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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

Kate O'Brien, JD, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc.

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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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 >
Aug 6 - Director of Development
Easter Seals Florida is seeking a strong leader for a Director of Development position in Naples and Ft. Myers, FL. for our autism programs. The Director of Development will participate in the creation and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan through collaboration of staff, volunteers, corporate participation, and advisory Board of Directors. ... more >
Jul 18 - Director of Development and Marketing
Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) seeks an experienced fundraising professional to lead a comprehensive development and marketing program. The successful candidate will be professionally effective and fit well into a positive, compassionate non-profit environment. ... more >
Jul 14 - Annual Fund Manager, Grace Place for Children and Families
Working under the Director of Development, as a part of the Development team, the Annual Fund Manager will be responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program, including the coordination and oversight of supporting initiatives in the areas of development services and donor relations to grow an effective annual giving program and supporting database. ... 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 >
Sep 2 - Top Ten (Week of September 1, 2014): 5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Reach Millennials
(Sept. 1, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on raising awareness for your cause (circa #IceBucketChallenge), why school fundraisers need a complete overhaul, the awesome reasons why you should be using infographics in your content marketing, why it's essential to have a personality when trying to appeal to your target audience, how to do recon when the wrong automated email goes out, why video is ESSENTIAL for your nonprofit and how to get in on the #GivingTuesday movement that is less than 100 days away! ... more >
Sep 2 - Five Mistakes When Orchestrating Your Online Event
(Sept. 3, 2014) Online fundraising grew 13.5 percent in 2013, proving that online fundraising events are going to be important money-makers of the future. But before you jump online and create an event, there are some things that you need to know about what NOT to do. Read on to see the five mistakes you don’t want to make—plus examples of how some organizations hit it out of the park! ... more >
Sep 2 - Member Motion (September 2014)
AFP members are making moves and doing even more incredible work in fundraising and philanthropy. Join us in celebrating their achievements! Don’t forget to let us know about your announcements, appointments, promotions and recognitions! ... more >
Sep 2 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
Aug 28 - 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 >