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  • NPD Nominations Now Open!

    National Philanthropy Day Nominations Now Open!
    Click here to submit your nomination today!

    • In order to nominate someone, you must have permission from the individual in order to nominate him/her/them for an award.
    • You may encourage others to nominate the same person or organization.
    • If your nominee is chosen, you must confirm that the person or representative from the organization can participate on our in-person event on October 28, 2022.
    • If your nominee is chosen, we expect you to serve as liaison to your nominee and the National Philanthropy Day Conference & Awards Committee.
    • If your nominee is chosen, we ask that you invite guests to participate in the program and assist in securing sponsorships from your organization and your nominee's network.
    • If your nominee is chosen, you agree to participate in our networking reception for National Philanthropy Conference & Awards Program.
    • Please follow the word count guidelines in the nomination form.

    Nomination Categories 

    Outstanding Philanthropist

    Outstanding Corporation or Corporate Foundation

    Outstanding Public or Private Foundation

    Outstanding Nonprofit Organization

    Outstanding Professional Fundraiser

    Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy



  • National Philanthropy Day Nominations OPEN! (Deadline to nominate is August 15, 2022)

    National Philanthropy Day Nominations OPEN!
    (Deadline to nominate is August 15, 2022)

    National Philanthropy Day, or NPD, celebrates the charitable work that everyone does to make a difference and create impact in their communities.You can help us honor the donors, volunteers and professionals who gift their time, expertise and resources to the quality of life in our communities by nominating someone for an NPD Award. 
    We will honor those selected at a special NPD Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, November 15 at the Courtyard by Marriott Iowa City University Heights. 

    Outstanding Individual Philanthropist
    Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser 
    Outstanding Fundraising Professional 
    Outstanding Large Philanthropic Organization 
    Outstanding Small Philanthropic Organization 
    Outstanding Philanthropic Youth 
    Benjamin Franklin 
     *For criteria information on the categories, visit our NPD page*

  • Complete your demographics and help AFP serve you better

    As part of our mission to better serve members, and in keeping with our commitment to the principles of IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and access), AFP would like to know more about you. If you haven't already, login to and spend three minutes completing your demographics page. Most questions are optional, but we encourage you to complete them all. This information is never shared outside AFP.
  • AGM Speaker - Tanya Kruger, True Balance Counselling

  • Annual General Meeting - Thursday, June 23, 2022

    All Members are invited to attend the 2021-2022, AFP Southern Alberta Chapter Annual General Meeting.
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Guest Speaker: Tanya Kruger
    12:45PM - 1:00 PM AGM, Vote of Directors

    ZOOM link will be sent to ALL Members!
  • AFP Mid-Hudson Valley & AFP Westchester County Announce Merger

    June 15, 2022

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals Westchester Chapter and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter have recently announced their intention to merge. After much thought and careful consideration, a decision was made to merge and form a single chapter to better serve the needs of its members. “The AFP Westchester board continually looks at ways to best serve our members,” says Jeramie Barber, AFP Westchester President. “This includes identifying opportunities for greater efficiency in chapter management, more robust educational programming, and economic savings. With that in mind, I’m excited to share that we will be merging with AFP Mid-Hudson Valley. AFP Mid-Hudson Valley has a talented and dedicated membership that aligns perfectly with our own. Merging the chapters will allow us to better serve the needs of members from both chapters with the promise of delivering expanded services and opportunities for all.”

    On behalf of the Board of AFP-Mid Hudson Valley, along with our membership, we are very excited to announce this partnership with the Westchester Chapter of AFP,” says President of AFP-MHV, Sarah Kimball. “The Westchester County Chapter brings to our chapter a diverse group of seasoned professionals and leaders committed to the mission of advancing philanthropy. I look forward to seeing our organizations join together to offer more networking, education, mentorship, and more to fundraising professionals across the greater Hudson Valley.”

    The Westchester Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals was formed in 2010 to serve Westchester County while the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals was formed in 2006 to serve six counties in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. Recent data has shown that an increased number of fundraising professionals are either working remotely or exploring career changes. These findings have helped support the decision to merge and form a single chapter to serve all members regardless of their location with more parity. The merging of these two chapters will allow for greater efficiency in management, more robust educational programming, and economic savings. The merger is planned to be completed by the end of 2022, and a joint task force comprised of members from both chapters will be formed to decide a name for the new chapter.

    About the Association of Fundraising Professionals: The Association of Fundraising Professionals empowers individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising through professional education, networking, research, and advocacy. Since 1960, the Association of Fundraising Professionals has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. To learn more about the Association of Fundraising Professionals, please visit their website at

  • Leading Philanthropy 2022

    The Leading Philanthropy conference is back and in person! Join us on September 22 at the Conshohocken Marriott.


