Weissbein, Associate Director of Development Operations at Planned Parenthood Federation of America in New York City, has been recognized as one of three Outstanding Young Professionals by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). The award recognizes fundraisers under the age of 31 who show exemplary work in raising funds, inspiring donors, helping manage campaigns, and giving back to the profession.

Mar 2019; State University of New York, Purchase College

Juliana Weissbein ’10 (sociology and gender studies) is the Associate Director of Development Operations at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.  AFP will recognize Weissbein and two others during their conference, AFP ICON 2019 in San Antonio on Tuesday, April 2, for their “exemplary work in raising funds, inspiring donors, helping manage campaigns and giving back to the profession.”

Jan 2019; Association of Fundraising Professionals - NYC Chapter

AFP-NYC recently sat down with the Emerging Leaders Committee Co-Chairs, Juliana Weissbein and Jace Prokupek, to learn more about their motivation to rebrand.

Juliana Weissbein ’10 is a nonprofit leader who operates from a fundamental belief that an agile strategy and continued focus on data-driven insights can enable big and bold ideas. Whether at Teach for America, GLSEN, the Ms. Foundation for Women, or in her current role as the Associate Director of Development Operations, at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she has led every aspect of a development team and enjoys collaborating with executive leadership to exceed strategic fundraising goals.

May 2017; LinkedIn


There’s a reason why the Young Professionals Advisory Committee (YPAC) at the Ms. Foundation for Women works—we have good taste, we have ideas, we’re inclusive and we have the energy to mobilize.


For-profit sales and marketing teams and non-profit fundraisers have strikingly similar tasks, yet they often think of themselves as worlds apart. Whether you’re offering a product, a service, or a charitable mission, many of the fundamentals cross over.


September 2021; Association of Fundraising Professionals - NYC Chapter

Information session for chapter members discussing the redesign of AFP-NYC's mentorship program. 

September 2020; Association of Fundraising Professionals - NYC Chapter


Information session for chapter members discussing the redesign of AFP-NYC's mentorship program.  Password protected: SeptMentor_2020

September 2020; Certified Fundraising Executives, International


Promotional video for CFRE International, an independent nonprofit organization which is dedicated to setting standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.


Promotional video for the world’s largest conference for fundraising professionals, AFP ICON.

Promotional video for 2019 Outstanding Young Professional Fundraiser award.


April 2022; AFP Global's International Conference Closing Plenary

In front of an audience of 3,000 attendees, Ken Miller and I spoke about how the mission of AFP is not just to better the industry for fundraisers, but that it is also committed to leveling the playing field for all members of our sector. 



Ken Miller, CFRE

  • Power to the People: Black Power, Radical Feminism, and Gay Liberation

November 2021; Harvard University

Activists exist everywhere - secondary schools, community-based organizations, and for-profit companies. This engaging panel of nationally known activists in various fields examines the roots of individual activists’ experiences, the success they’ve seen, as well as the pitfalls and failures of our social movements. This will be a unique “behind the scenes” look at the people who have been doing this work for decades.



Michael Bronski, PhD, Professor, Harvard University

Liz Hamor, Leadership & Allyship Consultant, Center of Daring

Jabari Lyles, President & Principal Consultant, Jabari Lyles Consulting

Eric Paulk, Deputy Director, Georgia Equality

Kyle Rapiñan, Esq, Civil Rights Attorney, New York City Commission on Human Rights

Nadia Swanson, LCSW, Social Worker, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Lorenzo Van Ness, Facilitator, Coalition for the Homelessness

August 2021; AFP-NYC 


Moderator of panel-style event where panelists shared first-hand lessons from the field in how to seek and access mentorship when one is from a traditionally underrepresented community within the nonprofit and fundraising industry. Attendees learned about navigating challenges in mentorship and tips and best practices to build a successful mentor-mentee relationship.


Chantal Bonitto: Executive Director of Resource Development, CARE

Elandria Jackson Charles: Vice President of Development and External Affairs, Blue Engine

Jonathan Meagher-Zayas: Director of Agency Advancement, Villa of Hope

Michael Mortensen: Ambassador; Best Buddies

Adrian Nava: Program Manager, American Civil Liberties Union


Artificial Intelligence (AI) represents an opportunity to re-imagine and position the way we support our organizations. In this session, we explain the technologies that encompass AI, highlight the research of the AAAC's State of AI in Advancement report -- the first benchmark on AI in this field, and showcase real-world case studies of organizations using AI to transform advancement. 

Debora Brown: Lead Solutions Engineer, Salesforce
Chris Campbell: Vice President of Sales, Gravyty
David Woodruff: Associate Vice President and COO, MIT Resource Development


Join us to learn about how broadcast SMS, peer to peer texting and innovative mobile technologies can directly engage your donors and enhance your fundraising strategy. Mobile communication is the best way to meet your donors where they are and new platforms are making it easier than ever to integrate this technology into your communication streams. You’ll walk away with fresh ideas to increase cross channel engagement at your organization.

Laura Lane: Associate Director of Marketing and Analytics, Planned Parenthood
Amanda Silva: Integrated Marketing Strategist, Planned Parenthood

  • How Millennials Really Think and Work

    June 2018; AFP-NYC Fundraising Day In New York


Millennials are the largest generation in the workforce and becoming one of the largest group of donors.  As millennials continue to take leadership positions in nonprofits, it is important to focus on how we can work with them as well as learn from them.  Our panel will provide insights on what is really means to be a millennial and what they have learned to launch their careers, as well as shed light on serving on some of the myths around millennials.

Patricia Moran: Director, George H. Heyman, Jr. Program for Philanthropy and Fundraising

Samantha Collidge: Marketing Manager, Anti-Defamation League

Joel Weingarten: Co-Founder, CRSCORE

  • Mind Your Data: Using Metrics to Grow Your Bottom Line

    November 2016; TechUP Innovation & Inclusion Summit


The Tech Innovation + Inclusion Summit brings together thousands of leaders across all areas of technology. Topics & activities include: Civic Tech, Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship, Diversity & Inclusion, The Future of Education and more.