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The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Arizona Chapter is the premiere organization for fundraisers and nonprofit professionals in the Phoenix-Metro region. We currently represent nearly 300 members from the leading nonprofit charities, foundations, and consultants across the Valley. Whether you’re already a member, looking to join, or just learning more about us, we’re glad you’re here! Please take a look at our many offerings.

Our Mission

The Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals advances philanthropy by fostering the development and growth of fundraising professionals and promoting ethical and effective fundraising standards.

Our Vision

The vision of the Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is to be the leader and resource in strengthening the fundraising profession and the philanthropic community.

Key Goals

Goal 1: Develop an effective chapter structure with strong leadership and financially sustainable operations.

Goal 2:  Provide excellent, relevant fundraising education and career development opportunities.

Goal 3:  Recruit, engage, and retain a dynamic and diverse membership.

Goal 4:  Increase the visibility and recognition of the chapter as the leader in the knowledge and practice of professional fundraising and philanthropy.

Goal 5:  Build strong and strategic collaborations and partnerships 

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Nov 23 - Monthly Luncheons & Workshops
Our chapter is committed to education, communication, networking but most of all to serving you. I look forward to hearing from – and connecting with you during the coming year. ... more >
Nov 19 - Individual Giving Officer
In collaboration with the Director of Development-Tucson - Individual Giving Officer in Phoenix is responsible for the oversight of individual fundraising efforts including: stewardship of current donor relationships; cultivation of new donor prospects; increasing current funding base through individual giving. The officer also strategizes marketing collateral and social media strategies to maximize the income potential of all ATC activities and manages all aspects of the fundraising pipeline to include administrative and reporting functions in compliance with all rules and regulations that apply to the organization as outlined by its bylaws as well as the laws pertaining to ATC’s status as a 501 (c)(3)tax-exempt entity. ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >
Nov 18 - Election Results Mean New Public Policy Opportunities for Philanthropy
(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 4, 2015 Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. What does his new government, along with his 30-member Cabinet, mean for fundraising and philanthropy? ... more >
Nov 18 - Celebrating National Philanthropy Every Day
In a moving tribute to National Philanthropy Day, Roger Ali, CFRE, chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, shares how we all can make a difference through small acts and a giving heart. ... more >