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The AFP Maryland Chapter office will be CLOSED on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26, as well as New Year's Day, January 1, 2015.  


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

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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Nov 6 - President's Message - November 2014
his month is all about philanthropy – as the Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrates National Philanthropy Day and your organization prepares for Giving Tuesday and year-end appeals. ... more >
Oct 1 - AFP Maryland President's Message - October 2014
We are now entering the “busy” season for fundraising (as if there is a slow season), so I want to be sure you’ve got the resources, training, and networking opportunities AFP offers in the forefront of your minds. ... 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
Registration is now open for the 2014 National Philanthropy program, taking place November 14 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel. ... more >
Dec 22 - Chapter Boards Lead by Example in Achieving 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2013 Every Member Campaign (EMC). These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts to the EMC. ... more >
Dec 17 - IRA Rollover Approved by Congress, Heads to White House For Signing
(Dec. 17, 2014) With the White House threatening a veto of a bill to make the IRA Charitable Rollover and other provisions permanent, Congress turns to a one-year extenders package. ... more >
Dec 17 - BE the CAUSE Campaign Chapter Results!
Thanks to the efforts of your chapter, our collaborative BE the CAUSE Campaign has raised $405,734 in gifts and pledges from 4,872 donors as of December 15, 2014. This represents 87% percent of our $465,750 goal. So far, 63 chapters have met or exceeded their campaign goals and another 42 chapters are within $250 of their goals. ... more >
Dec 17 - Top Ten (Week of December 17, 2014): You Need Data Nerds!
(Dec. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including the motivations of NextGen donors; more #GivingTuesday roundups; questioning nonprofit sustainability; the state of disaster philanthropy; when to make transformative changes; six degrees of major gift fundraising; and more! ... more >
Dec 17 - Charitable Giving, Donor Retention Levels Increasing, Reaching Near Pre-Recession Levels
(Dec. 17, 2014) For the fourth consecutive year, charitable organizations across the U.S. saw growth in both the level of funds they raised, as well as how well they retained donors from year to year, according the 2014 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >