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Welcome to AFP Memphis 

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of nonprofit, charitable organizations. Founded in 1960, AFP advances philanthropy through its more than 30,000 members in 227 chapters throughout the world. 

The Memphis Chapter was founded in 1985 and currently represents over 150 members.

What's New:

• New Job Postings  Please forward your listings to Listings will then be sent on to our webmaster who will post them to the website.

Check the AFP Memphis Chapter Calendar for Upcoming Events

Make sure to look at the chapter calendar for information about luncheons, webinars, and other special events throughout the year.  For information on special events or registration quesions, email


AFP Memphis Calendar of Events


Be The Cause Information and Pledge Form

AFP Chapter Scholarship - Submit your applications by November 30th

AFP Memphis is proud to announce two important scholarship opportunities. Please make special note that applications are due no later than Sunday, November 30th, 2014. For more information, contact Leigh Hersey at

AFP International Conference Scholarship


AFP Quick Poll


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Nov 13 - Administrative Assistant - PART TIME
Reports to Foundation Administrator. Responsible for performing the physical and administrative tasks involved in day-to-day customer service and informational support to Foundation volunteers and donors. Provides administrative support for the Foundation Administrator and Foundation Board of Directors. ... more >
Nov 13 - Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships - Fundraising
Strategic Partnerships, Corporate Development, Fundraising, Children's Healthcare, Leadership role. ... more >
Agricenter International, the world’s largest urban farm and research test facility, seeks a Director of Development with the following primary responsibilities: Develop, implement and document a strategic vision and written fund development plan for increasing revenues. Establish a philosophy and strategic direction and provide leadership for the development efforts. Identify, cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations to support the mission of the Agricenter. Develop and maintain a portfolio of major gift donors. Develop relationships with community leaders that support the Agricenter’s mission and vision. Work with the volunteer leadership to motivate and guide all volunteers to assist with major gift fundraising. ... more >
Nov 26 - Research Papers: Diverse Communities in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration's Partnership Project along with the AFP ON, Greater Toronto Chapter and AFP ON, Ottawa Chapter coordinated a series of twelve conferences for fundraising professionals, donors and volunteers to develop a greater understanding of the giving traditions and charitable interests of these diverse communities in Ontario. ... more >
Nov 26 - Top Ten (Week of November 26, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including new evidence that touching the heart—and avoiding the head—may be more powerful in solicitations; tons of resources on youth philanthropy; how to make the most of YouTube (it’s the second most used search engine!); how direct mail is changing; and more! ... more >
Nov 25 - Isabel Allende to Speak at 2015 International Fundraising Conference
Isabel Allende, the celebrated Chilean-American novelist, memoirist, and advocate for empowerment of women and girls worldwide, will speak at AFP’s 2015 International Fundraising Conference on Baltimore, March 29 – 31. ... more >
Nov 19 - Top Ten (Week of November 17, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to guard privacy on the Internet; the fundamentals of crowdfunding; solving the great mysteries of donor retention; more lessons in nonprofit storytelling; a discussion on the limitations of strategic philanthropy; and more! ... more >