Community Announcements

  • Thank You Virtuous Software, 2020 Education Sponsor!

    AFP Greater Arizona Chapter would like to say thank you to Virtuous Software for being our 2020 Education Sponsor! 

    Virtuous is the Responsive Nonprofit CRM & Marketing Automation Platform helping build better donor relationships.

  • Scholarship Winners!

    Congratulations to Jack Harding, Winston Church High School (Lethbridge) and Sarah Ann Walker, Coalhurst High School (Coalhurst) for making our communities a better place to live, work, and play.
    Learn more
  • A message from our Chapter President, Janet Ginn, CFRE

    It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today as so many unspeakable things are surrounding all of us and those we care about, many we will never meet. I wanted to share that the AFP Southwest Florida Chapter has made a firm stand and defines diversity as a core value in relations to board members and individual chapter members, the organizational missions they represent, the people they serve, and the community within which AFP Southwest Florida Chapter operates. It is an inclusive concept encompassing, without limitation, race, color, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation or identity on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, religion or lack thereof, age, economic class, educational level, rural or urban location (geography), language, immigration status, physical mobility and ability, and marital and parental status. The state of being diverse means having the broadest possible representation of individuals, experiences, and perspectives in all-encompassing terms.
    We also support the views and words of Mike Geiger, President and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals who wrote:
    “As fundraisers for nonprofit organizations, no matter our cause, we are part of the solution to making the world a better place—by listening, empathizing, inspiring, raising funds and taking action. AFP stands for and fights for the values of inclusion, justice, diversity, fairness, generosity and compassion. Fundraising unites people—there is no place for exclusion, racism and oppression. AFP members raise funds for thousands of different causes, but stamping out institutional racism must be a priority for all. Every donor we inspire, every dollar we raise, every colleague we support, every action we take—is another vital step on the journey to eliminating hatred and racism. Most importantly, regardless of our race, gender, socioeconomic circumstances, sexual [preferences], geography or any other applied labels, we must ALL act and we must all act TOGETHER.”
     
    Please know that each one of us can be the voice of unity reaching forward to serve, each and every day. And united, we can truly make our world a better place for all. AFP Southwest Florida is committed to diversity and inclusion as an ongoing proactive process in its governance, chapter, committees, membership programs, and activities and we are grateful for those who join us in our efforts. 
    This is a learning process and AFP Southwest Florida Chapter will continue to do our best to listen to the needs of the nonprofit community and to learn from our members. If you are interested in learning more about the chapter’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, please contact Kim Noyes at kim.afpswfl@gmail.com to be connected with the committee chairs.
    Yours for a better world,
    Janet K. Ginn, CFRE
    President
    AFP Southwest Florida Chapter
  • July 29-31, 2020 Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

    Take advantage of this three-part Fundraising Fundamentals workshop to learn new skills or brush up on old ones as the demand for increased fundraising activity grows and non-profits reopen after COVID-19.
  • Managing Change When Humans Are Involved

    AFP-NJ invites you to listen, learn, react, chat, ask questions, and share your frustrations about change. This 2-hour virtual interactive program will be skillfully guided by Alice Ferris and Jim Anderson of GoalBusters and help you prepare you for what may lie ahead during these challenging times.
  • Nominations open until June 30th.

    A lot of organizations are still adjusting to the new norm of remote working so we'd like to offer a deadline extension for anyone needing a bit more time. Nominations will officially close Tuesday, June 30th at 5:00pm.
  • A Statement from the AFP President and CEO:

    As fundraisers for nonprofit organizations, no matter our cause, we are part of the solution to making the world a better place - by listening, empathizing, inspiring, raising funds and taking action.

    AFP stands for and fights for the values of inclusion, justice, diversity, fairness, generosity and compassion. Fundraising unites people - there is no place for exclusion, racism and oppression.

    AFP members raise funds for thousands of different causes, but stamping out institutional racism must be a priority for all. Every donor we inspire, every dollar we raise, every colleague we support, every action we take - is another vital step on the journey to eliminating hatred and racism.

    Most importantly, regardless of our race, gender, socioeconomic circumstances, sexual preferences, geography or any other applied labels, we must ALL act, and we must all act TOGETHER.

    Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA
    President and CEO
    Association of Fundraising Professionals

  • Speakers announced for June 25 Giving USA 2020

    Join us Thursday, June 25 for this free virtual webinar: Perspectives on Philanthropy: Giving USA 2020 & NJ's Philanthropic Landscape
  • AFP Community Statement

    While we have made progress as a country, we still have far to go to achieve racial equality.

    As fundraisers for nonprofit organizations, no matter our cause, we are part of the solution to making the world a better place—by listening, empathizing, inspiring, raising funds, and taking action.

    Our chapter is a designated "IDEA Champion” and follows the principles of IDEA: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access. But, we know we can do more. We are committed to supporting organizations working on issues of equality, racism, and racial justice through monetary donations. Our members raise funds for thousands of different causes, but stamping out institutional racism must be a priority for all. Most importantly, regardless of our race, gender, socioeconomic circumstances, sexual preferences, geography, or any other applied labels, we must ALL act, and we must all act TOGETHER.

  • June Presentation on the 5 Mistakes of Boards now available

    Feel free to share this insightful presentation about board management by Doug Hartjes, CFRE.
  • National Philanthropy Day goes Virtual

  • AFP San Diego Statement on Racism and Racial Injustice

    "Although AFP San Diego members represent hundreds of diverse nonprofits in the San Diego region with differing missions – we can all agree that eradicating systematic racism must be a priority for all of us."
  • June 23, 2020 Virtual Monthly Meeting- Giving USA Report by the Curtis Group

    Register here by Friday, 6/ 19 at 5PM
  • AFP-NJ's July - November educational programs will be virtual

    Special Message from AFP-NJ Chapter President, Ray Brush

    After careful consideration of all the available information related to COVID-19 and its likely continuing impact, and in order to ensure the continuing safety of our members, AFP-NJ’s Board of Directors recently decided that all of our educational programs from July 2020 through November 2020 will be offered virtually.

    AFP-NJ will continue to assist and support you and your organizations in your fundraising efforts as we enter the next phase of our collective response to the continuing pandemic crisis.
  • AFP South Sound Believes that Black Lives Matter

    As fundraisers for nonprofit organizations — no matter our cause — we are part of the solution to making the world a better place. We do this by listening, empathizing, inspiring, raising funds, and taking action. Because fundraising, at its heart, involves human connections, it is imperative that everyone engaged in it take responsibility and action.
  • Book Club - July 30th Wine Sampler

    The next book we will be reading is "To Sell Is Human" by Daniel Pink.  Logan Thompson will facilitate discussion. We will meet on Thursday, July 30th at 5:30pm at the Wine Sampler. Even if you don't read the book, come for the networking and socialization.
  • NPD AWARD NOMINATIONS EXTENDED TO JUNE 17!

    The NPD Awards Committee has received multiple notes from individuals/organizations requesting an extension to submit nominations. Recognizing limited resources and capacity many nonprofits are experiencing at this time, the committee will extend nominations for submission until June 17th.
  • National Philanthropy Day nominations open

    Nominations are open for our annual National Philanthropy Day celebration this November. Please nominate the people and organizations who continue to make a difference in our philanthropic community. 

  • All in-person events postponed until further notice.

    Events postponed until a later date! Harding University has suspended all on-campus gatherings until further notice, therefore the educational session for next week will be postponed to a later date. Any fees paid will be credited to a future session.
  • NPD Nominations Due July 10, 2020

    We are now accepting nominations for the AFP-Permian Basin's National Philanthropy Day celebration.
  • Join Our Board!

    Want to have an impact in your AFP Chapter and in our community? Consider joining the 2021 AFP Silicon Valley Board of Directors. We are currently seeking nominations for our VP Elect positions, which will join the Board beginning in January 2020. If you are interested in more information about joining the board or or if you would like to nominate someone you think would be a good leader, please email Josh Selo, Past President, at ippresident@afpsv.org.
  • Afternoons with AFP-GLAC: A Member Only Event - July 9th

    For AFP-GLAC Members Only

    AFP Greater Los Angeles Chapter recognizes these times are unprecedented and nonprofit professionals may be missing that sense of community you get when you come to an AFP event. We have a solution for that! We are hosting Afternoons with AFP-GLAC a FREE "Nonprofit Happy Hour" for our GLAC members. Here you can vent, commiserate, get assistance, celebrate successes, or just "hang out" with other like-minded individuals!

    This is an informal, bi-weekly, virtual gathering, and each attendee is encouraged to join with their own drink (a GLACtini or Fundraiserita, perhaps?) or favorite treat! There won’t be a set topic, we’ll just a set a space for nonprofit professionals to gather together, support one another and share information.

    Mark your calendars, our next Afternoons with AFP-GLAC will be:


    When: Thursday, July 9, 2020

    What time: 4:00-5:00pm

    Where: Your computer, laptop, or smart phone

     

    Click here to RSVP. Membership to be verified by the Membership Committee.

    For security reasons, we’ll send out the Zoom ID and password a couple days before event.


    This event is presented free with Registration. Please consider making a donation to support further virtual programming from your GLAC chapter. 


    We look forward to seeing you soon!


    AFP-GLAC Membership Committee

  • NPD Nominations Now Open!!

    Nominate a hero in philanthropy today.
  • NPD AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 17!

    Time is running out! Make your award nominations NOW for the 29th Annual National Philanthropy Day. 
  • AGM, Nominations & Keynote Speaker

    Date: June 23, 2020
    Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM via ZOOM
    Agenda 
    1. Director Reports
    2. Nomination of new Directors
    3. Keynote Speaker- Kathryn Kolaczek, Alchemy Communications
  • Now accepting applications for the Young Professional Scholarship!

    AFP-WNY Chapter is continuing the AFP-WNY Young Professional Scholarship Program for its 2020-2021 program year!

     

    The Scholarship provides a Young Professional with the opportunity to join our chapter and we will cover the first-year membership dues of $95.

     

    A Young Professional is a person 30 years old or younger. They must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and its bylaws, promote the Donor Bill of Rights, and be employed or have been employed by an organization that provides benefits to society.

     

    The new member will be asked to join one of our committees: Membership, Professional Advancement, External Relations, National Philanthropy Day or IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access.) They will also be asked to participate in the Mentor Partnership Program.

     

    If you are a young professional, or know one, who meets the criteria, please fill out the application FOUND HERE and submit it by July 15, 2020 to Emily Knapic, Chapter Manager, at afpwny@afpwnychapter.org. Scholarship recipients will be notified by August 3, 2020.

  • NEW OFFICE ADDRESS

    Our AFP-GLAC Office has moved! 

    Please update your records to the following address:

    25943 Via Pera
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691
  • AFP NL Annual General Meeting

    The AFP NL Chapter Annual General Meeting will be held virtually Wednesday June 24, 2020 at 2pm.

    Members will be provided with Zoom meeting information closer to the date.

    In advance of the Annual General Meeting, 

    Active members of AFP-NL are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors. Any chapter member may make nominations to the Board. Your participation in this process will help make our Chapter stronger and more responsive to the needs of our members and the province’s non-profit community. 

    In addition to the traditional Board roles (President, Treasurer, Secretary etc.), all other members are Vice Presidents responsible for specific portfolios, including:

    • Professional Development
    • Communications and Government Relations
    • Special Courses
    • Fundraising Day

    We have an opening for a Treasurer position, as well as additional members to the Board to assist with the existing portfolios. If there is an area that is of particular interest to you, or you have experience/expertise that you feel would be valuable - please let us know.

    A slate of nominees will be presented to vote on at the Annual General Meeting on June 24, 2020.

    For more information: click here

  • BE the CAUSE Campaign

  • Congratulations Juanita Sheppard, the Chapter's newest CFRE!

  • June 16, 2020, Strategic Communications Webinar & Workshop

    Webinar 12:30pm Workshop 2pm

    Want to know how to develop an effective communications strategy to support your fundraising goals? Caitlin Scott will identify key audiences for fundraising efforts; develop messages that will resonate with those audiences and identify tactics to reach them; and help participants understand how to use social media, traditional media, digital assets, and other tools to effectively fundraise. She will also offer high-level recommendations on communicating during COVID-19. 

    More information: https://cvent.me/WLVb8L

  • Nominations Due Aug. 1 for National Philanthropy Day

    The Eastern Iowa Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is accepting nominations for 2020 National Philanthropy Day honorees until Aug. 1.
     
    National Philanthropy Day recognizes the extraordinary achievements that philanthropy – and those engaged with charity -- have accomplished in our world. Nomination forms can be accessed here and are due by Aug. 1. Awardees will be honored in a very special online event on Tuesday, November 10.
     
    Award categories include:
     
    Outstanding Individual Philanthropist - This award is presented to an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles in philanthropy and community affairs.
     
    Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser - The individual eligible for this nomination must have demonstrated exceptional skills in coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for one or more major fundraising projects for the benefit of a charitable institution, as well as a commitment to the advancement of philanthropy and exceptional leadership skills.
     
    Outstanding Large and Small Organizations - To qualify for this award, a corporation or its corporate foundation, a family or community foundation, or organization must demonstrate outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community affairs.
     
    Outstanding Fundraising Professional - This award is designed for an outstanding individual fundraising professional who practices his/her profession in ethical fundraising through his or her professional life, volunteer and community involvement and commitment to AFP. The honoree must be a current member of AFP Eastern Iowa Chapter.
     
    Outstanding Young Philanthropist - This award recognizes an exemplary young person (age 18 or younger) who has demonstrated exceptional commitment and leadership in the community through his or her guidance and dedication to philanthropy.
     
    Benjamin Franklin Award - AFP recognizes that it is impossible to establish awards that can meet every category of philanthropy deserving of recognition. For that reason, the Benjamin Franklin Award has been created. It is meant to recognize an individual or group whose commitment to philanthropy is demonstrated profoundly, but which falls into the cracks of the other award criteria.
     
    For more information, please contact AFP Eastern Iowa Chapter Administrator Mary Beth Kunz, afpeasterniowachapter@gmail.com.
  • May's program on Ethics now available

    The presentation by UTC's Dr. Elizabeth Crawford on Ethics is posted now. This is one you'll want to watch more than once!
  • COVID-19 Tools and Resources

    We encourage you to view our COVID-19 Resource Guide for Fundraising Professionals.

    We are constantly updating this page with new tools and resources, so please check back often. If you have a resource you would like to share, please email Melissa Neeley at mneeley@armswide.org.
  • Deadline Extension 5/15/2020

    Philanthropy Day Nominations Deadline has been extended until May 20th due to the amount of requests for an extension and the unusual circumstances we all have been faced with COVID 19.
  • May 20, 2020 - Real-Time Audit by Tom Ahern

    First of its kind NEW format available to you exclusively through Tom’s local AFP chapter...

    Real-Time Audit by Tom Ahern
    Instant, granite-engraved, no-fail fixes to your most pressing donor communications challenges.

    Screen share the last thing you sent your donors (or the one you’re about to send) and Tom Ahern will tell you 3 things to dramatically improve its chances of success.

    Who's Tom Ahern? Well, as it happens, one of the world's top experts on donor communications lives in Rhode Island. And in the age of COVID-19 you’ll really want to know his secrets to success.

    Join us on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 from 10:00am-11:30am

    A link will be sent later to all who have registered so you can can join the event.

     Chapter Sponsor

  • The 2020 Annual State of Grantseeking Survey is available

    Attention AFP-NJ Chapter Members!

    You can download and view this report by logging into the portal.

    While you're there, you can also check out the deep discount our chapter is offering to its members for a subscription to GrantStation ... another benefit of being an AFP-NJ member!
  • MAKE YOUR NPD AWARD NOMINATIONS TODAY!

    The 29th Annual National Philanthropy Day is the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter's premier event, to celebrate and honor the passion, commitment and leadership of Southeastern Michigan's philanthropists, distinguished volunteers and those in the fundraising profession.
  • NAVIGATE Nonprofit Network Conference (formerly NPUHuntsville)

    navigate 2020
    Registration Opens June 1!
  • Has COVID-19 disrupted your events?

    We can help you with rescheduling! 

     

    AFP Yosemite Chapter is creating a Community Events Calendar that you can refer to when making  new plans. This will help by letting you know when other events are planned to avoid booking on the same date as other nonprofit organizations' events.

    Take a few moments to fill out this form to let us know your scheduling plans. We'll put your event on the calendar.

    Here you'll find a link to the calendar.

  • May 19, 2020 Virtual Walk at the Virginia Zoo

    Click Here for details
  • May Virtual Coffee Breaks

    Join up to 10 members to have a coffee break during May and discuss various topics. Details under events.
  • Virtual Book Club May 21

    The book to read for the May meeting is Dare to Lead by Brené Brown. next meeting will be facilitated by JC Lyle, Executive Director of WARM.

    Leadership is not about titles or the corner office. It's about the willingness to step up, put yourself out there, and lean into courage. The world is desperate for braver leaders. It's time for all of us to step up.

