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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.

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

AFP International Conference Scholarship

AFP Chapter Membership Scholarship

AFP Quick Poll


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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 >
Aug 19 - Vice President of Advancement
Lead development functions including capital campaign, fund raising, major gift/donor relations, and planned giving program while advancing the mission of the seminary and meeting established short- and long-term goals. Manage the Advancement office administrative staff. Work with the seminary president, consultants, Advancement staff, board of trustees, and other appropriate groups to meet the fundraising goals as established by the Board of Trustees. ... more >
Aug 15 - Promotions & Events Director
Create, execute and manage cost-effective special events for the ongoing support of The Salvation Army (Purdue Center of Hope, Kroc, and ARC). Develop, negotiate and manage cross promotions for increased visibility and revenue. Educate the public, and encourage involvement in The Salvation Army’s programs through volunteer efforts. Meet established financial, fundraising and revenue goals specifically for social services and the Kroc Center. ... more >
Agricenter International, the world’s largest urban farm and research test facility, seeks a Director of Development with the following primary responsibilities: Develop, implement and document a strategic vision and written fund development plan for increasing revenues. Establish a philosophy and strategic direction and provide leadership for the development efforts. Identify, cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations to support the mission of the Agricenter. Develop and maintain a portfolio of major gift donors. Develop relationships with community leaders that support the Agricenter’s mission and vision. Work with the volunteer leadership to motivate and guide all volunteers to assist with major gift fundraising. ... more >
Sep 2 - Member Motion
AFP members are always accepting new challenges and exciting career opportunities, as well as receiving accolades for their commitment and service. So far, 2014 has been a year for some major moves—here are some job announcements, appointments, promotions and recognitions for 2014 thus far! ... more >
Sep 2 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
Aug 28 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >
Aug 26 - Top Ten (Week of August 25, 2014): 6 Signs of a Well-run Nonprofit Organization
(Aug. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how slactivists aren’t so bad afterall, which digital campaign tools you should be using (and the ones you should be forgetting), how to inspire action from tragedy, who is making the ‘overhead’ pledge (and how you can too!), how to cash-in on #GivingTuesday, what a nonprofit infographic should look like (and do) and why your nonprofit needs to be using LinkedIn! ... more >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >