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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: 

2016 AFP Committee Sign Up Sheet - Click to download

July 14th Luncheon - Reserve your seats today!

AFP Annual Conference at U of M, Aug 11th - Click to register

AFP Annual Conference Scholarship Applications Small Nonprift and Student - Due Aug 1st.

National Philanthropy Day Crystal Awards, Nov 15th - Click to register Sponsorship Information click here

Check the AFP Memphis Calendar for updates on Webinars, Luncheons, and other exciting chapter events!

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Aug 25 - Grants Coordinator (part time)
Coordinates all grant-related activity of the Memphis Child Advocacy Center (CAC). This includes identifying, researching and pursuit of private and corporate grant funding.. Responsible for writing grant proposals as well as associated reports, stewardship throughout the grant cycle, and maintaining an efficient and complete record of all grant activities. Additionally this position will, on occasion, perform similar duties in support of existing and new public grant funding. ... more >
Aug 25 - VP of Philanthropy
VP of Philanthropy YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South ... more >
Aug 22 - Strategic Partnership Officer - Foundations and Special Projects
The Strategic Partnership Officer - Foundations and Special Projects oversees all private foundation grant funding including researching new grant opportunities, developing and stewarding current relationships. Writes grants for advancement team including foundations and congregational grants. Develops, manages, solicits, and maintains relationships with donors and prospects for gifts under $1,000. Responsible for annual fundraising plans and special campaigns. Maintains high quality of stewardship for individual donors, small groups and MIFA tributes. ... more >
Aug 1 - Executive Director
The Executive Director (ED) serves as the chief operating and financial officer of the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County (HSMSC). The ED reports to the Board of Directors (Board), and is directly responsible for organizational development and fundraising, administrative operations, community relations, board relations and financial management. In addition, the ED will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for HSMSC’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. ... more >
Aug 23 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 22, 2016): From Passion to Professionalism, Cardinal Rules and Deadly Sins, More!
(Aug. 22, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
Aug 23 - Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement
(August 23, 2916) Corporations, like individual donors, require cultivation and stewardship in order to have the most rewarding relationship. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of corporate citizenship and philanthropy at Blackbaud, about what corporations are looking for in offering nonprofits support, the subject of her upcoming webinar, Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement, on August 31. ... more >
Aug 22 - Avoid These Major Missteps When Asking for Major Gifts (Part I)
(August 22, 2016) One of the biggest mistakes development directors make when trying to raise major gifts is not asking. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, discusses this and other shortcomings that fundraisers commonly make in this article. If you want to do more than avoid mistakes and become a major gifts master, check out her new online course. ... more >
Aug 18 - Philanthropy in Action!
Have a photo of philanthropy in action you want to share? Email with your pic, a caption, and a short description of your organization. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 17, 2016): How Is Nonprofit Overhead Still a Thing, How Does It Feel NOT To Give, More!
(Aug. 17, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >