The Arkansas Chapter is recognized as a Ten Star Gold Chapter for 2021. Fewer than 20
percent of AFP's 200 professional chapters earn this recognition, making AFP Arkansas one of the association's leading chapters around the world. AFP Arkansas has earned this classification for the past several years and is proud to deliver a high standard to our members.

The Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals offers members the opportunity to connect with colleagues, engage in creative thinking, network with new friends and achieve great results in their work. Please check out our programs, volunteer opportunities and get to know your Chapter leaders. 

Congratulations to the Arkansas Chapter, one of the 98 chapters that earned the 2021 IDEA Champion Designation. IDEA stands for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters that have accomplished many of the key objectives in our goal of advancing diversity. 

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  • 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: eventbrite.com/e/400320498387

    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

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