    The conference will offer a one-day, action packed event that will provide applicable and actionable advice to nonprofit professionals across our region. You will have the opportunity to engage in dynamic sessions led by the top experts in our field as well as network with your nonprofit peers. Leading Philanthropy will help hone the skills you need to advance your organization’s mission.


    We are putting together something truly special and can’t wait to have you take part. 

    Leading Philanthropy is jointly hosted by AFP Greater Philadelphia Chapter, AFP Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, and AFP New Jersey Southern Chapter.

  • June Chapter Event

    We are excited to share another collaboration this month with our fellow local AFP chapters! Don't miss our next webinar on June 24th at noon - free to members.

    IDEA Champion Committee Presents
    Reaching Beyond a Development Professional's Guide to Diversifying Your Donor Base with Yanyn "Yany" San Luis, Founder & CEO of The Win Woman
  • National Philanthropy Day- Registration Open

    Register NOW for NPD
  • AFP Greater Detroit Chapter Statement on Buffalo & Uvalde

    Please read the AFP – Greater Detroit Chapter statement in regards to the heinous events in Buffalo and Uvalde, signed by Shenise Foote, Vice President of the AFP GDC IDEA Committee and in support and allyship by AFP GDC President, Melissa Weisse, CFRE.
  • Call for Nominations for Mid-Year Board Positions

    Please check out our Get Involved Page for an update on our Board. Katherine Fritz, Chair of the nominating committee, invites members to participate actively in the Board of AFPLI!
  • June Education Session: Major Gift Appeals with Melissa Stiles

    Join us at the Arkansas Foodbank to hear Melissa Stiles, Chief Development Officer at the Museum of Discovery talk about stewarding major donors and what you need for major gift appeals. Take a deeper dive into major gift appeals with tips for major gift/donor stewardship to help organizations strengthen and grow their major giving programs. 

    8:30am: Check-in & Networking

    9:00am: Session Begins
  • Membership Questions?

    Call 800-666-3863.  Ask for Membership

     AFP Eastern Iowa is excited to offer two new scholarship opportunities. We will be awarding 5 membership scholarships to fundraising professionals new or not previously a member of AFP. We are also looking to award 2 AFP LEAD Conference scholarships.
    The AFP LEAD Conference scholarship awards AFP Eastern Iowa members free registration to attend the AFP LEAD Conference, October 20-22, 2022 in Houston, TX.
    The deadline for applications is July 29!

    Click here for all the details!
  • Meet our newest Board Member, Shane Chariton!

    The AFP Idaho Chapter is delighted to introduce you to Shane Chariton our newest board member! Welcome Shane!

    Shane has over 20 years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising and leadership.  He's currently the Development Director at Conservation Voters for Idaho. A highlight of his career is his 16 years with Idaho Public Television/Idaho PBS, most recently as their Philanthropy Director for 10 years.  He’s gained broad knowledge of fundraising and development leadership - including membership, volunteer coordination, events, major gifts and planned giving. He excels at connecting philanthropic donors with mission, impact, and funding priorities, building and stewarding relationships with donors, volunteers, board directors and colleagues, and setting strategic and team planning in motion to increase revenue and donor count.

    "In my 20 years of fundraising and philanthropy work, I've had amazing opportunities to learn, to meet many kind, talented and unique people, to give back to my community and State, to mentor others, and to have fun! I look forward to utilizing these skills on the AFP Idaho Chapter Board to benefit the impactful and important work the organization does." ~Shane Chariton

  • Ten Star Gold Chapter

    AFP CNY has been recognized as a Ten Star Gold Chapter for 2022. Just one-third of all AFP chapters earn this award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.
  • Job Board Updated!

    Check it out!
  • IDEA COHORT 2022-2023 taking applications

    AFP South Sound is excited to launch a new program: The IDEA Cohort. The Cohort will serve 5 people in its first year, and launches in August! This free year-long program was created to: 

    • Identify and engage diverse voices within the broader nonprofit community
    • Increase access to fundraising training and networking opportunities by removing common barriers
    • Provide networking and mentoring opportunities to Cohort members 
    • Empower members to develop, utilize, and share their talents and passion to benefit our community

    The program is designed to provide a growth opportunity for those doing fundraising work (paid or volunteer) in our community and who are committed to IDEA principles.

    Selection priority will be given to people or organizations that are underserved and/or underrepresented in the fundraising field.

    If you think you are a good fit for this program, or know someone who might be, feel free to share this information. We encourage people who are not current members of AFP South Sound or other fundraising organizations to apply. 

    Want to learn more about the IDEA Cohort? Plan to attend an info session on Friday, July 8th at noon, hosted by IDEA Committee Chair Jill Rose. The meeting will be recorded and shared with those who can’t attend in person. 

    Download Informational Flier here.

    To complete an Interest Form, click link below.

