About AFP South Sound


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Since 1960, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. With nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members, AFP raises over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world.

The South Sound Chapter of AFP (AFPSS) was chartered in June 2006 to better serve the educational and networking needs of fundraising professionals living or working in the South Puget Sound region and is an approved provider by the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Our membership currently consists of over 100 members with a diverse of skills from a variety of fundraising backgrounds. Our members have a keen interest in continuing education and further developing their skills as fundraising professionals. They also enjoy the many outstanding networking and information-sharing opportunities provided through AFP membership.

We welcome you to join us at any of our upcoming meetings and events to learn more. In addition to our website, AFPSS has a monthly e-newsletter and shares invitations to upcoming events via email.

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2020-22 Strategic Plan


AFPSS Mission
: to advance philanthropy and inspire excellence in the fundraising profession.

AFPSS Vision: to be vibrant to the profession, vital to its members and their organizations, and visionary for the community.

Goal # 1:    Prioritize Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA)
AFPSS actively strives to create a community that is more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible in all that we do.

Goal # 2:    Inspire and inform excellence in fundraising
AFPSS will deliver relevant, quality education, and access to proven, innovative, and ethical practices for fundraisers and the nonprofit community.

Goal # 3:   Cultivate an engaged membership
AFPSS will attract, steward, and retain a strong member community.

Goal # 4:   Strengthen Capacity and Sustainability
AFPSS will be a dynamic and principled organization, striving to deliver top-notch services, while maintaining sustainability and capacity-building opportunities.

Download the full plan here