Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups

In the field of fundraising, there are many challenges we all share. How can my organization gain new donors? How can we increase the effectiveness of our annual appeal? What can we do to make our gala more successful? While many organizations face these challenges, different types of organizations and different roles within them will have unique experiences in facing each.

To help our members deal with the unique challenges of their roles and their organizations, AFP Central PA is offering a number of affinity groups free to all members! Below is a list of affinity groups currently offered by AFP Central Pa. For additional information, contact Christie Twentier, Chapter Administrator.

Executive Directors
Discuss issues impacting E.D.s including working with boards; human resources; finance; strategic planning; role of ED in fundraising/donor stewardship etc.  This group will meet the third Tuesday of every month.  
Register for the December 15th at 11:30 am meeting.

Grant Writers
This affinity group is a good fit for the new grant writer of fundraiser, as well as, a good refresher for the experienced grant writer.  We talk informally about grant writing, grant makers, and grant management or whatever fundraising topics the group may want to bring up.  This group will be meet the 4th Friday or each month.  Register for the December 18th at 10:00 am meeting*.   *notice date change due to Christmas*

Major Gifts
Join fellow major gifts officers to discuss best practices, strategies and ideas around key topics.  This group will meet the first Tuesday of the month starting in 2021!  Register for the January 5th, 2021 meeting at 11am.

Virtual Events
Discuss experiences with virtual events, share lessons learned, and discover best practices!  This group will meet the 4th Tuesday of each month.  Register for the November 24th at 11 am meeting.

Have an idea for an Affinity Group?  Let us know!  Send us an email at