Chapter Announcements


You can access time-sensitive announcements and news from AFP South Sound on this page dating back to the launch of our new website in April 2018. To submit an announcement, email the Chapter Administrator at


  • Chamberlain Scholarship Applications Due Oct. 1

    Never been to the AFP International Conference (ICON) and want to go next year? Apply by Oct. 1 for the AFPSS Chamberlain Scholarship. The scholarship covers conference registrations fees (~$800 in value from AFP International) and travel expenses (up to $500 provided by AFPSS). Available to current AFP South Sound members only.
  • Summit early bird rate ends Sept. 6

    Get your tickets now to the South Sound Philanthropy Summit. Tickets for this year's Next Gen Philanthropy-themed Summit are going quickly, and the early bird rate ends on Sept. 6.
  • Scholarships available for Summit – due by Sept. 2

    Scholarships to cover the cost of Summit attendance are available for a a select number of applicants. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of AFP South Sound and/or the South Sound Planned Giving Council. Apply by Sept. 2 for consideration.
  • Summit registration now open!

    Registration is open for this year's South Sound Philanthropy Summit. Join us and renowned keynotes and speakers for a day-long examination of Next Generation Philanthropy. Early bird prices end Sept. 6!
  • Volunteer Management opportunity for volunteers

    501 Commons is recruiting volunteers to serve as consultants for the Volunteer Management Consulting Program this summer (July - September). As a volunteer consultant, you can:  • make a difference in how nonprofits recruit, involve and retain volunteers, and  • enhance your consulting skills and knowledge. Total commitment is approximately 25 hours, most work is remote, and you will be partnered with another volunteer consultant. For more details or to sign up, click the link below or contact 501 Commons directly by email at
  • Mentee Application Open!

    Mentee applications are being accepted now through June 20 for the AFP South Sound mentorship program. To learn more, visit the Mentorship Program webpage or apply today using the link below.
  • $50 off new Associate- and Professional-Level Memberships

    Now through the end of June, new Associate- and Professional-Level members can receive $50 off their membership dues for the first year. Just use code "AFP2019" when you sign up, and remember to indicate AFP South Sound as your local chapter.
  • A Mentorship Pair Share

    Mentor and mentee Al Hove and Jennifer Wolbrecht didn’t know each other before being paired through the AFP South Sound members-only mentorship program, but through the program, they not only found out they graduated from the same small Midwestern college (!), but also found new insights into themselves and their professional relationship.
  • Call for Mentors!

    AFP South Sound is currently seeking mentors for the next round of our chapter's Mentorship Program. Being a mentor is a great opportunity to serve and expand your network! Click the link below to access the application, which you can also find on the Mentorship Program web page.
  • Café Colloquiums for Young Professionals

    Are you a fundraising professional who is between 18-30 years old? Come join us the last Thursday of every month to meet current members and explore if AFP South Sound is right for you. We'll grab coffee, chat AFP recruitment, fundraising questions, and upcoming needs in your workplace! (Contact YP Committee Chair, Mary Davidson, for location information:
  • Article: Establishing a Fundraising Policy for Your Nonprofit Board

    AFP South Sound members James M. Hushagen, J.D. and Emily Happy, Principals, The Philanthropy Collective, share recommendations and a sample policy for nonprofit board fundraising.
  • Message from Incoming President

    Learn why 2019 AFPSS president Kate Albert Ward said "yes" to AFP and has continued to stay involved.
  • Calling all young professionals!

    The evening of Tuesday, Feb. 26, connect with other fundraisers and learn more about the Young Professionals committee at this kickoff event. (There will be s'mores!)
  • Message from Outgoing President

    2018 AFPSS president James Plourde, CFRE, shares his take on the word love as it relates to philanthropy, our community and learning.
  • 2019 board member slate proposed

    The 2019 proposed slate of AFP South Sound board members is available for review and will be available for a vote by the current membership at the 2018 Annual Meeting on Dec. 5, 2018.