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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 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.  

Special announcement! AFP DC is looking for enthusiastic fundraisers of all ages and career levels who represent the diversity of our Chapter in the fullest sense: those who work for regional and national nonprofits, who come from a diversity of racial and ethnic backgrounds, who are consultants, and who bring a variety of skill sets to the leadership of the Chapter. 

If you would like to nominate someone or if you would like to be considered for the AFP DC Board of Directors, please apply here by October 21st.

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Oct 19 - Gaining Actionable Insights For Your Charity
Now available! The 2015 What Canadian Donors Want user-friendly data template. Read on for more information. ... more >
Oct 19 - Trillium Foundation’s CEO Inspires Diversity Fellows on Inclusion, Leadership, Tenacity
This mantra is one of the thoughts that Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) CEO Andrea Cohen Barrack shared at the summer social for the 2016 Fellows of the Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship. Held at William’s Landing in downtown Toronto, the event featured Barrack’s insights into leadership, growth and how tenacity helped her persevere through the many obstacles she faced along the way. ... more >
Oct 18 - Three Steps to a Fantastic Board Retreat
(Oct. 17, 2016) Missed Amy Eisenstein’s recent webinar on Three Steps to a Fantastic Board Retreat? You can still order the archived webinar and learn from her vast knowledge and experience, and we’ve got Amy’s five questions with AFP below for even more insight. ... more >
Oct 18 - Building a Holistic Approach to Grant Seeking
(Oct. 17, 2016) It’s tricky – we know that nonprofits can’t live on grants alone, yet there is over 50 billion dollars awarded every year through foundations and corporate grants. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Cindy Adams, CEO of GrantStation, about what goes into investing in a healthy grant program, the subject of her upcoming webinar, Building a Holistic Approach to Grant Seeking on October 24. ... more >
Oct 17 - Public Policy Update: Opportunities to Contribute to Public Policy and Public Debate!
(Oct. 17, 2016) Take note of these opportunities to participate and have your voice heard. Whether the topic is political activities by charities or the impact of CASL on the nonprofit sector, your perspective matters! ... more >