Monthly Newsletter

AFP Education Program


Mid-year Check-in 


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This month provides another opportunity to mix and mingle amongst the chapter, along with a chance to discuss what's worked thus far in 2021, answer lingering questions from previous chapter programs, and discuss how we can support one another for the remainder of another unique year.  We will break into smaller groups to allow for more personal conversations.


There is no charge to participate in this Zoom Virtual Meeting 

Networking & Announcements 12:00-12:15, followed by discussion.

AFP membership not required. Bring your lunch and join us!

Please RSVP via email to by Thursdsay, June 3 @ 10:00am to receive your Zoom access link.

REMEMBER! AFP Yosemite Chapter members may invite a guest to one meeting each year, free of charge!

What is Be the CAUSE?


Be the CAUSE is AFP Foundation for Philanthopy's annual, unrestricted fund that supports all four pillars of AFP's Case for Support. Be the CAUSE helps to fund local, national and international programs including scholarships, leadership development, education and much more. 

A portion of every donation that a donor makes goes back to their local chapter to support local programs.


This year, Blackbaud, as a partner of the Foundation for Philanthropy, offers a $10 match for every Be the CAUSE donation of $20 or more received on June 28. Please mark your calendars and plan to  on the morning of June 28!


Increase YOUR impact by making your donation to Be the CAUSE early in the day on June 28 to ensure your donation is included in Blackbaud's offer.


AFP Yosemite Chapter's Board has a consistent record of 100% participation in Be the CAUSE. Please join us in supporting AFP.

Save the Date


Throughout the year, AFP Yosemite Chapter offers a variety of education sessions to help its members grow as fundraising professionals. Check out these upcoming events and mark your calendars.




June 28, 2021 - Contribute to Be the CAUSE for Blackbaud's matching $10 gift 


July 2021 - Summer Break - No Meeting in July


August 5 - The Ethics of Fundraising Through a Pandemic 


September 2 -  Building More Inclusive and Diverse Leadership


October 7-8 - Central Valley Fundraisers Conference


Members Only Webinar: Community Centric Fundraising

Date and details coming soon!

pert Roundtable Breakout Rooms

AFP Yosemite Chapter Members may invite a guest

~free of charge~

to one meeting each year.

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Members Only


AFP Member Exclusive: $40 Credit for Online Learning Opportunities (through June 2021) - From AFP Global:


"We appreciate you all and admire the resilience you showed throughout 2020. As a thank you for sticking through the tough times with us and to help continue your growth in 2021, we're thrilled to provide you with a $40 credit on your next online learning opportunity through June 30, 2021." 

Learn more, including how to redeem this offer



Sarah Willey: Online Professional Networking for Fundraising Professionals


Sarah Willey, CFRE, gives us four tips on how fundraising professionals can get the most out of online professional networking in this video


Find a wealth of information and resources to assist in developing Your Fundraising Career in this linked article.


The AFP ICON 2021 virtual experience will be the richest virtual event we've held to-date. With more choice for your education sessions, more connectivity with yoru fellow attendees, and more value built into your virtual event ticket, you can't miss AFP ICON Virtual 2021.   



Chapter Meeting Recordings Now Available


This past year has held many challenges, but there have been a few up-sides, too. For instance, since COVID caused us to find another way to continue our education program, using Zoom has allowed us to be able to record the meetings. Anyone who attended a meeting was provided access to the recording and presentation slides.


Now, even if you didnt' attend, you can still gain access to the meeting content. We're offering our recordings and slides at the same cost as the meeting. Visit our Education Library today!

Job Postings


AFP Yosemite Chapter occasionally is informed of job openings that we have agreed to post on our website. Our Chapter includes members from Stanislaus,Tuolumne, Merced and San Joaquin Counties. Job posts for Members and Member Organizations are FREE! Non-members may submit a 30-day post

request for $25.00.


Stanislaus Community Foundation seeks qualified candidates for Chief Philanthropy Officer


Gallo Center for the Arts seeks qualified candidates for Director of Development



Do you have an opening? Post it on our website!

IDEA Scholarship Applications Available


Would you like to receive a one-year membership to AFP Yosemite Chapter, too? Apply today! Fourth Quarter 2020 IDEA Scholarship (Previously knows as Diversity Scholarship) applications are being accepted now.







Diversity can mean just about anything, and anyone can offer diversity to our community. AFP Yosemite Chapter offers four Diversity Scholarships each year - one per quarter. You are eligile to apply if you've never been an AFP member before. If your'e selected from the applicants, you will receive a one year membership to AFP. Applications are being accepted now.

Apply today!


AFP Yosemite Chapter is an


The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives in AFP's goal of advancing diversity: commitment to increasing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the fundraising profession. 

Know Your Network



AFP Yosemite Chapter reserves this spot to welcome new and renewing members each month. Keep an eye out to learn who our newest members are, and discover who finds that AFP Chapter membership adds value to their career. 

AFP Global offers Coronavirus/
COVID-19 Resource Guide


We know these are challenging, scary and even puzzling times for you. To help you navigate the ever-changing landscape, we’ve gathered resources to help guide you in your fundraising, donor communications and stewardship, engaging current and prospective donors from your home, and more. Updated regularly as new information becomes available. Find the Resource Guide here.


Association of Fundraising Professionals,
Yosemite Chapter






May 2021






Next Meeting:

Via Zoom


June 3, 2021

12:00 - 1:30 PM















About AFP






The Association of Fundraising Professionals *(AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in nearly 200 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information,






AFP Yosemite Chapter Contact Information:


By mail:

P.O. Box 1168

Modesto, CA 95354


By Email:


Visit our website:




 Community Events




Has COVID-19 disrupted your event? We continue to track events on our calendar to help you with scheduling! 


AFP Yosemite Chapter has created a Community Events Calendar that you can refer to when planning your event dates. You can check to see if other events are planned to avoid booking on the same date as other nonprofit organizations' events.


Take a few moments to fill out this form to let us know when you're planning to reschedule. We'll put your event on the Community Calendar to help you plan a unique date for your event.