Community Announcements

  • Registration Now Open for March 16th Educational Event

    A Conversation with Weingart Foundation's New CEO & President, Miguel A. Santana

    Miguel A. Santana
    CEO & President
    Weingart Foundation

    Miguel A. Santana has over 30 years of experience leading numerous fiscal, legislative, political, and community issues. He served as President and C.E.O. of Fairplex since 2016, a nonprofit community benefit regional organization based in Pomona, CA. Previously, Miguel was the City Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles, where he oversaw the City’s $9 billion budget and designed the City’s first comprehensive homeless strategy, resulting in a $1.2 billion voter-approved housing bond and a doubling of the City’s general fund investment on programs to end homelessness. Prior to joining the City, Miguel served as one of five Deputy Chief Executive Officers for Los Angeles County, overseeing all social service programs supporting children, families, veterans and persons experiencing homelessness.

    Miguel was appointed President & C.E.O. of the Weingart Foundation in 2021. He engages in numerous civic efforts to create a more equitable Southern California region, including serving as Chair of the Committee for Greater L.A. He also serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Whittier College Board of Trustees.

    Miguel has a B.A. in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Whittier College and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

    This event is pending 1.5 CE approval from CFRE International.

    Thank you to our event sponsor!
  • Diverse Communities Scholarship

    The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to once again offer the Diverse Communities Scholarship program for members of diverse communities to attend AFP ICON in Minneapolis, MN, June 28 - 30, 2021 (or ICON Virtual).

    Application Deadline: February 26, 2021

    Click here to apply
  • Special Paycheck Protection Program Application Window for Small Employers, including nonprofits!)

    Exclusive processing window from Feb. 24 - March 9

    If your organization employs fewer than 20 people and is interested in a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loan, now may be the best time to apply.

    For a two-week period, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and PPP lenders will process loan applications ONLY from businesses with fewer than 20 employees, including non-profits and sole proprietors.

    Read more here . . .
  • Has the Money Run Out? Thriving After a Crisis!

    If you're looking to make BIG THINGS happen for yourself, your organization or your business, even during a pandemic, don't miss Tedx Speaker, Leadership Wiz, Int'l Coach + Facilitator, Influencer and Recovering Fundraiser, Kishshana Palmer!! Join us for this webinar on March 24.
  • AFP-CA Adopts IDEA Statement

    The AFP-CA Boards of Directors adopted an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access statement in February 2021. AFP-CA is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) in the fundraising profession, the philanthropic sector and throughout all of society. AFP is involved in numerous projects and partnerships related to IDEA.
  • Scholarships Now Available!

    Scholarship applications are now open for 2021! Click the link below to learn more and apply today!
  • AFP Arkansas Book Club

    JOIN US Tuesday, March 30th 4pm via Zoom for AFP's Book Club.
    We all have good habits and we all had bad habits - let's dig deeper by reading Atomic Habits by James Clear and let's discuss how “Success is the product of daily habits—not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.”

    An atomic habit is a regular practice or routine that is not only small and easy to do but is also the source of incredible power; a component of the system of compound growth. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change.
    Changes that seem small and unimportant at first will compound into remarkable results if you’re willing to stick with them for years.

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 885 0726 7291
    Passcode: 184653

    Link to purchase book: Atomic Habits on Amazon
  • Seeking Speakers

    We're seeking speakers for our 2021 & 2022 programs. Are you skilled in a nonprofit or fundraising technique, have lived experience to share, or have expertise in inclusion, diversity, and equity? Then we want to hear from you! Fill out a quick form to let us know and we'll follow up!
  • Slides from February Presentation

    In case you missed it or would like to review, please find the slides for Storytelling for Nonprofits here!
  • March 16, 2021 Virtual Meeting

    Click Here for details
  • Virtual Happy Hour with WIP (Women in Philanthropy)

    VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR WITH WIP (Women in Philanthropy): Thurs. May 20 5-6pm

    More info TBA

    Congratulations to Tisha Ritter, Director of Development at YPN as this year’s Chamberlain Scholarship winner for our chapter. Tisha will have the opportunity to attend this year’s AFP ICON conference in June either in person in Minneapolis or virtually. Each years members can apply for this scholarship to attend ICON.
  • Join us for our chapter meeting March 11th at 11:30

    We have a special treat planned for March's chapter meeting.  It's not often that our chapter gets to hear from AFP Global's President and CEO Mike Geiger, but that's exactly what we have planned for you.

    The key to a long and successful career is closely tied to the rate at which you acquire and evolve your skills and mindset. Mr. Geiger will join us to give us tips for improving our lives personally and professionally.  

    To register, please email for the Zoom coordinates today.
  • Let’s show some #donorlove to the people who warm our hearts.

    Join us in honouring your local philanthropists and philanthropically minded organizations this winter by sharing their impact on your organization.  Their stories will be featured on the Celebrating Philanthropy webpages for 2021!

  • AFP Arkansas 2021 Mentor Program

    AFP Arkansas Chapter offers you a valuable opportunity to transform your fundraising career through its Mentor Program. The Mentor Program consists of a mentoring relationship in a structured program that offers one-on-one coaching sessions as well as group networking, structured to help you meet your personal and career goals. As a participant in the Mentor Program you will be asked to commit to the program and agree to the requirements listed in the application. Applications will open in January, and the DEADLINE is Feb 19, 2021.  Matches will be made at a Match Day event (TBA) in March. The program has a minimum 8-month duration. Mentees will graduate from the program in an informal ceremony at the Annual Meeting in December. This program is offered at no cost to current AFP Arkansas Chapter members as a membership benefit. If you are not currently a member, we encourage you to join now to enjoy this program. If you would like to participate as a non-member, there is a $35 fee. Once you are selected and paired with a mentor, payment will be requested. 

    Click here to apply.
  • Board & Committee Volunteers Needed!

    The AFP First Coast Chapter is looking for AFP Members to get involved with our 2021 Board and Committees.

    Available Board Positions: 

    • Communications Chair - Manage the chapter's digital communications include emails, social media and more! 
    • Socials Chair - Help the chapter plan 2 to 3 fun social engagements this year! 

    Join one of these committees to get to know your fellow AFP First Coast Members and to support the chapter: National Philanthropy Day, Communications, Membership, or Diversity Committee!

    If interested, please email

  • See All Orange County AFP Events Here

    Webinars, Virtual Chapter Meetings and more.
  • National Philanthropy Day 2021

    Nominations are now open for
    Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year & Philanthropic Leader of Tomorrow

    Nomination Deadline: March 5, 2021

    More information can be found on the NPD page here.
  • Join us for our Chapter meeting February 11th

    2020 presented a challenge to how we connect with supporters and how we host events.  Virtual events are here to stay-join us to hear from a diverse panel of professionals and how they addressed the biggest struggles throughout this transition to the virtual world and essentials to keep things fresh, innovative, functional, and exciting for all!  See events to learn more! 
  • Celebrating Diversity in Development

    In recognition of Black History Month AFP Southeastern Chapter Board Member Andrea Lyons will host a weekly interview with a local Development Professional “Celebrating Diversity in Development.”

    In this final week, Andrea Lyons' guest is Shadrina Booker, Director of Development and Marketing, Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Click here for the video interview

  • Chapter Orientation Scheduled January 28th at 1:30 pm

    Join us for Chapter Orientation!  Come connect with us to learn more about our Chapter, meet Chapter leadership, and to answer any questions you may have for us!  Open to all current members, new members, those interested, and those wanting to learn more about us! 

  • SPLC seeks several Development Professionals

    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has several Development positions available now.  Come join our team to help fight for human rights, equity, justice, and liberation for all.  See job board to learn more!
  • NAMI Seeks Development and Membership Director

    Full-time position

    Based in Montgomery, AL (this is not a remote position)

    Salary $40,000 - $45,000 based on experience

    The Development & Membership Director is responsible for NAMI Alabama’s fundraising initiatives, fundraising events, and other sources of contributed income. the Development & Membership Director will craft and implement NAMI Alabama’s overarching development strategy with the goal of ensuring continued financial success and overall organizational growth. Learn more on the job Board!


    What: new AFP Connect Roundtable – Ways to Connect and Learn

    Who: any AFP member interested in furthering their professional development through deeper dive discussion into fundraising topics

    When: 1st Weds of every other month starting Wednesday, February 3, 8:00 AM via Zoom

    In the first session,  we will offer a continued conversation from the AFP meeting on 1/20 on the topic of annual giving, plus we plan to gather ideas on topics for future meetings.

    To register, please email Christa Mannarino at and she will send you a Zoom invitation.

  • 2021 Monthly Programming

    Register for this free AFP presentation here!
    Getting Control of Data

    Be sure to mark your calendars for all upcoming programs! We will provide registration information here on a monthly basis. Also, check AFP Vol/Fl Facebook page

    AFP-FL Vol/FL 2021 Monthly Programming

  • Chapter Meeting Program News - January 20th

    Please join us for a Zoom Program Presentation on Wednesday, January 20th Chapter meeting begins at 11:30 with the presentation beginning at noon. 
    Lessons Learned about the Annual Fund During a Worldwide Crisis
    Presented by Anthony R. Alonso, President
    Catapult Fundraising
    Anthony Alonso discusses the tools and techniques you should use to maximize communication efforts with your donors, especially during times where face to face visits are not always an option.  Cultivation is key for the long-term sustainability of your annual fund, so make the most of a multi-channel strategy that incorporates email, direct mail, phone, text, and social media solicitations!
    Topic: AFP Chapter Meeting
    Time: Jan 20, 2021, 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 830 1796 3946
    Passcode: 416236
  • Registration Now Open for January 19th Event

    When:  Jan 19, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PT)
    How to become a CFRE
    Presented by Ashley Gatewood, Communications and Marketing Manager, CFRE

    How do you get to the next level in your career? How do you demonstrate to your peers, donors, upper management, and the board that you are truly a knowledgeable fundraising professional?

    Thousands of fundraising professionals worldwide have boosted their salaries, career prospects, and fundraising knowledge by becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

    In fact, CFREs earn 7 – 15% more than non-CFREs according to the 2020 AFP Benefits and Compensation Report. CFREs also report greater professional opportunities and on-the-job confidence.

    Don’t miss this session if you want to learn how to get started with becoming a CFRE so you can begin enjoying the many benefits that come with certification.

    This session will provide you with an overview of the CFRE credential – what it is, how to get started, eligibility requirements, filling out the application, an overview of the exam, and more.

    $20 for AFP Members (use your email on file for Member discount)
    $30 for Non-Member

    Log-in details to be sent after registration.
  • Congratulations to AFP Arkansas Scholarship Recipients


    Kaitlyn McCarty | Arkansas Foodbank

    Sara McCoy | Our House

    Tawny Basinger, CFRE | The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    Angelisa Henry | Pine Bluff Aquatics Center

    AFP 2020 Global ICON Chamberlain Scholar:       

    Jennifer Owens | Thea Foundation

  • AUM Seeks Senior Development Officer

    Join the Team at AUM as they seek a Senior Development Officer for Major Gifts!  Visit the Job Board section of our site to learn more details and how to apply!
  • Apply Now for A Scholarship to Attend AFP ICON in June

    We are pleased to offer the Chamberlain Scholarship for an opportunity to cover the  registration fee for the AFP ICON Conference June 28-30, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN or virtually from anywhere! Fees can amount to over $1,000 for registration-this is a great opportunity. View more under Career Development and Resources. The application deadline is January 25th- submit application to!

    Please help us welcome the 2021 AFP Eastern Iowa Chapter Board of Directors:
    President - Patti Kunz
    Past President & Mentorship Chair - Lisa Williams
    President-Elect - Laura Booth
    Treasurer - Jody Donaldson
    Program Chair - Lois Ann Buntz
    NPD Chair - Sarah Halbrook
    IDEA/Young Professionals Chair - Chastity Dillard
    Membership Chair - Hilery Livengood
    BE the CAUSE Chair - Dawn Brouwers
    Scholarship Chair - Tami Bonnett
    Member At-Large -
    Lorrie Erusha
    Member At-Large - Shelly Maharry
    Member At-Large - Kelsey Steines

    Get to know them better HERE!

    The AFP Eastern Iowa scholarship committee is excited to announced the 2020 scholarship recipients. 

    Nic Hartmann – Family Promise of Linn County

    Kathleen Schoon – Iowa Humane Alliance

    Susan Johnston -  Central Furniture Rescue


    Congratulations to our newest members and we welcome them to the Eastern Iowa Chapter.

  • BIG WIN! Relief for NJ Non-Profit Employers Signed into Law

    Measure will help employers facing steep unemployment bills due to the pandemic

    AFP Eastern Iowa Chapter is awarding membership scholarships to fundraising professionals new or not previously a member of AFP.

    Applications may be completed and returned to Patti Kunz at by Wednesday, December 30, 2020 for consideration. 
  • Untangling Planned Gifts: Weaving Legacy Giving into your Development Program

    Save the Date: April 15
    More info and registration TBA
  • January Chapter Meeting- Road Mapping 2021: A Seat At The Table and The Vision Forward

    Join us January 14th as we kick off the new year to regroup, reconnect, and REFRESH following the challenges of 2020!  Come connect with new Chapter leadership, hear about the vision forward, having a seat at the table, and the road ahead to grow your fundraising skills, network, and community! 
  • Time-sensitive call to action

    Please share this information with your fundraising colleagues.

    Call to Action on NJ Unemployment Bill | Federal COVID-19 Relief Package Passed | Annual Conference | Contract Flexibility Legislation SIGNED

    Click for an important message from the Center for NonProfits
  • Check out our 2021 Educational Programs

    We're kicking 2020 to the curb and revving up for a better and brighter year ahead! 

    We hope you will join us for our upcoming programs and we thank you for your participation throughout 2020.

    Happy Holidays!


    The Chamberlain Scholarship awards one AFP member from each Chapter one free registration to attend the AFP International Conference, June 28-30, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN.

    APPLY TODAY! Deadline for applications is December 30, 2020!

  • Welcome 2021 Board of Directors

    Thank you to the 2020 Board of Directors for leading the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Tri-State Chapter (AFP-GTS) through the challenging year. If you see any of these members, be sure to thank them for their service.

    We would also like to welcome the 2021 Board of Directors for the AFP-GTS. These new members can be found in the About Us tab and choose Leadership. 

    The newly elected members are:

    President- Wendy Knight
    Immediate Past President- Jeff Schneider
    President-Elect- Courtney Leonard
    Secretary- Amy Unmacht
    Treasurer- Greg Orwoll
    Communications Chair- Karen Tuecke
    Education Chair- Tiffany Stietz
    NPD Chair- Christel Tatro
    Membership Chair- Wendy Sweeney
    At Large Members
    1.     Amy Schauer
    2.     David Moore
    3.     Andy Schroeder
    4.     Danielle Shea
    5.     Kara Murphy

  • National Philanthropy Day 2020 Award Recipients Announced

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals, West Florida Chapter proudly announced recipients of the 2020 National Philanthropy Day awards during its virtual celebration.

    • Melissa Stephany Johnson was named the 2020 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year. This award is for individuals with a proven track record of ongoing, significant time and commitment for one or more organizations.
    • The Faith Health Network of Baptist Health Care was named the 2020 Outstanding Faith-Based Organization of the Year. This award is for an organization that gives of itself to motivate and support its members’ service-related efforts and exhibits above-and-beyond qualities of service and giving.
    • The Birthday Party was named the 2020 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.
    • Coastal Moving and Storage was named the 2020 Philanthropic Business 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.
    • Ora Wills was named the 2020 Philanthropist of the Year. This award recognizes exceptional generosity and civic responsibility demonstrated by significant financial contributions to charitable organizations in the community.

    National Philanthropy Day is an annual event designed to celebrate and highlight the accomplishments of giving, volunteering, and charitable engagement within our community.
  • 2020 National Philanthropy Day Awards

    National Philanthropy Day is November 15th and celebrates the charitable work that EVERYONE does to make a difference and create impact in their communities. As one of the largest chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in the country, the AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter annually celebrates the inspiring charitable work being done right here in the greater Fort Worth area.  We are proud to announce the following honorees...
  • Annual Holiday Inspirational Event - December 10

    Our featured speaker is Birgit Smith-Burton, president-elect of Global’s board of directors and chair, Global IDEA Committee. Randi Sunshine, member of AFP-GLAC and Global IDEA Committee will moderate Birgit’s presentation entitled: DIVERSITY – FROM A PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE. Learn about the many ways we can include diversity, equity and access in all aspects of our lives. Also, be apprised of Global’s IDEA initiative.   Following this motivational talk we will introduce the 2021 board, recognize Be The Cause & Chapter Fund donors, and provide  holiday treats to some lucky members.

    Price: $25 member/$35 non-member

    Deadline to register – December 8, 2020

    This workshop is pending CFRE International CEs.

  • Birnbach Scholarship winners announced

    The Association of Fundraising Professional Cape Fear Region Chapter is pleased to announce two scholarship recipients for Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credentials.

    Logan Thompson is the recipient of the Birnbach Scholarship for CFRE Certification in 2021.

    Bethany Leighton is the recipient of the AFP Cape Fear Chapter Scholarship for CFRE certification. 

  • Membership Hotline

    Call 800-666-3863
  • Volunteer With Us!

    Do you want to have an impact on the nonprofit community and at the same time build a great network, as well as learn some cutting edge skills and tools, all while having a lot of fun? Join AFP Silicon Valley Chapter as a volunteer!! Our volunteers have gone ahead and joined several important positions on the AFP board and in the nonprofit community, and have learned wonderful skills to take their careers to whole new levels.

    If interested, please email to know about the available openings.
  • Education Events

    We are moving forward with all education events virtually, visit our site often for upcoming events.
  • December 15, 2020 Holiday Social

    Click here for details