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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:  September 18, 2014

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Sep 1 - Manager of Special Events and Special Programming - Full Time
Seeking an individual to join a team of professionals working in a collaborative environment to generate in excess of $2.5 million each year in philanthropic support for the operating and capital needs of The Maritime Aquarium. ... more >
Aug 8 - Part Time Development Assistant
The Development Assistant provides the Development team with overall administrative support in this dynamic and fast-paced non-profit Donor Development Department. The Development Assistant’s primary responsibility is oversight of the donor development data base. S/he is responsible for all of aspects of donation administration including gift processing, gift entry, acknowledgements and creation of bank deposits. S/he fields all in-coming donor and volunteer calls, provides support in compiling Columbus House documents and forms for grant submission and assists with fundraising and grass-roots event details. ... more >
Responsible for managing the day-to-day planning, coordination and management of the Connecticut Food Bank’s Capital Campaign. ... more >
Jul 17 - Director of Philanthropy
The Director of Philanthropy - Capital Campaign will be responsible for cultivating, soliciting, ... more >
Jul 1 - Vice President for Institutional Advancement
The University provides "a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population while maintaining a strong commitment to developing the potential of women" and to promote “the growth of the whole person in a caring environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society." ... more >
Aug 28 - 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 >
Aug 26 - Top Ten (Week of August 25, 2014): 6 Signs of a Well-run Nonprofit Organization
(Aug. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how slactivists aren’t so bad afterall, which digital campaign tools you should be using (and the ones you should be forgetting), how to inspire action from tragedy, who is making the ‘overhead’ pledge (and how you can too!), how to cash-in on #GivingTuesday, what a nonprofit infographic should look like (and do) and why your nonprofit needs to be using LinkedIn! ... more >
Aug 26 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >