chattanoogaSince 1987, this active group has been supporting the philanthropic landscape in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the surrounding area. Whether you are a seasoned fundraiser, new to the field or an executive director of a small to mid-sized nonprofit charged with the development efforts of your organization, we would like to see you at an upcoming meeting. 

We focus on delivering innovative educational programs and events to help you reach your goals. AFP is your link to professional networking events, roundtable sessions, programs for advanced executives, mid-career professionals, and those new to the field. We also offer opportunities for volunteering, sponsor special events like National Philanthropy Day Chattanooga, and much more. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about upcoming programs or register for an event today.

Please check out our programs, volunteer opportunities and get to know your Chapter leaders. If you're not a member, join today and be connected!


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  • Celebrating Diversity in Development

    In recognition of Black History Month AFP Southeastern Chapter Board Member Andrea Lyons will host a weekly interview with a local Development Professional “Celebrating Diversity in Development.”

    In this final week, Andrea Lyons' guest is Shadrina Booker, Director of Development and Marketing, Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Click here for the video interview


    What: new AFP Connect Roundtable – Ways to Connect and Learn

    Who: any AFP member interested in furthering their professional development through deeper dive discussion into fundraising topics

    When: 1st Weds of every other month starting Wednesday, February 3, 8:00 AM via Zoom

    In the first session,  we will offer a continued conversation from the AFP meeting on 1/20 on the topic of annual giving, plus we plan to gather ideas on topics for future meetings.

    To register, please email Christa Mannarino at cmannarino@clevelandstatecc.edu and she will send you a Zoom invitation.

  • Chapter Meeting Program News - January 20th

    Please join us for a Zoom Program Presentation on Wednesday, January 20th Chapter meeting begins at 11:30 with the presentation beginning at noon. 
    Lessons Learned about the Annual Fund During a Worldwide Crisis
    Presented by Anthony R. Alonso, President
    Catapult Fundraising
    Anthony Alonso discusses the tools and techniques you should use to maximize communication efforts with your donors, especially during times where face to face visits are not always an option.  Cultivation is key for the long-term sustainability of your annual fund, so make the most of a multi-channel strategy that incorporates email, direct mail, phone, text, and social media solicitations!
    Topic: AFP Chapter Meeting
    Time: Jan 20, 2021, 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    Meeting ID: 830 1796 3946
    Passcode: 416236

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