Community Announcements

  • Nominations Accepted Until Midnight, Wednesday, October 23

    Nominations have been extended to be accepted until Midnight, Wednesday, October 23.
  • AFP Central Virginia Call for Board Nominations

    It is that time of year, and we are currently seeking nominations to the AFP Central Virginia Board of Directors, with one year board terms beginning January 1, 2020. (Board terms can be renewed for up to 8 years.) The primary role of the AFP Central Virginia Board is to ensure the health and well-being of the organization and work closely with AFP membership to set direction and fulfill the mission and goals according to member and community needs.

    The AFP Central Virginia Board Nominating Committee invites members to self-nominate or recommend a member for nomination. Please complete this Google form NO Later Than Wednesday, October 30. A final slate will be distributed to the membership on or about November 14-18, for a final vote at the annual membership meeting on December 5th.

    As an organization we strive to be representative and inclusive of the non-profit community in Central Virginia. We also strive to have a board that is equally representative and inclusive. Your voice and commitment to AFP Central Virginia is valuable. Board members commit to participate on a committee, most of which meet between board meetings. The board meets bi-monthly, generally following the membership program (at approximately 9:30 am to 10:30 am). We strive to keep meetings focused, using a consent agenda, and allowing for generative and strategic discussions. We value the time our members commit to the mission.

    If you have questions or would like to have a conversation with a member of the nominating committee, please let us know. Nominating Committee Members are:  
    Cathryn Lowe, CFRE, Committee Chair
    Danielle Ripperton, CFRE, Board President
    Scott Dodson, CFRE, President Chair-Elect
    Alan Hutson, MPA, CFRE
  • AFP Celebrates Ethics Month!

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

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

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

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

    Click Here for details
  • Tribute Donations

    Can't attend NPD? You can still give a gift in honor of one of our incredible 2019 Honorees!

    Make a tribute donation.
  • Registration is open for National Philanthropy Day!

    Registration is now open for AFPSBV's National Philanthropy Day! This year, we will present the 2019 awards to individuals whose giving inspires us all. Please join us on November 12 to support philanthropy and recognize these worthy community heroes. Register today and learn more HERE
  • Membership Status or Change?

    All membership changes, renewals, etc. are handled by AFP Headquarters, 800-666-3863 or
  • Membership Status or Change?

    All membership changes, renewals, etc. are handled by AFP Headquarters, 800-666-3863 or
  • National Philanthropy Day Nominees Announced

    Winners will be awarded during the annual luncheon

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

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

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

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

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


    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an international organization comprised of over 30,000 fundraisers in more than 230 chapters from around the world works to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The West Florida Chapter is comprised of members primarily from Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. For additional information on the organization including information on membership, visit the West Florida Chapter website at  
  • Conference Approved for 8 CEs!

    This just in!  The National Philanthropy Day Conference & Awards Luncheon has been pre-approved by CFRE International for 8 CEs!

    For more details click on the URL below.
  • Congratulations to the 2019 Philanthropy Award Winners!

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

    2019 AFP WNY Chapter Rising Star:
    Kelly Campbell

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

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

  • AFP Philanthropy Fourm - Oct 9 & 10, 2019

  • 2019 NPD Luncheon Tickets On Sale Now!

    On November 15th each year, hundreds of communities across North America come together to recognize the countless ways philanthropy has made a difference. 

    The 19th Annual National Philanthropy Day Celebration in Saskatoon will be held:

    Date: Friday November 15, 2019
    Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Location: Prairieland Park
    Ticket sales now open

    More details can be found here

  • October Chapter Meeting

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

    Executive Director of Advancement | New Brunswick Community College

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

    Click Here for details
  • Buy tickets for National Philanthropy Day here!

  • 2020 Chamberlain Applications available - deadline October 23

    Have you ever wanted to attend AFP's International Fundraising Conference? Now is your chance!

    As a Chamberlain Scholar you will meet other fundraising professions in Baltimore, MD for three days of learning, connecting, and culture.
    AFP ICON 2020 Keynote Speaker: José Andrés

    The Chamberlain Scholar will receive paid registration to the International conference ($10 processing fee). From the Cape Fear Chapter, thanks to proceeds from National Philanthropy Day and other workshops, will provide up to $1,500 reimbursement towards qualified travel and lodging expenses.

    Qualified applicants must be a current AFP Cape Fear Region member, and 

    Apply today. Go here for the application. Your chances are good, as only a few apply, however, only one can go. Good luck!

    Deadline for Submission to no later than October 23, 2019

  • 2020 Chamberlain Scholarship Award

    The Eastern PA Chapter of AFP is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2020 AFP Foundation Chamberlain Scholarship Award to attend the annual AFP International Fundraising Conference.

    For more information, please click HERE.
  • National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

    Congratulations to our National Philanthropy Day honorees! We are proud to honor those who improve our community and our lives with their efforts in hundreds of cities across America.

    2019 Honorees
    James W. McLamore - Richard Bermont
    Julia Tuttle - Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
    Outstanding Grantmaker - Green Family Foundation
    Outstanding Philanthropist - Sarah Arison
    Outstanding Youth - Oskar Garcia
  • BE The CAUSE!

    Thanks for your support of AFP!  To donate to BE The CAUSE click HERE!

    Nature Conservancy Canada

    Development Officer – Major Gifts, Atlantic Region | Nature Conservancy Canada

    Learn more about this position >>
  • Networking & Breakfast in Platteville

    AFP Greater Tri-States will be hosting an informational breakfast opportunity on Tuesday, October 1 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the St. Augustine Parish Dining Hall, 135 S. Hickory Street, Platteville, Wisconsin.

    Click here for more information or to RSVP.
  • October Chapter Meeting at WHQR this month

    Ethics in Fundraising this Month at WHQR
    Facilitated by Rachel Lewis-Hilburn
    WHQR (The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 N. Front St. downtown Wilmington). Metered parking available on the street and easy parking at the 2nd St. Public lot (between Grace and Chestnut).

    8am networking and coffee
    8:30 program - discussion in the Round
    WHQR - 254 North Front Street, Suite 300, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Chamberlain Scholarship Applications Due Oct. 1

    Never been to the AFP International Conference (ICON) and want to go next year? Apply by Oct. 1 for the AFPSS Chamberlain Scholarship. The scholarship covers conference registrations fees (~$800 in value from AFP International) and travel expenses (up to $500 provided by AFPSS). Available to current AFP South Sound members only.
  • New Event Added!

    Check out "Got Ethics?," which is our keynote October event.  You don't want to miss it!
  • SAVE THE DATE! for the 2019 Holiday Networking Event, Stay tuned for more details and registration.

  • Tickets for National Philanthropy Day

    Buy your tickets here before it's sold out
  • Propsed Slate for the 2020 Board of Directors

    The nominating committee is pleased to present the proposed slate for the 2020 Board of Directors.  Please review the slate below.  We will vote to approve the slate at the chapter meeting being held on Monday, October 14, 2019.
    Please direct questions or comments to, Immediate Past President, Nominating Chair, Katherine Curtis, CFRE:
  • October 17th - Leveraging Electronic and Mobile Giving

    Amie Marshall, Associate Director, Annual Giving

    Rowan University

    @ AtlantiCare, Egg Harbor Township  

    SIGN UP NOW!!!!

  • Call for 2020 Board & Leadership Nominations

    We are actively looking to fill a combination of Board and Chapter Leadership positions for 2020. We are searching for enthusiastic fundraisers of all ages and career levels who represent the diversity of AFP DC in the fullest sense. Our goal is to bring a variety of skill sets to chapter leadership in order to continue to improve upon our exceptional programming.

    The Nomination Form Can Be Found & Submitted HERE. Both self-nominations and nominations of individuals you identify as having great potential are welcome!

    The deadline to submit nominations is September 13, 2019.

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    AFP Western Maryland Chapter is proud to offer TWO scholarship opportunities! Each year the chapter allocates funds to offer a scholarship to prospective members who might not otherwise have the opportunity to become a member AND a scholarship to a member looking to improve their fundraising skills by attending the international conference. 

    Please visit our scholarships page to learn more!
  • Summit early bird rate ends Sept. 6

    Get your tickets now to the South Sound Philanthropy Summit. Tickets for this year's Next Gen Philanthropy-themed Summit are going quickly, and the early bird rate ends on Sept. 6.

    Thursday, November 14, 2019
    The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees, NJ
    8:30 - Breakfast
    9:00 - 10:15 - Program

    Please click on the Philanthropy Day tab above to see our Nomination Categories and to download our Nomination Form
  • NOW OPEN - 2019 National Philanthropy Day!

    National Philanthropy Day

    Each November, local chapters of the Association for Fundraising Professionals throughout the world set aside one special day to recognize the significant impact of philanthropy and it's called National Philanthropy Day (NPD).
    Since 1987, The Association of Fundraising Professionals Rhode Island (AFP-RI) and more than 100 non-profit organizations have come together to honor outstanding philanthropic contributions of corporations, small businesses, individuals and groups. Through philanthropy and volunteering, these individuals and organizations have made a real difference in the lives of men, women and children in Rhode Island and southeastern New England.
    During the National Philanthropy Day event, recognition is given to more than 100 Partners in Philanthropy by non-profit organizations who want to honor outstanding volunteers and donors. Learn more about how your organization can thank and honor your Partners in Philanthropy; a person or organization that has furthered the achievement of your organization’s mission through significant generosity, outstanding leadership or exemplary volunteer contributions.
    AFP-RI has proclaimed Friday, November 22, 2019
    as National Philanthropy Day in Rhode Island!

    This year, we invite attendees to donate a ticket(s) to this year's National Philanthropy Day to support our state's smaller non-profits doing amazing work.  If you have an extra ticket(s) that you aren't going to use, let us know and we'll find a local non-profit that can use it! Please email for more information.

