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Please plan to join us as we celebrate these wonderful individuals and groups.  They will be honored with a 2017 Leadership Award for their invaluable contributions to the world of philanthropy.

2017 Leadership Award Honorees

Outstanding Philanthropists: Ardie and Steve Evans
Outstanding Foundation: Fiesta Bowl Charities
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Molly DeFilippis
Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Jodi Stoken,CFRE
Outstanding Students in Philanthropy: Arizona State University Fraternity & Sorority Life

Wednesday, November 8
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Sep 19 - Chief Development Officer
Responsible for increasing financial support, community awareness, and involvement in support of the Phoenix Rescue Mission. Design, implement and actively participate in fundraising programs for major gifts, planned giving, capital campaigns, direct mail and special events. Maximize the full potential of public relations and media contacts for the benefit of the Mission. Maintain knowledge of the Mission's programs, services, financial needs, strategy and governance. Responsible for managing and leading the Marketing, Public Relations, Donor Care and Major Gifts staff. ... more >
Sep 8 - Major Gifts Officer
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance has an excellent opportunity available for a Major Gifts Officer. Located in our Phoenix office, our Major Gifts Officer is responsible for the planning and execution of our comprehensive Major Gifts program. The Major Gifts Officer engages, cultivates, solicits, and stewards donors who have the capacity to make major direct or planned gifts to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. ... more >
Sep 7 - Estate & Gift Planning - Executive Director
Role summary: Building off the momentum of the public launch of Campaign ASU 2020, the Arizona State University Foundation for A New American University is transforming its Office of Estate and Gift Planning (OEGP) to meet the needs of its New American donors and prospective donors. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, we are seeking an Executive Director to lead the team forward and capitalize on the abundance of philanthropic opportunities ASU has generated by being the #1 Innovative University in the US according to US News and World Reports ahead of MIT and Stanford. We are seeking a proven, assertive fundraising leader who understands estate and gift planning, and is collaborative and strategic while taking an entrepreneurial approach to developing and strengthening relationships. This position will serve as an integral member of the CDO’s team as well as a member of Foundation’s Development Management team. ... more >
Sep 20 - Become a Detective for Good
(Sept. 20, 2017) Sarah Richards, a Young Professional member, talks about her “detective work” for her cause as a prospect researcher and finding the clues for engaged donors and inspired gifts. ... more >
Sep 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 20, 2017): Getting the Second Gift, Instagram Tips, Killing Independent George & More!
(Sept. 20, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Sep 13 - International Survey Reveals Trends, Preferences and Habits behind Philanthropic Giving Worldwide
(Sept. 12, 2017) Donors around the world overwhelmingly prefer to give online, according to the inaugural Global Trends in Giving Report. ... more >
Sep 12 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 13, 2017): Overcoming Donor Resistance, Thank-You Letters, Standing Out Using Social Media & More!
(Sept. 13, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Sep 8 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >