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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:  November 14th, 2014.

Join us for National Philanthropy Day as we celebrate the "Best of State". Held at the Omni Hotel New Haven, this awards breakfast will celebrate those who have helped change lives in our community through their fundraising and philanthropic efforts. For more information and to register, visit

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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 & 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 >
The Capital Campaign Assistant supports the Capital Campaign Director and the Chief Development Officer. Responsible for scheduling appointments, accurate tracking and reporting of capital campaign activities, gift entry and donor acknowledgments, donor research, preparing materials for meetings and donor contacts, and staffing of capital campaign meetings. This position will be temporary for the duration of the campaign. Reports to the Capital Campaign Director. It is anticipated that the position will be an average of 20 hours per week. ... more >
Oct 29 - Top Ten (Week of October 27, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Oct. 27, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including unusual but effective ways to market your charity; innovations in global fundraising; social media awareness plans that actually work; the fastest way to ruin your appeal letter and more! ... more >
Oct 29 - 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Online Donation Processing Software
(Oct. 29, 2014) Many fundraisers who have decided to purchase new online donation processing software come to the conclusion, too late, that the price they paid for their software was the least expensive part of their decision. Ossie Hinds, president and CEO of Cornerstone Group of Companies, leads you through five questions to ask before making the decision to buy new online donation processing software. ... more >
Oct 23 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2013
(May 13, 2014) More than 63 percent of fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada saw their average incomes rise in 2013, even as average salaries fell by nearly eight percent compared to 2012, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study. ... more >
Oct 23 - Explore AFP’s Special Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers (Updated October 23, 2014)
The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help members carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. ... more >
Oct 22 - 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 >