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Chapter Ten Star/Ten Star Gold Awards

August 8, 2018

The Chapter Ten Star/Ten Star Gold Awards honor those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan.





Award to be presented at the 2019 Annual Conference in San Antonio

 AFP’s Strategic Plan is the blueprint for organizational growth and success in the future.  For the strategic plan to be effective, it must be implemented through a partnership between the International Headquarters and the local chapters.  As each chapter contributes its part to the overall Strategic Plan, AFP will meet its goals and continue to advance philanthropy and the fundraising profession around the world.

 The Ten Star Gold Program will recognize exemplary chapters who go above and beyond reaching the Ten Star Requirements. Chapters applying for Ten Star Gold will complete 10 required goals and 6 additional goals on the same application form. All required Ten Star Gold objectives are marked in red on the application form.

Program Mission

The Chapter Ten Star & Ten Star Gold award honors those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan.  Both Awards encourage chapters to perform specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.

Ten Star Eligibility

All Chapters can earn the Ten Star or Ten Star Gold Awards.  There is no limit to the number of Ten Star Awards that can be presented in a given year.  Regardless of size, budget or resources, as long as a chapter fulfills the necessary 10 goals (for Ten Star) or 16 Goals (for Ten Star Gold) it is eligible. The chapter must submit an award application by January 31, 2019 for activities completed during 2018.  The application must be signed by the chapter president and one other board member.


Process and Deadline

Several goals are required of all chapters for both the Ten Star 8 and Ten Star Gold awards. Chapters can decide which optional goals to accomplish.  Optional criteria and required criteria are listed beneath the main AFP Strategic Plan Goals so chapters may correlate their accomplishments to the advancement of the Association’s strategic goals and reinforce the vital role chapters and chapter leaders play. 


Chapters must submit the application form by the deadline date.  Submit all forms via the electronic application. All nominations must be received on or before Thursday January 31, 2019, 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time).  


All application forms will be acknowledged by automated confirmation e-mail.  AFP IHQ reserves the right to confirm and verify goals on a nomination-by-nomination basis Any disputes to the Ten Star or Ten Star Gold nominations must be received at the International Headquarters by February 28, 2019.  The AFP Chapter Support Committee will make final determination on any disputed applications.


Award Presentation

AFP will verify and determine which chapters have accomplished the necessary goals to earn the Chapter Ten Star Award or Ten Star Gold award. 


Ten Star & Ten Star Gold Chapters will be recognized at AFP’s 2019 ICON and on the AFP website. All recipients will receive a complimentary web/audioconference registration to be used in 2019, a certificate of achievement, a press release template and use of a unique Ten Star or Ten Star Gold logo to promote the success of your chapter on your chapter website, newsletters, stationery, etc.


Ten Star Gold Chapters will receive the following additional rewards:

-          One free AFP membership scholarship to use in your chapter

-          Recognition at Chapter Presidents Council meeting

-          Listing in Advancing Philanthropy


In addition, to highlight the importance of the Ten Star & Ten Star Gold Awards, AFP has developed a cash incentive program for chapters. Chapters must have Ten Star or Ten Star Gold status to qualify for the cash awards outlined below:


AFP will award cash incentives to chapters meeting specified membership goals, as outlined below:

                Highest percentage 2018 growth – must be chartered one full year

                Highest percentage 2018 retention – must be chartered one full year

                Highest percentage 3 year growth

                Highest percentage 3 year retention


Cash incentives to chapters will be awarded for reaching the milestones outlined above (one award in each group) as follows:

15-50 members - $500 for each award listed 

51-100 members - $1,000 for each award listed 

100-250 members - $1,500 for each award listed 

251-400 members - $2,000 for each award listed 

400+ members - $2,500 for each award listed 


2019 Ten Star and Ten Star Gold Information

2019 Ten Star Tracker 

2019 Ten Star Form - Online Form | PDF Form

If you have any questions about the Chapter Ten Star Awards Program, please contact chapter services at


2017 Ten Star Gold

Congratulations to our 2017 Ten Star Gold Winners!

