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Founded in 1965, AFP DC is proud to serve our more than 1,000 members who are dedicated to fundraising and advancing the spirit of philanthropy. Our Chapter members – executive directors, development directors, consultants, grant writers, fundraising volunteers, and foundation executives – cover the range of DC Metro’s vibrant nonprofit community.

AFP DC strives to provide you the tools and connections you need to excel in your job!

  • Professional development conferences and workshops
  • Breakfast and lunch learning sessions on diverse fundraising topics
  • Roundtable discussions
  • A sound mentoring program
  • Advanced Executives programs
  • A free CFRE nuts & bolts session and a 7-week study group for certification preparation
  • Networking events, seasonal receptions and happy hours to stay connected with members and with national organizations such as the Center for Non Profit Advancement, The Foundation Center DC, the National Gift Planning Council, YNPNdc, and AFP International HQ 

Please check out our programs, volunteer opportunities and get to know your Chapter leaders. If you’re not a member, join today and be connected. 

2016 Chamberlain Scholarship Program - applications are now being accepted for the 2016 AFP International Fundraising Conference! Scholarship recipient will receive complimentary registration to the 2016 AFP International Conference (minus a $10 processing fee) and a travel stipend. Submit your application here

Show your support to the Chapter! Each year, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy provides us with an opportunity to strengthen our noble profession through our own charitable contributions to BE the CAUSE Campaign. Your gift, no matter the size, will help our Chapter as well the many initiatives supported by the Foundation. Make an online pledge here or visit BE the CAUSE Campaign website for more information. 

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Oct 5 - NPD Manual
The National Philanthropy Day Manual is designed to help AFP chapters plan for their annual NPD event. ... more >
Oct 5 - New Report: Less Than Half of Donors Give Again to Organizations That They Supported in the Previous Year
(Oct. 1, 2015) While gains in giving out paced losses at charities in 2014, the number of donors fell, with less than half supporting the same organization two years in a row, according to the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >
Oct 1 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Oct 1 - Leadership Society Members
Members of the Leadership Society demonstrate sustaining commitment to the fundraising profession through their individual, cumulative giving of at least $10,000 and annual gifts of $1000 or more. Today, the Leadership Society honors 87 members from 49 chapters who actively support the work of AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada. Their leadership and counsel, as board and committee members, mentors and advisors, enhance the profession by advancing ethical and effective fundraising internationally. ... more >
Sep 30 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 30, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Sept. 30, 2015) It’s time to change the way you communicate with donors, and many more topics in this week’s Top Ten, including seven drivers of donor loyalty; creating a visual case for support; four key lessons in charitable giving through bequests; words that will make or break your subject lines; and how to turn first-time visitors to your website into long-time donors. ... more >