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National Philathropy Day in Maryland - Registration is Open!

Registration for the National Philanthropy Day in Maryland Luncheon is now open.  Read more...

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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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 >
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 >
Oct 29 - Top Ten (Week of October 27, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Oct. 27, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including unusual but effective ways to market your charity; innovations in global fundraising; social media awareness plans that actually work; the fastest way to ruin your appeal letter and more! ... more >
Oct 29 - 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Online Donation Processing Software
(Oct. 29, 2014) Many fundraisers who have decided to purchase new online donation processing software come to the conclusion, too late, that the price they paid for their software was the least expensive part of their decision. Ossie Hinds, president and CEO of Cornerstone Group of Companies, leads you through five questions to ask before making the decision to buy new online donation processing software. ... more >
Oct 23 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2013
(May 13, 2014) More than 63 percent of fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada saw their average incomes rise in 2013, even as average salaries fell by nearly eight percent compared to 2012, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study. ... more >
Oct 23 - Explore AFP’s Special Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers (Updated October 23, 2014)
The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help members carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. ... more >
Oct 22 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >