The San Diego Chapter of the worldwide Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) upholds the mission of the international association and advances philanthropy in the San Diego region by empowering members, prospective members and representatives of other organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising.

AFP San Diego is dedicated to stimulating a world of generosity and positive social change through best practices in fundraising. The largest network of professionals devoted to fundraising worldwide—with 33,000 members—we raise more than $115 billion annually. This is equivalent to one-quarter of all charitable giving in North America. In San Diego, our focus is on strengthening the region by educating development professionals and nonprofit leaders in best practices in fundraising, applying the high standards of the AFP Code of Ethics. 

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Dear AFP San Diego Members, Partners and Friends,

Based on federal and state guidelines regarding COVID-19, AFP San Diego is canceling all in-person events and moving events to a new virtual format. This change will take place beginning in March and will continue until further notice. 

AFP San Diego will offer two virtual event formats:

Virtual Chapter Meetings:
Much like the in-person events our members are accustomed to, Virtual Chapter Meetings will provide you with the in-depth tools and strategies to help you navigate your role as a fundraising professional. Each month, we'll bring in new speakers and experts in the field to focus on specific areas of fundraising.

Virtual Conversation Series: 
As COVID-19 has changed the way we work, these monthly "Virtual Conversations" will prioritize dialogue among your peers in the industry. To equip you with new tools to help your organization, each conversation will have a short presentation by an industry expert, followed by Q&A that will highlight real experiences regarding what's working and what's not in our new virtual fundraising environment.

In addition, in the coming weeks we will be sharing strategies and tools that help you as you communicate with your donors and work virtually with your staff. This is a new and difficult situation we are all in but our goal is to provide you with the best resources possible over the coming weeks and months. 

In the meantime, chapter members are encouraged to check out the following resources:

- AFP International’s content library
- Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak: Resources to Help Nonprofits

We also invite you to read An Appeal to Congress to Include Nonprofits in Packages for Relief and Stimulus reposted by Nonprofit Quarterly.

We understand that in-person engagement is a critical component of our programming but the health and safety of our community is our priority. We appreciate your understanding at this time and we want to let you know that we’re committed to still providing you with important resources and support. 


Brian Zumbano
AFP San Diego


  • Mark Your Calendar for NPD!

    National Philanthropy Day will air Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. on The CW San Diego.
  • Apply Today - AFP Scholarships

    AFPSD is delighted to announce the following 2021 Scholarships:
    • CFRE Exam/Application Scholarship
    • Colette M. Murray Fellows Scholarship
    • Emerging Nonprofit Scholarship

    Deadline Extended! September 30, 2020!!
  • AFP San Diego Statement on Racism and Racial Injustice

    "Although AFP San Diego members represent hundreds of diverse nonprofits in the San Diego region with differing missions – we can all agree that eradicating systematic racism must be a priority for all of us."

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