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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 Listings will then be sent on to our webmaster who will post them to the website.

Now Accepting 2015 Crystal Awards Nominations

The 2015 Crystal Awards will be held on Tuesday, November 10th, at the Holiday Inn - University of Memphis.  The commitee is now accepting nominations for the 2015 awards.  Please take a moment to download the nomination form to highlight the achievements of our local philanthropists for the difference they make in our community.  

Nominations are due Friday, June 12, 2015.  Click here to download the form.



Check the AFP Memphis Chapter Calendar for Upcoming Events

Make sure to look at the chapter calendar for information about luncheons, webinars, and other special events throughout the year.  For information on special events or registration quesions, email


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Apr 14 - Major Gifts Manager
The Major Gifts Manager works closely with the CEO and the CDO to develop and implement strategies for major gift donor relationship management to meet short and long-term goals of the department. The primary objective is to develop long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donors’ interests, passions and values. ... more >
Mar 24 - Administrative Assistant to Advancement Office
This position supports the advancement program by providing administrative expertise in a diverse office environment. Provide executive level support to the vice president of advancement for internal and external relations, office management, communications, correspondence, data management, and financial transactions. Key functions of this position include meeting and event coordination, contact with the public, gift acknowledgement, database entry, office management, clerical functions, supervision of student workers, and fiscal and budget administration. The position reports to the Vice President of Advancement. ... more >
Mar 17 - Development Associate
Ballet Memphis is seeking a full-time Development Associate, reporting to the Director of Development, with responsibilities in all areas of the department. ... more >
Mar 16 - Development Specialist
Development Specialist The Development Specialist plans and coordinates various fundraising initiatives and events to benefit the priorities of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH). This individual works ... more >
Mar 13 - Director of Development, University Libraries
The University of Memphis is seeking a major gift officer to join our fundraising team as the Director of Development for the University Libraries. Classified as “temporary,” this position is funded for two years and may be renewed based on available funding. The University Libraries is a leader in managing and providing access to information services and resources that support teaching, learning, and research for the University of Memphis community. ... more >
Apr 16 - GR Update: Parliament Hill Day and "Friends in High Places"
AFP and other organizations will be holding a Lobbying Day on Thursday, May 14. Plus, there is a new government relations presentation being offered for AFP chapters. Find out more! ... more >
Apr 15 - New International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising an Eye-Opening Experience
(April 15, 2015) Two Canadians are among the first graduates of the new International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF). In this first person account, Robert Tomas shares his thoughts on the new designation and the learning outcomes of the program. ... more >
Apr 14 - Giving USA 2015
(April 15, 2015) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Apr 13 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Receives $400,000 Boost to Expand Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
From diversity to inclusion 2.0! The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship has funded the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada for a second project to create a fundraising fellowship program. ... more >
Apr 13 - Alberta Plan Lowers Charitable Tax Deduction Rate
A proposed reduction in Alberta's charitable tax credit is a concern for charitable causes in the province. Read on for AFP's response and action plan. ... more >