About Our Chapter

Our Committment to You

The Greater Tri-State Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals mission is to serve its members by supporting and upholding ethical and effective fundraising practices and promoting philanthropy in northeast Iowa, southwest Wisconsin, and northwest Illinois. 





AFP-GTS is recognized as a leader as one of the 98 chapters who earned the 2022 IDEA Champion Designation!

2022 IDEA Champion Recipients

The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives in our goal of advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA). Thanks to you and your chapter for its commitment to IDEA in the fundraising profession. 

The AFP Greater Tri-State Chapter has defined IDEA, created a Statement of Principles and Board Resolution. Click here for a full overview of these definitions and statements: IDEA.

The 2021 - 2023 Strategic Plan of the AFP Greater Tri-State Chapter can be found by clicking here, but below are the key concepts of the newly revised plan.


Our Core Values:

*Ethical Behavior/ Adhere to the AFP Code of Ethics
*Integrity
*Education/ Teaching / Engagement


Text Box: Mission Statement




The Greater Tri-State Chapter of AFP supports and serves fundraising professionals for ethical and effective fundraising, advocacy and inclusion and encourages philanthropy in northeast Iowa, southwest Wisconsin and northwest Illinois.

Text Box: Vision Statement




The vision of the Greater Tri-State Chapter of AFP is to work with members to advance the profession of fundraising as a credible and respected profession both locally and globally. See our local chapters Core Values above.






The Chapter is committed to excellence in providing the highest quality of services and benefits to members and other constituents. We work to be responsive to their needs and strive to exceed expectations for key customer groups:

  • Fundraising Professionals: AFP Members and Potential Members
  • Members’ Employers
  • Donors
  • Nonprofit Organizations