  • Senior Development Officer for the College of Business and the College of Arts, Humanities, and Soci

    The scope of the job requires travel as well as attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, events, meetings, and visits to prospects/donors in their homes and offices throughout the Huntsville
    community and occasionally beyond. To apply, please visit the UAH Careers webpage.
  • Senior Development Officer for the College of Education and the College of Nursing

    The Senior Development Officer represents the College of Education and the
    College of Nursing in campus activities, community events, and organizations that further the
    development of major and planned gift donors to the University. To apply, please visit the UAH Careers webpage. 
  • Senior Development Officer for the College of Engineering and the College of Science

    The Senior Development Officer implements strategies for identifying, cultivating, stewarding, and successfully soliciting individuals, corporations, and foundations for major and planned gifts of $25,000 and greater to support their assigned colleges at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. 
    To apply, please visit the UAH Careers webpage.
  • Nominations opens for National Philathropy Day!

    Recognize philanthropic support and generosity in your organization and our community!  Nominations will be accepted through August 31.
  • Sponsor National Philanthropy Day in the Desert

    You and/or your organization can be a sponsor for the big 2022 National Philanthropy Day in the Desert.

    Find out more at this link.

  • Submit your nomination for the Board of Directors

    The AFP London & Region is seeking nominations for the Board of Directors. If you are interested in providing leadership to your chapter, please download the nomination form and submit it. 

    You can access the page with the download here.
  • 2022 National Philanthropy Day Nominations Now Open!

    Nominations are now open for National Philanthropy Day!  We have seven areas, including:
    If you would like to nominate any individual, please click on the category above to get started!  Nominations are due June 20th before midnight!
  • 3 Key Strategies to Maximize Your Board’s Fundraising Mindset

    Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Pacific)
    Via Zoom
    For many boards fundraising is truly an “f” word—and not in a good way.  Yet, it is inherent in a board’s governance duty to ensure that their organization is financially sustainable and has access to funding.  Fundraising is one of –if not THE--biggest priorities of any nonprofit but it is the #1 cause of complaint by both CEOs and Boards. Learn the three top reasons why board members don’t fundraise and how to change their mindsets. Join Kim Olpin (she/her), Executive Director at Jericho Road Pasadena, and Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE (she/her), Principal, Windmill Hill Consulting, as they share key steps you need to have in place to build your team of volunteer leaders; to train them and manage their expectations for success; and to determine the roles every Board member can—and should—play in creating a strong culture of giving within your organization--all through a lens of improving diversity and inclusion around the board table.
  • New Member Discount

    In honor of AFP Global's 62nd Anniversary, they will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining the Professional and Associate categories only by July 31, 2022. The online code is AFP2022.

    Click here for the coupon.
  • Job Opening: Assistant Director, Annual Giving

    See this link to review the position and apply:

    Salary range: $60,634 - $70,466.
  • National Philanthropy Day Nominations Now Open!

    The Yosemite Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is pleased to announce that the 11th Annual National Philanthropy Day awards ceremony will be held Thursday, November 17, 2022 at the Gallo Center for the Arts.

     During this event, members of our community who have shown excellence in philanthropy will be honored in each of the categories below. Winners will also be awarded $100 to direct to the charity of their choice.

    In addition, we will be honoring Community Champions.  This is an opportunity to recognize volunteers or staff who have gone above and beyond to support the organization.  These individuals will be given special recognition during the event. 

    Nominations are open and will close on June 30, 2022.

    To nominate someone for an award or as a champion click here:

  • June 21st In person Meeting- GivingUSA Report by the Curtis Group

    Click here for details
  • Nominate an individual for the 2022 Be Haas Award!

    The Veterans in the Profession (VIP) Committee is is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Be Haas Award!

    Nomination Deadline: August 12, 2022

    Visit our VIP webpage for more details and to complete the nomination form.
  • Virtual Webinar Series: Leadership Building and Organizational Capacity

    Join us in July for a virtual webinar series on topics related to leadership building and organizational capacity. Webinars will be held weekly on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00pm.
  • 2022 NPD Nominations Are Open!

    Nominate an Outstanding Hero in Philanthropy.

    Nomination Deadline is Friday, June 24, 2022.
  • Submit Your Nominations for National Philanthropy Day!

    Click here to submit your nominations.
  • Complimentary Sponsored Webinar: Decrypting Crypto and Its New Donor Base

    Register Now

    There’s a lot of buzz around cryptocurrency and its potential as a legitimate way to donate. Yet, there is no shortage of questions accompanying cryptocurrency’s meteoric rise in notoriety. We’ll untangle this thorny topic into actionable steps nonprofits can take to position their nonprofit for the future.

    Ready to learn more about crypto and how your nonprofits can leverage this type of giving vehicle?