    If you have questions or comments, you may call or email: 
    AFP-RI Chapter Office++
  • AFP Okanagan Chamberlain Scholarship

    The AFP Foundation offers every AFP chapter in accord for 2019 one Chamberlain Scholarship, which covers the recipient’s conference registration, minus a $10 processing fee, to AFP ICON 2020 in Baltimore. The scholarship is available to individuals who have never attended an AFP international conference. Chapters are encouraged to promote the Chamberlain Scholarship program locally.

    Apply today by emailing Richelle Leckey for the application form. 
  • 2020 AFP NWA Board of Directors Announced!

    President- Megan Cuddy, EOA Children's House
    President- Elect- Ashley Wardlow, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
    Past President- Cindy Long, Fort Smith Library Foundation
    Secretary- Brooke Boles, Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County
    Treasurer- Kellie Knight, University of Arkansas
    VP Programs Co- Chair- Dee Vaughn, Circle of Life Hospice
    VP Programs Co-Chair- Colleen Smith CASA NWA
    NPD Co-Chair- Elizabeth Prenger, The Jones Center
    NPD Co-Chair- Joy Morris, Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA
    VP Membership- Brittney Gulley, Welcome Health
    VP Communications- Christina Karnatz, Mount Sequoyah
    Mentorship Chair- Alison Levin, Mercy Health Foundation
    Webinars: At-Large- Anna Rohweder, Hope Cancer Resources
    IDEA Chair: At-Large- Eva Terry, Peace at Home Family Shelter
    Be-The-Cause- Allison McElroy, The McElroy Group
  • August Newsletter

    Our August newsletter is out! In this issue, you'll find:

    * Info on the upcoming Educational Conference with Penelope Burk, including scholarship opportunities.
    * A personal message from Penelope to Birmingham.
    * The National Philanthropy Day honorees.
    * How to purchase a National Philanthropy Day VIP table (only three are left).
    * The winner of our Be the Cause giveaway - a ticket to the Educational Conference - Jeffrey Ware from The Nature Conservancy in Alabama. Congratulations, Jeff!

    Click here for the newsletter.

  • National Philanthropy Day- Register by 10/31

    Click Here to purchase Sponsorships and Individual tickets
  • 2020 Chamberlain Scholarship Applications due 10/11/19

    Click Here for details
  • Register for Sept 17th Luncheon by 9/12

    Click here for details
  • 2019 Inspiring Philanthropy Honourees

    Join us on Thursday, September 19 at 10:00 in the foyer at City Hall (910-4 Ave. S.) as we announce the recipients of the 2019 Inspiring Philanthropy Awards.
  • National Philanthropy Day

    13th Annual National Philanthropy Day

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 

    Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel | Poughkeepsie, NY 

    Ticket Pricing:

    $85.00 : Full Day - nonmember

    $75.00: Full Day - member

    $45.00 : Half Day (Breakfast and Keynote included)

    Keynote Speaker: Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President of Administration at Duke University and Duke University Health System presenting on motivation, leadership and organization development.

    2019 Honorees

    Outstanding Philanthropist Award
    Nick Preddice
    Innovation in Philanthropy Award
    Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy Award
    Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey & Sappe, LLP

    Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award
    Regina McGrade
    Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award
    Maureen Crush
    Rising Star Fundraiser Award
    Meghan Whalen
    Youth in Philanthropy Award
    Austen Hrynda & Brendan Scoralick
  • Webinar - year End Fundraising

    Yes, a tremendous amount of giving happens in the last three months of the year. Yes, it is very important time of year to meet fundraising goals. But high performing nonprofit organizations do not wait until the last minute to meet their fundraising goals. Join Steve MacLaughlin, fundraising expert and bestselling author of Data Driven Nonprofits, on building a year-end plan for success.

    Learning Objectives:
    How to develop a successful 90-day end of year fundraising program
    How to begin changing your perspective about end of year giving
    Understand how high performing nonprofits succeed at year end

    Steve MacLaughlin is a Director of Analytics at Blackbaud and best-selling author of Data Driven Nonprofits. MacLaughlin has been featured as a nonprofit fundraising expert in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and on National Public Radio. MacLaughlin serves on the board of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events. Steve earned both his undergraduate degree and a Masters of Science degree in Interactive Media from Indiana University.

    Webinar Details
    12:30-1:00 PM - Brown Bag Lunch/Network
    1:00-2:00 PM - Webinar
    2:00-2:30 PM - Informal Discussion
    It is suggested that you arrive between 12:30-12:45 PM.

    AFP Members - Free
    NonMembers - $20

    Registration: Email
  • Nominate for NPD Day!

    Nominate a deserving philanthropist in the Clark, Champaign, and Greene counties. GSAFP will hold its 2019 National Philanthropy Day on November 20, 2019 at the Ohio Masonic Home Clubhouse in Springfield Ohio. Please join us by nominating your outstanding donor, foundation, corporation and/or fundraising professionals by August 30 to be recognized at GSAFP’s NPD.
    Four categories for recognition:
    Individual Donor
    Corporate Donor
    Faith-Based Organization
    Professional Fundraiser

  • NPD Sponsorships Available!

    Become a sponsor for our National Philanthropy Day Luncheon honoring Joan Gellert-Sargen