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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.

Monthly Scheduled Program:  March 5th, 2015. *note new date*

                          Trust-Based Influencing for the Non-Profit Professional: Building trust and influencing people is both an art and a science. Learn how to use these to your benefit at this AFP workshop.


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Jan 28 - Corporate Development Officer
The Corporate Development Officer will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective donors, in expanding their financial support of the work of the American Red Cross. He/she will be responsible for meeting an annual revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects to advance the mission of the organization and assist donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the American Red Cross. Responsible for corporate fundraising to meet the Financial Development department's major gift goals and objectives for annual giving and special events. ... more >
Jan 28 - Sr. Director, Resource Development, Special Events
The American Red Cross is currently recruiting for an experienced and talented event specialist/director, to lead fundraising and development efforts for our Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. Responsible for the success of Chapter fundraising events. Plans, coordinates and implements events in collaboration with staff and volunteer leadership. Events are designed to raise funds for and promote community awareness of Red Cross services. Also develops and executes plans to identify, cultivate, solicit and recognize event underwriters/sponsors and other event participants and provision of staff support for relevant committees. ... more >
Jan 26 - Regional Development Manager
The Regional Development Manager will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects that live in a defined territory and are capable of giving in excess of $10,000. The RDM will develop and execute short and long-term strategies to secure major and planned gifts (value of $25K or more) in concert with MMRF leadership, Executive Committee members, event Development Team and volunteers. Major gift donors and prospects will be individuals, corporations and foundations. ... more >
Jan 26 - Grants Manager
The Wadsworth has an immediate opening for a Grants Manager to join our Institutional Advancement team. The Grants Manager is responsible for the creation and management of a well-coordinated, strategic development plan to cultivate and solicit support from foundations, corporations, and government sources. The successful Grants Manager candidate will provide the expertise to the Wadsworth Atheneum’s interests by researching and identifying sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based on corporate/foundation guidelines and interests, and by maintaining strong communications with those sources. The ideal candidate is an energetic, ambitious, goal-oriented and creative self-starter who possesses the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. ... more >
Jan 16 - Virtual Incubator Manager/Coach
The Incubator Manager/Coach will report to the President and be responsible for delivering on the Virtual Incubator programs annual objectives, its mission and its long term vision. Specifically, s/he will ensure that the programs strategies, deliverables, materials, tools, and revenue outcomes are achieved annually; will generate and maintain a satisfied and excited base of clients; and will participate in the design, selection and maintenance of incubator technology. ... more >
Jan 28 - Top Ten (Week of January 26, 2015): Helping Volunteers Fall in Love with the Mission
(Jan. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including why you should start peer-to-peer fundraising this year; why selling alone can’t close your first “sale;” a cautionary case study on board management; monthly giving programs for the small shop; and more! ... more >
Jan 28 - Call for Research Papers in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is accepting proposals under its Research Awards program with a deadline of April 30, 2015. Up to $10,000 is available and grant notifications will be made by the end of May with the expectation that the research will be completed by December 31, 2015. ... more >
Jan 28 - Technology: Fundraisers and Donors Not Yet on the Same Page
(Jan. 28, 2015) A new report by Give Central, a web-based donation platform, underscores the disconnect between the increasing ability and eagerness of nonprofits to take advantage of rapidly evolving technology—and the reluctance of donors to take advantage of the same. ... more >
Jan 26 - How to give to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada offers a range of convenient giving options. Select the option that's best for you! ... more >
Jan 21 - Tax Reform Efforts Starting in Congress
(Jan. 21, 2015) With limited time to act before the 2016 Presidential election season kicks into gear, Congress has begun its efforts to address comprehensive tax reform, while the Charitable Giving Coalition has sent a letter to new members of Congress calling for greater incentives for giving. ... more >
March 5, 2015 - AFP CT Workshop
May 21, 2015 - AFP CT Program
September 17, 2015 - AFP CT Program
October 15, 2015 - AFP CT Workshop