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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 18 - Donor Services and Development Officer
The Donor Services and Development Officer provides exemplary donor services, stewardship and communications to our new and existing fundholders supporting them in fulfilling their philanthropic goals. Assist in the preparation of donor communications, marketing materials, presentations, as well as organizing special events. ... more >
Sep 12 - Executive Assistant to the President
The Executive Assistant to the President of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Inc. in South Norwalk, CT, provides administrative support and serves as a liaison between the President/CEO and the Board, COO, Senior Staff and other departments, as well as State and Federal officials. The incumbent in this position also functions as Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Maritime Authority, and serves as Office Manager. ... more >
Sep 9 - Advancement Specialist
ADVANCEMENT SPECIALIST Goodwin College is seeking an Advancement Specialist to support the Advancement Team by providing administrative services and acknowledgement/receipt/pledge reminder oversight, database management, prospect research and pipeline coordination, scholarship program coordination, and Goodwin College Foundation Board assistance. Responsibilities include answering phone calls/e-mails in the general mailbox, assisting with events, administering donor stewardship communications, donor database training/updating/management, web-based prospect research and prospect pipeline meeting coordination, oversight of the endowed scholarship selection process, and Foundation Board administration. Qualifying candidates must have an Associate degree, 1-2 years of database management experience, be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, have excellent oral and written communication skills, a pleasant demeanor, be analytical, detail oriented, and dedicated to creating a positive team environment. E-mail resumes to HR Specialist, Terry Antoine, at jobs@goodwin.edu ... more >
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 >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >