Community Announcements

  • AFP Eastern PA Chapter Membership Scholarship - Apply Today!

    For more information, click HERE!
  • Join Us For Our Member Networker @PAMM

    AFP Miami Networking Night

    Join us for our AFP Miami Member Networker at PAMM on Thursday, December 12 @ 6PM. Enjoy food and drinks with fellow fundraising professionals. Let's celebrate! RSVP to .

  • Every Member Counts in Every Member Campaign

    Think about how many times you have walked away from an educational AFP session with a new idea, a new friend, a mentor or just knowing you have made a connection with someone in your profession.

    Please take a minute make a donation and count yourself in!

    Thank you so much for your support!
    Anu Kashyap
    2019 Every Member Campaign Chair
    Saskatoon Chapter
    What is the AFP Every member Campaign (EMC)?

    Every year, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, with the help of chapters coast to coast, conducts an Every Member Campaign encouraging all members to donate to their fundraising association. The Saskatoon Chapter is proud to be a part of this initiative and to have generous members who care about the well-being of the profession.

    The programs funded by this campaign support professional fundraisers in the Saskatoon Region and throughout the country by raising resources to offer education and training, and increase the public's awareness of philanthropy and understanding of fundraising.
    Well-trained fundraisers and an enlightened public will result in increased funding for the many non-profit organizations serving Canadian communities in need.

    Each chapter sets an ambitious goal for the amount raised by its own members. If the chapter goal is reached, 25% of the funds raised through the chapter can be awarded back to that region to advance goals in keeping with the campaign objectives - another reason to participate generously, so that our own area can benefit along with the rest of Canada!

    Donate now!
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  • New Job Postings!

    Check out our latest job postings here! 
  • December Chapter Meeting

    Join us for our December Chapter Meeting when Dr. Gary Schwantz will share tips for dealing with holiday and year-end-giving stress.
  • Holding Statement – Gifts of Life Insurance

    Dear Members,

    In the past few days, you may have seen references to gifts of life insurance policies to charities in British Columbia in your inboxes and on social media. We are well aware of this issue and working on it on behalf of our AFP Greater Vancouver membership and the sector as a whole.

    Norton Rose Fulbright, a leading Vancouver law firm, recently released a legal update regarding enforcement activities by the BC Financial Services Authority (formerly FICOM). That update notes that BCFSA is interpreting the acceptance of life insurance policies by charities as “trafficking” – an offense under the Insurance Act. Further, BCFSA considers the mere mention of gifts of life insurance by charities as “soliciting” – another offense under the Act. Norton Rose Fulbright is recommending that charities remove such references from their marketing and communications materials until the matter is clarified. AFP Greater Vancouver agrees with this recommendation. To read the full update, click here.

    We are actively working with AFP Canada’s Government Relations Committee, AFP Global, CAGP and other industry partners on our strategy and response. We recognize what a significant issue this is and will be updating our membership on next steps in due course.

    We encourage all AFP members and charities to spread the word. If you are interested in getting more involved on this matter, please contact us at

    Membership in AFP is the best way to stay involved and the leverage the strength of AFP on issues like this that affect the sector. To learn more about membership benefits, click here.

    David Love, CFRE
    AFP Greater Vancouver

    Andrea Wright, MBA
    Vice President Government Relations & Communications
    AFP Greater Vancouver
  • Exciting New Webinars! you know that one of the perks of being an AFP Vancouver member is that you have access to FREE professional development webinars? There's one happening this Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

    10 Ways to Supercharge Your Storytelling, presented by Shanon Doolittle

    The secret is out! Raising money is much easier when you tell a story. A story that motivates a donor to give. But how do you write a compelling story? And what makes a good story great? If you want to hook your reader and reel them in for good, then you’ll need a basic understanding of storytelling formulas and techniques that make a story memorable..

    During this webinar, you’ll learn:

    1. Why storytelling is the ultimate tool to engage and connect with donors
    2. Practical and actionable ways to improve your storytelling skills and fundraising results
    3. What elements every good story needs if you want your donors to give

    Can’t wait for Wednesday? We already have many great webinars posted to our website on our Online Learning Page such as:

    Raise The Money of Your Dreams with Donor-Centered Major Gift Fundraising, presented by Gail Perry

    Finding and Connecting with Transformational Donors, presented by Steve MacLaughlin & Katherine Swink, J.D.

    How to Grow Your Monthly Giving Program Without Breaking the Bank, presented by Erica Waasdorp

    Building Your Small Shop Toolkit, presented by Amy Wolfe

    Also Be Sure To Mark Your Calendars for These Upcoming Webinars:

    June 6, 2018 - Transformational Donor Events
    July 11, 2018 - An Introduction to Donor Data Segmentation
    September 5, 2018 - From Nervous to Excited: Evolving Board Knowledge, Skill and Confidence
    October 24, 2018 - Navigating Negotiations: More Money & More Mission
    December 5, 2018 - Building Strong Development Teams

    Please note these webinars are exclusive to current members. To access these, ensure you are logged into the website and click here.

    Each webinar retails for USD $79, so take advantage of this sweet perk by setting some time aside at the office to hone your craft, watch from the comfort of your own home or plan a lunch-and-learn webinar party with colleagues one day - the PD possibilities are endless!

    Happy watching!
  • This Year's Giving Hearts Awards Nominees and Recipients Announced

    An incredible 43 individuals and corporations were nominated for this year's Giving Hearts Awards program. View the list of the recipients and nominees and join us on November 16 at National Philanthropy Day to celebrate them all!
  • 2017 National Philanthropy Day Summit Program Announced!

    FUEL YOUR IMAGINATION AND YOUR PRACTICE at this year's Summit! We are proud to offer this full day of professional development that will challenge and invigorate all levels of fundraisers, friends and colleagues. In addition to luncheon keynote speakers Dr. David Suzuki and Dr. Severn Cullis-Suzuki, our exceptional session presenters will invite you to explore new ways to revitalize your philanthropic practices. Programming will stream into three themes which promise to inspire: imagination, activism, and engaging capital with technology. Join us on November 16, 2017 as we ignite new thinking to address the issues impacting philanthropy and our world.

    View the Full Summit Line-Up

    Register to Save Your Spot - Early Bird Pricing Ends October 5th
  • Don't Miss out on Nominating Outstanding Philanthropists!

    The Giving Hearts Awards nomination deadline is coming up! Show your outstanding donor, volunteer, or company how much you appreciate their support by recognizing them with a nomination!

    The Giving Hearts Awards Program recognizes individuals and organizations who exemplify the true spirit of philanthropy in various categories:

    • Outstanding Philanthropists
    • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
    • Outstanding Youth Philanthropist
    • Outstanding Corporation
    • Outstanding Small Business

    This year the process is even easier with a new, streamlined online application process available on the new AFP Vancouver website: visit:

    Don't miss out on your chance to thank those individuals who have made an impact through their generosity and support and for their example for the next generation of philanthropists.

    The deadline for submission is June 9th, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact the Giving Hearts Awards Committee:

    Change the World with a Giving Heart!
  • Apply Now to Become an AFP Mentor or Mentee in 2017

    The Vancouver Chapter is now accepting applications for the 2017 AFP Mentorship Program. The popular program is designed to match a relatively junior fundraiser with an experienced fundraising professional. Applications are due by January 8, 2017 and are open to AFP members only.

    Learn more or apply today!
  • Accountability Advice

    Join Philanthropic Advisor Malcolm Burrows and a panel of industry leaders, including AFP Vancouver President Jennifer Johnstone, at the 2016 Scotiabank Philanthropic Advistory Forum on Monday, October 2017 in Vancouver.
    Plus, Scotiabank will donate six $1,000 door prizes to charities in attendance*.

    Download your invitation to learn more and to RSVP by Wednesday, October 12, 2017.
  • AFP Scholarships and Bursaries

    Apply today for a scholarship or bursary to attend the 2017 AFP International Conference in San Francisco, the AFP Toronto Congress this Fall or the AFP Vancouver Chapter's National Philanthropy Day Luncheon and second annual Summit in November.

    Application deadline for each of these opportunities is September 20th. Learn more or download your application today!
  • Christmas Social

    Thursday, November 28, 2019
    5:00 - 7:00 PM

    Signature Sandman Lethbridge 
    (Pool Side Lounge)
    320 Scenic Drive S, Lethbridge 
    FREE AFP Membership Draw
  • Annual Meeting

    December 17
    At Hullabaloo Gastropub in West Palm Beach
  • Fundraising for People with No Time

    When you are in a small or medium-sized organization with limited staff, it can sometimes feel like you’re a never-ceasing hamster wheel – you are constantly dealing with the day to day demands and seemingly making little progress. But any organization and any size staff can find ways to make the fundraising program more effective, helping to build resources and the case to grow. Using real-world examples, this session addresses the challenges of a small shop, provides practical tips on doing more with less, and shares thoughts on how to affect the culture of your organization to prioritize an investment in your philanthropic program.
  • Get ready! January 15 is next CFRE application deadline

    Don’t let the end-of-year madness derail your professional goals! Start 2020 off feeling great about your fundraising career. Submit your CFRE application on or before January 15, 2020.

    Our members always enjoy a special discounted CFRE initial application fee of US$700.

    You’ll have one year to sit for the CFRE Exam once your application is approved, meaning you’ll have heaps of study time.

    Login to your CFRE account here to put the finishing touches on your application or start your application.

  • 12/17 Holiday Luncheon- Register by 12/12

    Click here to register
  • 12/5 Member Benefits Breakfast- RSVP by 12/4

    Click Here for more details
  • Chamberlain Scholarship Recipient Announced

    AFP CNY is pleased to announce that Bridget D. of Oswego County Opportunities has been chosen as the 2020 Chamberlain Scholarship recipient!
    Bridget will be joining more than 3,500 fundraising professionals at AFP ICON 2020 in Baltimore, MD in March and have the opportunity to attend sector-shifting sessions covering the most important topics in fundraising.  
    Congratulations Bridget!
  • Get ready! January 15 is next CFRE application deadline

    Don’t let the end-of-year madness derail your professional goals! Start 2020 off feeling great about your fundraising career. Submit your CFRE application on or before January 15, 2020.

    Our members always enjoy a special discounted CFRE initial application fee of US$700.

    You’ll have one year to sit for the CFRE Exam once your application is approved, meaning you’ll have heaps of study time.

    Login to your CFRE account here to put the finishing touches on your application or start your application.


    The Canadian Red Cross Society is hiring in Saint John! Learn more about their Manager - Community Engagement & Corporate Partnership position in our Chapter Job Centre >>

  • National Philanthropy Day Awards Announced

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), West Florida Chapter, proudly announced recipients of the 2019 National Philanthropy Day awards during its annual luncheon held at the Pensacola Yacht Club this past Friday. Nearly 200 attended the luncheon to honor and celebrate award nominees and winners.

    • Rob (posth.) and Judie Zitzewitz were named the 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers of the Year. This award is for individuals with a proven track record of ongoing, significant time and commitment for one or more organizations.
    • Karoline Barkley was named the 2019 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy of the Year. This award recognizes services by an individual or a group of young people ages 10-23 who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy.
    • Gulf Power Foundation was named the 2019 Outstanding Charitable Foundation of the Year. This award honors a family or business foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support, innovation, encouragement, and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and national, international and/or community involvement.
    • United Way of West Florida was named the 2019 Philanthropic Service Organization of the Year. This award recognizes a community-based organization that is not otherwise connected to a foundation or business, whose grant programs, donations and charitable activities significantly enrich the community.
    • Hill Kelly Dodge and Ascend Performance Materials were both named the Philanthropic Businesses of the Year. This award honors a corporation or business in Northwest Florida that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support, encouragement, and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.
    • Julian and Kim MacQueen were named the 2019 Philanthropists of the Year. This award recognizes exceptional generosity and civic responsibility demonstrated by significant financial contributions to charitable organizations in the community. 
    • Sally McConnell (posth.) was named the 2019 Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year. This award is given to a fundraising professional of at least five years and have been involved in the Association of Fundraising Professionals Chapter, shaping and molding not just their nonprofit of employment, but the profession as a whole.
    National Philanthropy Day 2019 Award Recipients

    Award recipients from left to right: Judie Zitzewitz; Susan Melians on behalf of Gulf Power Foundation; Allie Smith on behalf of Hill-Kelly Dodge; Sharhonda Owens, Donya Charles, Sabrina Langham on behalf of Ascend Performance Materials; Karoline Barkley; Lee Phillips and Jill Meenan on behalf of Sally McConnell; Laura Gilliam on behalf of United Way of West Florida; Kim and Julian MacQueen. (photo cred. Bara'ah Jaraiseh of Ballinger Publishing)

    National Philanthropy Day is designed to celebrate and highlight the accomplishments of giving, volunteering and charitable engagement within our community. The AFP, West Florida Chapter, has held the National Philanthropy Day Awards locally since 1990. For more information and previous winners, please visit or contact

    This event was made possible by generous sponsorships from PenAir Federal Credit Union, Appleyard Agency, Gulf Power Company, Baptist Health Care, Pam Schwartz, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and the University of West Florida. AFP also thanks Pensacola Yacht Club for their hospitality and Bara'ah Jaraiseh at Ballinger Publishing for capturing the moments during the awards luncheon.


