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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 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 26 - Monthly Meetings and Educational Programs
All meeting are held at Michael's on East unless otherwise noted. ... more >
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 >
Oct 5 - New Report: Less Than Half of Donors Give Again to Organizations That They Supported in the Previous Year
(Oct. 1, 2015) While gains in giving out paced losses at charities in 2014, the number of donors fell, with less than half supporting the same organization two years in a row, according to the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >
Oct 1 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Oct 1 - Leadership Society Members
Members of the Leadership Society demonstrate sustaining commitment to the fundraising profession through their individual, cumulative giving of at least $10,000 and annual gifts of $1000 or more. Today, the Leadership Society honors 87 members from 49 chapters who actively support the work of AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada. Their leadership and counsel, as board and committee members, mentors and advisors, enhance the profession by advancing ethical and effective fundraising internationally. ... more >
Sep 30 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 30, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Sept. 30, 2015) It’s time to change the way you communicate with donors, and many more topics in this week’s Top Ten, including seven drivers of donor loyalty; creating a visual case for support; four key lessons in charitable giving through bequests; words that will make or break your subject lines; and how to turn first-time visitors to your website into long-time donors. ... more >
Sep 30 - Trump Tax Plan Mixed on Charitable Giving
AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, responded to presidential candidate Donald Trump’s tax reform plan, which would keep the charitable deduction intact while preserving the Pease Limitation on gifts from wealthy donors,. ... more >