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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.


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Apr 21 - Chief Financial Officer
WOLF RIVER CONSERVANCY Position Title: Chief Financial Officer Position Status: Part-time Reports to: Executive Director and Board of Directors Position Summary The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration, and IT. The CFO will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as WRC continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization. Essential Functions Financial Management • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting. • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary. • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status. • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting. • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements. • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting prac ... more >
Apr 21 - Donor Services Officer
The Donor Services Officer is responsible for responding to the day-to-day needs of the donors to the Community Foundation. This position also helps to create and implement programs, products, and collateral to best serve those needs. This position works collaboratively with the Development department to address the needs of new, existing, and perspective donors. ... more >
Apr 19 - Associate Vice President for College Advancement
Memphis College of Art is looking for a dynamic and accomplished leader to fill the position of Associate Vice President of College Advancement. This position will work collaboratively with the college president to design and execute a comprehensive fundraising strategy to support the college’s mission and goals. We are looking for an experienced development professional to provide leadership and direction for all fundraising efforts. ... more >
Apr 4 - Director of Development for The University of Memphis Lambuth Campus - Jackson, TN
The University of Memphis is seeking a Director of Development for the Lambuth Campus in Jackson, TN. Lambuth University was founded in December 1843 as the Memphis Conference Female Institute by the Memphis Annual Conference of the Methodist Church. During the school's 168-year lifetime, it earned an outstanding academic reputation and was recognized as one of the nation's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report and The Washington Post. In June 2011, the university ceased independent operation and in August 2011 the University of Memphis began offering classes at the Lambuth campus. The University of Memphis is proud to have revived this campus and invest in this area. The Director of Development will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors in support of the campus, with a focus on gifts of $25,000 and above. The Director will actively manage a portfolio of 100-125 prospects and donors, execute a target of 95 personal visits, and deliver 18-22 written proposals annually. The Director of Development is an integral part of the development team and will work closely with the Vice Provost. ... more >
Apr 19 - Donors 3.0 — “Show Me The … Diversity?”
(Apr. 19, 2017) Being an inclusive organization is another measure to include in your donor stewardship report. Zaina-Sophie Salibi argues for a pro-active approach to becoming savvy in both the theory and practice of diversity and inclusion. ... more >
Apr 19 - AFP Banff Compass 2017, May 8-11
This year's theme for AFP Banff Compass is "Inspiring Your Future; Leading Through Transition." It's an intimate, affordable conference in a must-visit location. Read on for more information! ... more >
Apr 19 - It’s a Small World: Customizing Fundraising Strategies for Global Audiences
Over the past five years, Kiwanis Children’s Fund, Lions Clubs International, and Rotary International combined have raised more than a billion dollars in nearly 30 currencies from donors in over 200 countries. So, together they have more than a few good ideas for customizing fundraising strategy to appeal to diverse domestic and international audiences. ... more >
Apr 19 - Advanced Professional Spotlight: Questions for Barb Coury, CFRE
Barb Coury, CFRE, is regional chief development officer for the American Red Cross in the state of Indiana. Oh, and she’s ALSO our CCS Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Learn about her career, her secrets to fundraising success, and why she loves working at the Red Cross. ... more >
Apr 19 - Inaugural AFP Canada Board of Directors Announced
The efforts and impact of AFP Canada members will now be linked to the work of AFP International through a new governing body, the AFP Canada Board of Directors. ... more >