The Association of Fundraising Professionals operates with a mission to empower individuals and organizations practice ethical fundraising through professional education, networking, research and advocacy. 

The AFP Alabama Chapter offers a number of educational and networking opportunities available for free to our members. 


  • 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.

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