    Join us in this webinar to learn:

    • What cryptocurrency and the blockchain are
    • Who’s donating cryptocurrency
    • How you can securely and legally accept cryptocurrency
    • How to seamlessly incorporate cryptocurrency and alternative payment methods into your overall donor experience
    This webinar is free to register, join us May 25 at 1:00 PM Eastern!
  • VFRI Annual Conference July 19-21

    The Virginia Fund Raising Institute is pleased to announce the workshop schedule for this year's 30th annual conference!

    In addition to the opening welcome reception and keynote presentations from Logan Herring, Keith Curtis, Erin Hogan, and Eric Newman, we are excited to offer 25 breakout sessions from which conference participants can select.

    For the complete schedule of breakout sessions, visit the VFRI website here. Below you will find just a few of the dynamic sessions we have planned:

    • How to Have a Successful Day of Giving, Andie McConnell Ayers, Executive Director of Fairy Godmother Project
    • Organizational Planning for the Tiny Organization, Kate Powell, Executive Director of Tidewater Arts Outreach
    • Maximizing Board Involvement in Fundraising in Today's Climate, Michelle Adcock, Interim Executive Director of Development at VCU Massey Cancer Center, and Abby Weber, Consultant at The Curtis Group
    • What Did They Say? - The Role of Active Listening in Cultivation & Stewardship, Lindsay Robinson, Director of Development at Northstar Academy
    • Establish, Grow or Reignite Gift Planning in Your Organization, Jeff Grandy, Vice President of Client Development at Catapult Fundraising, Inc.
    • Building Donor Relationships Through Empathy Mapping, Sarah Milston, CEO/Founder of The Spark Mill, LLC
    • When Fundraising Hurts, Denise Hayes, CEO of Roanoke Valley SPCA

                    The next 50 people to register for VFRI will receive a FREE copy of "What Hope Looks Like" by our closing keynote speaker, Eric Newman!  This worthwhile read not only offers a blueprint for creating a successful nonprofit, but also conveys Eric’s infectious passion and positive attitude about overcoming challenges and turning pain into purpose.

    Register online today to claim your copy of "What Hope Looks Like" and your spot at this year's conference in Richmond from July 19-21.


  • Deadline Extended to June 4th!

    National Philanthropy Day Nominations deadline has been extended until June 4th! Click Here for more details.
  • Now Accepting Nominations for National Philanthropy Day 2022

    Do you know someone who is committed to philanthropy? Someone who has made the Central New York community a better place? Someone who inspires others? The AFP-CNY Chapter invites you to nominate a deserving individual, group, corporation, organization or foundation for National Philanthropy Day 2022! Click here to learn more, and to submit your nomination.

    Nominations are due by July 31, 2022.
  • National Philanthropy Day is set!

    See to the left! November 17, 2022 in Fargo, ND!
  • Signature Event!

    Join us on September 13 for
    The Mental Game of Fundraising: 7 Myths That Will Hurt, 7 Truths That Will Help

    with the legendary JEFF BROOKS!
  • New Job Opening

    New Brunswick Youth Orchestra
    Development Manager


    Join us next Tuesday, May 10 for AFP's monthly educational program, "Next Gen Giving," with Holly Jones.

    Hear how the UI Center for Advancement is taking a more expansive approach to philanthropy through education, tactics, and strategy to engage a new generation.

    Lunch will be provided.
    Register today!

  • National Philanthropy Day

    The 2022 National Philanthropy Day will be celebrated in East Tennessee on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Noon at The Foundry on the Fair Site in Knoxville, TN.

    We are pleased to announce Rev. Dr. Jerry Askew as the 2022 Legacy Award winner celebrating Jerry’s impact and influence on philanthropy in the region through his leadership and vision for charities, as well as encouragement of generosity.

    Information on sponsorships, award nominations and community table opportunities is coming soon.

    For more information please contact Paul Bowman, NPD Chair, at or 865-690-8124.

    Jerry Askew
  • Emerging Leaders Summit - Get Involved!

    Are you a young professional looking to further your fundraising career? A college student with a passion for developing nonprofits? Or, are you a seasoned professional who has recently transitioned to the field of fundraising or are looking for a career change? We want to hear from YOU! This fall, your Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of AFP will be hosting its first Emerging Leaders Summit. To be part of the planning team for this energizing and relevant event, contact Lacey Mellott at for more information.
  • Join us for our first in-person educational event!

    Tuesday, May 10, 2022
    10:15 a.m.- 11:- Fundraising Speed Mentoring
    11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Networking & Luncheon
    12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Shifting Priorities: A Conversation with Local Funders

    Join us in-person at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Bring your entire team for this interactive session. Great opportunity to network with fellow members.

    Click on the link below for more details.
  • National Philanthropy Day Sponsorships Available

    Click here for details
  • May 24, 2022 Virtual Meeting at Noon

    Click Here for details