OUR CHAPTER'S GOAL:
The Association of Fundraising Professionals South Eastern Ontario Chapter aims to support the highest standard of commitment, ethics, and professionalism within the fundraising profession. Our chapter is focused on providing members and friends, in the charitable and not-for-profit sectors, with opportunities to network, learn, and share knowledge and experiences.
ABOUT AFP SOUTH EASTERN ONTARIO CHAPTER:
All chapters are members of and are supported by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). AFP advances philanthropy through its 33,000 members in more than 244 chapters throughout the world. AFP has inspired global change, has given credibility to our industry and has supported efforts that have generated over $1 trillion world-wide. AFP’s individual and organizational members raise over $115 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America, and millions more around the world.
Like many chapters, AFP South Eastern Ontario creates opportunities for continuing education and accreditation within the philanthropic sector. We offer monthly luncheons focused on specific areas of philanthropic interest, host a full-day annual conference showcasing the best of the best in our industry and celebrate individuals and organizations that have made a difference in our communities at our Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards event.
Our chapter serves communities between Brockville and Quinte West. This includes Kingston, Prince Edward County, Trenton, Napanee and all of the important communities in between. AFP SEO currently comprises over 60 members from large institutions, as well as medium and small organizations.
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS IN 2023:
Let us come together, not only to celebrate our past achievements but to ignite the flames of excitement for the years to come. Our chapter's future is bright, and AFP SEO is honoured to be part of the incredible fundraising community in South Eastern Ontario as we continue to inspire, support, and make a difference. Here's to the next 20 years and beyond! Together, we will write the next 20 years of our story, one that is filled with even greater impact, innovation, and inspiration. Together, we will shape the future of fundraising.
|Every year, AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, honours chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. AFP South Eastern Ontario Chapter has received 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 we are proud to be among this select group.
This year we are especially proud that our chapter is one of only 98 chapters who earned the 2022 IDEA Champion Designation! The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives in AFP's goal of advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA).
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