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


  • 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.
  • Chamberlain Scholarships - Due Oct. 6

    Chapter scholarship applications for AFPSS members who have never attended the AFP International Conference are available now through Oct. 6, 2018.
  • Philanthropy Summit Member Pricing Ends Sept. 15

    Special member pricing for AFP South Sound and South Sound Planned Giving members ends Sept. 15.
  • Philanthropy Summit Scholarships - Due Sept. 17

    Limited scholarships are available for AFP South Sound and South Sound Planned Giving Council members to attend the South Sound Philanthropy Summit.
  • New Job: Foundation President, CHI Franciscan Health

    Job posted 8/3/18
  • New Job: Chapter Administrator, AFP South Sound

    Job posted 8/10/18
  • Summer Picnic Recap & Photos

    Check out photos from our July picnic and be sure to join us in December for our next member social!
  • New Job: Campaign Assistant, Pierce College

    Submitted to AFPSS 7/10/18
  • New Job: Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Pacific Lutheran University

    Submitted to AFPSS 7/2/18
  • New Job: Major Gifts Officer, Parent Giving, Colgate University

    Submitted to AFPSS 6/28/18
  • New Job: Director of Planned Giving, YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties

    Submitted to AFPSS 6/13/18
  • New Job: Volunteer Manager, Nourish Pierce County

    Submitted to AFPSS 6/6/18
  • New Job: Philanthropy Officer, Peace Community Center

    Submitted to AFPSS on 6/3/18
  • New Job: Development Officer, Tacoma Rescue Mission

    Submitted to AFPSS on 5/21/18
  • Mentee Applications Now Open

    Mentors have applied for the second round of the AFPSS Mentorship Program (you can see the mentor bios here), and the mentee application is now open through July 12, 2018.
  • Headshot Tips by LILT

    Planning to have your headshot taken at the July 18 summer BBQ? These tips from LILT will help you prepare for the best updated photo your LinkedIn profile has ever seen!
  • Lianna Shepherd, 2018 Chamberlain Scholar

    In April, member Lianna Shepherd attended the AFP International Conference as the AFPSS Chamberlain Scholarship recipient. In addition to enjoying a daily praline in New Orleans, Lianna shares that she learned to appreciate her work “as both a science and an art.”
  • Mentor Applications Open: May 1-31

    The AFPSS Mentorship Program is kicking off its second round, and all AFPSS members are invited to participate! The mentor application is open now through May 31, and the mentee application will be open June 5 – June 30.
  • Member Rate for AdvNW Forum

    AFPSS members can receive the member rate for the Advancement Northwest Forum on Strategic Fundraising, June 7-8. Several South Sound members are presenting at this year's Forum and the full speaker line-up is not to be missed! Check out the program and then get your discount code at the link below for registration.