The AFP Desert Communities Chapter offers a robust schedule of education programs to its members and colleagues in the fundraising profession. Check back here often to find information about programs to enhance your technical skills, manage your career, expand your perspective and inspire your efforts as a fundraiser. With input provided by some of the leading fundraisers in the philanthropic community, AFP’s education programs provide an ongoing source of professional wisdom.
Virtually all of our programs are approved for CFRE Credits. CFRE is "Certified Fundraising Executive" and is the only internationally recognized professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives. Fundraisers with this designation have completed educational courses and an examination of their skills and knowledge of fundraising and ethics in fundraising.
2022 Chapter Meeting Dates / Visit our Event Calendar for Registration Links
January 20 - Mixer / Setting the Tone for Success
February 18 - Virtual Chapter Meeting - Donor Love
March 18 - In-Person Chapter Meeting - Asking Styles
April 15 - In-Person Chapter Meeting - Capital Campaigns
May 20 - In-Person / Announcement of National Philanthropy Day Honorees
June 17 - In-Person Chapter Meeting - Epic Fundraising Tales
July 26 - Summer Social
September 16 - In-Person Chapter Meeting / Meet the Funders
October 21 - In-Person Chapter Meeting / Ethics
November 4 - National Philanthropy Day in the Desert
December 9 - Holiday/Member Celebration
Most meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of every month except July, August, November and December.
All educational sessions are accredited by CFRE for continuing education credits.