The Western Maryland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (WMAFP) is made of fundraising professionals who choose to interact and engage with each other to develop skills, share experiences, and collaborate to benefit the communities in which they serve.

WMAFP connects professionals of all skill levels with AFP Talks; Discovery Groups; Happy Hour Book Clubs; morning education programs; and numerous networking opportunities throughout the year. There is something for everyone- whether you are looking to develop new skills or ways to volunteer.  We value personal connections, education opportunities and the opportunity to grow and make a difference in our communities.

Please  take a moment to check out our programs, volunteer opportunities, and get to know your Chapter leaders.

Thank you to our 2019 Premier Education Sponsor,
Family Heritage Trust Company


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  • Scholarship Opportunities

    AFP Western Maryland Chapter is proud to offer TWO scholarship opportunities! Each year the chapter allocates funds to offer a scholarship to prospective members who might not otherwise have the opportunity to become a member AND a scholarship to a member looking to improve their fundraising skills by attending the international conference. 

    Please visit our scholarships page to learn more!
  • AFP Western MD Hosts Fundmentals of Fundraising Course

    The AFP Fundamental of Fundraising Course is designed for fundraising professionals with 0 to 4 years of experience. This may also include others who have responsibility for the development function such as:

    * executive directors;
    * vice presidents of development;
    * program managers;
    * marketing staff;
    * special event coordinators; and
    * leadership volunteers for local nonprofits and foundations.

    Individuals who are transitioning into the sector and those new to the development field will learn how to organize and manage fundraising programs, gain basic skills in a variety of techniques, and prepare for a career in development. Trustees and CEOs will discover useful tools to change the direction and clarify the expectation of the development office. Volunteers will find this course a valuable preparation for gift solicitation.

    Full participation in the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is applicable for 16.0 points of CFRE. 

    Dates - 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, & 11/2 from 6 - 7:30 pm.  The course is seven modules with a different module offered each night; participants must attend all dates to complete the course.

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