Emerging Leaders

Guiding values for AFP Emerging Leaders include:
1) Leadership development
2) Diverse perspectives
3) Education
4) Community

Education Programs

Our Chapter Meetings and Education Programs are held on various days of each month. Learn more about our upcoming events here

AFP San Diego Emerging Leaders

The purpose of AFP San Diego Young Professionals is to provide educational and networking opportunities for junior-level members of the local nonprofit community to help them advance in their profession, serve as resources for each other to ensure the highest level of ethical practice, and contribute to the advancement of San Diego’s nonprofit and philanthropic communities. 

Who would be part of Emerging Leaders

This group is for emerging leaders and young professionals who are committed to advancing nonprofit fundraising and development through networking and education. Members of this group demonstrate a strong, positive commitment to the philanthropic community.

What are the criteria for membership?

Membership is open to professionals who have up to four years of experience in the fundraising profession and are looking to grow. All ages are welcome. There is no cost to be associated with this group, and it is not limited to AFP members. Non-members can attend Chapter monthly luncheons and workshops at non-member price.


Strategic Goal 1:

Our goal is to provide networking opportunities for fundraising young professionals to learn together, make better decisions, have fun and influence philanthropy by understanding their role as having the power to make a difference.

Strategic Goal 2:

Our goal is to elevate the fundraising profession and public perception of young professionals as they become better leaders benefiting AFP and the philanthropic community.

Benefits of Young Professionals

  • Networking
  • Education through sharing experiences and building trust among colleagues

Join Us!

Join us at one of our open committee meetings, held on the 2nd Thursday of every month on Zoom from 3pm-4pm Pacific Time. Click here for a list of our upcoming meeting dates for 2023. All are welcome to attend and explore opportunities to get involved!"

For more information, contact Katie Gomez at katiegomez@afpsd.org.