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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:

December Luncheon - Reserve your seats today!

Pat Halloran: Lessons and Insights from 35+ Years of Fundraising

Join us for the DecemberLuncheon meeting, featuring Pat Halloran, President and CEO of the Orpheum Theatre.

Check the AFP Memphis Calendar for updates on Webinars, Luncheons, and other exciting chapter events!

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Nov 24 - Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator is responsible for daily coordination and management of operational facets for DeNeuville Learning Center’s (DLC) programs and services that provide education and support for underserved women and children. ... more >
Nov 13 - Vice President for Advancement
Arkansas Tech University invites applications for the Vice President for Advancement. Required: Bachelor’s degree, three years of senior level experience in development/advancement; Preferred: Advanced degree with demonstrated success in all phases of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts. For complete details visit Closing date is 1/4/2016. Questions: “This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. Arkansas Tech University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer” ... more >
Nov 10 - Digital Communications Manager
This position will lead the strategy, execution, and implementation of all digital communications for New Memphis, including the website and social media. They will support the work of the Director of Marketing and Communications in executing on New Memphis’ communications and brand strategy, consistently articulating New Memphis’ mission and outcomes through a variety of channels. Position will report to the Director of Marketing and Communications. ... more >
Nov 10 - Head of School
The Bodine School Head of School The Bodine School is seeking a dynamic and collaborative leader to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the school starting in July, 2016. The Head of School reports directly to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the overall advancement and success of the school. Bodine is a first through sixth grade independent school located on a six acre campus in Germantown, Tennessee. It is an inclusive community of thinkers and doers committed to fostering the intellect and character of its dyslectic learners. Bodine is the only school in the Mid-South that is solely committed to teaching children with dyslexia, and other reading-related learning differences, to read and succeed. For a complete position description, listing of qualifications, and additional information on The Bodine School, visit our website: Click on Positions. Qualified candidates may mail or e-mail resumes to: Dr. Mary C. McDonald, President, MCD Partners, 1053 West Rex Road, Memphis, TN. 38119, or ... more >
Nov 5 - Development Manager
The Development Manager works with the Director of Development on all fundraising activities including donor and stakeholder research, direct mail appeals, grant writing, data entry, donor relations and special events. The Development Manager also provides administrative support to the Development function. ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >
Nov 18 - Election Results Mean New Public Policy Opportunities for Philanthropy
(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 4, 2015 Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. What does his new government, along with his 30-member Cabinet, mean for fundraising and philanthropy? ... more >
Nov 18 - Celebrating National Philanthropy Every Day
In a moving tribute to National Philanthropy Day, Roger Ali, CFRE, chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, shares how we all can make a difference through small acts and a giving heart. ... more >