AFP AB, Edmonton & Area Chapter

AFP AK, Alaska Chapter

AFP AL, Alabama Chapter

AFP AL, Northern Alabama

AFP AR, Arkansas Chapter

AFP AR, Northwest Chapter

AFP AZ, Greater Arizona Chapter

AFP AZ, Southern Chapter

AFP CA, Desert Communities Chapter

AFP CA, Golden Gate Chapter

AFP CA, Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter

AFP CA, Yosemite Chapter

AFP Canada, Golden Horseshoe Chapter

AFP FL, Indian River Chapter

AFP FL, Nature Coast Chapter

AFP FL, Suncoast Chapter

AFP IL, Rockford Chapter

AFP LA, Greater Baton Rouge Chapter

AFP LA, Greater New Orleans Chapter

AFP MD, Western Maryland Chapter


AFP MN, Minnesota Chapter

AFP NC, Charlotte Chapter

AFP NC, Triad Chapter

AFP OH, Central Chapter

AFP OH, Greater Cincinnati Chapter

AFP OH, Northeast Chapter

AFP OR, Oregon & SW Washington Chapter

AFP PA, Eastern Chapter

AFP SC, Piedmont Chapter

AFP TN, Southeastern Chapter

AFP TX, East Texas

AFP TX, San Antonio Chapter

AFP TX, Texas Plains Chapter

AFP VA, Hampton Roads Chapter

AFP WI, Greater Madison Chapter

AFP WI, Northeast Chapter

AFP WI, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter



Congratulations to our 2017 Ten Star Winners!

2017 Ten Star

AFP AB, Calgary & Area Chapter

AFP AZ, Northern Chapter

AFP BC, Vancouver Island Chapter

AFP CA, Capital Chapter

AFP CA, Greater Los Angeles Chapter

AFP CA, Inland Empire Chapter

AFP CA, Orange County Chapter

AFP CA, San Diego Chapter

AFP CA, Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter

AFP CA, Silicon Valley Chapter

AFP CO, Colorado Chapter

AFP CT, Fairfield County Chapter

AFP DC, Washington DC Metro Area Chapter

AFP FL, Central Chapter

AFP FL, First Coast Chapter

AFP FL, Palm Beach County Chapter

AFP FL, Southwest Chapter

AFP GA, Greater Atlanta Chapter

AFP HI, Aloha Chapter

AFP IA, Central Chapter

AFP IA, Eastern Chapter

AFP IA, Greater Tri-State Chapter

AFP IL, Central Chapter

AFP IL, Chicago Chapter

AFP IL, East Central Chapter

AFP IL, Quad Cities Chapter

AFP IN, Indiana Chapter

AFP IN, Northeast Chapter

AFP KY, Bluegrass Chapter

AFP KY, Greater Louisville Chapter

AFP LA, North Chapter

AFP MA, Massachusetts Chapter

AFP MB, Manitoba Chapter

AFP MD, Maryland Chapter

AFP MI, Greater Detroit Chapter

AFP MO, Mid-America Chapter

AFP MO, St. Louis Regional Chapter

AFP MX, Monterrey Chapter

AFP NC, Western Chapter

AFP NE, Nebraska Chapter

AFP NH, Northern New England Chapter

AFP NJ, New Jersey Chapter

AFP NJ, Southern New Jersey Chapter

AFP NM, New Mexico Chapter

AFP NY, Central Chapter

AFP NY, Genesee Valley Chapter

AFP NY, Hudson-Mohawk Chapter

AFP NY, Long Island Chapter

AFP NY, Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter

AFP NY, New York City

AFP NY, Western Chapter

AFP OH, Greater Cleveland Chapter

AFP OH, Greater Dayton Region Chapter

AFP OH, Northwest Chapter

AFP OK, Eastern Oklahoma Chapter

AFP OK, Oklahoma Chapter

AFP ON, Greater Toronto Chapter

AFP ON, South Eastern Ontario

AFP PA, Berks Regional Chapter

AFP PA, Central Chapter

AFP PA, Greater Philadelphia Chapter

AFP PA, Northeast Chapter

AFP PA, Western Chapter

AFP QC, Quebec Chapter

AFP SC, Central Carolina Chapter

AFP SC, Lowcountry Chapter

AFP SK, Regina Chapter

AFP TX, Fort Worth Metro Chapter

AFP TX, Greater Austin Chapter

AFP TX, Greater Dallas Chapter

AFP TX, Greater Houston Chapter

AFP TX, Lubbock Area Chapter

AFP TX, San Antonio Chapter

AFP VA, Central Chapter

AFP VA, Shenandoah Chapter

AFP WA, Advancement Northwest Chapter

AFP WA, South Sound Chapter

AFP WI, Upper Mississippi Valley Chapter



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