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2014

Volunteer Management Toolkit

Professional Chapter Leadership Academy Grant Application

Membership Chair Resources

Online Membership ToolKit

2014 Ten Star and Ten Star Gold Application

2015 Accord Materials Access Restricted
(August 12, 2014) As the chapter president, this is your opportunity to showcase the chapter. We strongly recommend that you engage your board in the work of completing the required reports.

AFP Canadian Council Nominations

AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Application

AFP Communications and Marketing Committee Access Restricted
(August 5, 2014) AFP Communications and Marketing Committee

Chapter Administrator Resources

Youth in Philanthropy Chair Resources

AFP Strategic Communications-What Chapters Can Do Access Restricted
(August 4, 2014) AFP Strategic Communications-What Chapters Can Do

Chapter Secretary Resources

Mentoring Chair Job Description

Mentoring Chair Resources

Communications/Public Relations Chair Resources

AFP Chamberlain Scholarship Program Overview

Chapter Diversity and Inclusion Chair Resources

Chapter Scholarship Chair

Chapter Scholarships Overview

Collegiate Scholarships Overview

President-Elect Job Description Access Restricted
(July 10, 2014)

President-Elect Resources

Resources for Government Relations Chair

Education/Professional Development Chairs

Education/Professional Development Job Description Access Restricted
(July 9, 2014)

Resources for Chapter Presidents

2015 AFP Chapter Scholar Recipient Reporting Form

2015 Collegiate Scholarship Recipient Reporting Form

Membership Access Restricted
(July 1, 2014) Information and resources for chapter membership chairs.

Chapter Governance/Standardized Bylaws Access Restricted
(June 20, 2014) This page contains information on important chapter governing documents.

Ethics Education Chairs

Immediate Past President/Nominating Committee

Foundation Development Chair

National Philanthropy Day - Chapter Information

Like Size Chapters Access Restricted
(June 5, 2014)

Chapter IMPACT Campaign 2014
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to introduce the Chapter IMPACT Campaign (formerly the Chapter Treasury Campaign) and to ask your chapter to get involved.

Candidate for Consideration by Nominating Committee For AFP Canada Council - 2015 Position

Foundation Development Chair Access Restricted
(May 29, 2014) This page offers information about the role of the chapter FDC or EMC chair, necessary forms uses, and resources.

2015 AFP DC Accord Process - Part 3 Chapter Activity Report

2015 AFP DC Accord Process - Part 4 Document Submussion

2015 Accord Review and Submit

2014 NPD Strategic Conversation

2014 NPD Manual
The 2014 National Philanthropy Day® Manual is designed to help AFP chapters plan for their annual NPD event.

Awards Nomination Forms (Samples)
AFP International offers awards in the following categories: Philanthropist, Volunteer Fundraiser, Corporation, Foundation, Fundraising Professional and Youth in Philanthropy (Individual and Group).

2014 Friends of Diversity Designation Application

2014 Collegiate Ten Star Award Application

Chapter Exchange Program Access Restricted
(April 23, 2014)

Chapter Exchange Program: Lead Chapter Application

Chapter Exchange Program: Participant Chapter Application

2015 AFP DC Accord Process - Home Page

2015 AFP DC Accord Process - Part 1 Chapter Leadership Form

2015 AFP DC Accord Process - Part 2 Document Review

2015 AFP DC Accord Process - Part 3 Chapter Activity Report

Membership Marketing Strategic Conversation

New Chapter Formed In British Columbia
At the most recent AFP board meeting in San Antonio, the newest AFP chapter in Canada was chartered: the British Columbia, Okanagan Chapter.

Chapter Insurance Information Access Restricted
(March 21, 2014) Information for chapters about the group policies IHQ provides.

2014 Chapter Presidents' Newsletter

LinkedIn Groups Access Restricted
(March 20, 2014)

Chapter Board Workshop Access Restricted
(March 18, 2014) The Chapter Board Workshop (formerly the Chapter Leadership Workshop) is designed to equip current and future chapter leaders with the information they need to run a successful chapter. 

Be the Cause Campaign
Information and resources for the AFP Be the Cause Campaign.

