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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:  October 16th, 2014. Click here for more information.

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Oct 20 - Assistant Director of Development
The Assistant Director of Development will: cultivate and solicit a variety of community audiences including home health clients,bereaved family members of hospice patients, next of kin of Masonicare residents,corporations and businesses, community organizations, Masonicare employees, and other friends for support of Masonicare annual giving programs and special events. The Assistant Director will plan and execute Masonicare fundraising events and appeals as assigned, with responsibility for meeting sponsorship, event registration, and other fundraising goals; recruiting, training, and managing volunteers and committee members; as well as coordinating special event logistics. ... more >
Oct 2 - Development Officer-Corporate and Foundations
The Development Officer will be expected to develop a caseload of 75-100 active corporate and foundation prospects and devise and execute strategies for soliciting these prospects. This individual will also be expected to initiate contacts with potential donors. He/she will also be expected to work in a collegial manner in creating and implementing strategies for cultivation, solicitation and closure, and will collaborate with the Senior Development Team to set and achieve annual fundraising and activity goals. ... more >
Sep 26 - Director of Development
Operation Fuel, founded in 1977, is a statewide nonprofit that partners with communities, businesses, governments and individuals to ensure that people in need have access to year-round energy assistance. Operation Fuel is Connecticut’s voice about energy assistance policy. Its mission is unique within the state. ... more >
Sep 26 - Director of Development & Major Gifts
New England Public Radio (WFCR and WNNZ)in Springfield, MA, seeks a Director of Development & Major Gifts to lead its fundraising efforts. The Director is responsible for leading a seasoned fundraising staff who generate over $3.4 million in annual support from individuals and businesses. ... more >
Oct 18 - National Philanthropy Day®—Tell Us YOUR Philanthropic Idol!
To help celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), AFP is asking people to submit short videos about their philanthropic idol (and how their idol inspires them to get involved), with the top five most popular videos earning the submitters $500 each for their favorite charity! Learn more. ... more >
Oct 15 - Top Ten (Week of October 13, 2014): Moving a First-Time Donor to a Major Donor
(Oct. 13, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to become more attuned to your donors; how to know just enough about website coding to talk with a designer or programmer; gender-based solicitations; one fundraiser’s work in a year to build a more diverse fundraising program and more! ... more >
Oct 13 - The Digital Advancing Philanthropy is Here!
Read the digital Advancing Philanthropy—whenever you want! You can conveniently access the entire magazine online, scroll through it page by page, as well as bookmark, download and print favorite articles. ... more >
Oct 13 - October 20 – 26: National Estate Planning Awareness Week
With more than 120 million people across North America not possessing updated estate plans, AFP and Financial Awareness Foundation are working together to promote National Estate Planning Awareness Week, Oct. 20-26. ... more >
Oct 8 - Top Ten (Week of October 6, 2014): Documentation—Do, Die or Just Do It!
(Oct. 6, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including a formula for the perfect online fundraising ask; organizational culture lessons; improving your listening skills; editorial calendar template; how to migrate donor data effectively and more! ... more >