AFP Greater AZ Chapter
Greetings AFP Greater Arizona Chapter members,
Welcome to 2022! I am excited to serve as the President for AFP Greater Arizona this year. I am the VP of Development and Marketing at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. I started at the agency as the Events Manager and have worked my way up touching every piece of Development along the way: events, annual campaigns, major gifts and much more. Membership in AFP has been crucial for the success of my career. I am honored to give back through Board service.
As a Board we’ve set some big goals for 2022. We plan to increase the amount of networking opportunities available while we continue to provide valuable educational workshops. For me, one of the most valuable assets of my AFP membership is getting to know other fundraising professionals throughout our community.
To take full advantage of your membership, I would urge you to get involved! Come to the mixers and education events and get to know as many AFP members as you can. We have several committees in need of members. Committee service is a fun and unique way to get to know some of your fellow fundraisers, please let me know if you are interested. I look forward to working with you this year and hope to see you at an event soon!
AFP Greater Arizona Chapter
February 2022 -
My last couple of posts have been about the benefits of AFP here on the local level. Side note: There are many and networking is one of my favorites. Be sure to read about our last mixer HERE.
Access to AFP Global is another huge benefit of your membership! On the AFP Global website, you will find an extensive library of articles on the fundraising sector along with free or discounted webinars and micro-learning videos. New this year is a $100 credit for members to utilize toward premium webinars, select e-courses or conference recordings. Don't miss out on this great opportunity - learn more at afpglobal.org/thankyou.April 2022 -
Can you believe April is already half-over? For so many in our profession Spring means events season. I know it is stressful and I know how hard you are working! I love to read the re-caps of all the great events put on by our members. It is inspiring to see each of your successes and please know that your fellow AFP members are cheering you on!
We have successes to share within AFP as well. In March, AFP Global designated Greater Arizona as a 2022 Ten Star Gold chapter. This special award honors chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star Gold Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. Please read more HERE and keep an eye out for our new and improved Ten Star Gold logo on the coming weeks!May 2022 -
Hello Fellow Fundraisers!!
I recently had the opportunity to meet with our mentees directly after their workshop on Special Events. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting with them, learning about their current roles and hearing about their goals for the future. It was inspiring and exciting to hear of their commitment to the sector. This networking experience coupled with changes in my own organization has sparked conversations with other AFP members about how we can work together to move our profession forward. How do we attract young professionals to the critical mission of funding our community causes? How can we retain the rockstar development professionals that we already have? These are important questions for us to ask ourselves to ensure the future success of philanthropy in our community. In July, your AFP Board will host a roundtable discussion covering these topics and more - more info on this to come very soon. Please join us!