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Foundation Development Chair - Job Description

February 11, 2014

Foundation Development Chair - Job Description

The Foundation Development Chair (FDC) serves as liaison between the chapter and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy.  The primary role is to educate, cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors for the cooperative foundation/chapter annual appeal campaign as well as promote 100% board participation and increased individual member participation in the campaign.  In addition, the FDC is expected to be an advocate for the Chapter Treasury Campaign and to provide the foundation with timely information about chapter projects and people that benefit from those efforts.

  1. Cooperative Foundation/Chapter Annual Appeal Campaign – Individual Fundraising Program
    1. Recruit members to serve on your chapter’s annual campaign committee;
    2. Provide appropriate acknowledgment and recognition of donors at the chapter level;
    3. Communicate the value of the  campaign, helping others to understand how it supports the chapter’s education and professional development agenda;
    4. Educate fellow chapter leaders and members about the activities of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy; and
    5. Coordinate the chapter's annual campaign
      1. Participate in establishing the chapter’s cooperative campaign goal and motivate individual members to increase the chapter’s participation in the campaign;
      2. Encourage chapter board members to support the campaign and achieve 100% board participation;
      3. Report to the chapter president, board of directors and members regularly on the committee’s activities and progress toward annual campaign goals; and
      4. Check donor reports for accuracy and resolve discrepancies with AFP Foundation for Philanthropy staff.

  2. Chapter Treasury Campaign – Organizational Fundraising Program
    1. Present the Chapter Treasury Campaign case for support to the chapter leadership and encourage the chapter to make a gift to this campaign.

  3. Tell Us Your Stories – How Is Your Chapter Fulfilling Its Mission
    1. Submit a brief description of the people and/or organizations served by key chapter programs that represent shared, organizational strategic priorities;
      1. Sample programs may include ones that promote diversity and inclusion, serve young professionals or advance ethical and effective fundraising; and
      2. Ensure that at least one person served by this program is highlighted, including photos, captions and a quote.

  4. Make a personally meaningful gift to the annual cooperative campaign.
    1. Consider participating in the Foundation’s monthly giving program (Alpha Society)

  5. Additional duties include, but are not limited to:
    1. Maintaining active interaction with AFP Foundation staff to provide support to the chapter and ensure continuity;
    2. Sharing fundraising approaches and strategies that may serve as models for other chapters;
    3. Contributing relevant messaging to the cooperative campaign’s case for support; and
    4. Turning over to the successor all chapter records and/or property immediately upon completion of term or resignation.



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