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Upcoming Events from the AFP Maryland Chapter

Volunteerism and Giving Among the Millennial Generation: How to Attract and Retain Millennials

Friday, June 17 / 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (brown bag lunch event)


Giving USA:  Trends in Philanthropy You Need to Know

Wednesday, June 22 / 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Call for Nominations - Outstanding Philanthropist and Foundation in Maryland, Youth Fundraisers & Unsung Heroes!

National Philanthropy Day in Maryland pays tribute to the invaluable contributions that philanthropy has made to our personal lives, our nation, and the world. This annual event acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the quality of our lives and the fabric of our society.

AFP-Maryland is currently seeking nominations as we prepare to honor an Outstanding Philanthropist and Foundation in Maryland, as well as Outstanding Youth Fundraisers and Unsung Heroes.  Learn more about how you can nominate someone.

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.

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May 16 - May 2016 President's Message
The people that are AFP Maryland, YOU and your professional network, may be one of the best benefits of membership I have found ... more >
Mar 22 - 2016 National Philanthropy Day Awards
AFP Maryland is currently seeking nominations as we prepare to honor an Outstanding Philanthropist and Foundation in Maryland. True to the meaning of philanthropy, the Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year Award and the Outstanding Foundation of the Year Award both recognize the contribution of money, along with time and skill, to promote the wellbeing of others and the betterment of the community. Recipients and nominees of these awards exemplify the true spirit of giving. All nominations must be received no later than May 16, 2016. ... more >
Mar 14 - Fundraising Day Session Descriptions
The Sessions for Fundraising Day 2016 are now posted. Register today! ... more >
Mar 14 - 2016 Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques and will provide an overview of skills, techniques and program components for individuals with zero to four years of fundraising experience. ... more >
May 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of May 25, 2016): Women’s and Girls’ Causes, Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy, More!
(May 25, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
May 18 - Leaving a Legacy for Your Community
(May 18, 2016) May is National LEAVE A LEGACY™ Month across Canada. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a national public awareness program designed to encourage Canadians to leave a gift through their will to a charity of their choice. An article by Roger Ali that charities can use in their own communications as well. ... more >
May 18 - How to Make a Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect
(May 18, 2016) Too often we measure success in dollars raised and forget that long-range fundraising is all about building relationships. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Gail Perry about donor visits and cultivation, the subject of her upcoming webinar on May 26. ... more >