The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Central New York (AFP-CNY) 
is a professional association for individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of nonprofit, charitable organizations. Our Chapter offers networking, education, and other professional development opportunities for our members. 
AFP advances philanthropy in society by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising. The core activities through which AFP fulfills this mission include education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing, and advocacy. AFP members and affiliates enable people and organizations to better serve diverse communities and the Association as a whole. We welcome fundraisers from the counties of Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Onondaga, and Cayuga to join us as members or affiliates. We also welcome fundraisers from Chenango, Cortland and St. Lawrence as well as all contiguous counties who are seeking to join the Association of Fundraising Professionals and find our chapter best serves their needs. 

Diversity Statement
Just as you are.
We strive to value each of you just as you are. Our diversity is our strength. No matter your race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, size, physical or mental abilities, we will work to ensure that you feel included and welcome. Your input is important in helping us reach and understand the diverse communities that we serve.


  • AFP CNY Statement on Asian Hate

    The Association of Fund Raising Professionals of Central New York condemns, in the strongest terms, the recent killings and growing violence against Asian Americans. The brutal mass murder of our fellow citizens in Atlanta is unfortunately just one event in a long line of discrimination, demonization and violence against Asian Americans.

    We join with others in our grief for the families of the victims, in our guilt for allowing this to happen and in our resolve to bring about change and increase our understanding that these incidents are not just a single tragedy.  Racism, bigotry and hate is something many have to live with on a daily basis and we encourage each of us to do our part in bringing that to an end.

    We pledge to confront the system that favors one group over another, even when we are part of that favored group. We will educate ourselves and our neighbors to recognize the racism we witness and participate in.  We pledge to do our part in creating an inclusive, diverse, equitable, accessible and just society. 

  • AFP CNY Diversity Statement

    We, the Board of AFP CNY, value inclusion, diversity, access and equity. We recognize that we still have important work to do in this area as an organization and promise to add other voices to our own. We strongly condemn the racist attacks on people of color that have recently come to light. In particular, the murder of George Floyd and the horrific video of his death which has moved the nation and the world to call for change.

    We support the peaceful protests that are demanding change and condemn all violence whether it be by police or civilians. We understand that there is systemic racism in our country and hope that this tragic murder can be a catalyst for change.

    We are in this together. When one of us suffers, we all bear the pain. When one of us is silent, we share the guilt.

    Together, we can make things better. Each one of us must do our part. May this finally open our eyes that we can no longer deny what we see. May it open our mouths that our silence will no longer allow it to continue. And may we use our voices and our votes to demand the change that is long overdue.

    Black Lives Matter!

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