Community Announcements

  • The Connection Carousel

    Very excited to see you at our Virtual Mixer on August 27th, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley Chapter Young Professionals and IDEA. As we adjust our new socially distant roles in society, we want to stay in touch any way we can. Zoom will randomly place 3 to 4 individuals into breakout sessions for 10 to 15 minutes. They will give you a chance to chat with small groups. After that, the random selection happens again. New people! Yay! Chat about best practices in fundraising, share frustrations, or talk about what you’ve been watching on Netflix during quarantine. It’s like speed networking! This event is at your own home (you can even wear pajama pants) and is therefore BYOB. Let’s stay social and connected!

    If you have any questions, please reach out!

    Ruby Mae Christiansen, Young Professionals Chair
    C: 928-713-9492 E:

    Manju Ramachandran, VP IDEA
    C: 415-999-7859 E:
  • Join Our Board!

    Want to have an impact in your AFP Chapter and in our community? Consider joining the 2021 AFP Silicon Valley Board of Directors. We are currently seeking nominations for our VP Elect positions, which will join the Board beginning in January 2020. If you are interested in more information about joining the board or or if you would like to nominate someone you think would be a good leader, please email Josh Selo, Past President, at
  • June 16, 2020, Strategic Communications Webinar & Workshop

    Webinar 12:30pm Workshop 2pm

    Want to know how to develop an effective communications strategy to support your fundraising goals? Caitlin Scott will identify key audiences for fundraising efforts; develop messages that will resonate with those audiences and identify tactics to reach them; and help participants understand how to use social media, traditional media, digital assets, and other tools to effectively fundraise. She will also offer high-level recommendations on communicating during COVID-19. 

    More information:

  • AFP Silicon Valley Chapter Named a 2020 Ten Star Chapter!

    Every year, AFP honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. Just one-third of all AFP chapters are named Ten Star Chapters, so the Silicon Valley Chapter is one of a select group of chapters to earn this honor.

  • Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day Nominations Temporarily on Hold

    Due to Covid-19 and our statewide shelter-in-place order we are closing nominations for Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day 2020 through April 30.  We understand that many of our members and friends are struggling with many competing demands at the moment and we wish to relieve the stress that filling out a nomination form might bring at this time. 
  • 2020 Fundraising Academy Update

    We are sorry, but this event has been cancelled.

  • March Luncheon Has Been Cancelled

    Given the latest recommendations from the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, we have decided to cancel our monthly luncheon and workshop scheduled for Tuesday, March 17. If you are registered for the luncheon and/or workshop, you will receive an automatic refund on the credit card that you used to register. For information, contact
  • Mentorship Program Applications are Open!

    We are accepting applications for our 2020 Mentorship Program! The Mentorship Program supports a mentoring relationship in a "work friendly" structured program that offers one-on-one coaching sessions committed to meeting your personal and career goals. 

  • View 2019 SV Philanthropy Day Photos

    Take a walk with us down Memory Lane to our recent Philanthropy Day event! Photos can be viewed here.
  • Register Today for Young Professionals Mixer!

    Wednesday, November 13th from 5-8pm at SoFA Market