Monthly Newsletter

Announcing our May 2018 Lunch Meeting

How Fundraising & Finance Can Get Along


jpegRoxanne Shockey, a CPA and Assurance Partner with Atherton & Associates will help AFP members understand restricted gifts and the critical things to know about non-profit accounting…including recent rule changes.

Register by sing PayPal or send an email to

Thursday, February 3, 2018, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Skewers Kabob House, 906 J Street , Modesto, CA, in the Elements Room.  (Parking on street or in the City Lot)  Attendees should enter the Elements Room from the J Street entrance.

AFP Members: $15.00; Non-Members: $20.00 Lunch is included.  Register today!

Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 4:00 PM

Members Only


Current AFP members (only!) have access to a variety of helpful articles and resources on the AFP International website. Check out the links below to learn more about major gifts, benchmarks, and prospect research. You may need to login to get full access to these articles and more! Want to be a member? Click here!:


1.  Hot Topic: Tax Issues

Certain nonprofits, including charities, are granted tax concessions because they provide for the public good. These organizations are required by law to provide reports to donors and to the tax authority. This Hot Topic discusses tax reporting questions, including questions related to the annual nonprofit tax return, Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT), reporting to donors on deductibility of donations on their tax returns, and other tax-related matters. (Members Only)


2.  Hot Topic: Fundraising Costs

Accountability of organizations to their constituencies has become one of the most important aspects of good governance in both the nonprofit and private sectors of our economy. In the charitable sector there is public interest in the effectiveness of organizations and efficiency of raising funds. The media has contributed to this interest through well intended reports to inform the public about fundraising costs. Often these reports are oversimplified and sensationalized, focused more on keeping cost ratios as low as possible (efficiency) rather than on maximizing net revenues to achieve the organization’s mission (effectiveness). (Members Only)


3. FASB's New Standard Aims to Improve Not-for-Profit Financial Reporting

After more than three years of debate, comment, and revision, the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) much-anticipated Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14,  Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, was released on August 18, 2016. The ASU will change the way all not-for-profits (NFPs) classify net assets and prepare financial statements. Learn more  (For everyone)


Congratulations to Meena Tadimeti 

of Special Needs In My City!  Meena was awarded our first quarter 2018 Diversity Scholarship and will receive a one-year membership to AFP Yosemite Chapter. 

 AFP Currently Accepting Diversity Scholarship Applications


AFP Chapter is offering three more Diversity Scholarships in 2018, one per quarter throughout the year. Second Quarter applications are now being accepted, and are due June 30, 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. 


 Download and email your scanned copy to: 

or mail to: AFP Yosemite Chapter,

PO Box 1168, Modesto, CA 95354

Know Your Network

Wondering how many of your friends and associates are members of AFP? Want to know which organizations find AFP membership an important part of their fundraising efforts?  Find out here.


AFP Yosemite Chapter welcomes newest member, Alfredo Guerra - Stanislaus County PAL. 


Renewing member this month is: Carole Richard - Modesto Symphony Orchestra.


Be The Cause 

AFP Yosemite Chapter invites you to support the AFP Foundation, Be the Cause Campaign.  The AFP Foundation provides scholarships that enable our fellow AFP members to attend the AFP International Conference, experience programs and services at the local level, and participate in the Leadership Conference. I have greatly benefited from these programs, and I know that you have too. Please join me in supporting the AFP Foundation with a gift!


Your gift will support the following programs:


1.      Chamberlain Scholarship Program: Last year, 114 Chamberlain Scholarships were distributed, giving AFP members the opportunity to attend the AFP International Conference. For those of us that have attended this conference, you know how impactful this experience can be!


2.      Diversity Scholarship Program: Since this program began in 2012, 84 scholarships have been granted, allowing diverse groups to experience the AFP International Conference.


3.      Collegiate Scholarship Program: 61 collegiate members have received scholarships to attend the AFP International conference – 12 this past year!


4.      Chapter Partnership Grants: A portion of the funds raised are granted back to chapters to support programs and services in local communities. The funds we received this year will help us present a Planning Giving event!


5.      Leadership Academy: This annual event is sponsored by the Foundation and provides critical leadership training for our President and President-elect board members. It not only prepares and develops chapter leadership, but also can provide additional skills to help grow in one's career.


As a chapter, we strive to secure 100% board participation. We encourage all members to make a gift to Be The CauseNo matter your gift size, your participation is greatly appreciated! You can make a gift online by visiting Monthly giving options are also available. If you’d prefer to give by check, a giving form is available on request. 


Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact Amber Flores.

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.

Development and Communications Coordinator - Jessica's House

Do you have an employment opportunity? Post your job here

Community Events


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,

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AFP Yosemite Chapter Contact Information:

 By mail:

P.O. Box 1168

Modesto, CA 95354


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