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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:

Cyndi Fields, The Shelter for Abused Women and Children

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

Charles Kerwood, Waller Financial Planning Group

Bryan Lee, Children's Advocacy Center

Jim Martin, NCH Healthcare System

Elizabeth Morano, United Way of Collier County

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

John Riley, Riley Philanthropy

Paul Seifert, Community School of Naples

Susan Suarez, Suarez & Associates

Lou Traina, Edison State College


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Mar 19 - Director of Community Relations
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Feb 19 - Chief Development Officer
Habitat for Humanity Palm Beach County ... more >
Nov 11 - Membership/Annual Fund Manager
The Membership/Annual Fund Manager provides strategic direction and execution for annual giving programs, while supporting the greater fund development and capital campaign goals of Naples Botanical Garden. Areas of responsibility include membership, the annual fund, memorials and tributes, corporate gifts and sponsorships, and grant writing and reporting. The Membership/Annual Fund Manager will develop communication and solicitation strategies incorporating email, direct mail, phone/mail, onsite event presence, personal interaction and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support. The Manager has a keen appreciation that annual giving is the foundation for successful major and gift planning programs. The Membership/Annual Fund Manager will work cross-departmentally with key personnel to achieve successful fundraising and to nurture a culture of philanthropy. ... more >
Oct 31 - Director of Development
The Development Director will be responsible for formulating, implementing and directing the fundraising strategies for the organization. In partnership with the Board and senior management team, the Development Director will bear primary responsibility for the creation and implementation of all fund-raising strategies including: major gifts, foundation/corporate cultivation, national sponsors, government funding, developing grant proposals and appeals to individuals and institutions, fundraising events and providing fund-raising leadership. ... more >
Apr 16 - 2014 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Apr 16 - AFP Expands to Reach More Communities
At the recent AFP board meeting held in conjunction with the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, we were delighted to announce the chartering of two new AFP chapters: the AFP Bermuda Chapter and the AFP BC, Okanagan Chapter. The new additions bring us to 235 chapters worldwide, extending our reach beyond 30,000 members and countless nonprofit organizations. ... more >
Apr 15 - Top Ten (Week of April 16, 2014): 5 Unusual Direct Mail Techniques to Try
(Apr. 16, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how networking can turn into big dollars, why you need to stay true to your work ethics, how one massive capital campaign can affect other local nonprofits, getting involved in creating the crowdfunding bill of rights and how (and why!) to engage your donors BEFORE you ask for money. ... more >
Apr 15 - How To Get Big Donations—Through Your iPhone!
(Apr. 15, 2014) Experienced in internet donation processing, Philip King of Cornerstone Group of Companies talks to us about big mobile donations and how integrating fundraising channels is a key step in getting more donations! Learn from King and Cornerstone’s clients’ experiences with mobile donations—you too can cash in through your iPhone. ... more >
Apr 8 - Your AFP Foundation For Philanthropy In Canada Is Making A Difference!
(Apr. 7, 2014) As fundraisers, the notion of "what's in it for me?" is usually not our normal approach to things. Yet, you can be confident that your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada is having a positive impact on professional development programs across the country. Check out these infographics on the reach of various scholarship and regional initiatives. ... more >