Community Announcements

  • 5th Thursday with AFP--Membership Meet & Greet

    Join your fellow AFP Arkansas members for an opportunity to network and get to know one another. Please invite your non-member colleagues in philanthropy to join as well!
    Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend, but please send your affirmative RSVP to
    Thursday, March 30
    Arkansas Community Foundation
    5 Allied Dr., Suite 51110
    Building 5 Floor 11 
  • Engaging Leadership in Fund Development

    Join AFP at Goodwill Industries of Arkansas on Thursday, March 16th as Elizabeth Pulley shares her expertise on everything to do with fund development plans/goals and objectives through collaboration, delegation and communication strategies.

    8:30am: Check-in & Networking

    9:00am: Session Begins

    $25 for AFP Members

    $35 for Non-AFP Members

    Location: Goodwill Industries of AR, 7400 Scott Hamilton Dr, Little Rock, AR 72209

  • Fostering Inclusiveness: A Development Professionals Guide to Serving Diverse Communities

  • Membership Highlight Tour--Goodwill Industries

    Join us to kick off 2023 with our tour at Goodwill Industries on Thursday, January 19th at 8:30am on 7400 Scott Hamilton Drive. 

    8:30--Coffee and Networking
    9:00--tour starts

    $25 for members
    $35 for non-members
  • Year-End Celebration--5th Thursdays with AFP, December 29, 5:00pm: GloWild at the Little Rock Zoo

  • Tell us what you want to see in 2023!

    Please complete this brief online survey about AFP education session topics for next year.
  • October 20th Ethics Awareness Education Session

    Join AFP Arkansas as Shana W. Graves shares her expertise on everything to do with ethics awareness: A deeper dive into etiquette, practice and implementation of ethical behavior.

  • 5th Thursday - Sept 29, 2022

    Looking for an excuse to unwind with your fellow fundraising professionals? Join us for 5th Thursdays with AFP Arkansas! Four months each year have a fifth Thursday, and TOMORROW, September 29, 2022 is one of them. We will meet at The Rail Yard (1212 E. Sixth St.) beginning at 5:00 pm. Come when you can, leave when you must.

    Bring your colleagues and friends to meet other like-mind central Arkansas professionals. Everyone is welcome at 5th Thursdays to enjoy each other’s company as well as the food and drinks available at The Rail Yard!
  • September Education Session: Alphabet Soup of Revenue Sources: DAFs, HAS and QCDs

    Join us on Thursday, September 15th for Ashley Coldiron's talk on Donor Advised Funds, Highly Appreciated Stocks and Qualified Charitable Distributions! 

  • August Education Session: The Great Resignation

    August 2022 AFP Arkansas Education Session
    The Great Resignation & How We Can Level Up Our Own Leadership

    Join us at the Arkansas Foodbank to hear Beth Goodrich, Executive Director of the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence, discuss how leadership styles can improve (or hinder!) staff recruiting and retention.

    Beth Goodrich is the Executive Director of the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She has 17 years of experience working in the field of domestic violence advocacy. In addition to being a former shelter/rape crisis center Executive Director, Ms. Goodrich is also a Specialized Law Enforcement Instructor, and a nationally recognized participant in Project Catalyst, a human trafficking and intimate partner violence project. She is a mother to six amazing children and resides in Conway, Arkansas with her family.

    8:30 am: Check-in & Networking
    9:00 am: Session Begins

    $25 for AFP Members
    $35 for Non-AFP Members

    Get your tickets today:

    Don't forget, this session is included in the AFP Member Bundle! If you have a bundle, be sure to reserve a seat for this session.

  • June Education Session: Major Gift Appeals with Melissa Stiles

    Join us at the Arkansas Foodbank to hear Melissa Stiles, Chief Development Officer at the Museum of Discovery talk about stewarding major donors and what you need for major gift appeals. Take a deeper dive into major gift appeals with tips for major gift/donor stewardship to help organizations strengthen and grow their major giving programs. 

    8:30am: Check-in & Networking

    9:00am: Session Begins