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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! Members have an opportunity to join our Board of Directors. Nominations are now open and deadline to apply is October 6, 2017. For more information, click here

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. Members are encouraged to apply 

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Sep 20 - Become a Detective for Good
(Sept. 20, 2017) Sarah Richards, a Young Professional member, talks about her “detective work” for her cause as a prospect researcher and finding the clues for engaged donors and inspired gifts. ... more >
Sep 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 20, 2017): Getting the Second Gift, Instagram Tips, Killing Independent George & More!
(Sept. 20, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Sep 13 - International Survey Reveals Trends, Preferences and Habits behind Philanthropic Giving Worldwide
(Sept. 12, 2017) Donors around the world overwhelmingly prefer to give online, according to the inaugural Global Trends in Giving Report. ... more >
Sep 12 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 13, 2017): Overcoming Donor Resistance, Thank-You Letters, Standing Out Using Social Media & More!
(Sept. 13, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Sep 8 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >