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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 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >