Community Announcements

  • Pictures from NPD now on Facebook!

    Want to check out those sweet, sweet pics from our NPD Conference and Reception?  Cruise on over to Facebook for a peek!
  • Year End Networking - December 7

    Join us for a year-end networking event on December 7 from 5 – 7pm at the Morrissey House (361 Dundas St, London). Reconnect with fellow fundraisers and raise a glass to all the good work your efforts made possible this year. If you know someone thinking of joining AFP, please bring them out, non-members welcome. RSVP here. 
  • Ignite your fundraising success!

    January 26, 2023

    10am – 3pm

    Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge

    Firebrand David Kravinchuk will ignite your fundraising passion and proficiency

    Join David in Lethbridge Jan. 26, 2023 and learn the secret to inspiring individual donors and building incredible value in your fundraising program using simple ideas, proven processes and good, common sense. 

    You will learn how ordinary tools like events, direct mail (yup, still a thing), email, newsletters, webpages, thank you cards/letters, social media posts and telephone calls can lead to extraordinary donor gifts.

    This is a hands-on, interactive event. Bring samples of your fundraising efforts and get David’s expert critique during the workshop.

    This is a rare opportunity to join a world renown fundraising professional AND network with southern Alberta fundraising professionals for a day of dynamic learning.

  • AFP-GLAC Holiday Mixer & Inspirational Luncheon

    When:  Dec 13, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM (PT)
    Annual Holiday Mixer & Inspirational Luncheon with guest speaker Wendy Gladney

    About our Speaker

    Wendy Gladney is a Coach, Life Strategist, Community Relations Consultant, Author, and Speaker. A multi-faceted businesswoman with close to thirty years of experience, Wendy is the founder of Personal Services Plus, (PSP); Season of Greatness (SOG); and nonprofit, Forgiving for Living, Inc. (FFL). As a Consultant and Strategist, Wendy has worked with individuals, leading community-based organizations, small businesses, and corporations in America.

    ​A native of Southern California, Wendy received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Continuing her education, she is a graduate of both The Protocol School of Washington, certified and licensed to teach International Protocol, Etiquette, and Intercultural Understanding; and Antioch University Coaching Tools Program, where she received a certification in coaching.

  • Join us for a Holiday Party!

  • Final Event of the Year!

    Don't miss our Annual Meeting & Holiday Party for great networking and raffles!! We will also vote on next year's board slate. See you all on December 8th!
  • Membership DISCOUNT Now to November 30

    Thinking of becoming a first-time AFPLI member? Now is the time  - AFP Global is offering a $50 discount to new members!

    But - - this discount is only good until November 30.

    Click here:

    Use this coupon code: NPD2022 during the checkout process.

    We'll see you, new member, at the January annual meeting - details coming soon!!

  • 2022 NPD is in the Books!

    We would like to thank everyone who supported NPD, who nominated a deserving individual or organization and who attended the wonderful day of events!

    We hope to see you again next November!


  • $50 Professional or Associate New Member Discount!

    In honor of National Philanthropy Day AFP is offering a $50 discount to new members joining in the Professional or Associate member categories by November 30, 2022! 

    Fill out the membership invitation as usual, but deduct $50.00 from the total and include this coupon with your payment. *

    Complete your application and send it in via mail or email by November 30, 2022. *Coupon must be included with payment. One coupon per new member.

    You can also redeem the coupon online by using discount code NDP2022. Join online now!

    Questions, call the AFP Membership Department at (800) 666-3863.
  • Diverse Communities Scholarship

    Applications for AFP ICON 2023 in New Orleans, April 16 - 18, are now open!

    Sponsored by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, the Diverse Communities Scholarship is for fundraisers who identify as a member of one or more marginalized communities. The scholarship covers registration costs plus a $800 travel stipend to attend AFP ICON. 

    Application Deadline: December 1, 2022

  • AFP ICON 2023 Scholarship

    The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to once again offer the Diverse Communities Scholarship program for members of diverse/marginalized communities to attend AFP ICON in New Orleans, LA, April 16-18, 2023.

    The scholarship will include the full conference registration fee + US$800 travel stipend for each chosen scholar.

    Deadline for application submission is Dec.1, 2022. Selected candidates will be notified by email by Dec. 24, 2022.

    Online registration is now closed. Please contact Kacie Smyth at if you would like to purchase a ticket at the door.
  • Upcoming luncheon: Ethics of Gift Planning

    Join us for our November luncheon with Tom Griffith and Christine Woodcock Dettor on Wednesday, November 9th! This luncheon will be held at the Central New York Community Foundation.

    Participants will learn:

    • General ethical guidelines that apply for charitable gift planning.
    • The complexity of issues related to working with seniors as they face physical and cognitive changes.
    • Ways to prevent ethical dilemmas in your donor/client interactions.

    Can't make it in person?
    Click here to register to attend the event virtually.

    Tommy Rhomberg, Outstanding Philanthropic Youth

    Anyone can be a philanthropist. Philanthropy is about caring for others and trying to have a positive impact on the world. Tommy Rhomberg is both an exemplary philanthropist and proof that anyone can lift up those around them. Tommy decided to make a baseball bat out of Derecho debris, for his friend who’s birthday party was supposed to be soon after the derecho hit Cedar Rapids in 2020. All told, Tommy made nearly 500 bats by hand, raising more than $8,000 for derecho recovery. Even for those who couldn’t get their hands on a hand-made Tommy Rhomberg bat, the story provided some inspiration. Donors from around the world have made gifts to the Disaster Recovery Fund in Tommy’s honor, totaling more than $16,000. Help us celebrate Tommy at the NPD Awards Luncheon on November 15.

    Get your tickets today! 

    The Community Foundation of Johnson County, Outstanding Small Philanthropic Organization

    The Community Foundation of Johnson County has been honored as the “Small Philanthropic Organization” of 2022 due to their excellence in helping community nonprofits to be more, do more and give more. Join us on November 15th to learn more about the Community Foundation of Johnson County and the good work they are doing. Help us celebrate all honorees at the NPD Awards Luncheon on November 15.

    Get your tickets today! 
  • Apply Now to be a 2023 IDEA Fellow!

    The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Fellowship (IDEA) is a year-long program for fundraisers from underrepresented communities. The program is intended to recruit, retain, and support ethnically diverse non-profit fundraisers with the intent to accelerate their careers through skills training, mentorship, and networking activities, thereby increasing the number of ethnically diverse fundraising/non-profit professionals in Silicon Valley.

    Please encourage eligible applicants to apply! Applications are open until January 15, 2023.

    Questions? Email Ehsaneh Sadr at  or Evelyne Keomian at

    Learn more here!
  • Know Before You Go!

    We are so excited to see everyone in person Friday!  Click on the link below to read all the important details for the event.
  • 2023 Chamberlain Scholarship Applications due 11/11

    Click here for details
  • URGENT: National Philanthropy Day Ticket Deadline!

    The last day to purchase tickets for the NPD Reception, Conference, or Luncheon is Friday, October 28th!  Grab your tickets before this opportunity is going...going...gone!

    Michele Brock, CFRE, Outstanding Fundraising Professional

    Michele has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Fundraising and is highly respected in our area. In her current professional role, she connects with Catholic Schools and parishes throughout 30 counties. Michele engages donors in investing in scholarships, Catholic Schools, parishes, and social services. This experience allows her to indirectly support those entities that focus on the marginalized, the immigrants, the poor and the lonely. Join us on November 15th to learn more about Michele and the good work she is doing.
    Get your tickets today! 
  • M. Gale & Associates Welcomes Ashanti E. Williams as Campaign Associate

    News for immediate release - Ashanti Williams joins M. Gale & Associates as Campaign Associate. Ashanti brings over 10 years of non-profit professional experience to the M. Gale and Associates Team. She has spent the last several years working as a fundraiser, contributing to successful fund development programs in the performing arts, faith-based education, and family services sectors in both Dallas and Fort Worth. Having worked in a variety of roles, and mostly small shop departments, has allowed Ashanti to build a strong knowledgebase in many key areas of a fund development program, including annual fund, operations, grants, database management and communications.  >>>Read more...

    Lois James, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

    When Lois joined the Miracles Board in February 2017, she did not have any formal fundraising experience. However, the moment she volunteered to be the fundraiser, she set to work learning everything she could about fundraising. She quickly stepped in and showed her strong leadership skills and ability to work with diverse groups of people.

    Join us on November 15th to learn more about Lois and the good work she is doing.
    Get your tickets today! 

    Lucie M Mordecai, Outstanding Individual Philanthropist

    Lucie Mordecai founded Abbas International Healing Center Inc. in 2017. The center is based on mental health providing medicine, safety, clothes, food, and most importantly love and affection. In her words, “I’m not only their counselor, but also their cheerleader. People with a mental illness are often feared and rejected by society.”

    Help us celebrate Lucie and all honorees at the NPD Awards Luncheon on November 15.
    Get your tickets today!
  • OPEN NOW! Chapter Scholarship Applications

    Chamberlain Scholarship
    and Chapter Membership Scholarship applications are open NOW for submission! Click Here to Learn More
  • Be the Cause Campaign

    If you have not already had the opportunity to make your gift to the Be the Cause gift yet this year, these next three days present a great chance to do so. During the AFP LEAD Conference, October 20-22, Blackbaud makes a matching contribution of $10 on every gift of $20 or more to Be the Cause.

    This year, we need another $352 in gifts (the extra $10 counts!) to reach our high goal, which maximizes (35% of total raised) dollars our chapter receives back to help fund local programming and scholarships.

    To make your gift, visit AFP Be the Cause. Thank you!

  • Tell us what you want to see in 2023!

    Please complete this brief online survey about AFP education session topics for next year.
  • Join us on November 17 at the Powelton Club in Newburgh to celebrate the incredible 2022 honorees! 

  • Apply for one of our scholarships!

    The AFP TN, Southeastern Chapter is pleased to offer several scholarships for the 2023 program year.

    Application Deadline: November 18, 2022
  • A special welcome from Keynote, Dr. Niki Elliott

  • Upcoming luncheon: Sustainers - a cornerstone of fundraising

    Whether you are just starting out with a monthly giving program or are looking for ways to grow your program, don’t miss the October virtual seminar on October 20th from 12:00-1:00pm! 

    Lynn Hy and Heidi Soine from Food Bank of Central New York will provide you with the tools and strategies they have used to grow and retain a sustained giving base that they attribute to at least 10% of their annual fundraising budget. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and an invitation to all of those in attendance to share their ideas and strategies.
  • 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.

  • Congratulations to this Year's NPD Honorees!

  • Scholarship Opportunities for Members

    The Great Smoky Mountain chapter of AFP is pleased to support our members with scholarship opportunities for either membership or attending the annual international conference (Chamberlain Scholarship).

  • Join us for National Philanthropy Day

    2022 NPD Honorees

    Outstanding Philanthropic Family

    Shelley and Jack Harper & Jenni and Dan Hord

    Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation
     Pevehouse Family Foundation

    Outstanding Philanthropic Business
    Diamondback Energy

    Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
    Arts Council of Midland

    Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
    Christine Foreman

    Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
    Midland High School Students in Philanthropy

    Outstanding Fundraising Professional
    Anita Gamertsfelder

  • Read our Fall Newsletter!

    Did you miss our latest Newsletter?

    Click here to see what we've been up to... Events, Letter from the President, and more.

    Register today for NPD 2022 Awards Luncheon and Educational Session on November 15, 2022.
    Prices will increase by $10 on October 7. 
    Don't miss out on the early bird pricing!
  • Chamberlain Scholarship Applications open in October!

    The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is proud to offer the Chamberlain Scholarship Program for AFP ICON. This program is designed to help individuals serving nonprofit organizations develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising. 

    The Chamberlain Scholarship is awarded to a first time attendee to AFP ICON or a NSFRE International Conference.  Also the applicant must be employed as a full-time fundraising professional or spend at least fifty percent of their time fundraising for their employer.

    AFP ICON attracts more than 4,000 individuals and features more than 100 educational sessions on every aspect of philanthropy. The 2023 AFP ICON will take place in New Orleans.

    Applications are now open and can be downloaded here: Chamberlain Scholarship Application 

  • 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!
  • October Meeting!

    Please join us for our October chapter meeting.  Dwight McDonald from TTU Law School with walk us through ethics awareness as we celebrate Ethics Awareness Month. 
    Date: October 11th
    Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Location: McKenzie Merket Alumni Center
    Register today!
  • October 18th Annual Meeting

    Click Here for details
  • Congratulations to the 2022 National Philanthropy Day Honorees

    Congratulations to the 2022 National Philanthropy Day Honorees! We are proud to honor:

    • Outstanding Corporation: Berkshire Bank
    • Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Ashlea Schad, MBA, CFRE
    • Outstanding Philanthropist: Dean Ripley
    • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers: Dennis and Judith Hebert

    This year, AFP CNY will join chapters across the country and around the world on November 15 to celebrate National Philanthropy Day 2022 in person to honor individuals, organizations, and businesses in the Central New York Area who generously give their time, talents, and resources for the enrichment and benefit of our communities.
  • Save the Date: Philanthropy In Action Conference

    Save the date for the 2023 Philanthropy in Action Conference!
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  • Next Event: Diversity and Ethics in Fundraising

    Hope to see you on Tuesday, October 18 when we dig into diversity and ethics in fundraising with two amazing speakers. Registration is now open!

    Learn more and register today!
  • Fundraising Forum - November 10 Breakfast Program

    Join us on Thursday, November 10 for a morning program featuring top Long Island Philanthropists, networking with your fundraising and nonprofit colleagues and learning, presented by AFP Long Island fundraisers to support the nonprofit community.

    Registration is OPEN and sponsorships are available!
  • Do you want to attend AFP ICON 2023 for FREE?!

    Applications are now open for our Chamberlain Scholarship!  Visit dynamic New Orleans and learn from industry powerhouses about ways to upgrade your fundraising skills! 

    Click here for more information and to apply!