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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

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Established non-profit domestic and sexual violence organization seeks professional candidate with successful history of grant writing and fund development activities/events. Must have passion for work in domestic/sexual violence services. Experience with nonprofit fundraising, marketing and public relations/speaking required. Candidate must possess strong communication skills, both verbal and written; computer skills: database, publishing, word and spreadsheet applications. Experience with donor management systems required; specifically Blackbaud products a plus. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field and/or exceptional work history required. ... more >
Jan 13 - Government Grants Manager
The Government Grants Manager will oversee government grants in conjunction with the Director, Corporate, Government and Foundation Relations. This full-time position will prepare and submit government grant proposals for potential funding sources and will research and identify opportunities to obtain government funds for ongoing or special institutional projects. ... more >
Jan 12 - Executive Director
United Way of Monroe County, seeks an accomplished Executive Director whose track record in building, leading and managing organizational and financial goals have been highlighted by successful relationship development with a variety of constituencies. ... more >
Dec 9 - The Director of Stewardship and Development
The Director of Stewardship and Development is responsible for managing all the philanthropic efforts at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Responsibilities include overseeing the annual appeal, direct mail plan, personal solicitation of major gifts, planned giving, sponsorships, and the eventual creation of an endowment. The Director of Stewardship and Development reports to the Executive Director and will be the board level contact to the Marketing and Development Committee. ... more >
Dec 9 - Director of Development
Wyoming Valley Children’s Association (WVCA) seeks a full-time Director of Development, minimum of 5 years’ experience in development/fundraising. ... more >
Feb 27 - Chapter Boards Lead by Example in Achieving 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2013 Every Member Campaign (EMC). These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts to the EMC. ... more >
Feb 26 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada receives a $400,000 boost to expand diversity and inclusion efforts
(Toronto, Ontario) – The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada has received a multiyear grant, valued at $403,674, from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade to create a fellowship program that will support and train fundraisers from diverse backgrounds. La Fondation canadienne pour la philanthropie de l’AFP vient d’obtenir une subvention pluriannuelle d’une valeur de 403 674 $ de la part du ministère des Affaires civiques, de l’Immigration et du Commerce international de l’Ontario afin de mettre sur pied un programme de bourses visant à soutenir financièrement et à former des professionnels en philanthropie de divers horizons. ... more >
Feb 25 - Top Ten (Week of February 25, 2015): The Magic of Human Connectors in Fundraising
(Feb. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including 16 ways to get a meeting with your major donor prospect; 17 tips on working smarter, not harder; the surprising benefits of volunteering; things to know before tacking your next fundraising (writing) assignment; and more! ... more >