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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

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, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc.

John Riley, Riley Philanthropy

Paul Seifert, Community School of Naples

Susan Suarez, Suarez & Associates

Dr. Lou Traina, Edison State College

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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 >
Jun 2 - Director of Development at The Naples Zoo
The Director of Development reports to the President and CEO and serves as an integral external ambassador and representative for Naples Zoo. S/he works closely with the Board of Directors’ Development Committee and the Zoo’s senior management team to design and execute a comprehensive development strategy for the Naples Zoo. S/he initiates, implements and regularly evaluates annual and long-range development plans to secure major gifts, foundation/grant funding, corporate sponsorships, annual funds, annual appeal gifts and planned/endowment gifts. S/he oversees fund raising events and effectively coordinates fundraising activities and events with the Zoo’s senior management team. S/he also plays a leadership role in the implementation and management of Zoo Capital Campaigns. The Director of Development is responsible for the hiring, supervision and evaluation of Development Department staff and works with the President and CEO and the Director of Finance to accurately report on the progress of fundraising efforts as well as the departmental budget. ... more >
May 27 - Associate Director of Fundraising and Events
David Lawrence Center is the Southwest Florida-based, not-for-profit leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. The Center provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential and community based prevention and treatment services for children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges. Through the Center’s work, lives are saved, families are kept together, children succeed, homelessness is reduced, quality of life is returned and dignity is restored to those in need. ... more >
Jul 31 - Crowdfunding Part 1—The Fundraising Fad, Turned Staple
(July 30, 2014) Bringing in billions of dollars each year, with a steady increase as of late (up 50 percent from 2012 to 2013), the crowdfunding “fad” doesn’t seem to be letting up. This round-up will help you fully understand crowdfunding and the different options available, the pros and cons to running a campaign, when you should (and shouldn’t) resort to crowdfunding and some inspirational campaigns that will give you the extra push you need! ... more >