Community Announcements

  • A Message From Our Chapter President

    As National Philanthropy Day approaches, I wanted to take this time to remind each of you of the important work we do as fundraisers. While the pandemic has caused our sector to rethink how we hold events, meet with donors, and share our passion for the mission of the organizations we represent, each of you in your own way have continued to be focused on one similar issue – our donors. Yes, national philanthropy day is about recognizing great contributions of philanthropy and those who are active in the philanthropic community. It also about celebrating our donors, each other, and the collective work that we endeavor in creating change in our communities.
    As our chapter celebrate this year through our monthly program topic Philanthropy Day: Appealing to our Donors with national speaker Steven Shattuck of Bloomerang, I encourage you to reach out to a donor, a colleague, or just a friend, and say thank you for being a part of the change. Your thank you will help them continue to see the importance of our collective work, but more importantly, their contribution that they make with their gifs of time, talent, and treasures. As leaders in this work, I thank you for continuing to give of your time, talents, and treasures. Our collective work is made all the better because you also lift up this work through your own individual commitment. 
    As we reflect on this month and celebrate together, I encourage you to look back on how impactful our work has been particularly in the face of this continuing pandemic. While COVID-19 has ravaged our communities, our work has continued because we know that we must be the change we want to see. To that end, I also want to encourage you to watch the video put together by AFP regarding National Philanthropy Day. You can view and download the video here: https://vimeo.com/641229600.
     
    While locally we will celebrate National Philanthropy Day on the November 10, I encourage you to celebrate all month long. Make calls to donors to say thank you, send a note of thanks, or just show up to a donor’s home with a small thank you gift. These are all great ways to say thank you.
    Thank you for your continued commitment and dedication to our communities! Have a wonderful, impactful month.
    Terry Langston, Chapter President
    AFP-Capital Area Chapter
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Limited Waiver Opportunity

    Public Service Loan Forgiveness Limited Waiver Opportunity

    On Oct. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced a change to PSLF program rules for a limited time as a result of the COVID-19 national emergency. Throughout the pandemic, ED has provided a variety of benefits to borrowers.

    Now, for a limited period of time, borrowers may receive credit for past payments made on loans that would otherwise not qualify for PSLF.
    Have you already submitted a PSLF form for all your periods of working at a qualifying employer? If so, you do not need to take any action. But what if there's a gap in the qualifying employment that you have certified so far? In that case, you should update your employment certification. Make sure to include periods from before you consolidated your loans. You can submit an updated PSLF form by using the PSLF Help Tool.
    For more information about this limited opportunity, please visit StudentAid.gov


  • Welcome to Ethics Awareness Month 2021!

    That's right, we celebrate—because ethics makes philanthropy and fundraising possible. Without ethics, giving doesn’t happen. Fundraising doesn’t happen. Change and impact don’t happen.

    Ethics makes it all possible, and THAT’S worth celebrating.

    And while we celebrate in October, ethics is critical all the time. So our goal for Ethics Awareness Month is simple: helping you live ethics. Growing your ethical skills. And demonstrating your commitment to the highest ethical standards.

    After all, AFP members have already demonstrated that commitment by signing the AFP Code of Ethical Standards. If you feel that you need to brush up on these standards follow the link below and check out our members of the AFP Ethics Committee as they address each of the standards in our Code of Ethics!

  • Only 19 more days to register for AFP-CAC October Monthly Meeting

    Question…

    Is it Ethical to have a Drink and Talk Ethics?

    Let’s find out!

    Oct 20th 3:30PM - 4:45PM

    In-Person Event at Horrock’s Beer Garden

    Come join your colleagues from the AFP-Capital Area Chapter for a fun, networking opportunity as we have a drink and talk ethics! We’ll mingle in small groups while enjoying a few activities.  It’s your choice to unwind and sip on a beverage or two. It’s Horrock’s, so there will be coffee, soda, beer, wine, water, your choice, available for purchase.