AFP Great Smoky Mountain Chapter


The Ten Star Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) provides networking and education opportunities for fundraisers and others who work in or support nonprofits in the Greater Knoxville area and its surrounding counties.

Nonprofits of all sizes are represented in our membership, which also includes consultants and other business professionals serving the nonprofit sector.

Our Chapter’s long tradition of collegiality is witnessed by our more than 25 years of collaborative success in hosting November’s National Philanthropy Day activities. Our local awards luncheon offers every area nonprofit an opportunity to celebrate and recognize its donors and volunteers.

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The cooperative, annual fund program of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and our chapter.

Your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy will help support local, national and international programs:

  • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Diversity scholarships to the AFP International Fundraising Conference are a priority for the Foundation.
  • Professional Development
    • Scholarships provide fundraisers and nonprofit leaders with education, training, and leadership development opportunities.
  • Research
    • Research that increases knowledge of fundraising, philanthropy, and social innovation includes the Growth in Giving Initiative.
A portion of every donation you make to BE the CAUSE comes back to our chapter to support important chapter programs like: the Chamberlain Scholarship Program, which helps support fundraiser training by funding scholarships for the ICON annual conference.

Great Smoky Mountain Chapter 2022 Challenge
Would you consider giving $22 for 2022?
$1,000 chapter goal to meet or beat- every $1 counts!



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