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The Washington DC Metro Area Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP DC) is one of the largest and one of the most active chapters in the nation, offering members the opportunity to connect with colleagues, engage in creative thinking, network with new friends and achieve great results in their work.  

We focus on delivering innovative educational programs and events to help you reach your goals.  AFP DC is your link to professional networking breakfasts; roundtable sessions; programs for advanced executives, mid-career professionals, and those new to the field.  We also offer opportunities for volunteering, sponsor special events like National Capital Philanthropy Day, and much more. Help make AFP DC work for you! Contact us at info@afpdc.org to learn more and get involved!

Please check out our programs, volunteer opportinities and get to know your Chapter leaders. If you're not a member, join today and be connected. We're also accepting education session proposals for the 2017 calendar year. If you are an accomplished fundraiser looking to give back and share your expertise, please consider submitting a proposal to lead an educational session during 2017 by September 7. 

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Aug 23 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 22, 2016): From Passion to Professionalism, Cardinal Rules and Deadly Sins, More!
(Aug. 22, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
Aug 23 - Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement
(August 23, 2916) Corporations, like individual donors, require cultivation and stewardship in order to have the most rewarding relationship. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of corporate citizenship and philanthropy at Blackbaud, about what corporations are looking for in offering nonprofits support, the subject of her upcoming webinar, Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement, on August 31. ... more >
Aug 22 - Avoid These Major Missteps When Asking for Major Gifts (Part I)
(August 22, 2016) One of the biggest mistakes development directors make when trying to raise major gifts is not asking. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, discusses this and other shortcomings that fundraisers commonly make in this article. If you want to do more than avoid mistakes and become a major gifts master, check out her new online course. ... more >
Aug 18 - Philanthropy in Action!
Have a photo of philanthropy in action you want to share? Email paffairs@afpnet.org with your pic, a caption, and a short description of your organization. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 17, 2016): How Is Nonprofit Overhead Still a Thing, How Does It Feel NOT To Give, More!
(Aug. 17, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >