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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 >
Nov 26 - Research Papers: Diverse Communities in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration's Partnership Project along with the AFP ON, Greater Toronto Chapter and AFP ON, Ottawa Chapter coordinated a series of twelve conferences for fundraising professionals, donors and volunteers to develop a greater understanding of the giving traditions and charitable interests of these diverse communities in Ontario. ... more >
Nov 26 - Top Ten (Week of November 26, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including new evidence that touching the heart—and avoiding the head—may be more powerful in solicitations; tons of resources on youth philanthropy; how to make the most of YouTube (it’s the second most used search engine!); how direct mail is changing; and more! ... more >
Nov 25 - Isabel Allende to Speak at 2015 International Fundraising Conference
Isabel Allende, the celebrated Chilean-American novelist, memoirist, and advocate for empowerment of women and girls worldwide, will speak at AFP’s 2015 International Fundraising Conference on Baltimore, March 29 – 31. ... more >
Nov 19 - Top Ten (Week of November 17, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to guard privacy on the Internet; the fundamentals of crowdfunding; solving the great mysteries of donor retention; more lessons in nonprofit storytelling; a discussion on the limitations of strategic philanthropy; and more! ... more >