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AFP Maryland is your source for professional development. Nearly 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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BE the CAUSE allows you help to advance the fundraising profession by supporting your AFP-Maryland chapter and your AFP Foundation.

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Locally, your gift helps to support:

  • Scholarships for membership in AFP
  • Scholarships for Fundraising Day in Maryland
  • Scholarships for Fundamentals in Fundraising

Nationally, your gift supports:

  • Professional tools like the AFP Online Knowledge Center and the AFP Ethics Assessment InventoryTM
  • Research to increase knowledge of philanthropy for effective fundraising practices
  • Scholarships for education and training programs, and for leadership development

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Submit Your Nominees for the 2014 National Philanthropy Day Awards 

Outstanding Youth Fundraiser award nominations also being accepted - deadline June 30 - or consider nominating an Unsung Hero.  Read more about the awards, and nominate someone today!  The Maryland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Baltimore Business Journal, is seeking nominations for the Business Philanthropy Awards.  Deadline: September 19.  Read more.

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Jul 3 - July 2014 President's Message
Happy new fiscal year from AFP Maryland! I am excited to share some good news to begin the year: first, AFP Maryland will honor Aris Melissaratos as Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year and the Charles Crane Family Foundation as Outstanding Foundation of the Year at National Philanthropy Day. We will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of community foundations with a special recognition of the 14 Maryland community foundations. Mark your calendar for November 14 to join us in recognizing the tremendous impact of philanthropy in Maryland – and, don’t forget to nominate the amazing volunteers who add so much value to your organization for the Unsung Hero award by August 15. ... more >
Jun 3 - June 2014 President's Message
The beginning of summer is a great time to check your progress on your professional goals for the year. If you’ve accomplished what you set out to achieve, congratulations! If you haven’t, summer is also a great time to check out all AFP has to offer and make the most of your benefits. ... more >
Mar 18 - 2014 Harford County Celebration Sponsors
AFP Maryland gratefully acknowledges our 2014 sponsors for the 8th Annual Celebration of Philanthropy in Harford County ... more >
Jul 22 - Top Ten (Week of July 23, 2014): How Storytelling Defines Your Brand and Helps You Reach New Audiences
(July 23 2014) Learn about storytelling and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on the impact of crowdfunding (in a great infographic); engaging millennial donors; running a small shop; monotasking—not multitasking!; thanking everyday heroes and how Jean Case instills the value of giving back. ... more >
Jul 22 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Apr. 7, 2014) The newest AFP Canada toolkit walks you through the process of working with government officials on behalf of your charity and/or the issue it represents. Now, the question is, are you ready to start using the information to further GR public policy relevant to the nonprofit sector? ... more >
Jul 21 - Fundraising Professional Hail New York Case Settlement, Encourage Donors to Take Wise Giving Steps
AFP applauds the work of the New York State Attorney’s General Office and reminds donors of the importance of direct mail, while cautioning charities to be careful with their donor lists. ... more >
Jul 17 - Big Vote in the House on Thursday for IRA Rollover, Other Charitable Provisions
(July 15, 2014) The House of Representatives is expected to vote this Thursday legislation that would make the currently expired IRA Rollover provision permanent. AFP is encouraging members to contact their Congressperson TODAY! ... more >