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Welcome to the AFP Southwest Florida Chapter Website!

AFP is an individual membership association advancing philanthropy through education, training and advocacy based on research, a code of ethical principles and standards of professional practice.

Recognized as a Ten Star Chapter for its stellar programming, our Southwest Florida Chapter is ready to meet the diverse needs of its membership.  Please browse our Education and Opportunities page and call Kim Noyes at (941) 921-5410 or contact her at afpfl@verizon.net if you would like to get involved!

The Southwest Florida Chapter is committed to growing professionalism and diversity among its membership, increasing the opportunities and resources provided to our members, and celebrating the philanthropic heritage of the Sarasota/Manatee Community.


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Aug 13 - Giving Matters: Women in Philanthropy
Giving Matters…Inspiring and educating women to realize their power to transform their community and our world through philanthropy. ... more >
Aug 13 - Monthly Meetings and Educational Programs
All meeting are held at Michael's on East unless otherwise noted. ... more >
Jun 2 - 2014 Every Member Campaign
Watch for information on the 2014 "Be The Cause" Campaign, formerly known as The Every Member Campaign. ... 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 >
Sep 10 - National Philanthropy Day®—Tell Us YOUR Philanthropic Idol!
To help celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), AFP is asking people to submit short videos about their philanthropic idol (and how their idol inspires them to get involved), with the top five most popular videos earning the submitters $500 each for their favorite charity! Learn more. ... more >
Sep 8 - Top Ten (Week of September 8, 2014): Strategic Strategeries on Strategy!
(Sept. 8, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on donor retention strategies, where to find nonprofit salary information, five lessons nonprofits can learn from startups, crowdfunding strategies, new fundraising writing (yes, wait for it) strategies, and more! ... more >