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The Association of Fundraising Professionals- Maryland Chapter is proud to announce the selection of

 Sandra and Malcolm Berman

as the

2015 Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year

and

The Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation

as the

2015 Outstanding Foundation of the Year

Please plan to join in the presentation of these awards at National Philanthropy Day, presented by Connelly & Assoc. Fundraising, LLC, on Tuesday, November 10th at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.


2016 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 2016; presentations may be a stand-alone session or grouped in tracks with similar subjects or target audiences. If you have an existing presentation or a concept for a workshop on one of these subjects or a related topic, you may submit a proposal at any time during the year to AFP Maryland Chapter,marci@kingmgmt.org.  Proposal for sessions at Fundraising Day in Maryland must be submitted by August 31, 2015. Learn more...


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.

Check us out, join our chapter, get involved, and celebrate our profession. 


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AFP Maryland communicates regularly with members by email, and if you are not receiving our emails you may be missing out on some of the benefits of membership. Every month by email, you should receive the President’s Message, a calendar of upcoming events, information on a member benefit and ways to get involved, and job listings.

If you are NOT receiving these emails, your server may be blocking these messages sent through Magnet Mail, and you should share these instructions with your email administrator to “whitelist” our email accounts.

 


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Jul 23 - 2016 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 2016; presentations may be a stand-alone session or grouped in tracks with similar subjects or target audiences. If you have an existing presentation or a concept for a workshop on one of these subjects or a related topic, you may submit a proposal at any time during the year to AFP Maryland Chapter, marci@kingmgmt.org. Proposals for sessions at Fundraising Day in Maryland must be submitted by August 31, 2015. ... more >
Jul 6 - President's Message - July 2015
A lot of exciting news for July! ... 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 >
Jul 29 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 29, 2015): Three Keys to Donor Retention
(July 29, 2015) Learn about a number of great topics in this week’s top ten, including how to shoot high-quality video using your table or smart phone; 15 game-changing donor prospect tools; why peer-to-peer fundraising is so effective; whether you’re forging—or forcing—a relationship with a donor; and more! ... more >
Jul 27 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada: Your Gift at Work
(June 9, 2015) The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada has put together some infographics to illustrate how your donation is strengthening the fundraising profession and the philanthropic sector in Canada. We’ll be showing new infographics in each Canada eWire. This week focuses on impact in scholarships, mentorships and regional initiatives. ... more >
Jul 23 - The 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report
(July 21, 2015) Salaries for professional fundraisers in the United States were flat in 2014, while they experienced solid growth in Canada, according to the AFP 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report. ... more >
Jul 20 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jul 15 - Top Ten (Week of July 15, 2015): Seven Things You Can Ask a First-Time Donor to Do Before Asking for More Money
(July 15, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including key takeaways from the 2015 World Wealth Report; five strategies for getting more corporate sponsorships; the power of non-cash gifts; a nifty guide to major donor prospect research; myths about techies and philanthropy; and more! ... more >