Tax Filing Requirements Access Restricted
(February 24, 2014)

Chapter Ten Star/Ten Star Gold Awards Access Restricted
(February 13, 2014) The Chapter Ten Star/Ten Star Gold Awards honor those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan. The awards encourage chapters to perform specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of philanthropy.

2013 Chapter Leadership Call Series

2014: A Transition Year for the Every Member Campaign

AFP Chapter Services and Benefits Access Restricted
(February 11, 2014) Here are just some of the services and benefits offered to AFP chapters.

Chapter Visits

Forms and Downloads

Foundation Development Chair - Job Description

Foundation Staff Contact Information

Important Foundation-Related Chapter Dates and Deadlines

Your IHQ Chapter Services Team

AFP Mentoring Tool Kit Access Restricted
(January 28, 2014) The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is pleased to share the chapter mentoring tool kit that is available for chapters to use in developing their own mentoring programs. For Canadian AFP Chapters, there are monies available for your chapter on an annual basis to help with your efforts of mentoring the fundraising profession in the geographic area that you serve. Please contact the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy at cdnfoundation@afpnet.org for more information.

Forming a New AFP Chapter
Information about forming a new AFP chapter.

2014 Important Chapter Dates and Deadlines Access Restricted
(January 15, 2014) Preview important chapter deadlines for the year ahead.

Just Call Them "The Nonprofit Cupid"—Making a Match of Diverse Individuals
The AFP Eastern PA chapter's diversity committee opened up a whole new arena for diverse individuals to match up with nonprofit boards—Diversity Speed Dating. This unconventional tactic, plus four additional tips, can guide you and your organization to a "Diversity-Ever-After" world.

2013

Small But Mighty Diversity Efforts
Though they are a small chapter with only 51-100 members, that didn’t stop the AFP Miami Chapter stop from making great strides in their work towards a more diverse and inclusive fundraising world. The chapter set their sights on a diverse future of fundraising, earning them the Charles R. Stephens Excellence in Diversity Chapter Award for 2012-2013.

Raising the Next Bunch of Diverse Fundraisers
The AFP Greater Cincinnati chapter took it upon themselves to "raise" such individuals with their program: New Faces of Fundraising. Learn how your organization and your chapter can replicate this award-winning program.

Strategic Planning for Chapters Access Restricted
(October 22, 2013) Information for chapters on the strategic planning process.

National Philanthropy Day® Chairs Access Restricted
(September 28, 2013) NPD Chairs

AFP Chapter Treasurer Tool Kit Access Restricted
(September 20, 2013)

2013 Chapter Treasury Campaign Access Restricted
(September 16, 2013) Be sure to present the Chapter Treasury Campaign (CTC) case for support to your chapter's board for consideration during the budgeting process.

Submit Your Chapter Events to AFP Access Restricted
(September 14, 2013) Post your chapter's events on the AFP website.

Scholarship Information for Chapters Access Restricted
(August 23, 2013) Scholarship Information for Chapters

AFP International Relations Guide for Chapters
AFP International Relations Guide for Chapters: From time to time, fundraising professionals from other parts of the world visit areas where AFP chapters are located. They reach out to the chapter leadership or the AFP International Headquarters and ask about arranging times to meet with current fundraising professionals in the location they are visiting. This guide was developed by the AFP Canadian Council as a resource to assist you with making these visits as productive as possible for both parties. The guide includes the following: 1. Planning for international delegation visit opportunities 2. Sharing AFP vision, mission and quality statement 3. Promote membership benefits, privileges and resources 4. Outreach to IHQ for potential development of new Strategic Alliance Partnerships

The AFP Ottawa Chapter Celebrates Growth Through Organizational Membership
Learn how the AFP Ottawa Chapter is recruiting new AFP members under the category of “organizational membership”.

Case for Support Access Restricted
(April 19, 2013) As you know, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy depends on members, chapters, board members, corporations and other friends to generate the resources to fund AFP strategic initiatives that advance philanthropy through ethical and effective fundraising.

AFP Standard Forms of Agreement (Model Contracts) for Chapters Access Restricted
(April 1, 2013) Contracts and agreements foster mutually beneficial working relationships and ensure an amicable and successful endeavor for both parties. With that in mind, much thought and precise tailoring is necessary to create an appropriate contract suitable for both sides.

AFP has provided several standard forms of agreement as templates that can be tailored to your individual purposes. Standard Forms of Agreement available are for:
- Model Professional Fundraising Agreement - Corporation
- Model Professional Fundraising Agreement - Individual

2014 Collegiate Accord Materials Access Restricted
(March 25, 2013)

Collegiate Chapter Program
The AFP Collegiate Chapter program was created in order to educate undergraduate and graduate students about fundraising as a career path and to educate them about philanthropy in general.

Chapter Diversity and Inclusion Chair Access Restricted
(March 10, 2013) Here you will find valuable information on the topic of diversity and inclusion at the chapter level.

Chapter Resources - Sample Policies Access Restricted
(February 11, 2013) Chapter Resources - Sample Policies

Chapter Tally Report
Instructions for how to access your chapter tally report.

2012

AFP Canadian Council Announces Members for 2013
The AFP Canadian Council has announced its roster of members for 2013 and will be led by chair Derek Fraser, CFRE.

AFP Chapter Presidents in Canada Speak Out About National Philanthropy Day®
Earlier this month, Parliament approved a new bill that will make Canada the first country in the world to honour the work of charities, donors, volunteers, corporations and foundations by permanently recognizing November 15th as National Philanthropy Day® (NPD).

Johnson Proposes Additional Giving Incentives on National Philanthropy Day®
On Nov. 15, National Philanthropy Day®, noted businessman and philanthropist Donald K. Johnson O.C., LL.D, addressed the Economic Club of Canada and urged Parliament to enact new legislation and incentives to further encourage additional giving and volunteering across Canada.

Accessing Chapter Reports

Initiatives and Programs Planned for AFP Canada
AFP chapter leaders from across the country convened in Halifax, NS on July 26 – 28, 2012 to discuss strategies and issues affecting the fundraising and philanthropic culture within Canada. The Retreat planned by the AFP Canadian Council, Canadian Government Relations Committee, AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada and International Headquarters focused on the AFP in Canada Strategic Plan that will take Canadian initiatives through 2014.

Volunteering on AFP International Committees Access Restricted
(September 1, 2012) Information on volunteer opportunities at the international level.

Spotlight: The AFP Vancouver Chapter Diversity Committee

AFP Chapter Spotlight – Southeastern Wisconsin
The words “inclusion” and “diversity” are often used to refer exclusively to the myriad racial and ethnic populations present in our communities, but for the AFP-Southeastern Wisconsin chapter these terms have been expanded to also encompass other diversities such as geography, gender and age. The creation of a “Philanthropic Youth of Today” award was one way the AFP Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter [www.afpsewi.org] decided to reach out to youth in our community.

Newest Collegiate Chapter Hits the Ground Running
The members of AFP’s newest chapter, The Paul Quinn College Collegiate Chapter, located in Dallas, Texas, will be actively involved in the college’s fundraising programs.

Catching Up With...AFP Ottawa
(July 31, 2012) Lisa MacDonald, AFP eWire Canada editor, gets the scoop from Leah Eustace, CFRE on AFP Ottawa’s successful and long-running Mentorship Program.

Catching Up With...AFP Vancouver
(May 22, 2012) A chat with Giovanni Festa, president of the AFP Vancouver Chapter and director of annual fundraising for Vancouver Artgallery

Upcoming Chapter Events

300 Delegates Celebrate At The Red & White Reception
300 Delegates Celebrate At The Red & White Reception

Certification
Information and resources for chapter certification chairs.

Chapter Leader Network (CLN)
The Chapter Leader Network website is a tool to enable information sharing and collaboration.

Chapter Presidents' Council
Information about the AFP Chapter Presidents' Council.

Chapter Secretary Access Restricted
(May 1, 2012) Resources for the position of chapter secretary.

Government Relations Access Restricted
(May 1, 2012)

Immediate Past President/Nominating Committee Chair Access Restricted
(May 1, 2012)

Resource Development
Information and resources for chapter resource development chairs.

Youth In Philanthropy
Information and resources for YIP chairs.

Public Affairs/Awards Chairs Access Restricted
(March 30, 2012) Public Affairs/Awards Chairs

AFP Chapter Spotlight – Alabama
The AFP-Alabama Chapter’s membership is over 100 members strong. Read our interview to learn more about how they work with youth in philanthropy.

