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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 

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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Sep 19 - Director of Fundraising and Outreach
As Director of Fundraising and Outreach, you will coordinate and implement all of Blind Industries and Services of Maryland’s fundraising and outreach activities. This position is the chief architect of our fundraising efforts, reporting to the company President. ... more >
Sep 11 - National Philanthropy Day in Maryland
Registration is now open for the 2014 National Philanthropy program, taking place November 14 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel. ... 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 >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >