Community Announcements

  • 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.

    The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is an internationally recognized credential that attests to an individual’s knowledge, skill, and achievements as a fundraising professional based on current and valid practice-based standards.

    The Birnbach Scholarship for CFRE Credentials will provide an AFP Cape Fear chapter member with the funds to cover study materials and the CFRE exam fees. The Birnbach Scholarship has been set up by Jane Birnbach, CFRE and AFP member, to help reduce barriers for nonprofit leaders who wish to advance both their careers and the profession with this professional certification.

    Logan Thompson is the recipient of the Birnbach Scholarship for CFRE Certification in 2021. Thompson currently serves as the Director of Philanthropy at Cape Fear Community College Foundation, where she has surpassed annual fundraising goals within months and increased donor stewardship by 300%. Previously, Thompson was the Executive Director of Welcome Home Angel from 2016-2020, where she oversaw tremendous growth in annual revenue and individual giving.

    The AFP Cape Fear Chapter is matching the Birnbach Scholarship for 2021, as part of its mission to provide fundraising professionals in our community with professional development opportunities for effective and ethical fundraising practices.

    Bethany Leighton is the recipient of the AFP Cape Fear Chapter Scholarship for CFRE certification. Leighton currently serves as the Executive Director of Canines for Service, a role which she accepted in October 2020. Prior to that, Leighton served as the Fundraising Director for StepUp Wilmington from 2016-2020. Leighton has more than 14 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, specializing in fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, and communications. Leighton has served on the Board of the Cape Fear Chapter since 2015 and is wrapping up her two year term as President of the AFP Cape Fear Chapter at the end of this year.

  • Membership Hotline

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  • 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
  • Chamberlain Scholarship App due 4pm Nov 18

    Request a Chamberlain Scholarship application by emailing
  • $50 Discount for New Members

    I just saw that AFP Global is offering a $50 discount for new members and thought it might be worth sharing through our networks.

  • 2020 National Philanthropy Day

    (November 16, 2020 -  St. John’s) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Newfoundland and Labrador

    Chapter (AFP-NL) proudly celebrates National Philanthropy Day® today and recognized the great contributions of

    Philanthropy in Newfoundland and Labrador during a small special event held at Manuals River Hibernia Interpretation

    Center early this morning.

    National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy around the world—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world.


    "National Philanthropy Day provides the opportunity for us to celebrate those who give, whether it be in volunteer time or charitable donations, and our members who are responsible for generating philanthropic support for their organizations," said Emily Geary, President, AFP NL Chapter. "Philanthropy is a powerful thing.  No one is required to give; it is voluntary and those who give to do so because they see the need.  On this day we recognize those whose outstanding contributions have made a considerable difference in our province.”


    AFP NL congratulates the following outstanding philanthropic achievement in Newfoundland and Labrador in the

     following categories:


    • Rising Star Award - Heather Butler, Ronald McDonald House Charities
    • Rising Star Award - Shelley Moores, Healthcare Foundation
    • Outstanding Fundraising Executive – Rebecca Dutton, MUN
    • Outstanding Special Event – Shoppers LOVE YOU Run for Women
    • Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist Award – Fortis Inc.
    • Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award (Individual) – Linda Ryan
    • Spirit of Philanthropy Award (Group) – Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign
    • Outstanding Philanthropist Award – Dr. Rob Crosbie
  • 2021 Chamberlain Scholarship Applications due 11/27

    Click Here for details
  • Watch the 2020 National Philanthropy Awards Ceremony

    Watch the 2020 National Philanthropy Awards Ceremony
  • Tips for Logging in to NPD Conference and Awards

    Login now!
    We highly suggest logging into the virtual event platform in advance of the event starting on Friday, November 13th. We strongly recommend that you use Chrome as your internet browser on your computer as it will give you the best experience. For easy access to Expo Pass, you will receive an email with a “Magic Link” following this email that will take you into the virtual conference platform. Expo Pass can also be accessed anytime by using the login credentials you created when you registered. 

    Magic Link:

    You will be receiving your Magic Link via email from to the email you used to register for the event. Click on the Magic Link to access the event ahead of time and get familiar with all we have to offer! If the Magic Link should expire and you need a new one, follow the self-serve instructions HERE:

    If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

    You can also reach out to Expo Pass and they will help you:

    Navigating your Expo Pass Virtual Event:

    Once you login, you should see the event you are registered for on the first screen. Click on “Details” to access the event. This will take you to the Virtual Event Home Page. Here you can navigate personalizing your profile, event schedule and other resources, as well as view our robust schedule.

    Build your own personalized agenda:

    Once you log in, you can plan your day ahead of time. Review the agenda and see what each session is all about. Add any sessions to your personalized agenda to give yourself a reminder to attend. As an overview-The first session will be available starting 8:45 AM PST, with our opening keynote kicking off right at 9 AM PST.

    The rest of the day is filled with various breakout sessions, opportunities to meet the speakers and exhibitors, and informal lunch meet-up opportunities. In addition, at 3:15 the virtual doors will open to our 35th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration!


    Need Help? 

    If you need help, the AFP-GLAC Team is here!

    • Need help logging in? You can also reach out to Expo Pass and they will help you:
    • Need more assistance navigating Expo Pass, visit the Expo Pass Attendee Help Center for helpful step-by-step instructions and videos.
    • You did not receive your registration confirmation? Contact NPD registration support: Heather Even,
    • Have additional questions? Please contact us!
  • Diversity Fellows Application Deadline Extended

    Application deadline for the Diversity Fellows & Mentor program has been extended! 

    New Deadline: November 30, 2020

    Click here to view the Diversity page and apply!

  • Job Postings

    We're getting pretty busy with job postings - thanks to the nonprofits and recruiters who understand the power of an AFPLI job listing!

  • Birnbach CFRE Scholarship

    Application is due Nov 15
  • Chamberlain Scholarship available

    An APF Cape Fear Region Chapter Member who has never gone to ICON, may submit and application for a Chamberlain Scholarship. A Chamberlain Scholar receives paid registration to the ICON - AFP International conference ($10 processing fee)

    Qualified applicants must be a current AFP Cape Fear Region member. Don't delay - applications are due no later than 4pm Nov 18. Many will enter, only one will go to ICON. Chamberlain Scholar will be notified by Dec 1.


  • November 19th Virtual Pop Up

    Click Here for more details

    Today's the day! Tune in to our FB page at 11:30am to help celebrate this year's National Philanthropy Day Honorees at our 2020 Virtual Awards Presentation, hosted by Tiffany O'Donnell.

    You can also download the Awards Program and follow along!

    AFP Eastern Iowa would like to say a special thank you to this year's National Philanthropy Day sponsors. Without their support and generosity, NPD would not be possible.

    AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising
    The Gazette
    Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
    Alliant Energy Foundation
    TrueNorth UFG
    University of Iowa Certificate in Fundraising & Philanthropy
    Hills Bank & Trust Company
    Arnold Olson Associates
    Benson & Hepker Design
    Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
    Shuttleworth & Ingersoll
    St. Luke's Foundation
    Community Foundation of Johnson County
    GreenState Credit Union
    Van Meter, Inc.
    Clearly Compliant
    The Flower Shop of Cedar Memorial Park
    Jared & Carol Hills
    The Larned & Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center

    Join us November 10 for all the NPD festivities:
  • NPD 2020 - November 12

    Submit a Philanthropy Day Story HERE!

  • AFP Eastern Iowa honored to introduce this year's NPD Educational Session Expert, Amy Eisenstein!

    Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE is an author, speaker, trainer and consultant. Before creating her own consulting firm in 2008, Amy served for more than ten years in the nonprofit sector as director of development in large and small nonprofit organizations, including the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College at Rutgers University, and Shelter Our Sisters, a domestic violence shelter. For these organizations, Amy raised millions of dollars through capital and annual campaigns, direct mail, major and planned gift solicitations, fundraising events, and writing grants.