AFP Chapter Events - March 2012 AFP eWire Special Canada Edition

Every Member Campaign 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
Please remember to solicit your chapter's board members and leaders early in the year.

Ethics Education Chairs Access Restricted
(March 6, 2012) Ethics Chairs

Foundation Development Chairs
Materials and forms for Foundation Development Chairs.

2011

AFP Annual Chapter Accord Compliance Policy Access Restricted
(November 1, 2011) The Chapter Accord Compliance process is designed to assist chapters in submitting, on an annual basis, required documentation necessary to maintain the AFP's IRS group exemption and D&O Insurance, and to communicate the contributions chapters are making in carrying out the AFP vision and mission.  Learn more about this policy.

AFP and New York Chapter to Sponsor 2nd Annual Mobile Giving Forum
The Mobile Giving Foundation will be hosting the second annual Mobile Giving Forum on Oct. 27 at the French Institute Alliance Française in New York City.

AFP Welcomes Three New Chapters
AFP is pleased to announce the creation of three new chapters, consisting of one collegiate chapter and two professional chapters.

Chapter Login Information
Information about different chapter login credentials.

NPD Chapter Media Guide
Everything a chapter needs to reach out to local media outlets and increase awareness and coverage of its NPD event.

Available Services & Resources for Chapters Access Restricted
(April 6, 2011) This page covers a variety of services and resources for chapters.

AFP Approves Creation of Nine New Chapters at Chicago Conference
(March 19, 2011) On Saturday, March 19, 2011, the AFP board of directors approved the creation of nine new chapters-the most ever chartered at one time-including eight collegiate chapters.

EMC Supply Order Forms Access Restricted
(February 9, 2011) AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada will provide you with ribbons and pins to recognize your chapter's donors. The ribbons and pins are provided free of charge to chapters. To order the recognition items, please fill out and send in the appropriate form from below.

2010

Change the World With a Giving—and Wise—Heart Access Restricted
(December 7, 2010) AFP International Headquarters has created a new website, Change the World With a Giving-and Wise-Heart, to help donors learn more about wise giving and how to make their philanthropy more effective and efficient.

Strategic Planning Access Restricted
(October 22, 2010) Before a chapter can develop and implement a strategic plan, it should have a good idea of what programs and services will be of real value to the members. View sample surveys and samples of some chapter strategic plans here.

New AFP Collegiate Chapter Aims to Spread Message of Philanthropy
AFP has chartered a new collegiate chapter at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Fla. Sponsored by the AFP FL, First Coast Chapter, the new chapter will help spread awareness of charitable giving on campus and cultivate young fundraisers.

Foundations in Fundraising: AFP’s Collegiate Newsletter (Spring 2010)

Foundations in Fundraising: AFP’s Collegiate Newsletter (Spring 2010)

Foundations in Fundraising: AFP’s Collegiate Newsletter (Winter 2010)

Foundations in Fundraising: AFP’s Collegiate Newsletter (Winter 2010)

NPD Sample Chapter Materials
AFP chapters have provided AFP International Headquarters with materials that they have used for their local NPD events for other chapters to review and use. These samples are below.

NPD Sample Documents (AFP Alabama Chapter)
NPD Sample Documents (AFP Alabama Chapter)

NPD Sample Documents (AFP Greater Atlanta Chapter)
NPD Sample Documents (AFP Alabama Chapter)

NPD Sample Documents (AFP Nova Scotia Chapter)
NPD Sample Documents (AFP Nova Scotia Chapter)

Chapter Resources for Committees Access Restricted
(January 1, 2010) Chapter Resources for Committees

Online Reports Access Restricted
(January 1, 2010) You can run reports to monitor your chapter's Every Member Campaign online and on demand from AFP Information Central. In addition you can look up member contact information and download a file with your members' contact information.

2009

Foundations in Fundraising: AFP’s Collegiate Newsletter (Fall 2009)

Foundations in Fundraising: AFP’s Collegiate Newsletter (Fall 2009)

Foundations in Fundraising: AFP’s Collegiate Newsletter (Fall 2009)

Chapter Resource Programming Topic: Strategic Planning Access Restricted
(September 1, 2009) Here you will find valuable information on the topic of strategic planning. While most of the information is available online, some components must be ordered and in those cases, contact or order information is provided.

Chapter Resources for Board Members Access Restricted
(September 1, 2009) Chapter Resources for Board Members

NPD Conference Call Notes: March 2011
The following notes and comments are meant to summarize the key points of discussion during the two conference calls of NPD chairs that took place in February 2009.

2008

Nashville Minutes for Like-sized Chapter Meetings and Chapter Administrator Notes Access Restricted
(November 12, 2008) hidden - Like-Size Chapter Meeting minutes from Nashville, 2008

Tips and Tricks: Boost Careers with a Thriving Chapter Mentor Program
(Sept. 29, 2008) Professional peer mentoring can be a rewarding experience and a great addition to your chapter programs. AFP members share some valuable advice for starting up or reinvigorating your chapter’s mentoring program.

Online Membership Tool Kit Access Restricted
(September 12, 2008) Online Membership Tool Kit

AFP Pierpont-Welde Affiliate Library Collection Access Restricted
(September 10, 2008) hidden - AFP Pierpont-Welde Affiliate Library Collection

NPD Song/Sheet Music
The sheet music for the official song of National Philanthropy Day, writtten by noted songwriter Marvin Hamlisch.

New National Philanthropy Day® Materials Available
(Aug. 11, 2008) A number of additions, enhancements and revisions have been made to AFP’s program to support National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) chapter events.

Call for Nominations for the CPC Board Representative Access Restricted
(August 1, 2008) hidden - Call for Nominations for the CPC Board Representative

Greater Toronto Chapter Markets ACFRE Program
(June 23, 2008) The AFP Greater Toronto Chapter is developing a marketing program to encourage members to work towards earning the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) credential.

Awards: Sample Judging Guidelines

Awards: The Nomination Process

Dates/Quotes in Philanthropy

Media Relations

NPD Proclamations

Pitch Letters, Press Calls and Letters to the Editor

Publicizing the Event

Activities for NPD

Background/Introduction

Following Up After the Event

Getting Started/Logistics

Important Reminders

Presenters

Printed Materials

Roles & Responsibilities: Sample job descriptions for board officers & chapter administrators Access Restricted
(May 20, 2008) Most AFP chapter boards are similar in that they have board members responsible for membership, education, etc.  This page provides sample job descriptions for the most common positions.

Tips for Chapter Presidents
Leadership information was created with Chapter Presidents in mind. Quick tips on leadership, meetings, and more.

AFP California, Silicon Valley Sponsorship Materials
In the Attachments section below are sample sponsorship materials submitted by the AFP California, Silicon Valley Chapter.

AFP Florida, Big Bend Sponsorship Materials
In the Attachments section below are sample sponsorship materials submitted by the AFP Florida, Big Bend Chapter.

AFP Ohio, Greater Cleveland Sponsorship Materials
In the Attachments section below are sample sponsorship materials submitted by the AFP Ohio, Greater Cleveland Chapter.

AFP Pennsylvania, Eastern Sponsorship Materials
In the Attachments section below are sample sponsorship materials submitted by the AFP Pennsylvania, Eastern Chapter.  

NPD Sponsorship Information and Guidance
Sponsorships are an increasingly important part of chapters’ revenue streams, especially for their National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) celebrations. AFP International Headquarters has collected the following guidance and tips from chapters and other sources that can be helpful as chapters develop sponsorship strategies for their events.

Model/Sample Chapter Communications Plan Access Restricted
(May 9, 2008) Model/Sample Chapter Communications Plan

Chapter Resources - Parliamentary Procedures Access Restricted
(March 10, 2008) By definition, Parliamentary Law or Parliamentary Procedure is a set of rules designed to protect the rights of individuals conducting and attending a meeting. Establishing Parliamentary Law as the standard way your chapter operates will protect you and your members in cases of stressful conversation or heated debate. You’ll most likely feel you don’t need to use Parliamentary Law because your meetings run smoothly; however, establishing it as the norm will help in those rare instances of tense debate.

Chapter Resources - AFP Policies Access Restricted
(March 6, 2008) hidden - AFP Policies

Chapter Resources - AFP Research Access Restricted
(March 6, 2008) hidden - AFP Research

Chapter Resources - Chapter Conferences Access Restricted
(March 6, 2008) hidden - Chapter Conferences

AFP's Chapter Diversity Resource Guide Access Restricted
(January 1, 2008) The AFP Chapter Diversity Resource Guide provides an introduction to some of the contemporary topics of discussion relating to diversity, multi-culturalism and inclusivity. This is a tremendous resource for chapters, and anyone else looking to widen their knowledge on the subject of diversity in the world of modern fundraising.

2007

Chapter Policies Access Restricted
(June 11, 2007) Find samples of what AFP chapters are doing to manage operations in a variety of areas.

Four New AFP Chapters Chartered
(Apr. 23, 2007) The AFP board of directors approved the creation of four new chapters at its recent meeting in Dallas, including two chapters in Mexico.

2006

Strategic Planning 2007-2010 - PowerPoint Presentation Access Restricted
(November 2, 2006)

Edmonton Chapter Receives Sponsorship for Essentials Program
(Oct. 23, 2006) The AFP Edmonton and Area Chapter has received a sponsorship from the Edmonton Real Estate Board (EREB) to hold the Essentials of Fundraising Program.

Edmonton Chapter Receives Sponsorship for Essentials Program
(Oct. 23, 2006) The AFP Edmonton and Area Chapter has received a sponsorship from the Edmonton Real Estate Board (EREB) to hold the Essentials of Fundraising Program.

Financial Enhancement Program Access Restricted
(October 12, 2006) Financial Enhancement Application

Tips on Succession Planning Access Restricted
(August 17, 2006) Tips on Succession Planning

Available Services & Resources for Chapters Access Restricted
(August 1, 2006) Available Services & Resources for Chapters

Tips for a successful conference Access Restricted
(July 5, 2006) Tips for a successful conference

Canadian Giving Increases, but Depends on Small Group of Donors
(June 19, 2006) While many Canadian give their money and time to charity, a relatively small percentage of the population provides most of the support, according to a recent survey by Statistics Canada.

Political Action Committee (AFP PAC) Access Restricted
(June 1, 2006) AFP PAC

Mentoring Program Chairs Access Restricted
(May 4, 2006) Mentoring Chairs

AFP Giving Guides
These two giving guides (American and Canadian versions) provide wise giving tips for the public. Chapters may find some of the material useful in their own public education efforts for NPD.

Chapter Conference Chairs Access Restricted
(March 30, 2006) Chapter Conference Chairs

Newsletter Chairs Access Restricted
(March 30, 2006) Newsletter Chairs

AFP Government Relations Committee Access Restricted
(March 27, 2006) AFP Government Relations Committee

AFP Guidelines on Press Relations Access Restricted
(March 27, 2006) AFP Guidelines on Press Relations

AFP Strategic Communications-Goals, Objectives, Strategies Access Restricted
(March 27, 2006) AFP Strategic Communications-Goals, Objectives, Strategies

AFP Strategic Communications-Messages Access Restricted
(March 27, 2006) AFP Strategic Communications-Messages

AFP Strategic Communications-Program Strategies Access Restricted
(March 27, 2006) AFP Strategic Communications-Program Strategies

AFP Strategic Communications-Target Audiences Access Restricted
(March 27, 2006) AFP Strategic Communications-Target Audiences

Public Relations Outline for AFP Chapters Access Restricted
(March 27, 2006) Public Relations Outline for AFP Chapters

Government Relations Chairs Access Restricted
(March 6, 2006) Government Relations Chairs

Paulette Maehara's Letter Access Restricted
(March 6, 2006) Paulette Maehara's Letter

Youth in Philanthropy Chairs Access Restricted
(March 6, 2006) Youth in Philanthropy Chairs

Foundation Development Chair Resources Access Restricted
(January 13, 2006) The Foundation Development Chair (FDC) is the chapter's primary liaison with the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada. Access the calendar, expectations, guidelines and forms in this new section of the AFP website.

2005

Sponsorships, Exhibits, Advertising Access Restricted
(September 25, 2005) Chapters share their brightest ideas for sponsorships and advertising.

