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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 31 - Crowdfunding Part 1—The Fundraising Fad, Turned Staple
(July 30, 2014) Bringing in billions of dollars each year, with a steady increase as of late (up 50 percent from 2012 to 2013), the crowdfunding “fad” doesn’t seem to be letting up. This round-up will help you fully understand crowdfunding and the different options available, the pros and cons to running a campaign, when you should (and shouldn’t) resort to crowdfunding and some inspirational campaigns that will give you the extra push you need! ... more >