    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an international organization comprised of over 30,000 fundraisers in more than 230 chapters from around the world works to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The West Florida Chapter is comprised of members primarily from Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. For additional information on the organization including information on membership, visit the West Florida Chapter website.

  • Membership Changes / Updates

    If you need to update/rewew/change your membership, call 800-666-3863.
  • AFP NL Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (AFP-NL) proudly celebrates National Philanthropy Day® today with the support of sponsor Bell Aliant and recognized the great contributions of Philanthropy in Newfoundland and Labrador during a special event held at Manuals River Hibernia Interpretation Center early this morning.
  • Chamberlain Scholarship Recipient Announced

    November 13, at the Cape Fear Region Chapter's National Philanthropy Day Award Breakfast, Kristin McPeters, CFRE Community Giving Officer of Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington was announced this year's recipient of the Chamberlain Scholarship. Proceeds from this event allows this chapter to send one well-deserving member to the International Conference, ICON, this year in Baltimore MD.
  • Scholarship Announcement

    To celebrate the 5th annual Inspiring Philanthropy Awards in Lethbridge, the AFP Southern Alberta Chapter is excited to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a grade 12 or first year post secondary student.  See details on our Scholarships and Bursaries page.
  • Join us December 10th for our Annual Holiday Mixer and Inspirational Luncheon!

    Fireside Conversation with Wayne Herron

    We invite you to join us for a Fireside Conversation with Wayne Herron, Vice President of Philanthropy & Chief Philanthropy Officer at Palomar Health Foundation, as he shares his learnings of working with teams in Philanthropy for over two decades. One of the areas Wayne has focused on as a leader and is committed to is “growing his employees to greatness.”

    Our conversation will provide leaders and aspiring leaders insights and practical tips to help our employees see their professional potential and unique contribution to deliver outstanding results in their respective areas of the responsibility. Wayne believes strongly that the ultimate job of leaders is to work themselves out of their job by creating an environment that thrives after they leave.

    This session has been pre-approved by CFRE International for 1 CE.

    At the December meeting, we will also welcome the incoming AFP-GLAC Board of Directors, as we say ‘thank you’ to the outgoing officers and board, and 2019 supporters. Enjoy networking with old and new AFP friends before the luncheon and program.

    Click here for more details and to register.
  • Chamberlain Scholarship Deadline

    Would you like to attend AFP ICON in Baltimore March 29-31? Apply for our Chamberlain Scholarship. Applications due to by December 4.
  • 2020 Board slate announced

    We are excited to release the 2020 proposed slate of AFP South Sound board members. The slate will be available for a vote by current AFP South Sound members at the 2019 Annual Meeting on Dec. 10, 2019. 
  • December 10 Special Program

  • 2020 AFP Board

    Introducing our 2020 AFP - Arkansas Board Slate:
    President - Christine Gronwald
    President-Elect - Jennifer Owens
    Immediate Past President - Debbie Grooms
    Secretary - Marta Youngblood
    Treasurer - Kelly Owen
    VP of Education - Christina Smith
    Education Chair Elect- Sam Coker
    Conference Co-Chair - Chris Shenep
    VP of Programs - Jensyn Hallett
    Programs Chair Elect - Lauralee Neldon
    CFRE Chair - Tawny Basinger
    VP of Member Services  - Dot Welch
    Communications & Development Chair - James Hopper
    National Philanthropy Day Chair - Kathleen Lawson
    National Philanthropy Day Chair Elect - Vickie Wingfield
    NPD Nominations Chair - Emily Piechocki
  • Register Today for Young Professionals Mixer!

    Wednesday, November 13th from 5-8pm at SoFA Market
  • Only Two Weeks Left!

    The 5th annual Inspiring Philanthropy Awards luncheon is only 2 weeks away on Thursday, November 14th.  Come join us as we honour six very deserving local philanthropists.

    Check out these two new development positions at UNB!

    Click here to learn more >>

    Visit JRDF's website

    Senior Fundraising and Community Engagement Coordinator (NB & PEI)

    Learn more about this position >>

  • December Meeting Taking Care of YOU!

    Join us December 11th at 8am for Networking and a Holiday Nosh.  In December, fundraisers are exhausted. So we want to make sure you are taking care of you. This month, we have Lisa Brooks, of Thrive Tribes will share her tips on taking care of ourselves in this busy season.
  • Inaugural Ethics Awareness Month Recognizes the Importance of Ethical Fundraising

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (AFP-NL) will be celebrating October as Ethics Awareness Month, an international campaign to highlight the importance of ethics in fundraising and philanthropy and the impact it has on the world.
  • AFP Celebrates Ethics Month!

    This October, every AFP Chapter is coming together to celebrate Ethics Month, emphasizing AFP's Code of Ethics. See more information below:
  • 2019 NPD Teen Volunteers of the Year

    Congratulations to the 2019 National Philanthropy Day Teen Volunteers of the Year Nominees! See below for more information on this year's honorees:
  • Mike Gieger Visits AFP Greater ATL

    AFP International's President and CEO visited Atlanta this summer to host several events and share his expertise. See below for the full article:
  • $50 Professional or Associate New Member Discount!

    In honor of National Philanthropy Day® AFP is offering a $50 discount to new members joining in the Professional or Associate member categories by November 30, 2019! Fill out the membership invitation as usual, but deduct $50.00 from the total and include this coupon with your payment.* Complete your application and send it in via mail or fax by November 30, 2019 *Coupon must be included with payment. One coupon per new member. Can also be redeemed online by using discount code NPD2019. Click here to download coupon.
    Questions, call the AFP Membership Department at (800)666-3863. AFP, 4300 Wilson Blvd. Ste. 300, Arlington, VA 22203 /Fax: 703-684-1950
  • 10/22 Membership Social- RSVP by 10/18

    Click Here for details
  • National Philanthropy Day Nominees Announced

    Winners will be awarded during the annual luncheon

    Pensacola, FL (September 20, 2019) – The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Florida Chapter proudly announces the nominees for the 2019 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.

    Several individuals and organizations were nominated for their philanthropic efforts including: Ascend Performance Materials, Karoline Barkley, The Birthday Party, Michele DuMond, Gulf Power Foundation, Hancock Whitney Bank, Hill Kelly Dodge, Innisfree Hotels, International Paper, Andrea Krieger, Northwest Florida Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kim and Julian MacQueen, Sally McConnell, Melba Bayers Meyers Charitable Trust, Valerie and Ray Russenberger, Michelle Salzman, Santa Rosa Energy Center, Scott Westmark & Associates Allstate Agency, Studer Community Institute, United Way of West Florida, and Rob and Judie Zitzewitz

    All nominees will be recognized and winners announced during the annual luncheon at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at the Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St. Reservations are now open at Tickets for the luncheon are $35 for AFP members and $45 for non-members until Nov. 9. Walk-ins will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for $50 per person. Sponsorship opportunities and tables are also available.

    In celebration of the nominees and their work, there will be an after-hours social at Studer Community Institute, 220 W Garden St, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. All nominees, guests and community members are invited to attend.

    National Philanthropy Day is designed to celebrate and highlight the accomplishments of giving, volunteering and charitable engagement within our community. For more information, please contact


    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an international organization comprised of over 30,000 fundraisers in more than 230 chapters from around the world works to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The West Florida Chapter is comprised of members primarily from Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. For additional information on the organization including information on membership, visit the West Florida Chapter website at  
  • Congratulations to the 2019 Philanthropy Award Winners!

    AFP WNY Chapter is proud to announce the
    2019 Philanthropy Award Winners.
    The following awardees will be honored at our annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon,
    presented by Russell J. Salvatore,
    on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.  

    2019 AFP WNY Chapter Rising Star:
    Kelly Campbell

    Outstanding Philanthropist:
    Wayne Wisbaum, Esq.,posthumous
    Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:
    Dr. John Bodkin
    Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation:
    Patrick P. Lee Foundation
    Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation:
    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
    Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business:
    (25 employees or less)
    26 Shirts
    Outstanding Philanthropic Media:
    Buffalo Spree
    Outstanding Young Philanthropist:
    (18 years of age or younger)
    Olivia Larson

    Please join us on Wednesday, November 13th as 
    the AFP WNY Chapter recognizes our 32nd year 
    of celebrating National Philanthropy Day!
  • Philanthropy Day Awards

  • AFP Philanthropy Fourm - Oct 9 & 10, 2019

  • October Chapter Meeting

    Join us for the Lubbock Area AFP Chapter's September meeting when Dr. Nathaniel Wright will be talking about developing a diverse donor base.

    Executive Director of Advancement | New Brunswick Community College

    Learn more about this position >>
  • Register for October 15th Annual Meeting/Luncheon by 10/10

    Click Here for details