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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
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 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 >
Oct 21 - Top Ten (Week of October 20, 2014): Influencing Donors’ Gut Reactions to Solicitations
(Oct. 20, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including a new guide to choosing online giving platforms; sizing up your annual report; new ways to create highly committed donors; a new service providing free graphic design to nonprofits and more!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 21 - Get FIT and Improve Your Fundraising: The FEP’s Fundraising Fitness Test
(Oct. 22, 2014) Erik Daubert, chair of the Growth in Giving Initiative (GiGi)and the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Advisory Board, talks about the latest free resource from the FEP, the Fundraising Fitness Test, and what it can mean for your organization. ... more >