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The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Central New York (AFP-CNY) 
is a professional association for individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of nonprofit, charitable organizations. Our Chapter offers networking, education, and other professional development opportunities for our members. 
AFP advances philanthropy in society by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising. The core activities through which AFP fulfills this mission include education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing, and advocacy. AFP members and affiliates enable people and organizations to better serve diverse communities and the Association as a whole. We welcome fundraisers from the counties of Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Onondaga, and Cayuga to join us as members or affiliates. We also welcome fundraisers from Chenango, Cortland and St. Lawrence as well as all contiguous counties who are seeking to join the Association of Fundraising Professionals and find our chapter best serves their needs. 

Diversity Statement
Just as you are.
We strive to value each of you just as you are. Our diversity is our strength. No matter your race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, size, physical or mental abilities, we will work to ensure that you feel included and welcome. Your input is important in helping us reach and understand the diverse communities that we serve.

Announcements

  • 2020 Membership Scholarship Program

    2020 Scholarship Program

    AFP-CNY is excited to launch its 2020 membership scholarship program, which will provide up to 10 membership scholarships. A membership scholarship will cover the cost of membership in full for fundraisers seeking membership in the Professional, Young Professional, Associate, or Small Organization categories. 

    AFP-CNY is committed to promoting Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access, and we encourage members of diverse backgrounds, communities, and non-profit sectors to apply. Individuals meeting the international requirements for membership are eligible. All scholarship recipients are required to serve on a board committee for at least one year. 

    Applications are due by October 31st. We anticipate announcing scholar recipients in mid-November.
  • 2020 Ten Star AFP Chapter

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Central New York chapter has been named a 2020 Ten Star Chapter!
    Every year, AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, 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 Central New York is one of a select group  to earn this honor!

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