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Charms of the City was a spectacular evening of fun kicking off the 2015 AFP International Conference in Baltimore! The event, presented by CCS, attracted nearly 600 fundraisers from around the globe to the venue provided through the generosity of the Maryland Science Center.  

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor:  CCS SMALL

AFP Maryland is your source for professional development. More than 400 members and other development professionals meet frequently to learn from AFP-International’s resources and participate in a range of chapter offerings, including: 


Regular programs and events that provide a wide range of education and training and opportunities for networking; Roundtables to connect with peers around topics of interest and relevance; Mentoring that brings experienced professionals together with those new to fundraising or who want to learn a new skill; a local Job Bank for job seekers; and an annual Fundraising Day conference and National Philanthropy Day celebration.

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May 5 - April 2015 New & Renewing Members
Welcome 7 new members as well as 18 renewing members for April 2015 ... more >
Jan 2 - Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Charms of the City networking event on March 29 ... more >
Jan 2 - Charms of the City Networking Event
Charms of the City will be a spectacular evening of fun to kick off the 2015 AFP International Conference! Presented by CCS with the venue provided through the generosity of the Maryland Science Center, the event is a wonderful way to catch up with friends and colleagues and welcome visitors from around the globe to Baltimore. ... more >
Sep 25 - 2015 Call for Presenters
The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Maryland Chapter, invites you to share your knowledge, ideas, and experience as a presenter. We are seeking presenters and topics for 75-90 minute educational sessions in 2015. ... more >
Sep 11 - National Philanthropy Day in Maryland
2015 National Philanthropy Day in Maryland will take place Tuesday, November 10 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. The event is presented by Connelly & Assoc. Fundraising, LLC. ... more >
May 5 - Top Ten (Week of May 6, 2015): The State of Relationship Fundraising—A Conversation
(May 6, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including whether or not my nonprofit really needs a mobile app; building donor loyalty with CRM tools; how to address cyber security risks; engaging the next generation in family foundations; following up on the Underdeveloped survey; and more! ... more >
Apr 29 - Canada: Federal Budget Includes Key Giving, Charity Provisions Pushed by Charities, Fundraisers
(April 29, 2015) AFP is pleased to see one of its key legislative priorities—a capital gains tax exemption for gifts of private shares and real estate—included in the 2015 federal budget. Learn more. ... more >
Apr 23 - Nominations Now Open for the AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize
Applications for the 2016 AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize are due Nov. 1 to AFP International Headquarters. To be considered for the Prize, works must be published by a commercial publishing house or a professional organization between December 1, 2013 and November 1, 2015. Publications must be based on either applied or basic research. ... more >
Apr 22 - AFP Submits Comments to Senate on Tax Reform, Charitable Incentives
(April 22, 2015) AFP has submitted comments to the Individual Income Tax and Business Income Tax Working Groups of the Senate Finance Committee, calling on the Senate to keep the charitable deduction in its current form and look for other incentives to encourage charitable giving, including the IRA Rollover Provision. ... more >
Apr 21 - Top Ten (Week of April 22, 2015): Don’t Panic! Avoid The Content Creation Crunch
(April 22, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to keep your donors engaged in a cause; top five strategies to raise more money from foundations; looking at what causes men tend to support; how to get off the dang fundraising treadmill; and more! ... more >