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Welcome to the AFP Connecticut Chapter

AFP Connecticut Chapter has more than 200 members and is part of the International Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) representing more than 30,000 members in 230 chapters throughout the world. AFP members work to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. They foster development and growth of fundraising professionals and promote high ethical standards in the profession.



University of New Haven
600 Sawmill Road - Sawmill Building, Room 104
West Haven, CT  06516

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Mar 26 - Director of Development - Neighborhood Music School
Neighborhood Music School (“NMS”), one of the nation’s leading community arts schools, seeks a Director of Development (“DoD”) to lead all contributed revenue programs in support of our mission. Working in partnership with the Executive Director and the Board, the DoD holds primary responsibility for the “Director’s Circle” major gifts program, the NMS annual fund, planned giving, foundation and corporate grants, fundraising events and special campaigns. The DoD manages a Development Assistant, and oversees external contractors for grants and special events support. A member of the school’s senior leadership team, the DoD participates in developing school-wide strategy, programs, and messaging while working collaboratively with other departments on operational matters. ... more >
Mar 9 - Associate Vice President for Development
Are you an enthusiastic development professional who loves to connect donors with their passion? Do you enjoy seeking out and developing partnerships with corporations and family foundations to increase meaningful funding for an organization? The Village for Families & Children, a 200-year-old child and family serving agency, is searching for an associate vice president for development to drive revenue, build and strengthen our strategic partnerships, and help us meet our organizational goals. ... more >
Mar 29 - Study Reveals Communications Gap Between Mid-Level Donors, Nonprofits
(Mar. 29, 2017) A new fundraising study shows that many mid-level donors fall into a communications "black hole," forgotten by the organizations they faithfully support, according to a press release by NextAfter. ... more >
Mar 29 - Interview with Eileen Heisman, ACFRE
Eileen Heisman, ACFRE, president and CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust, talks about her career, growing donor-advised funds and her love of illiquid assets! ... more >
Mar 29 - Text Messaging as a Fundraising Tool
(Mar. 29, 2017) Text can be a powerful ally to charities and nonprofit organizations. Not only can texting help you to raise funds, but it can also be valuable in doing other forms of outreach and communication to donors and stakeholders, as well as volunteers and paid staff. ... more >
Mar 29 - AFP Top Ten (Week of March 29, 2017): Don't Thank Your Donors, Actigiving, More!
(Mar. 29, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Mar 21 - Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP members everywhere are invited to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 54th International Conference on Fundraising, April 30- May 2, 2017, in San Francisco, Ca. ... more >