    Professional Accomplishments:
    Mastering Major Gifts Online Course
    Major Gifts Research Project, results available here
    Advanced Fundraising Certification, ACFRE, 2013
    AFP Certified Master Trainer, 2009
    Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Wagner Graduate School at NYU, 2000
    Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Douglass College, Rutgers University, 1997

    Published Books Include:
    Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops
    Raising More with Less: An Essential Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Professionals
    50 A$ks in 50 Weeks: A Guide to Better Fundraising for Your Small Development Shop, 2nd Edition released in 2017

    AFP Eastern Iowa is proud to have Amy lead us through an outstanding educational session, "Raising Funds and Rising Up: How to Raise Major Gifts Virtually and In-Person," on November 10! 
    Click here for a *A message from Amy* 

    ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT TO REGISTER! Don't miss out! Register today!
  • I am Generous Campaign for National Philanthropy Day

    On behalf of the AFP TN Southeastern Chapter Board of Directors, we would like to cordially invite you to help increase awareness of our new I am generous campaign that was created in lieu of National Philanthropy Day. The goal of this social media campaign is to highlight and increase generosity across our entire community and beyond. Over the course of this month and leading up to Giving Tuesday, you will see an active display of storytelling and awareness of what generosity means to us and our community that we all serve.  Now more than ever nonprofits need our support!

    Below is a toolkit to help our organizations, sponsors, and donors share this campaign. Please download and pass it along.

    Share your story on social media about how generosity is happening in our community by using the hashtag #iamgenerous.

    Thank you to our presenting sponsor Elliott Davis and our sponsors First Horizon, Morning Pointe, and UTC. We could not have realized this endeavor without their support!  

  • Upcoming: NPD

    National Philanthropy Day is coming up! Make sure to register for this FREE online event.
  • IDEA Scholarship


    In alignment with the Chapter’s IDEA Standards, two (2) scholarships will be offered for one (1) full year of membership dues (throughout 2021). These scholarships are reserved for new members only and for applicants who identify themselves as members of a diverse community of fundraising professionals or those who are employed by a nonprofit organization that serves a diverse community.


    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: To be awarded the Greater Arizona Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals IDEA Membership Scholarship, the recipient must:

    • Be a fundraising professional who self identifies as coming from an eligible diverse community as defined by the Greater Arizona Chapter of AFP or be a fundraising professional employed by an organization serving an eligible AFP diverse community/communities.
    • Consider participation as a member of the IDEA Committee of the Greater Arizona Chapter Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) for 2021.
    • Fully complete the scholarship application and submit by November 30th, 2020.

    Download application form HERE 

    November 10, 2020
    11:30 A.M.

    Awards are given to honor those making a difference through philanthropy. AFP Eastern Iowa invites you to join us on November 10 to honor these amazing individuals and organizations. The awards presentation will be available virtually at 11:30 a.m. via AFP's Facebook page.

    Join the FB Event today to set your reminders. On November 10 at 11:30 a.m., visit to link to the virtual presentation!
  • Tue Oct 20 | 12pm - 1:30pm

    Gift Acceptance Policies Workshop
    October is AFP ethics months and we're bringing a special workshop with Sasha Carter, Director of Legacy giving at KGH Foundation. Learn about creating gift acceptance policies and estate planning practices.
  • AFP-WMA November Program

    11/19/20, virtual Philanthropy Day luncheon program: "What is a Fundraiser’s Role in Addressing Systemic Injustice?" 
    Ellen Leuchs & Daisy Pereira-Tosado of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

    Nov 19, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (ET)
    The first ever virtual National Philanthropy Day will be held on Thursday, November 19 at 5:00 pm via Zoom! With the ability to attend from the comfort of your home, we will bring together an even wider audience to celebrate the generous spirit of our community--especially this year. One of the highlights of this annual celebration is the opportunity for non-profit organizations to honor a Partner in Philanthropy (or PiP!). A Partner in Philanthropy is a person or business which has furthered your organization's mission through significant generosity, outstanding leadership, and/or exemplary volunteer contributions. Each PiP will be featured in the National Philanthropy Day virtual production on November 19!

