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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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Apr 3 - 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 >
Jan 21 - Ask A Pro...
As a service to Southwest Florida AFP members, we have assembled a team of highly experienced professionals, to answer questions posed about nonprofit fundraising, management, leadership and professional issues. ... more >
May 27 - AFP’s National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
May 27 - Finalists Selected for National Philanthropy Day® Honors Recognizing Top Donors, Volunteers
You’ve chosen the finalists in each category of AFP’s National Philanthropy Day Honors. Check out the new NPD website and learn more about their stories. ... more >
May 27 - Top Ten (Week of May 27, 2015): You're Fired Until You Have A Solid Monthly Giving Program Launched
(May 27, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how smartphones are taking over the world (and what to do about it); why crowdfunding isn’t the “Hail Mary” you think it is; integrity in storytelling; social fundraising campaigns; exhorting fundraisers to actually lead; and more! ... more >
May 27 - Take Part in a New Survey: What’s Your Nonprofit’s Major Gift Potential?
Have you ever wondered how much you could really raise in major gifts? Are major gifts a realistic source of fundraising revenue for YOUR organization? A new survey by fundraising academic Professor Adrian Sargeant and fundraising expert Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE aims to deliver the answers to these questions. ... more >
May 22 - Comments of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Cancer Charities Charged With Fraud by FTC
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) released this statement in response to the recent action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against three national charities, Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society. ... more >