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    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) NW PA has been named a 2020 Ten Star Chapter.

     Every year, AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. Just one-third of all AFP chapters are named Ten Star Chapters, so the AFP NW PA  is one of a select group of chapters to earn this honor.

    Ten Star Chapters are recognized at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising (ICON). Chapters also earn the privilege of displaying the Ten Star logo on their website, newsletters and stationary.


    Criteria for the award are determined by AFP Global Headquarters. A list of several goals is published annually, and chapters must accomplish 10 of these goals during the year and submit a nomination form for verification to be honored.

    For more information on the Ten Star Award process, please visit 

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    Since 1960, AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP’s more than 31,000 individual and organizational members raise over $115 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world. For more information or to join the world's largest association of fundraising professionals, visit

  • AFP at Nonprofit Day 2019

    AFP representatives from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Western New York, and Northwestern PA partnered their efforts with the help of AFP IHQ to make a great Association of Fundraising Professionals presence in Erie, PA for Nonprofit Day on October 29th at the Bayfront Convention Center.  

  • Congratulations to our chapter's newest CFRE!

    Congratulations Lisa Counasse, CFRE - she has passed his CFRE exam and has officially earned the credentials of Certified Fund Raising Executive!

    Send her your own congrats - Lisa Counasse, CFRE

  • Get ready! April 15 is next CFRE application deadline

    Start 2020 off feeling great about your fundraising career. Submit your CFRE application on or before April 15, 2020.

    Our members always enjoy a special discounted CFRE initial application fee of US $700.

    You’ll have one year to sit for the CFRE Exam once your application is approved, meaning you’ll have heaps of study time.

    Login to your CFRE account here to put the finishing touches on your application or start your application.

  • Tips for Writing a Strong NPD Nomination

    If you missed the event --Facebook Live! video is available on our Facebook page!
  • Congratulations to our Chapter's newest CFRE!

    Congratulations David Schumacher, CFRE - he has passed his CFRE exam and has officially earned the credentials of Certified Fund Raising Executive!

    Send him your own congrats - David Schumacher, CFRE