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We are excited to serve you and other regional professionals! In an effort to "advance philanthropy and inspire excellence in the fundraising profession," the South Sound Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFPSS) offers members the opportunity to learn, network and connect with colleagues, and enjoy resources that will help you grow in your work and career. Join us for a program or event to check out our community, or join as a member and start leveraging your benefits right away. We look forward to getting to know you!

Chapter Announcements

  • IDEA COHORT 2022-2023 taking applications

    AFP South Sound is excited to launch a new program: The IDEA Cohort. The Cohort will serve 5 people in its first year, and launches in August! This free year-long program was created to: 

    • Identify and engage diverse voices within the broader nonprofit community
    • Increase access to fundraising training and networking opportunities by removing common barriers
    • Provide networking and mentoring opportunities to Cohort members 
    • Empower members to develop, utilize, and share their talents and passion to benefit our community

    The program is designed to provide a growth opportunity for those doing fundraising work (paid or volunteer) in our community and who are committed to IDEA principles.

    Selection priority will be given to people or organizations that are underserved and/or underrepresented in the fundraising field.

    If you think you are a good fit for this program, or know someone who might be, feel free to share this information. We encourage people who are not current members of AFP South Sound or other fundraising organizations to apply. 

    Want to learn more about the IDEA Cohort? Plan to attend an info session on Friday, July 8th at noon, hosted by IDEA Committee Chair Jill Rose. The meeting will be recorded and shared with those who can’t attend in person. 

    Download Informational Flier here.

    Join ZOOM IDEA Info Session - July 8th 12:00 p.m.

    To complete an Interest Form, click link below.

  • BIPOC Fundraiser Affinity Group

    This BIPOC Fundraisers Affinity Group will meet every month on the first Wednesday during lunch hour to allow AFP members to self-identify and have this informal way to connect, network and build relationships with one another. The BIPOC Affinity Group will create casual conversations for you to share stories, ask questions, provide resources and build friendships. Facilitated by AFP South Sound board members Emily Mendez-Bryant and Jennifer Li Dotson. We welcome your participation!

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