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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 info1@afpmemphis.org Listings will then be sent on to our webmaster who will post them to the website.


Become a sponsor for the 2014 Crystal Awards!

Join with the AFP Memphis Chapter in honoring and clebrating the city's great philanthropists by sponsoring the 2014 Crystal Awards.  The luncheon will be held on Friday, November 14th, at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn.  All sponsors receive an ad in the event program and tickets to the event.  For more information, contact Emily Sharpe or Carol Kirby.  Sponsor information and forms are available here.

For more information about the 2014 winners, click here.

Tickets for the 2014 Crystal Awards are now available.  To register, click here.


Be The Cause Information and Pledge Form


AFP Chapter Scholarships - Submit your applications by October 3rd

AFP Memphis is proud to announce two important scholarship opportunities. Please make special note that applications are due no later than Friday, October 3rd, 2014. For more information, contact Leigh Hersey at lnhersey@memphis.edu.

AFP International Conference Scholarship

AFP Chapter Membership Scholarship


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Sep 17 - Prospect Researcher
Regional One Health is currently accepting applications for the position of Prospect Researcher in the medical center’s Foundation Department. This full-time position is primarily responsible for identifying and conducting research on prospective donors, assists the development officer in building individual portfolios and provides input into solicitation strategies based on identified linkage, ability and interest. Requirements for qualification include a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) from an accredited four-year university or college and a minimum of three years of experience working in prospect research, preferably within a healthcare organization. Candidates should have strong organizational, oral, written and interpersonal skills, demonstrated competence working with the Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge donor database system or equivalent, ability to interpret findings and produce reports, ability to work in a diverse team environment, ability to work independently meet tight deadlines, must be goal oriented. With a focus on compassionate care and exceptional service, Regional One Health is anchored by its acute care hospital, Regional Medical Center, which is home to four highly respected Centers of Excellence including trauma, burn, neonatal intensive care and high-risk obstetrics. The Regional One Health family of services also expands beyond Regional Medical Center to provide a full-range of health and wellness services throughout West Tennessee, East Arkansas, and North Mississippi. Candidates may submit an online application by going on our website at http://www.regionalonehealth.org/join-our-team/. ... more >
Sep 15 - Prospect Researcher
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for identifying and researching prospective donors and donor communities. Prepares appropriate research profiles for all fundraising campaigns, assists in prioritizing prospects and provides input into solicitation strategies for donors based on identified linkage, ability and interest. ... more >
Aug 28 - Development Director
Alzheimer’s Day Services of Memphis (ADS) is looking for an experienced Development Director to serve as a strategic member of the management team. As the leader of the development department responsibilities include individual, corporate and foundation fundraising, donor stewardship, and all marketing and public relations for ADS. ... more >
Aug 19 - Junior League of Memphis Director of Development and Operations
The Junior League of Memphis (JLM), one of the city's largest volunteer organizations, seeks a Director of Development and Operations. The Director is responsible for developing and implementing the JLM’s Fund Development strategy and provides administrative direction, human resource and operational oversight. Fund Development responsibilities include securing corporate partnerships, grants and individual gifts, leading an annual giving campaign and donor stewardship. The Director of Development and Operations works in cooperation with Board members, JLM staff and other volunteers to implement JLM’s operational goals and to fulfill its mission of promoting voluntarism, improving communities and developing the potential of women. ... more >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
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 >