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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 10-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.

2015 Board Nominations Now Open! 

If you would like to nominate someone or if you would like to be considered for the AFP DC Board of Directors, please complete the online nomination form by October 3, 2014. Click here for more information. 

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Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
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Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >