Welcome to the Northwest Arkansas Chapter

The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals offers members the opportunity to connect with colleagues, engage in creative thinking, network with new friends and achieve great results in their work. Please check out our programs, volunteer opportunities and get to know your Chapter leaders. 

The Northwest Arkansas Chapter is recognized as a Ten Star Gold Chapter for 2024. Fewer than 20
percent of AFP's 200 professional chapters earn this recognition, making AFP Northwest Arkansas one of the association's leading chapters around the world.

Congratulations to the Arkansas Chapter for earning the 2024 IDEA Champion Designation. IDEA stands for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters that have accomplished many of the key objectives in our goal of advancing diversity. 



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    Happy Pride Month!


    In celebration of Pride Month, check out this AFP article, IDEA: Get Q'd In, or this AFP Micro-Learning Video, Words Matter.

    Let's continue to learn and grow together as we embrace diversity and inclusion in our fundraising efforts.




    Each year, the AFP Northwest Arkansas Chapter awards scholarships to send members to attend AFP ICON, to cover AFP membership fees, and to reimburse CFRE exam fees. Learn about available scholarships and apply below!

    The deadline to apply is June 30th and all scholarship recipients will be notified on August 15th.


    Questions? Contact Kelly Horrell, Chair, Scholarship Committee, at khorrell@nwacircleoflife.org





    National Philanthropy Day sponsorship opportunities are now available.


    Learn more about available sponsorship opportunities by clicking the link below.





    How to Use Storytelling for Breakthrough Fundraising Results


    This interactive workshop will help you view your nonprofit through the eyes of potential donors and stand out in a noisy world.


    Come and learn why marketing matters as well as a framework for telling and re-telling great stories in creative and fresh ways. You will walk away with practical ways to increase awareness, attract new gifts, and engage donors.


    Registration closes the Monday prior to the event.


    Location: NWACC Springdale Campus

    Date: Wednesday, August 21

    Time: 8:30-11:30 am


    Members: $30.00 per monthly session

    Non-Members: $50.00 per monthly session


    Each session is 2 CFRE credit hours




    Save the Dates


    June 30: Deadline to apply for scholarships

    Aug 21: Education Session -

    How to Use Storytelling for Breakthrough Fundraising Results

    Oct 16: Education Session

    Nov 13: National Philanthropy Day



    Chapter Webinars

    Webinars are FREE for Members of AFP NWA!


    Webinars are 60 minute sessions that allow you to learn the latest from the best in the field. Each session qualifies for 1 point toward CFRE education requirements. AFP webinars are a great professional development opportunity and they are free for members!


    To access webinars, click on webinar link and follow prompts to register. When you click on register, it will prompt you to log-in to your BlueSky Path Learning Management System Account (different from AFP Membership Account). If you don’t have an account, please follow the instructions to create one.


    Once you have accessed the account, please place the webinar in your cart and the code below should be entered in the Discount Code field (not Attendance Code). This will zero out the purchase price.


    The link to the event will appear in your Purchased folder. You may watch the day the webinar is available or save it for a later date. Access to the webinars is available through December 31, 2024. 


    Please direct any questions to Lindsay Dixon, Webinars Chair.






    Are you passionate about giving back to the fundraising community? Do you have insights and experiences you'd love to share with emerging fundraising professionals? We invite you to consider becoming a mentor!


    Applications for the mentorship program are accepted year-round. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please visit our website for more information and to apply.


    Questions? Contact Alison J. Levin



    AFP NWA Job Board

    Featured Jobs in Fundraising


    Development OfficerMake A Wish Mid-South

    Scholarship Program ManagerSingle Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA

    Vice President of PhilanthropyNorthwest Arkansas Children's Shelter

    Director of DevelopmentUniversity of Arkansas - College of Engineering



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    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the AFP offer members the opportunity to connect with colleagues, engage in creative thinking, network with new friends and achieve great results in their work.


    Membership Value Highlights

    ·    AFP NWA Chapter Monthly Education Sessions

    ·    AFP National Webinars

    ·    Mentorships

    ·    Networking with area fundraising professionals

    ·    Monthly Chapter Newsletters

    ·    Add more: AFP NWA Chapter Website: https://community.afpglobal.org/afparnorthwestchapter/home


    If you have questions about your membership, please contact Kelly Sampson, VP Membership, AFP Northwest Arkansas Chapter.






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