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Collegiate Chapters

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AFP’s future is in the students attending colleges and universities across the globe, learning how to operate and fund charities and nonprofit organizations.  AFP has an obligation to promote and encourage the active involvement of college and university students in philanthropy, the nonprofit sector and the profession of ethical fundraising.

Our Collegiate Chapters and Members

The collegiate chapter will be comprised of at least ten students who will plan the chapter activities. The collegiate chapter will raise money for a self-identified philanthropic project and hold educational sessions about ethical fundraising practices. These sessions will be developed with local AFP Professional Members and include information about fundraising tools. The experience of selecting a cause, learning ethical fundraising principles, and ultimately supporting the cause will introduce students to the rewards of a career in professional fundraising .Upon graduation, it is hoped students will consider entering the non-profit sector.

If you have questions about the collegiate chapter program, please contact Chapter Services at


New Chapters

The Collegiate Chapter Program currently has 30 collegiate chapters. Interested in starting a collegiate chapter on your campus?

Forming a Collegiate Chapter

Professional Advisor Job Description

Faculty Advisor Job Description


The AFP Collegiate Chapter Toolkit
AFP designed this toolkit to help collegiate chapters work with Faculty Advisors and Professional Chapter Liaisons, provide guidance on choosing the best people for chapter leadership, provide best practices from current Collegiate Chapters and suggest other resources that will be helpful in building a robust organization.

Toolkit Note: To better assist users, the toolkit also appears below by section, and the Appendices are available as Word documents, so they can be easily accessed and personalized. The addenda are below.
Collegiate Certificate in Fundraising Program 
As an AFP collegiate chapter member, you can further your knowledge of the nonprofit sector by working towards an AFP Collegiate Certificate in Fundraising. Certificate completion is an opportunity  to communicate your comprehensive understanding of fundraising by demonstrating your commitment to ethical and effective fundraising practices through education, work and volunteer experience. [Note: this certificate is a certificate of achievement from AFP and not a certification or credential.

Certificate Requirements 
• 100 points necessary to earn a certificate 
• Meet minimum requirements in each of the five categories 
• Must be an active student at the time the certificate criterion is completed
• Written explanation to support experiences 
• Meeting with collegiate or professional chapter advisor

Click here to download the materials: PDF | Word Doc

Collegiate Chapter LinkedIn Group
Network with other collegiate chapters and members on LinkedIn.


2014 Collegiate Accord Materials


Collegiate Chapter Ten Star Award Program

Applications for the 2014 Ten Star Award are due on January 30, 2015. The online submission form will be available later this year.

2014 Collegiate Ten Star Application - New online form available!  

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