About Our Chapter

About Our Chapter


Founded in 1986, the AFP Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter is a regional professional association whose membership is comprised of persons involved in development, public relations, nonprofit management and fundraising consulting. It is a chapter of the international organization, Association of Fundraising Professionals. The majority of chapter members represent organizations in Lehigh and Northampton counties.  The chapter currently has a membership of approximately 150 fundraising professionals.  

Chapter monthly meetings generally occur on the third Friday of each month (unless otherwise noted). Please visit the chapter event calendar for more information. Members as well as visitors are invited to attend our monthly meetings. 

The Chapter's Board of Directors strives to present programs that foster professional development at all career levels and provide educational opportunities for all nonprofit constituencies, including board members, donors, youth and funders. The Chapter encourages involvement by all members to maximize the benefits of chapter membership.

Local dues are $45. For more information contact Christe Konopitski, Chapter Manager at Director@afpglv.org

Sign up to receive regular updates about AFP Eastern PA Chapter programs and events by emailing Christe Konopitski at Director@afpglv.org

Chapter Mission

Advancing philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising. The core activities through which AFP fulfills this mission include education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing and advocacy.

Chapter Vision
Fundraising is viewed as a credible and respected profession for civic betterment in eastern Pennsylvania.

Chapter Core Values
Philanthropy, inclusiveness, excellence, integrity and credibility, 
collaboration and service responsiveness.

IDEA Philosophy

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Eastern PA Chapter (DBA AFP Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter) strives to act in accordance with the national organization’s diversity and inclusion philosophy statement wherein diversity and inclusion create a strong, vital, and unified force for the effective pursuit of our mission and achieving philanthropic success. As such, we seek to promote an Association that is more reflective of Chapter’s diverse community and actively seek diversity within our board, committees, and membership. AFP Eastern PA also seeks to promote policies and programs for the greater non-profit community in the area of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.