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President's message:

The Big Bend Chapter of AFP is a thriving chapter of local professionals affecting positive change in our community. Our professionals strive every day to bring resources to our non-profit organizations and community.

If you are considering membership in our chapter, AFP Big Bend offers programs to meet the needs of the non-profit community and those involved in development and fundraising activities, regardless of their experience level. As an AFP member, you have access to resources and a network that can advance your career, further the cause of the organization you represent and support you as an advocate for the profession of fundraising. You have chosen the charitable community as your career, and AFP will be there to assist with every step by providing you with information on the latest trends and best practices in fundraising and by keeping you abreast of the latest legislation and regulations affecting fundraising.

Our monthly educational programs explore a variety of topics to help us all succeed and also to provide an opportunity to network with our peers.  We also dedicate one monthly program each year to   recognize the outstanding philanthropic achievements of individuals and organizations here in the Big Bend; National Philanthropy Day is celebrated in November and I encourage you nominate someone you feel is deserving of this honor.

If you would like to join or have an interest in serving on the board or on a committee, please contact any of the Board Members. I look forward to seeing you at our monthly luncheons and at National Philanthropy Day.


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Feb 22 - Support and Partnerships
Strategic partnerships are critical in the ongoing success of AFP. The quality programs our chapter offers to its members are due, in large part, to the support we receive from our community partners. ... more >
Feb 6 - Sponsor a Workshop
The Big Bend Association of Fundraising Professionals would like to extend the opportunity for local businesses to sponsor our monthly AFP Workshop Luncheon. ... more >
May 16 - Building Your Small Shop Toolkit
Running a small non-profit organization is no easy endeavor. AFP talks with Amy Wolfe, president and CEO of AgSafe, about how to identify essential aspects of finance, work/life balance, self-care and many others as they pertain to running a small shop. ... more >
May 16 - Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness
Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness is a tool for educating board members, donors, volunteers and staff about how to view, understand and think holistically about fundraising costs and investments. Read about the project and sign up for a free webinar on talking about fundraising costs and effectiveness! ... more >
May 15 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of May 16, 2018): Donor-Centricity, Stewarding Monthly Donors, Understanding Legacy Giving & More!
(May 16, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
May 15 - Universal Charitable Deduction Bill Introduced in Congress
(May 15, 2018) A new bill in Congress would allow all taxpayers to take a charitable deduction, even if they didn’t itemize their taxes. ... more >
May 15 - Louisiana Bill to Ban Professional Certifications Defeated in Committee
(May 15, 2018) Work by AFP and other associations has led to significant changes to a Louisiana state bill that would have prohibited the use of professional certificates such as CFRE and ACFRE. ... more >