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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.

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Jun 12 - Assistant Director of Development
Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Development will develop, plan, and implement a comprehensive solicitation program that will increase alumni participation and overall financial support for the Annual Fund and the University from individuals. ... more >
Jun 12 - Foundation Relations Manager
The Foundation Relations Manager is responsible for identifying, researching, and soliciting grants and gifts primarily through research, requests and letters of inquiry (LOI), project harvesting, proposal preparation, and stewardship to prospective, existing and prior corporate foundations and foundations. ... more >
Mar 30 - Director of Mission Advancement
Reporting to the Dean, the full-time Director of Mission Advancement will oversee all aspects of mission advancement efforts at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary located in South Canaan, Pennsylvania. Responsibilities include annual giving initiatives, major and planned giving programs, capital campaign efforts, administration, and reporting of department efforts to Dean, Rector, and Board of Trustees. Qualifications and Attributes -Five to seven years of direct fund development/mission advancement experience; -Bachelor Degree required; Master’s degree is preferred; -CFRE a plus; -Excellent oral/written communication and relationship-building skills; -Strong computer skills required and fundraising database/software experience is a definite plus; and -Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher; Experience working in GoogleDocs helpful. To apply, please forward a cover letter, resume, three references, and three writing samples to or For more information about St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, please visit ... more >
Mar 27 - Director of Development
Devereux Pocono Center, located in Newfoundand PA, is looking for a talented individual to use their fundraising and annual giving skills to help empower individuals with disabilities to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. ... more >
Jun 24 - IRS Advisory Panels Calls for Review of Charity Form 990, Mandatory E-Filing
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(June 24, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to allocate a marketing budget to your social media strategy; the president’s role in a fundraising campaign; using volunteers to beta-test your organization; nine rules for ethical donor prospect research; how to nurture happy fundraisers; and more! ... more >