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Berks Regional Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (Berks AFP) is Berks County’s only professional network for fundraisers, offering members the opportunity to connect with colleagues, engage in creative thinking, network with new and achieve great results in their work.
We focus on delivering innovative educational programs and events to help you reach your goals. Berks AFP is your link to professional and educational programs; networking events; programs for advanced executives, mid-career professionals, and those new to the field. We also offer opportunities for scholarships for professional development, sponsor special events like National Philanthropy Day, and much more. Help make Berks AFP work for you! Contact us at afpberks@ptd.net to learn more and get involved!

Please check out our programs, scholarship opportunities and get to know your Chapter leaders. If you're not a member, join today and be connected!

Our Events


  • The Future of Fundraising Fall Conference

    Oct 27, 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
    Join AFP Berks for our Fall Conference featuring key note speaker Jim Langley in addition to a panel of local funders including Ashley Chambers the Sr. VP of Community Impact at United Way of Berks County, Kevin Murphy the President of Berks County Community Foundation, Virginia Rush the Vice President of The Wyomissing Foundation, and Sara Firestone the Executive Director at Members 1st Charitable Foundation.

    The conference will take place at Alvernia University's McGlinn Conference Center.


    Doors open at 8:00 am. Jim Langley will speak from 8:30 - 11:00am. The Funders panel will follow from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Continental breakfast will be provided.

    Jim's book "The Future of Fundraising" will be available to purchase along with the purchase of a conference ticket.

    AFP Member Conference Ticket with Book - $75

    Non-Member Conference Ticket With Book -  $95

    AFP Members Conference Ticket Only (No Book) - $40

    Non-Member Conference Ticket Only (No Book) - $60

    Conference Tickets including Book will only be available to purchase through October 8th.

    Contact Information

    Reading, PA, United States

  • National Philanthropy Day Awards Breakfast

    Nov 5, 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM (ET)
    Join AFP Berks for our National Philanthropy Day Breakfast on November 5, 2021 at the Double Tree Hotel. Breakfast will take place at 7:30 am and the program will begin at 8:00 am.

    $45 per person

    Contact Information

    Reading, PA, United States

  • Time to Reconsider Special Event Fundraising - November Program

    Nov 9, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM (ET)
    Auctions. Sponsorships. Lotteries. Reporting. Charities utilizing events to raise funds for their program have struggled for years to stay compliant with the law. Many learned lessons from “virtual” events over the last year. Many of the “old” rules were not relevant. Now is the time to put all of the issues together in planning for the upcoming fundraising season.

    Join AFP Berks for a special November program hosted by Don Kramer that will take event planners through a step-by-step review of key legal issues, from initial planning to final reporting.

    Special events or other activities that involve sponsorships, keynote speakers, auctions, lotteries, or thank-you gifts must deal with a variety of technical legal requirements in advertising, calculating, and acknowledging the income. This webinar reviews those rules so that charities can comply with the interlocking requirements.

    The pricing structure for this special program is modeled after the "pay what you wish" approach. Select any of the listed pricing options you deem appropriate. There will be no change in your experience regardless of the pricing tier you choose.

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