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Committees

We wouldn't be able to serve our members to the best of our abilities without the passion and dedication of our AFP chapter committees. They're also a great way for you to get involved with the chapter and network with others!

Career Services Committee
Committee Chair: Darcy Hill
Contact Information: careerservices@afpaz.org

Committee Objectives:
This committee oversees the following: facilitates the communication of career opportunities, plans career-related workshops annually, supports and promotes the national AFP website regarding career opportunities, provides resume career and counseling services and assist collegiate chapters in their efforts.  Committee members are asked to participate actively in one or more of these areas.

Meeting time and place to be determined by the committee.

Communications Committee
Committee Chair: Sarah Weisman
Contact Information: communications@afpaz.org

Committee Objective:
The Communications Committee serves to increase the visibility and recognition of the Chapter as the leader in the knowledge and practice of professional fundraising and philanthropy. We are responsible for all internal/external communications, and work with other committees in promoting the benefits and programs of our Chapter. Areas of focus include chapter newsletter, flyers, powerpoint presentations, press releases, website, and social media.

Meeting time and place to be determined by the committee.

Diversity Committee
Committee Chair: Jerry Diaz, CFRE
Contact Information: diversity@afpaz.org 

Committee Objective: 
The role of the Diversity Committee is to create a community of inclusion by seeking, embracing and engaging diverse individuals, groups and organizations with a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, thoughts and cultures within the fundraising profession.

Meeting time and place to be determined by the committee.

Education Committee
Committee Chair: Lisa Evans, CFRE
Contact Information: education@afpaz.org

Committee Objective: 
To implement educational programs through special guest speakers, workshops and other programs, and through the dissemination of information in articles in the newsletter, handouts, etc, that foster the professional growth of chapter members and others in the field of fundraising. Committee members will help plan coordinate a variety of programs and events including monthly AFP luncheons, workshops and the AFP Audio Conference Series. Members will also help secure sponsorships to support AFP programming and publicize education programming for members.

Meeting time and place to be determined by the committee.

Advancement Committee
Committee Chair: Maureen Jorden
Contact Information: advancementfund@afpaz.org

Committee Objective:
To educate the membership about the importance of supporting the fundraising profession through their personal philanthropy, and for conducting an annual campaign to support the AFP Foundation as well as local educational programs. Committee members will also work with chapter members to solicit support for the Every Member Campaign.

Meeting time and place to be determined by the committee.

Member Services Committee
Committee Chair: Laine Seaton, CFRE
Contact Information: membership@afpaz.org

Committee Objective:
To coordinate all activities related to Chapter membership, including analyzing membership program data and ongoing communication with all prospective, current, and lapsed members via email, telephone and direct mail.

Meeting time and location to be determined by the committee.

Philanthropy Day Committee
Committee Chair: Jodi Stoken, CFRE
Contact Information: philanthropyday@afpaz.org

Committee Objective: 
For 32 years, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Arizona Chapter has celebrated National Philanthropy Day by recognizing those who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to leadership in philanthropy and volunteerism at the annual Philanthropy Leadership Awards.

Held in November, the event is attended by more than 500 nonprofit executives, board members, civic leaders and philanthropists each year. A member volunteer committee organizes all logistical aspects of the annual event, including the Leadership Awards, Spirit of Philanthropy Awards, production of a tribute video, invitations, reservations and publicity.

Meeting time and location to be determined by the committee.

Professional Mentoring Committee
Committee Chair: Chris Sar, CFRE
Contact Information: professionalmentoring@afpaz.org

Committee Objective:
To develop curriculum and structured mentor program for new development professionals.

Committee members assist in the recruitment of prospective mentees and mentors, evaluate mentee candidate applications and select and match mentees and mentors for each year's new class, plan and prepare for each year's calendar of activities and events, and participate in the evaluation of the program.

Meeting time and location to be determined by the committee.

Volunteer Committee
Committee Chair: Open
Contact Information: volunteers@fpaz.org

Committee Objective:
To encourage AFP membership to volunteer on various committees by tracking member interests, writing member profiles in monthly newsletter and to have volunteers to help with greeting and registration at monthly luncheons. Committee members will assist with the planning and implementation of all volunteer management activities.

Meeting time and place to be determined by the committee.