chattanoogaSince 1987, this active group has been supporting the philanthropic landscape in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the surrounding area. Whether you are a seasoned fundraiser, new to the field or an executive director of a small to mid-sized nonprofit charged with the development efforts of your organization, we would like to see you at an upcoming meeting. 

We focus on delivering innovative educational programs and events to help you reach your goals. AFP is your link to professional networking events, roundtable sessions, programs for advanced executives, mid-career professionals, and those new to the field. We also offer opportunities for volunteering, sponsor special events like National Philanthropy Day Chattanooga, and much more. Contact us to learn more and get involved!

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  • Join Us to Talk Community Trends in February

    AFP TN, Southeastern Chapter will host Metro Ideas Project Executive Director Joda Thongnopnua about the results of the recently released Community Indicators Project. Commissioned by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, the study identifies community trends development professionals can use to help effect the biggest issues facing the Chattanooga community and better inform fundraising strategies.
  • Scholarship Deadline Extended!

    If you are new to the fundraising profession, please consider applying for the AFP TN, Southeastern Chapter’s McClarty Scholarship. The Jack McClarty Scholarship(s) are awarded each year based upon a competitive application process. Jack McClarty was a founding member of the chapter and development director at Southern Adventist University. Scholarship applicants must be employed full-time and be individuals newly employed in the field of fund raising (less than 2 years). Scholarships may be renewable subject to decision of the Executive Committee of the AFP Tennessee, Southeastern Chapter. Introductory scholarships may be awarded for no more than two (2) years. Applications are due to Jennifer Nicely at jennifer_nicely@memorial.org.

    DEADLINE: Extended to February 11, 2019.
  • National Philanthropy Day event

    We excited to honor the following persons at the upcoming National Philanthropy Day event on Tuesday, November 13th at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  We hope that you have made plans to join us. 

    Outstanding Philanthropist- Ted and Kelly Alling
    Corporate Philanthropist- M&M Industries
    Leadership Fundraiser of the Year- Will Clegg, HHM
    Youth in Philanthropy- Phillip Mathews, McCallie School

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