Monthly Newsletter

December Lunch Program:

CFRE Panel and Holiday Networking


Tammy Menezes, CFRE, will be joined by a panel of local CFREs to answer your questions about becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

Come join AFP members old and new for some holiday cheer and networking! We will also be teasing our 2019 luncheon topics announcing your Chapter Leadership Team for 2019. 
Dress in festive attire and be ready to celebrate the spirit of philanthropy in our area!

AFP membership not required. Come have lunch with us and see what we’re all about!


When: December 6, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (PT)


Where: Skewers, 821 L Street, Modesto, CA 95354


Register here using PayPal or send an email to


AFP Members: $15.00; Non-Members: $20.00

Lunch will be provided


Please register by Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 4:00 PM

2018 Diversity Scholarship Applications Due


Yosemite Chapter still has one Diversity Scholarship to be awarded in 2018. Think you might not be part of a diverse group? Think again! Every person is unique and therefore diverse in their own right. The person selected from the pool of applicants will receive a one-year membership to AFP Yosemite Chapter. Applications will be kept on file for reconsideration throughout the year. Submit your application by December 7, 2018!


 Download and email your scanned application to: 

or mail to: AFP Yosemite Chapter,

PO Box 1168, Modesto, CA 95354

Congratulations to Chamberlain Scholar Rochele Roura-Foster, of

LearningQuest-Stanislaus Literacy Centers!


The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy annually awards one Chamberlain Scholarship to each AFP chapter for an individual to attend the prestigious AFP International Conference. The scholarship is named for Ralph Chamberlain, who was instrumental in starting the Association of Fundraising Professionals organization.


The Chamberlain Scholarship is designed to help individuals serving nonprofit organizations develop their knowledge and skill in fundraising. The scholarship supports first-time attendance to the AFP International Conference - a place to gain insight from industry and world leaders, and a chance to learn breakthrough fundraising tactics.


The next conference will be held in San Antonio,Texas

March 31 - April 2, 2019. 

AFP Yosemite Chapter's National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon


The Yosemite Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) was proud to host the 2018 National Philanthropy Day awards ceremony that was held on Thursday, November 8 at the Gallo Center for the Arts. During a lunch reception, members of our community who have shown excellence in philanthropy were honored in each of the categories below. Winners were each awarded $100 to direct to the charity of their choice. Seventeen Champions were also invited onstage for recognition and thanks for all they do for their organizations. More details can be found on our website.


Thank you to all our sponsors and attendees for making this a special day for our local philanthropists and the community. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Gallo Family Vineyards, and out Patron Sponsors, Boyett Petroleum and California State University, Stanislaus.


AFP is offering $50 off new membership dues through November 30, 2018 in honor of National Philanthropy Day, using the coupon below.



Association of Fundraising Professionals,
Yosemite Chapter








Why you may want to consider becoming a CFRE - Certified Fund Raising Executive

1. Certification grants you more credibility. CFRE certification serves as an impartial, third-party endorsement of your knowledge and experience against international standards in philanthropy. It adds to your credibility as a fundraiser and sets you apart from other professionals.

2. Certification can improve career opportunities and advancement. CFRE certification can give you the “edge” when being considered for a promotion or other career opportunities. CFRE certification clearly identifies you as an employee who has demonstrated mastery of fundraising principles and techniques based on accepted best practices.

3. Read on...

Know Your Chapter


AFP Yosemite Chapter welcomes new member: Karin Reeinstierna - Central West Ballet.


We have a diverse group of dedicated leaders. See who's on our Board. If you'd like to be part of this dynamic group, we welcome your email at

Job Postings


AFP Yosemite Chapter occasionally is informed of job openings that we have agreed to post on our website. Our Chapter includes members from Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin Counties.


United Way of Stanislaus County seeks a qualified applicants for consideration of their Executive Assistant position.


Do you have an employment opportunity? Post your job here.

Save the Date


Throughout the year, AFP Yosemite Chapter offers a variety of education sessions to help its members grow as fundraising professionals. Check out these upcoming events and mark your calendars! The Chapter 2019 Education Calendar coming soon!


Join us at our December 6 lunch meeting to hear about some of the 2019 offerings.


Did you knkow you can earn CFRE Continuing Education Credits by attending approved AFP Meetings?



 Community Events


Tech Soup Webinars and Courses -

Don't Leave $10,000 on the table. Apply for the Google Ads Grant! 

The Google Ads Grant gives your nonprofit $10,000 to spend on Google Ads each month for a year. But none of it's available unless you apply. Learn everything you need to know in this one-hour live seminar on November 28 at 12 p.m. Pacific. $20.00



Check out AFP Yosemite Chapter’s calendar to view upcoming community events. Do you have an upcoming event that you would like us to include? Please send your event information to and we’ll post it! Click here to view the event calendar.

About AFP 


The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in nearly 200 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information,






AFP Yosemite Chapter Contact Information:


By mail:

P.O. Box 1168

Modesto, CA 95354


By Email:


Visit our website:


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Refund Policy

  • If you register for the meeting and pay in advance via Paypal and are unable to attend, you will NOT receive a refund for your payment.
  • If you register in advance without paying and are unable to attend, you will be billed for lunch via PayPal invoice, due and payable on receipt.
  •  If you register and pay in advance but inform us of your inability to attend before the RSVP deadline we will refund your payment. Under the same circumstances if you don’t pay but let us know before the deadline, you will not receive an invoice.
  • We will not carry over your payment to the following month’s meeting.
  • You may designate another to attend in your place in order to retain the value of your registration. In the case where a non-member substitute is designated, that person must pay the balance of $5.00 to attend.
  • Walk-ins, please note: Preregistered attendees will be given priority for lunch. If you don't register in advance, we are unable guarantee adequate food for everyone. You will be charged to attend.