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Welcome to the AFP FL, Everglades Chapter Website

The Everglades Chapter of The Association of Fundraising Professionals was formed in 1994. We serve AFP members as well as professionals working in fundraising in the local community by providing monthly continuing education and/ or networking programs.

Our current board members are:

Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation of Collier County

Cyndi Fields, The Shelter for Abused Women and Children

Dr. William Griz, Hodges Center for Non-Profit Excellence

Charles Kerwood, Waller Financial Planning Group

Dr. Bryan Lee, Children's Advocacy Center

Jim Martin, NCH Healthcare System

Jeffrey McManus, JD, Avow Hospice

Elizabeth Morano, United Way of Collier County

John Riley, CFRE,  Riley Philanthropy

Paul Seifert, CFRE, Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Susan Suarez, Suarez & Associates

Dr. Lou Traina, Edison State College


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Oct 30 - Major Gifts Officer
The American Red Cross depends heavily on the support of our generous donor population. We participate in many donor-focused fundraising activities including identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding of top corporate and foundation partners, as well as with individual donors across the country. The funds we receive provide unrestricted support to our Chapters, helping us fulfill our mission to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies in our communities. We are currently seeking a Major Gifts Officer to work in our Naples, FL chapter. This is a F/T position working 40+ hours per week. JOB SUMMARY: The Major Gift Officer III will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective donors, in expanding their financial support of the work of the American Red Cross. He/she will be responsible for meeting an annual revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects to advance the mission of the organization and assist donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the American Red Cross. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is highly desirable. Minimum 5 years of major gifts leadership experience. Significant expertise with the area’s funding community highly desirable. Progressive experience in successful development programs and knowledge of “best practices” in development. If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you’ve been waiting for, please visit our website at: http://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=49166&SID=521 The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development, team spirit, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, well-qualified women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. ... more >
Oct 15 - Director of Development and Marketing
Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) seeks an experienced fundraising professional to lead a comprehensive development and marketing program ... more >
Oct 7 - Office Manager/Executive Assistant for the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled
The Office Manager/Executive Assistant reports to the Executive Director and provides support in the areas of finance, event and fundraising coordination, office administration and Foundation communication. ... more >
Aug 27 - Chief Financial Officer, Children's Advocacy Center
Chief Financial Officer as a key member of the Executive Management team will report to the Chief Executive Officer and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the company. The CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, investor relationships and partnership compliance. ... more >
Jun 12 - Major Gift Officer, Avow
The Major Gifts Officer will work closely with the Vice President of Advancement and the Director of Advancement to plan and implement strategy for individual major gifts and planned gifts and donor relationship management (manage, nurture, upgrade) to meet short and long term goals of the organization. The Major Gifts Officer plays a critical role in increasing individual donor and foundation support and acts as an ambassador for Avow across the community. Responsible for overseeing the stewardship of assigned current donors and solicitation of prospective donors for annual gifts, for the Capital Campaign, planned gifts and any other special campaigns. ... 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 >