When You're Fundraising By Accident
(Aug. 22, 2005) The AFP Greater Austin Chapter's 'Accidental Fundraiser' program was no accident. It was developed on purpose to help those individuals who suddenly find themselves with fundraising responsibilities.

Arizona Mentoring Program Creates Opportunities, Community for Beginning, Mid-level Fundraisers
(July 18, 2005) A complete overview of fundraising, an experienced mentor and a group of similarly minded colleagues are exactly what any new fundraiser needs, and that is exactly what the AFP Greater Arizona Chapter's Professional Mentoring Program provides.

Chapter Newsletter Inserts Access Restricted
(June 30, 2005) Need content for your chapter newsletter? We have attached a list of articles on topics such as the AFP International Conference on Fundraising, the benefits of AFP membership and informative articles from AFP eWire.

Chapter Advertising Access Restricted
(June 27, 2005) Ideas for advertising and marketing your chapter in your publications and local communities.

NPD Media Folders
NPD chairs and other chapter leaders can now view the image that will appear on the NPD media folders and order the folders for their own use.

AFP Marketing Plan Access Restricted
(May 16, 2005) The AFP Marketing Plan has been prepared by the AFP Marketing Taskforce, which was formed at the Delegate Assembly meeting in 2003 as part of the External Relations Division reporting to the Communications Committee. 
The document was updated on March 5, 2007.

Publications & Newsletters Access Restricted
(April 19, 2005) Two chapters offer detailed lists of what their top-drawer member directories contain. Chapter newsletters are a vital link to your members...see samples here.

Thank You Access Restricted
(February 9, 2005) Thank you for taking part in this important survey.

Chapter Leadership Manual Access Restricted
(January 28, 2005) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the largest community of professional fundraisers in the world. We are involved in every facet of fundraising and none of what we do is possible without our chapters.

Foundation Development Chair Expectations And Responsibilities Access Restricted
(January 21, 2005) Please read the FDC Expectations and Responsibilities document to make sure you understand your role in ensuring the success of your chapter's campaign.

NPD Sample Document -- Chapter Awards (AFP Monterey Bay Chapter)
NPD Sample Document -- Chapter Awards (AFP Monterey Bay Chapter)

NPD Sample Documents -- Sponsorship Materials (AFP Greater Cleveland Chapter)
NPD Sample Documents -- Sponsorship Materials (AFP Greater Cleveland Chapter)

NPD Sample Documents -- Youth in Philanthropy Award Nominations (AFP Eastern Oklahoma Chapter
NPD Sample Documents -- Youth in Philanthropy Award Nominations (AFP Eastern Oklahoma Chapter

2004

Chapter Membership Recruitment & Retention Program Manual Access Restricted
(October 18, 2004) (October 18, 2004) In response to calls from chapters requesting assistance with membership recruitment and retention, a comprehensive manual and sample plans for large and small chapters have been developed

Improving Economy Strengthens Fundraisers Attitudes
(Sept. 13, 2004) The economy is improving, and the result is a boost in fundraisers' attitudes about charitable giving, according to a new survey by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

AFP Policies Access Restricted
(August 10, 2004) Need assistance developing policies for your chapter board?

Working with American City Business Journals Access Restricted
(June 8, 2004) One of the possibilities that chapters can explore for their National Philanthropy Day events is a partnership with a local business journal.

EMC Chapter Goal Selection Form Access Restricted
(January 29, 2004) Please discuss your chapter's suggested Every Member Campaign (EMC) goal with your chapter's board and use this form to report your chapter's EMC goal by March 18.

Guidelines for the Group Moderator and Effective Small Group Discussion Access Restricted
(January 20, 2004) The task of the moderator is to facilitate the group's learning experience and make sure the discussion proceeds in an orderly fashion. Learn more about the role of the moderator and how to conduct an effective small group discussion. 

Ideas for Establishing a Senior Practitioners Discussion Group Access Restricted
(January 20, 2004) Many AFP chapters find it is difficult to keep individuals with 10 or more years of fundraising experience engaged in chapter activities. Following are some ideas for forming a seniors group to discuss current literature on fundraising and philanthropy.

2003

Chapters Filled with Giving Spirit as Holidays Near
(Dec. 22, 2003) - AFP chapters have been celebrating the spirit of the holidays by donating food, toys and gifts to people in their communities.

Diversity Access Restricted
(November 19, 2003) Chapters share their brightest ideas for diversity programs.

Greater Toronto Chapter ' 1,000 And Counting
(Sept. 22, 2003) - Congratulations are due to the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter, which recently reached a significant milestone: 1,000 members and going strong. This makes it only the third AFP chapter - and the first outside the United States - to reach this mark.

Building Fundraising Awareness in Mexico
(July 25, 2003) - When members of the three AFP chapters in Mexico attempted to incorporate as organizations, they ran into difficulty with Mexican government officials. They didn't know what the chapters were trying to do, partly because the word "fundraising" doesn't even exist in Spanish.

Promoviendo Mayor Sensibilización hacia la Filantropía en México
(Julio 25, 2003) - La palabra 'fundraising' no existe en el idioma español. Muchos mexicanos tienen espíritu altruista, pero la filantropía como sector institucional diferenciado todavía está en desarrollo - y es desconocido para muchísimos mexicanos.

AFP International Sponsoring Mentor Program Access Restricted
(July 14, 2003) Learn how your chapter can establish a sponsoring mentor relationship with a member from an international chapter.

Chapter Record Retention Guidelines Access Restricted
(June 4, 2003) To assist chapters in managing record storage, AFP has provided suggested guidelines for what you must keep and what you may destroy.

How to submit your bright ideas Access Restricted
(May 14, 2003) Do you have a bright idea to share? Learn how your chapter can submit its tips and hints.

AFP Hong Kong Chapter is First Outside North America
(March 28, 2003) - A Hong Kong chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has been approved by the AFP Board of Directors, bringing the total number of AFP chapters to 170.

2002

Chapter Spotlight: Baja California Chapter Growing Quickly
(Dec. 20, 2002) - For the AFP Baja California Chapter, it was the First Course on Fundraising that got them interested in the organization and all it has to offer. Since then, the Chapter, which is only one year old, is growing quickly and has set high ambitions for the coming years. Available in Spanish.

Chapter Spotlight: Irish Delegation & Western New York Chapter Exchange Best Practices
(August 23, 2002) - A delegation of 12 fundraising and nonprofit executives from Ireland and Northern Ireland visited the AFP Western New York Chapter in Buffalo, N.Y., this past June. The visit was part of a special tour to learn and exchange ideas about fundraising.

Chapter Spotlight: Chicago Tops 1,000 Members
(August 9, 2002) - For the first time in the history of AFP, a chapter has surpassed 1,000 members. The AFP Chicago Chapter achieved this milestone last month.

AFP's Chapter Leader Mentoring Program Access Restricted
(February 14, 2002) Interested in becoming a mentor to another chapter's leader? AFP's Chapter Leader Mentoring Program fosters a teaching relationship between experienced chapter leaders, and those who are new.

2001

Chapter courses and events Access Restricted
(October 26, 2001) Bright Ideas for sponsored courses and events include taking advantage of the AFP audioconferences, a campaign to attract small nonprofits into the fold and study groups for CFRE candidates.

General bright ideas Access Restricted
(October 26, 2001) A business planning program, a lending library and a unique way to identify new members at a meeting are among successful programs described here.

Mentoring Programs Access Restricted
(October 26, 2001) Find strategies and sample documents for a successful mentoring program.

Foundation Campaign Access Restricted
(October 24, 2001) AFP chapters with creative approaches to the Every Member Campaign share their ideas.

Membership recruitment and retention Access Restricted
(October 24, 2001) Chapters share successful strategies in recruiting and retaining members.

National Philanthropy Day® Programs Access Restricted
(October 24, 2001) Chapters share their brightest ideas for using National Philanthropy Day® to further the cause of giving.

Chapter management Access Restricted
(October 23, 2001) Chapter management ideas are described, covering board member responsibilities, an official documents binder, and policies and procedures manual.

Chapter Administration Information

Job Description - Chapter President
Information about the role of chapter president.

Record Retention Guidelines for Chapters

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Member recruitment brochure text Access Restricted
(March 6, 2001) Here is suggested text for Chapters to individualize, for use as a member recruitment brochure.





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