    Oct 29, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (ET) AND
    Dec 10, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (ET)

    Are you a fundraising go-getter with a penchant for procrastination? Sick of staring at that stack that just keeps growing…

    Do YOU need a (gentle) kick in the professional development pants?

    Meet the AFP-RI Book Club: A little bit of structure and a whole lotta fun.

  • National Philanthropy Day 2020 Nominees Announced

    Winners will be announced virtually on Nov. 13

    Pensacola, Fla. – The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Florida Chapter proudly announces the nominees for the 2020 National Philanthropy Day Awards, presented by Pen Air Federal Credit Union.

    Several individuals and organizations were nominated for their philanthropic efforts this year including Ann and Jim Neal; Beach Community Bank; Coastal Moving & Storage; Eric Brammer; Faith Health Network of Baptist Health Care; Florida Blue Foundation; International Paper Foundation; Melissa Stephany Johnson; Ora Wills; Santa Rosa Energy Center; Scottish Rite Foundation of Florida; and The Birthday Party.

    Nominees will be recognized during an after-hours social from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at UWF Historic Trust Museum Plaza in Downtown Pensacola. All nominees, guests and community members are invited to attend. Winners will be announced during a virtual program released via Facebook Live on Friday, Nov. 13. To follow AFP West Florida Chapter on Facebook, visit: Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

    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

  • Check out our speakers & topics for our 40th Annual Conference on Philanthropy

    Sign up now to begin interacting with our speakers, attendees, sponsors and resource partners through our Cvent CrowdCompass event platform. AND . . . as a conference registrant, you can begin participating in webinars . . . BEFORE our big day . . . each Wednesday, beginning on October 14.

    Want a Group Discount? Do you have five or more people from your organization who would like to register for the Conference? Contact Association Manager, Lori Richmond at 732.279.4258 |

    Register Here
  • Development Directors now Executive Directors

    Bethany Leighton, current Board Chair of AFP Cape Fear Region and Development Director at StepUp Wilmington announced she has accepted the Executive Director position at Canines For Service.  

    Lauren Daley, current Board Co-Chair of AFP Cape Fear Region and Development Director at Domestic Violence Shelter & Services has been promoted to the Executive Director. 

    We are proud of both of these ladies, and wish them the best in their future endeavors.

    Please help us congratulate the 2020 National Philanthropy Day Award Honorees:

    Outstanding Individual Philanthropists – Barry and Gilda Boyer
    Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Jeff Sears
    Outstanding Fundraising Professional – Michelle Beisker
    Outstanding Large Organization – Lil’ Drug Store
    Outstanding Small Organization – Iowa Giving Crew
    Outstanding Philanthropic Youth – Ian Johnston


    AFP Eastern Iowa invites you to join us in honoring these outstanding individuals and organizations at the National Philanthropy Day Virtual Award Presentation.
    When: Tuesday, November 10, 11:30 a.m.
    Where: Virtual broadcast via AFP Eastern Iowa's Facebook page
  • Welcome to the AFP Dallas YP Forum!

    This YP Forum is new! Please share who you are and what you'd like you'd like to see from the YP Dallas group. Also check out the events and documents tab in the coming weeks as those get built out.

    Questions? Email Rebekah Kornblum at
  • Application Deadline Extended to November 15th for AFP Idea Scholarship Program

    Deadline Extended to November 15th - The AFP TN, Chattanooga Chapter will award up to five IDEA Scholarships each year based upon competitive application. Our chapter is a designated “IDEA Champion” and follows the principles of IDEA: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access. We are committed to supporting organizations and individuals working on issues of equality, racism, and racial justice. 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 preference, geography, or any other applied labels, we must All act, and we must all act Together. Through the creation of the IDEA Scholarships, we hope to create more opportunities for inclusion in the field of philanthropy, access to educational opportunities, and networking with the goal of increasing diverse leadership. 

    Applicants must be affiliated with a nonprofit organization as an employee or volunteer leader. Scholarships valued at $500 each will cover AFP Global Dues, Local AFP TN Chattanooga Chapter Dues, and meeting registration costs for the year. Scholarships may be renewable for a second year.

    The Chapter's board leadership will make the scholarship decisions for the 2021 program year. The deadline for applications is November 15th. Decisions will be announced in December 2020.
  • 2020 IDEA Champion

    The AFP-CNY Chapter was presented with the 2020 IDEA Champion Designation for its outstanding achievements and dedication to increasing inclusion by seeking, embracing, and engaging diverse individuals, groups and organizations with a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, thoughts and cultures within the fundraising profession.
  • Member Message

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  • New Job Posting!

    Please check out the new job posting from the University of Arkansas Here!
  • 2021 Board Slate

    The 2020 Committee on Directorship of the AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter is pleased to present the proposed slate for the 2021 Board of Directors. Voting to approve this slate will take place at the October 12, 2020 annual meeting of the Chapter. 

    Please direct any questions to the Chair, Committee on Directorship, Pat Miller CFRE at

  • AFPSS is Hiring!

    Do you know someone that's interested in supporting fundraising efforts in our region? 

    The AFPSS Board is looking for a part-time (25 to 30 hours per month) Chapter Administrator. The Chapter Administrator is a person responsible for the successful, consistent and efficient operational functioning of AFPSS and supports the Board of Directors in service to the members. 

    Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter responding to the responsibilities and desired skills to Application deadline: October 31, 2020
  • Gary Bukowski, CFRE featured in "Giving Tomorrow" Magazine

    We're thrilled to read Gary's tribute and learn of his passion for the fundraising profession in the current "Giving Tomorrow" publication. This article speaks volumes to how so many of us have come down different paths only to end up in the same line of work aiming to make life better for our  communities. Congratulations! - Kelly Stolar, CFRE and AFP NWPA Chapter President

  • National Philanthropy Day Celebrates Community Champions-

    Announcing our 2020 Community Champions- click here for details.

    Deadline for National Philanthropy Day nominations is extended to 5pm Wednesday, Sept 16.
  • 2020 Membership Scholarship Program

    2020 Scholarship Program

    AFP-CNY is excited to launch its 2020 membership scholarship program, which will provide up to 10 membership scholarships. A membership scholarship will cover the cost of membership in full for fundraisers seeking membership in the Professional, Young Professional, Associate, or Small Organization categories. 

    AFP-CNY is committed to promoting Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access, and we encourage members of diverse backgrounds, communities, and non-profit sectors to apply. Individuals meeting the international requirements for membership are eligible. All scholarship recipients are required to serve on a board committee for at least one year. 

    Applications are due by October 31st. We anticipate announcing scholar recipients in mid-November.
  • Mark Your Calendar for NPD!

    National Philanthropy Day will air Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. on The CW San Diego.
  • 2020 Membership Scholarship

    In recognition of the hardships experienced by fundraising professionals and nonprofit organizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fort Worth Metro Chapter is partnering with the Association of Fundraising Professionals to offer membership scholarships. Six scholarships will be awarded to cover local fees for membership in the Fort Worth Metro Chapter and international fees for AFP membership. The application is open to current AFP members, lapsed members, and non-members.

    Submit completed applicants to Applications must be received by November 15, 2020 to be considered.

    AFP Eastern Iowa is excited and honored to host international fundraising expert Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE and AFP Master Trainer, in a live education session on Tuesday, November 10 as part of National Philanthropy Day.

    "Raising Funds and Rising Up: How to Raise Major Gifts Virtually and In-Person," will take you through how to raise funds through the hardest of relevant situations, such as the COVID-19 crisis, derecho and various other community disasters.

    This live, interactive webinar just for AFP Eastern Iowa will be part of our National Philanthropy Day celebration. 

    Tuesday, November 10

    8:30 a.m. - Morning Networking

    9:00 a.m. - Session I (2 hours)

    Break for National Philanthropy Day Awards

    1:00 p.m. - Session II (2 hours)

  • National Philanthropy Day Conference and Awards

    Join us November 13th for our Virtual Conference and Awards Ceremony.  

    Click on the links below for more details.
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