Board of Directors Nominations


AFP New Jersey is accepting nominations for the chapter’s 2024 Board of Directors. We invite fundraisers and development professionals who represent the rich diversity, breadth of interests, and depth of experiences in our chapter membership and New Jersey’s nonprofit community to apply to serve on AFP New Jersey’s governing board.

AFP New Jersey is an individual member association that advances philanthropy through education, training, and advocacy across the state. We base our programs and services on research, experience and the highest code of ethical principles and standards of professional practice.

Any active member of AFP-NJ is eligible to serve on the Board of Directors. Any chapter member may make nominations to the board or may nominate themselves!

If you - or someone you know - is interested in playing an active role in shaping AFP-NJ's future, guiding the chapter's educational programming, and supporting New Jersey’s fundraisers, please consider submitting a nomination.

Board of Directors Nomination Criteria

General Duties of the Board of Directors as Stated in Chapter Bylaws

The board of directors of the chapter shall manage, supervise, and control the business, property and affairs of the chapter; be vested with the powers possessed by the chapter itself including the powers to: determine the policies of the chapter; prosecute its purpose; appoint and remunerate agents; collect and disburse the funds of the chapter; adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of its business; supervise the affairs of the chapter between chapter meetings; have the power to fix the dates, times and places of its meetings.

The term of office begins on January 1 for one year, renewable for a maximum of eight years' lifetime service.

Expectations/Requirements of a Board Member

  • Membership in AFP Global
  • Minimum of five years experience in the fundraising field
  • CFRE status preferred
  • Attend and actively participate in the majority of board meetings (5 board meetings, 1 board retreat)
  • Attend and/or be represented at a majority of the chapter's educational programs
  • Participate in a leadership role on a committee designated by the board as a focus Area (see below)
  • Personally support the chapter's participation with the IAFP annual Be the Cause campaign by making a minimum annual gift of $120 (required); enrollment in the Alpha Society preferred ($10.00 a month gift for enrollment)
  • Attendance at the annual Conference on Philanthropy and the Excellence in Philanthropy Awards Celebration

Focus Areas/Committees

  • Conference on Philanthropy Committee
  • Excellence in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Committee
  • Government Relations and Advocacy Committee
  • I.D.E.A. (inclusion, diversity, equity, access) Committee
  • Resource Development Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Professional Advancement/Programming Committee
  • Young Professionals Committee

Nominations must be received by November 15, 2023

The online nomination form must be completed and submitted in one step; you cannot save your work and return at a later time. Therefore, we suggest you have the following data on your NOMINEE readily available BEFORE you submit your nomination:

 Nominee's Full Name

Title/Position in their Organization

Organization Name

Phone Number & Email Address

Years in Development

Focus Areas (see above listing)

Brief statement of why you feel this person is a strong candidate

Bio (required)

Head Shot photograph (optional)

Current Resume (optional)