Community Announcements

  • New Career Opportunities Added To Job Board

    See new career opportunities added on the job board!
  • Outstanding Large Philanthropic Organization - Farmers State Bank

    Outstanding Large Philanthropic Organization - Farmers State Bank

    Farmers State Bank has a commitment to community that runs deep and is evident in Marion and surrounding locales. Their employees volunteer over 4,500 hours annually to more than 75 local non-profits such as Willis Dady Homeless Services, The Catherine McAuley Center, and Waypoint. “At the heart of it all, we are a family-owned community bank that loves to give back to our neighborhoods and enhance the financial lives of our customers,” says FSB President & CEO, Gene Neighbor.

    Click here to see why FSB was chosen as this year's recipient of the National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Large Philanthropic Organization honor! 
  • 2022 Diversity Fellow & Coach Applications are Live!

    Learn more about the Diversity program and apply to be a Fellow or a Coach here

    Application deadline: November 12, 2021
  • October Chapter Meeting- Ethics

    Join us for our October Chapter meeting on October 20th as we have Angela Crosby of Caddell Construction serve as our speaker for Ethics Month!
  • NPD is Saturday, November 13, 2021!

    Watch the NPD broadcast on The CW San Diego on 11/13 at 7:00 p.m.
  • October is Ethics Awareness Month

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

    This year’s third annual Ethics Awareness Month highlights the importance of ethics in fundraising, which, while always important, has become especially critical as charities navigate a new philanthropic environment dominated by the pandemic.

    “With the pandemic changing so many aspects of fundraising, philanthropy and service provision, it is incumbent upon charities to continue to live by their ethics,” said Kelly Reid, president of the AFP NL. “Ethics in fundraising is so powerful because it speaks to how charities, donors, fundraisers, and the community all work together to create change while respecting the work and needs of each group. Ethical fundraising is a force for good, and all of us at the AFP NL are proud to sign the AFP Code of Ethical Principles every year and live every day by its principles and values.”

    AFP, which was founded in 1960 to create a code of ethics for the fundraising profession, serves 26,000 fundraisers worldwide who work to generate philanthropic funding for a wide variety of charitable causes. The (AFP Newfoundland & Labrador) represents approximately 50 members in Newfoundland and Labrador.

    AFP adopted its official Code of Ethical Standards in 1964, helping to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals to enhance philanthropic and volunteer initiatives. The 25 standards in AFP’s Code address issues such as privacy, stewardship of funds, professional responsibilities and compensation, including a prohibition on accepting commissions or percentage-based fundraising.

    October is an opportune time to focus on ethics because it is the beginning of the “giving season,” the last quarter of the year when most charities receive one-third to one-half of their overall yearly funds. And as racial and social injustice comes to light, it is critical that fundraisers and charities alike review their fundraising practices, ensuring that not only are they abiding by the highest ethical standards, but also demonstrating that a commitment to ethics must include a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access.

    The main focus of Ethics Awareness Month this year will be a series of ethical situations that we hope will create conversation among chapters and members. Each of the four situations includes the following: the scenario, questions to ask for further discussion, resolution (if applicable), and commentary from the AFP Ethics Committee. On every Monday in October, AFP will release one of these situations in their Daily newsletter, AFP Global website and social media platforms. They will ask members to chime in with their own thoughts and perspectives on the situation. AFP NL will be doing the same thing on social and communications channels, as well as hosting a virtual chapter meeting to further educate the membership in late October.

    Charities offer donors a chance to make a difference and offer communities a way to come together and transform,” said Kelly Reid. “In return, donors and communities put their trust in charities, and it’s important that we don’t let them down by faltering in our ethical responsibilities. The AFP Code of Ethical Standards, along with the Donor Bill of Rights, are powerful documents that all charities should use in their fundraising to demonstrate their commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in their work.”

    For more information surrounding Ethics Awareness Month and to view the AFP Code of Ethics, please visit To learn about AFP’s commitment to IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and access), visit

  • Outstanding Fundraising Professional - Lorrie Erusha, CFRE

    Outstanding Fundraising Professional - Lorrie Erusha, CFRE

    Currently serving as President of the Mercy Medical Center Foundation, Lorrie’s professional experience includes nearly 20 years as a consulting entrepreneur, providing leadership, human resources management and organizational analysis, effectiveness and development support to small and medium privately-held and not-for-profit organizations.

    Click here to see the many reasons she was chosen as this year's recipient of the National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Fundraising Professional honor! 
  • Looking for a new career?

    Looking for a new career?
    Check out the opportunities around the corridor by visiting AFP Eastern Iowa's Career Center!
  • You are cordially invited to join us for the

    Association of Fundraising Professional Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter’s 15th Annual National Philanthropy Day

    November 16, 2021 | 8am - 10am Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel 40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

    breakfast, awards and keynote address

  • Virtual Roundtable: Work Life Balance

    Join us on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10:30 am for a virtual Zoom roundtable where we'll discuss Work Life Balance. The session will begin with a panel discussion by notable Los Angeles based recruiters who will explore:

    1. New priorities in the wake of the pandemic
    2. Generational differences in how those priorities play out
    3. Changing employer expectations
    4. What recruiters are hearing from both sides - job seekers and hiring employers.


    PARTNER Morris & Berger

    Allison Fuller
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Envision Consulting

    Sondra (Sunny) Levitt, PCC 
    Senior Consultant & Career Coach
    Korn Ferry Advance
  • September President's Message

    Every once in a while I find myself saying, the only thing constant in life is change. The leaves are starting to drop and change colors and that means the Fall season is upon us. Pumpkin spice is found in everything  - and weekend trips to the beach are nearing the end. Our children are back in school and routines have and will continue to change with the ebb and flow of school and extracurricular activities. And of course, the world has been in a constant state of change for the last 18 months and that will continue into the future. 

    Your local AFP Chapter continues to change. If you would like to be a part of this change, I encourage you to consider stepping up and volunteering to serve on your AFP Chapter Board. You will help shape the direction and activities of the Chapter and meet a lot of new friends along the way. I have served on many committees over the years. Some of my best memories and fundraising friends were due to serving on NPD committees.  In December, new officers and committee members will be announced. If you have some time to spare - submit an application and be a part of the change for your local AFP Chapter. Use the button below to apply. 

    Don't forget to register for THRIVE, the virtual Emerging Philanthropy Conference (EPC) on November 10 and 17 which is presented by AFP Western PA and the Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council.  THRIVE is two full days of education and networking for fundraising professionals, nonprofit executives and allied professionals. This year we will celebrate National Philanthropy Day - a day recognizing the great contributions of philanthropy, and the people and organizations who are active in the philanthropic community on November 17 at 9:00 am during the EPC conference. To purchase tickets to attend the conference or just National Philanthropy Day go to the conference website:

    Congratulations to the 2021 National Philanthropy Day Honorees:

    Outstanding Philanthropists: Nancy and Paul Collier
    Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser (Adult): Kathleen Buechel
    Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers (Youth):
    Maeve Shaughnessy and Sydney Birchard
    Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Karen J. Kutzer, CFRE

    If you have questions about NPD and Board or committee opportunities, please reach out to me at I look forward to seeing you at the conference and hope you consider a volunteer position with the Chapter.

    Best regards,

    Jodie Tabano
    AFP WPA President

  • October is Ethics Awareness Month!

    In October, We Celebrate Ethics. Learn more about Ethics Awareness Month here
  • Outstanding Individual Philanthropist - Willie Ray Fairley

    ~ MEET THE HONOREES ~ Outstanding Individual Philanthropist - Willie Ray Fairley

    Philanthropy is typically measured in dollars and cents or bricks and mortar, not in pulled pork sandwiches or barbecued ribs. But the generosity of Willie Ray Fairley has changed philanthropy’s menu.

    "I get my blessings from doing for others versus worrying about what I can do for myself so we can continue to take care of the public and the people who's in need," Fairley said.

    See why he was chosen as this year's recipient of the National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Individual Philanthropist Honor! 
  • Welcome to Ethics Awareness Month 2021!

    That's right, we celebrate—because ethics makes philanthropy and fundraising possible. Without ethics, giving doesn’t happen. Fundraising doesn’t happen. Change and impact don’t happen.

    Ethics makes it all possible, and THAT’S worth celebrating.

    And while we celebrate in October, ethics is critical all the time. So our goal for Ethics Awareness Month is simple: helping you live ethics. Growing your ethical skills. And demonstrating your commitment to the highest ethical standards.

    After all, AFP members have already demonstrated that commitment by signing the AFP Code of Ethical Standards. If you feel that you need to brush up on these standards follow the link below and check out our members of the AFP Ethics Committee as they address each of the standards in our Code of Ethics!

  • Only 19 more days to register for AFP-CAC October Monthly Meeting


    Is it Ethical to have a Drink and Talk Ethics?

    Let’s find out!

    Oct 20th 3:30PM - 4:45PM

    In-Person Event at Horrock’s Beer Garden

    Come join your colleagues from the AFP-Capital Area Chapter for a fun, networking opportunity as we have a drink and talk ethics! We’ll mingle in small groups while enjoying a few activities.  It’s your choice to unwind and sip on a beverage or two. It’s Horrock’s, so there will be coffee, soda, beer, wine, water, your choice, available for purchase.

  • Upcoming Events

    Workshops, National Philanthropy Day and our annual holiday gathering are coming up!

    Please help us congratulate this year's NPD Award Honorees:

    Outstanding Individual Philanthropist –Willie Ray Fairley
    Outstanding Fundraising Professional – Lorrie Erusha, CFRE
    Outstanding Large Philanthropic Organization – Farmers State Bank
    Outstanding Small Philanthropic Organization – SOKO Outfitters
    Outstanding Philanthropic Youth – Tejas Gururaja
    Benjamin Franklin Award – Friends of Indian Creek Nature Center
    Eastern Iowa Lifetime Achievement Award - Helen Arnold, CFRE

    Join us in celebrating these amazing individuals and organizations on Tuesday, November 16 at 11:30 A.M. at Hotel at Kirkwood Center.
    NPD Award Luncheon Registration is now open!


    Register TODAY to SAVE! Price increase tomorrow for the NPD Educational Sessions with Alexis Kanda-Olmstead.

  • Congratulations 2021 National Philanthropy Day Award Winners!

    Each year, AFP Alabama honors donors, volunteers, fundraising executives, and professionals whose gifts of time, expertise, and resources contribute significantly to the success of the nonprofit agencies in our community.​ 

    Please join us in recognizing this year's award winners:

    William M. and Virginia B. Spencer Outstanding Philanthropist
    Lee Styslinger III
    Nominated by University of Alabama at Birmingham

    United Way of Central Alabama Outstanding Civic Leader
    Jeff and Linda Stone
    Nominated by United Way of Central Alabama

    Outstanding Corporate Citizen
    Tito’s Handmade Vodka
    Nominated by STAIR of Birmingham

    William S. Roth Outstanding Fundraising Executive
    Morgan Emahiser, CFRE
    Nominated by Childcare Resources

    The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Outstanding Professional Advisor
    Tanya Shunnara, Dentons Sirote
    Nominated by Alabama Association of Charitable Gift Planners

    Outstanding Charitable Organization
    TumTum Tree Foundation
    Nominated by Mitchell’s Place

    Bill Moran Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
    Callie Chapman
    Nominated by Children’s of Alabama

    AFP Alabama Chapter IDEA Award
    The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham
    Nominated by Childcare Resources 

    The National Philanthropy Day (NPD) ceremony to be held virtually on Friday, November 12, 2021, will recognize this year's award recipients.

    The event would not be possible without the support of partners and sponsors in the community: The Birmingham Business Journal, Bloomerang, The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Swell Fundraising, United Way of Central Alabama, and WBHM. 

  • October Chapter Meeting

    Fundraising Ethics: Special Considerations When Your Donors are Older Adults

    Wednesday, October 13th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm on Zoom

    Each October, AFP Global spotlights ethics in the fundraising profession, and our local ethics committee has put together a critical topic that you've likely dealt with, but might not have spent a great deal of time beforehand thinking through.

    Many of our best and most loyal major donors are senior adults. They may be cognitively aware and independent one day – confused and vulnerable the next. Health circumstances may suddenly change without your knowledge. Successful development officers have the insights, skills and abilities to assess donor circumstances and to determine whether a gift is in the best interest of the donor. Through discussion and case analysis, this session will explore the practical, moral, and ethical issues in working with older adult donors and their families and advisors.

    Roberta (Robbe) A. Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE, Founding Member of Aurora Philanthropic Consulting, has practiced philanthropic fundraising and non-profit organization management for more than forty years. She is an accomplished fund raising generalist with successful track record of establishing and strengthening development offices and Boards. More than 150 organizations have benefitted from her fundraising, strategic planning, board development and training services. She Chaired the Board of Directors of AFP Global 2009-10 and completed twelve years of Board service in December 2012. She is Immediate Past Chair of the AFP Global Ethics Committee.

  • IDEA Session: Shifting Behaviors Through Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access: A collaboration wi

    October 1, 2021
    11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (PT)
    Approved by CFRE for 1.25 CEs
    $30 AFP Members/$40 Non-Members

    We are living in a moment of time where acts of performative allyship are at an all-time high. How do we shut out the noise and focus on the work at hand? How do we come together and begin to dismantle systems that don’t serve us? There are many approaches we can take, but we must start at the beginning and take steps together.

    Join us for a first-ever joint collaboration with our colleagues from AFP-Chicago. This peer-led workshop will be facilitated by IDEA Committee members from each chapter, and will include breakout sessions on three IDEA-related topics:

    o My Experience as a Fundraiser of Color

    o Managing Up: Fundraisers of Color and their Managers

    o Power and Privilege: White Allyship in the Fundraising Space

    We invite you to listen, learn and hold space for each other as we continue to heal and shift behaviors in this new era of philanthropy.

    Click here to read about our facilitators.



    "AFP is grateful for all of our National Philanthropy Day sponsors. Their commitment to uplifting philanthropic work in our community and honoring those who have created lasting change is very meaningful to our board and committee." ~ Sarah Halbrook, NPD Committee Chair
    Event Sponsors:
    GreenState Credit Union
    UFG Insurance
    Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
    Clearly Compliant
    Mercy Medical Center Foundation
    AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising
    Arnold Olson Associate
    St. Luke's Foundation
    University of Iowa Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy Certificate
    University of Iowa Larned Waterman
    US Bank
    Benson Hepker Design
    Impact Photography
    Community Foundation of Johnson County 
    The Flower Shop at Cedar Memorial
    Van Meter
  • National Philanthropy Day is going virtual!

    Nominations accepted for your agency champion until Friday, October 29! (NEW DATE) 
    Please contact Nancy Fleenor-Nelson  for your nomination form or to register for the event! 
    Please see below ("Events") or visit our Facebook page for more info! 

    AFP would like to thank our wonderful Media and Education sponsors of National Philanthropy Day 2021:

    Their generosity has paved the way for a memorable NPD this year! "Their support encourages and highlights philanthropy in all of its various forms." ~ Sarah Halbrook, NPD Committee Chair

    Check out all of the NPD sponsors, events and information here!


     Register today and SAVE! NPD Educational Sessions with Alexis Kanda-Olmstead: "Stepping Up for Racial Justice" and "Breaking the Mold: Women’s Leadership in Fundraising," Tuesday, November 16!
  • Nomination Deadline Extended to September 30th

    National Philanthropy Day Awards Nominations open now through September 30, 2021! You are invited to help honor an outstanding corporate citizen and an outstanding charitable organization by submitting a nomination for both categories. 

    AFP October Education Program welcomes Marsha Nieland, Tuesday, October 12 at 11:30 A.M. for an empowering and motivating session on "Accessing Your Inner Power & Peace."

  • 2021 CFRE Course Cancellation

    Due to safety concerns during the continuing pandemic, we did not reach the recommended minimum number of attendees recommended by AFP Global, and must regretfully postpone the class until next year (originally scheduled for October 8, 2021). We plan to hold the one-day course in person, in conjunction with the 2022 DFW Philanthropy Conference at the Irving Convention Center in June, dates TBD.

    If you have any questions/concerns, please email us at

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  • 2022 Board of Directors - Proposed Slate

    The AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter Committee on Directorship is pleased to present the Proposed Slate for the 2022 Board of Directors. Membership will vote to approve the slate at the Chapter Annual Meeting being held on Monday, October 11, 2021.

    Please direct questions or comments to Pat Miller CFRE, Immediate Past President and Chair, Committee on Directorship at

  • October Breakfast Program


    Thursday, October 14 from 8:30-10am

    “Making the Ask: A Primer on Major Gift Fundraising”
    Presented by Kristina Lentz Capano
    Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Relations
    Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
    Jean Claude Joseph Jr.
    Sr. Director of Giving Programs
    Boston University’s Questrom School of Business

    Click here for more info and to Register

    2021 AFP National Philanthropy Day Program
    Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 from 8:30-10am
    AFP-WMA's Philanthropy Program: Equitable Philanthropy: How to shift the power dynamic in philanthropy. Presenters Daisy Pereira-Tosado and Bianca Walker from Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

    More info and Registration to come
  • Hot Sandwiches and Hot Topics Event


    Are you a development and/or fundraising professional working at a NEPA nonprofit? Do you miss the camaraderie of networking with and bouncing ideas off fellow fundraisers? After a year of Zoom and  other virtual realities, the AFP-NEPA board has decided it’s time to get the band back together. As such, we’re inviting you to join us for our first Table Topics Idea Exchange: 



    WHERE: Terry’s, A Classic American Diner,  4118 Birney Ave., Moosic  

    WHY: To network, talk shop, and learn. You’ll be  assigned to a table of fellow fundraisers and  given a timely topic or issue from the wonderful  world of fundraising to discuss over a free-form  lunch. Group sharing of key takeaways will  follow. Bring your business card to win a raffle  prize! (And a few to share with fellow  professionals, of course.) 

    COST: Free! (But first come, first served. We can  seat up to 50 development professionals.

    RSVP: ASAP! 