    Zoom meeting information will be emailed a day prior to the meeting.
  • COVID19 Grants for Nonprofits

    Grant prospecting & tracking tool Instrumentl has published an up-to-date and ever evolving directory of active COVID19 grants for nonprofit organizations. The list is free to access and uniquely tailored to 501(c)(3) nonprofits registered in the US.  

    View COVID19 grant directory 

    Check back frequently as the list is being updated on a daily basis!

  • Virtual Workshops in 2020!

    Join us for FREE virtual workshops until we can meet in person again.
  • AFP Global Membership Webinar

    Missed the webinar from AFP Global about membership benefits?

    Click on the link below to hear the recording.
  • Discount for NEW Members

    In honor of our 60th Anniversary, AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional and Associate categories.
     
    The promotion runs between May 1 and June 30, 2020.
     
    The code for new members who wish to to join online is:  AFP2020
  • COVID-19 Update - Message from the President, David Love, CFRE

    Update: April 6, 2020

    The past few weeks have reminded us all about the importance and value of human connection. As we practice social distancing, and careful hand-washing, while also learning to work remotely, our patterns and channels for being with and around each other have shifted dramatically. As fundraisers, we take great pride in connecting people to projects and causes they are passionate about, and now we're all learning how to foster these connections in new ways.

    Our Chapter's members are wonderful resources during this time of intense change and stress. Please, reach out to a colleague, myself, or a member of our Chapter's Board for advice, for support or just for a conversation. As a valued AFP member, you have additional resources through AFP Global. Our colleagues are demonstrating exceptional leadership and guidance for our sector. AFP chapters across Canada and the United States are working to find ways to support their members, share ideas and learn from each other on AFP Connect. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn to stay connected with our Chapter and your local colleagues.

    Your Professional Development Committee is developing programming in this age of Zoom. Previously scheduled sessions this Spring are postponed and/or will be hosted virtually. These updates have been and will be shared via email and posted to the Chapter's website.

    I'm pleased to let you know that the first of our FREE virtual sessions - What B.C. nonprofits can do to thrive during the crisis and will be hosted by Harvey McKinnon and guests next Wednesday, April 15th at 1PM. On Thursday, June 18th we will host our virtual AGM, followed by a BYOB Happy Hour with your AFP Greater Vancouver Chapter Board.

    We know you are receiving a lot of email right now. Our goal is to ensure that we send you timely and relevant information – about our community and our Chapter, and from the Board Committees and volunteers who are working behind-the-scenes on behalf of all of our members and the entire sector. Please reach out to me directly at david@lovefundraising.ca or info@afpvancouver.org with your thoughts, feedback and suggestions.

    I also have some exciting news to share! AFP Greater Vancouver has been honoured by AFP Global as a "Ten Star GOLD" Chapter. This designation is awarded to chapters who accomplish 10 specific goals that align with AFP Global's strategic objectives and thanks to you, we have upgraded to GOLD. Congratulations to us!

    I know we are all stretched very thin right now and that we are trying to forecast for an unknown future. Please be kind to yourselves. We will get through this together. I believe our profession will continue to provide steadfast leadership within our organizations and our community.

    Onwards!

    David Love, CFRE
    President, AFP Greater Vancouver Chapter
    Principal, LOVEfundraising
    david@lovefundraising.ca

  • Members Only Webinar

    Thank you to Ter Molen, Watkins & Brandt for providing this informative webinar specifically for AFP-GLAC members!

    When: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
    Time: 11:00 a.m. - Noon
    Price: Free for AFP-GLAC Members
    Register: Opening Soon! Members check your inbox for details.


    This event has been pre-approved by CFRE International for 1 CE.
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    Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Annual Fund Assessment: May 5 at 11:00 am

    Data is your best friend when it comes to developing your annual fund strategy. In this session, the president and CEO of Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt will reveal his process for evaluating his clients’ annual giving programs. Using case studies to illustrate, Don will show you how he helped two clients—a university and a social service agency—get their programs on track and their boards off their backs!

    Presenter:

    Don Souhrada
    President & CEO
    Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt, LLC

  • Upcoming Virtual Events

    Virtual Conversation: Virtual Fundraising Events -  Strategies that Work
    July 8, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Register Now

    Virtual Chapter Meeting
    July 22, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.