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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.


AFP CT Chapter Annual Networking Reception!  


June Network Event

Thursday, October 8, 2015
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Eli's on Whitney - Hamden, CT

Member: $20 / $30 at the door
Non-Member: $25 / $35 at the door

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We hope you'll join us for this great celebration.  We will recognize members at this gathering who have been with us for 25, 20, 15, 10 and 5 years.  Come join us for this milestone occasion.  Good food, great people and the first drink is on us!

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Sep 13 - Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship
The individual in this new position will work as part of a growing Development team within the Alumni Association at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. They will direct all facets of the Annual Giving and Stewardship programs establishing and implementing a sophisticated and strategic Annual Giving plan for alumni, parents and friends of the Academy as well as being responsible for planning, executing and tracking all appeals for the organization to ensure well-coordinated efforts and maximum efficiency. ... more >
Sep 13 - Director of Athletic Giving
The individual in this new position will work as part of a growing Development team within the Alumni Association at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, to raise funds in support of the varsity athletic program within a growing athletic development program named the Bear Club. Now in its fourth year the Bear Club offers tremendous opportunities for growth with annual membership drives, broad and targeted appeals for support, golf tournament administration and other event planning in coordination with the Academy’s Athletic Department. The director will be required to plan and implement strategic plans for the program, provide ongoing analytical reports on progress, write articles for print and electronic media, speak publicly at events, manage volunteers and travel as needed. ... more >
Oct 1 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Oct 1 - Leadership Society Members
Members of the Leadership Society demonstrate sustaining commitment to the fundraising profession through their individual, cumulative giving of at least $10,000 and annual gifts of $1000 or more. Today, the Leadership Society honors 87 members from 49 chapters who actively support the work of AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada. Their leadership and counsel, as board and committee members, mentors and advisors, enhance the profession by advancing ethical and effective fundraising internationally. ... more >
Oct 1 - New Report: Less Than Half of Donors Give Again to Organizations That They Supported in the Previous Year
(Oct. 1, 2015) While gains in giving out paced losses at charities in 2014, the number of donors fell, with less than half supporting the same organization two years in a row, according to the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >
Sep 30 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 30, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Sept. 30, 2015) It’s time to change the way you communicate with donors, and many more topics in this week’s Top Ten, including seven drivers of donor loyalty; creating a visual case for support; four key lessons in charitable giving through bequests; words that will make or break your subject lines; and how to turn first-time visitors to your website into long-time donors. ... more >