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Blast from the Past, Mentors to Many

Before AFP (or its former incarnations NSFR and NSFRE) had chapters in our region, a group of development officers formed their own networking and professional organization.  Circa 1983, shown here are members of that original group at a luncheon function that would eventually be considered Philanthropy Day. 

John Shafer (seated far right) and Frank Pasquini (standing far right) are still members of our local AFP chapter thirty years later and, as our most seasoned members, have provided countless hours of counsel and mentoring to dozens (or more!) of fundraising professionals through the years.

Chapter members who are interested in finding a mentor may contact mentoring@afpnepa.org.


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Sep 8 - Development Manager - part time
Manage, evaluate, and expand Gala and Leadership Giving programs that build and strengthen links to potential and existing volunteers and donors and increase the Chapter’s revenue. Work in conjunction with the executive director, regional and volunteer leadership to increase the revenue of assigned fundraising activities. Ensure that the fundraising and non-fundraising priorities of JDRF grow through increased corporate, family, volunteer, and other consistent involvement. Organize and coordinate appropriate committees with volunteers to expand fundraising and non-fundraising programs. Supervise assigned staff and work in partnership with the Special Events staff. ... more >
Sep 8 - Development Manager
Manage, evaluate, and expand Walk programs that build and strengthen links to potential and existing volunteers and donors and increase the Chapter’s revenue. Work in conjunction with the executive director, regional teams and volunteer leadership to increase the revenue of assigned fundraising activities. Ensure that the fundraising and non-fundraising priorities of JDRF grow through increased corporate, family, volunteer, and other consistent involvement. Organize and coordinate appropriate committees with volunteers to expand fundraising and non-fundraising programs. Supervise assigned staff and work in partnership with the Special Events staff. ... more >
Jul 23 - Major Gifts Officer
The American Red Cross depends heavily on the support of our generous donor population. We participate in many donor-focused fundraising activities including identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding of top corporate and foundation partners, as well as with individual donors across the country. The funds we receive provide unrestricted support to our Chapters, helping us fulfill our mission to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies in our communities. We are currently seeking a Major Gifts Officer to work in our Allentown, PA chapter. This is a F/T position working 40+ hours per week. JOB SUMMARY: The Major Gift Officer IV will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective donors, in expanding their financial support of the work of the American Red Cross. He/she will be responsible for meeting an annual revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects to advance the mission of the organization and assist donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the American Red Cross. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is highly desirable. Minimum 7 years of major gifts leadership experience. Significant expertise with the area’s funding community highly desirable. Progressive experience in successful development programs and knowledge of “best practices” in development. If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you’ve been waiting for, please visit our website at: http://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=45440&SID=521 The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development, team spirit, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, well-qualified women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. ... more >
Sep 23 - Top Ten (Week of September 22, 2014): Can a New Governance Model Help Your Organization?
(Sept. 22, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including HOW to distribute content on social media, what the latest Census report means for fundraising, super-short fundraising videos, how much to invest in data collection and analysis, and much more! ... more >
Sep 23 - Incorporating Stories Into Your Fundraising Program
(Sept. 24, 2014) On Oct. 8, Leah Eustace, ACFRE, chief idea goddess at Good Works, will present a webinar on "Incorporating Stories into Your Fundraising." In a preview of her webinar, Leah talks about the unique power of stories and how they affect human psychology. ... 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 >