    We’ll keep our list open until we fill 50 seats. Ask  us to save you a spot by emailing Send us your  name, title, and the name of your nonprofit  organization along with your lunch choice. You  need not be a current AFP-NEPA member to  attend! Your platter will include a hot sandwich,  French fries, coleslaw and a drink.  

    Options are: 

    • Hot Roast Beef • Hot Pork • Hot Meatloaf •  Hot Hamburger • Hot Turkey (all white meat)  • Hot Ham • Vegetable Wrap (Spinach,  Broccoli, Tomato, Mushrooms and Onion)
  • It's time! CVFC Central Valley Fundraisers Conference

    Virtual Conference Announcement
  • 2021 National Philanthropy Day Honorees

    We are thrilled to announce our honorees for the 2021 National Philanthropy Day celebration.
    • Outstanding Corporation: Alderson Auto Group
    • Outstanding Foundation: RH Pickering Foundation
    • Outstanding Professional: Lynn Owens
    • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Robert Taylor
    • Outstanding Volunteer: Leslie Moss
    • Outstanding Youth Volunteer: Matthew Noel

    Are you interested in presenting fundraising and nonprofit executive training to the AFP New Mexico Chapter? 

    AFP-NM is now soliciting proposals for 2022 calendar year programming, with a focus on responding to community needs, the changing fundraising landscape in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, embracing the principles of the community-centric fundraising movement and strengthening and supporting fundraisers in New Mexico.

    We value and center lived experience and welcome new and innovative content. Presenters are welcome from any community or field with related experience and information, including consultants, current nonprofit executives and fundraising professionals, and business professionals.
  • National Philanthropy Day 2021

    Join us for our annual National Philanthropy Day (NPD) celebration! 

    Reception - November 10th at 5:30 PM
    Conference - November 11th at 8:30 AM

    Full details over on our NPD page.
  • 2021 Principles of Fundraising Certificate Program

    Now in its 13th year, the Principles of Fundraising series of workshops continues to provide high-caliber, basic-skills development in the art and science of fundraising for nonprofits. Created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Connecticut Chapter, the series provides five introductory-level workshops focusing on theory and practice of fundraising taught by AFP members who are experts in their respective fields. Workshops are designed to help new and established nonprofit organizations raise money more effectively and efficiently.


    AFP Connecticut Chapter is offering The Principles of Fundraising Certificate Program to fundraising professionals with little or no experience, but may also be beneficial for executive directors, board members, and volunteers who may be transiting into the nonprofit sector and those new to the Development field.


    Session begins October 7, 2021. All sessions will be held on Zoom.

    The cost is $30 per session for AFP members and $40 per session for non-AFP members.

  • FFHA invites AFP-NJ members to their Summit

    Focus for Health Foundation, a Warren-based grantmaking organization and AFP-NJ Chapter member, is hosting a Partner Appreciation Summit for their grantees at the Somerset Hills Hotel (200 Liberty Corner, Warren, NJ) on Thursday, September 30th.
    Out of the three day program, FFH is inviting AFP-NJ Chapter members to attend all of Thursday’s events for free, but registration is required.

    Programming includes a breakfast with keynote speaker, “Coach Ken Carter,” a series of Professional Development workshops around development and governance, retreat-like experiences, networking opportunities, one-on-one consultations with experts, and lunch. Registration is required (click here). You can find the agenda here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Laura Rawlins at We hope you can attend!

  • UPCOMING EVENT: Building Back Better. Bringing Us Together.

    Tackling inequality is a key part of New Brunswick’s post-pandemic recovery. What role can nonprofits play in building back better?

    Will you join us in this important discussion?

    Wed, 6-Oct @12:00 pm
  • Sign up for local AFP text message alerts!

    For chapter updates and event reminders, sign up to receive text alerts! Text AFPJAx to 77948
  • 2022 Board Nominations due 9/3

    Click here for more information
  • NPD Honorees Announced/Registration Open

    Join us for our Virtual NPD to celebrate our Honorees. Click here for details.

    Nominate an individual, organization or company that exemplifies the spirit of philanthropy! 


    Nominate an individual, organization or company that exemplifies the spirit of philanthropy!
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  • Join us for Conference & Crystal Awards!

    You don't want to miss our Out of the Box Fundraising Conference & Crystal Awards celebration on Friday, Nov 12 at the beautiful Collage Dance Collective! See the Philanthropy Day tab for details.
  • Job Board Updated Today

    Click on the bar above - 8/9/21
  • Registration and early bird pricing is NOW LIVE!


    Register today and save $10! Make a day of it and register now for the Awards Luncheon by bundling!