Community Announcements

  • SAVE THE DATE: 2022 National Philanthropy Day

    Join us in-person as we celebrate philanthropic leaders from across Alabama on November 10, 2022, at The Harbert Center!

    National Philanthropy Day is a special day we celebrate to recognize the extraordinary impact of philanthropy in the world around us. This day honors those who believe that making the world a better place starts with philanthropy in the community. National Philanthropy Day offers an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and celebrates the daily contributions individuals and organizations make to the causes that are most special to us.

  • Submit Your Nominations for National Philanthropy Day!

    Click here to submit your nominations.
  • Register to attend our February Chapter Meeting!

    Turn your donors into planned givers!
    Join us to hear from an incredible panel of fundraising professionals as they share practical advice on how to start planned giving conversations, how to promote planned giving effectively, and how even the most experienced development professionals can up their planned giving game.

    Click the link below to register. 
  • Congratulations to our 2021 Volunteers in Philanthropy!

    Please join us in recognizing our National Philanthropy Day VIPs:

    William Howell, MD

    St. Martin’s in the Pines


    Henry King and King Acura

    Glenwood, Inc.


    William R. Ireland Jr.

    The Nature Conservancy Alabama

    K. Wood Herren

    Honored by Civitan International


    IPC Foundation & Volunteers

    STAIR of Birmingham


    Jeanna King Westmoreland

    Samford University


    Marvell "Chip" Bivins

    United Way of Central Alabama


    Renaissance Scholarships, Inc.

    The Altamont School


    The Phillip Rumore Family

    Birmingham Boys Choir

  • 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.