About Our Chapter

The AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter meets monthly on the second Monday at the Fort Worth Club in downtown Fort Worth. The lunch meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. and concludes about 1:00 p.m.   The cost is:
  • Members - $25, Early Bird / $30, At-The-Door
  •    Program Only - $15

  • Non-Members - $50
  •    Program Only - $25

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in 230 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.

AFP fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

In Fort Worth, we have about 200 members and the most Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFRE) of any chapter in the world! Traditionally, our AFP Chapter is also a Ten-Star Chapter, one of only 75 globally.

Thirty years ago, a number of familiar Fort Worth fundraisers belonged to the Southwest Society of Fundraisers (SSF). Carolyn Martchenke CFRE and Robert Cargill CFRE joined forces with the late Bill McDanel, Glenn Wilkins, and others, to establish the first AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter on June 30, 1980.

Beginning in 1960, the national organization that is our parent association was known as the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE). In 2001, it officially became AFP and for five decades, AFP has worked to advance ethical and effective fundraising and support charities that provide critical services to their communities.

During that time, philanthropy has made extraordinary contributions to the world and played a key role in improving the lives of people in every conceivable way.

The first CFRE’s were conferred in 1981, making a huge difference in how the organization was viewed by both its members and the entire philanthropic community.
The Fort Worth Metro Chapter is proud to build on its 30-year history and celebrates the journey of the next 30 years.

Donor Bill of Rights
Board Member Job Descriptions
AFP Code of Ethics
2017 - 2019 Strategic Plan

Chapter By-Laws
Policies & Procedures
Form 990-EZ & Schedules