Community Announcements

  • Leadership announced

    Board of Directors for Shenandoah Chapter for 2020
  • Looking for Board and Committee Members

    AFP Okanagan is looking for people interested in participating as a board member or committee member for the 2020-2021 year. 

    We welcome anyone who has a fundraising professional background andhas an interest in growing our chapter by assisting with Programming, National Philanthropy Day, Marketing and Communications, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access, Government Relations, Finances or anything that helps us become an outstanding chapter. Don't let the list scare you off.

    This is a great place to learn and develop your skills. You can dip your toe in or jump right in....we welcome you. Email us at and we will set up a time to meet with you to chat about the possibilities. We'd love to have you join us!
  • 2020 Program Sessions

    We are so excited to have some amazing professional development opportunities available for our members and non-members. We hope you will join us. 

    Check out our first session.

    How would you like to be part of a community of leaders who are driven by learning excellence and social and economic development? Then check out this Executive Director of Advancement position with NBCC >> 


    Would you like to support the performing arts in NB? Fredericton Playhouse is hiring a Development Director. Check out the position details in our Chapter Job Centre >>>


    Want to work from your home office in the Moncton area? Check out this Senior Fundraising and Community Engagement Coordinator position with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in our Chapter Job Centre >>>

  • New 2020 Schedule for Monthly Meetings

    AFP Monthly Meetings will be held on the first Wedensday of the month!
  • AFP Book Club January 15 at 5:30p

    5:30pm Tuesday, January 14

    Wine Sampler 890 S Kerr Ave

    DEEP WORK by Cal Newport

    Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.

    Questions? Contact Logan White

  • January 28, 2020 Pop Up Breafast- Register by 1/27

    Click here for more information
  • Happy New Year!

    AFP Miami wishes everyone a wonderful and prosperous new year! See you in 2020!
  • January Chapter Meeting - Diversity & Inclusion

    Mark your calendar - January 30 is our first Chapter Meeting of 2020!
  • Kick off the New Year with AFP-RI

    Start off 2020 on the right foot, join us for professional development and networking through a number of events that have recently opened.
  • 2020 Annual Meeting


    January 6, 2019

    8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    The Newburgh Armory - Larkin Room | 321 S. William Street, Newburgh, NY 12550

    Members: $35.00
    Non-members: $50.00


    Registration and Light Breakfast 
    8:00 - 8:30 AM

    Annual Membership Meeting
    8:30 - 9:00 AM
    *Will vote on 2020 Slate of Officers*

    Climbing the Ladder, Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women Leaders in Nonprofits
    9:00 - 10:30 AM

    Featuring local accomplished women fundraisers and nonprofit leaders, this educational session will discuss how to navigate various career tracks in fundraising, how the panelists worked to achieve the roles they hold, and will offer tips on how to strategize around issues related to women in nonprofit leadership, ethics, and fundraising.


    Gail Orser, CFRE
    Territorial Associate Director of Advancement 
    Salvation Army, Eastern Territory

    Christine Kane, CFRE
    Audubon International

    April Gozza
    Executive Director
    Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill
  • Check out our 2020 list of webinars!

    AFP of NWA offers free webinars to our members! Please check out our schedule here!
  • Special Events: Focus on Your Fundraising with Fund-a-Need

    It's always exciting to get a large match or challenge donation for your fund-a-need campaign at your Gala, but how do you present it during your program to inspire an increase in giving? The depends.

    Join Debby Roth-Bush to discuss how to focus event attendees on what really matters - funding your work!
  • AFP Distinguished Fellows Announced for 2020

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has announced its 2020 Distinguished Fellows: Susan Hosbach, CFRE, Dennis Stefanacci, ACFRE, and Mal Warwick. The Distinguished Fellows Program recognizes individuals who have made significant leadership contributions to the association, philanthropy and the fundraising profession, and who will continue to advance ethical and effective fundraising through their volunteer and advisory work. The designation represents the pinnacle of service to the profession and to the tenets of giving, volunteerism, and philanthropy.
  • New Mentorship Program

    The AFP Palm Beach County Chapter is piloting a mentoring program to help build the next generation of fundraising professionals for Palm Beach County.   If you are interested in being a mentor or mentee, we invite you to complete the application located here.  Applications are due by January 15th, and you will be notified of your mentor/mentee pairings by February 1st.  Participants will be invited to a kick-off event on February 19th.  We suggest that you meet at least four times between now and June, which may include joining an AFP luncheon or other scheduled event. A recognition event will be held in June; however, we hope that the relationships continue long after the formal program ends. Should you have any questions, please contact Vicki Pugh at or (561) 212-3637.  Thank you for your interest!
  • Embracing and Living Ethics in Fundraising

    Ethics is an essential element of fundraising. While we wrapped up our first-ever Ethics Awareness Month in October, we don't ever want you to stop thinking about it. Check out our newest Ready Reference booklet, Embracing and Living Ethics in Fundraising, from Robbe Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE, and review the basics of ethics in fundraising and how it relates to your work.
  • 2020 Chamberlain Scholarship Awardee

    Congratulations to the Chamberlain Scholarship winner!

    Stephanie Bailey, Development Specialist at the Cayuga Medical Center Foundation is our Chapter’s winner of the 2020 Chamberlain Scholarship! Steph will enjoy a free registration to the 2020 AFP ICON in Baltimore PLUS a portion of her travel paid for by the AFP Finger Lakes Chapter.

    Upon learning of her award, Steph shared “…many times, fundraising can feel like trial by fire, but networking with fundraising peers offers a wealth of knowledge beyond what can be taught in textbooks…”

    Want to join Steph at ICON next year? Register soon:

    What is the Chamberlain Scholarship? The AFP Foundation offers every AFP chapter in accord one Chamberlain Scholarship, which covers a qualified, current Chapter member’s conference registration, minus a $10 processing fee, to AFP ICON. The scholarship is available to individuals who have never attended an AFP international conference. To learn more about the Scholarship click here.

    Keep any eye out for next year's application period (deadline: September 2020).

  • On January 21, Discover The Economic Impact of California’s Nonprofit Sector

    The California Association of Nonprofits’ new economic impact report reveals data that is vital to understanding trends that affect nonprofits in our state. This luncheon and talk will focus on foundations, volunteerism, and disparities and provide data on government funding, where nonprofits get their money, and other issues.

  • Membership Questions

    Call 800-666-3863
  • Mark Your Calendar!

    Mark your calendar for 2020!  Visit our events page to see our full schedule for next year!
  • Check out this expert article in Distinction by our very own Nicole Pellegrino.

  • Annual Meeting & Board Vote Recap

    Thank you to the 60 members that joined us at the 2019 Annual Meeting and Luncheon on December 5. Fun was had by all as we celebrated the achievements of our members over the past year and looked forward to the successes of 2020.
  • View 2019 SV Philanthropy Day Photos

    Take a walk with us down Memory Lane to our recent Philanthropy Day event! Photos can be viewed here.
  • AFP Eastern PA Chapter Membership Scholarship - Apply Today!

    For more information, click HERE!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.