President's Welcome


Many of us set goals at the start of a new year. Although I personally don’t adopt New Year’s resolutions, I reset by practicing Brené Brown's Living into Our Values. This Dare to Lead list of values task asks you to pick the two words that you hold most important. With reflection and changes in the seasons of your life, these words can change or stay the same. My two words continue to be philanthropy and growth. GROWTH is my hope for each of you and the vision of our AFP Chapter this year.

After a Pandemic, 2022 was our year of CONNECTION – as we all reconnected and shared resources in navigating the new and changing world of philanthropy. No matter where you sit in your career path, as we use GROWTH to expand our offerings in quality educational and networking opportunities, we hope you find new tools or takeaways to be the best fundraiser that you can be.

In 2023, The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and AFP are creating certificates for early career fundraising, a Leadership Development Program specifically for the fundraiser and a Fundraiser Bill of Rights. With a growth mindset, we can discover the existing and new benefits of our AFP membership to support an investment in ourselves, our Chapter, and our profession. Fundraising truly is the impact profession!

I am honored to serve as your chapter president this year. If you ever need to reach me or would like to get involved, please connect with me via email at

Chelsea Morgan, CFRE 
2023 AFP-GBR Chapter President