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National Philanthropy Day

Thursday, November 10th

Philanthropy means "the love of humankind."" It’s people helping people. And all over the Central Valley, philanthropy is changing lives, uniting communities, and fostering hope. Join us on National Philanthropy Day to celebrate individuals and organizations who are leading the way and changing the face of our Valley.

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Rico GuerreroPresident's Message

It is a privilege to serve as the 2016 President of the California – Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). AFP is a professional fundraising organization focused on the education, ethics and personal development of its membership, sharing best practices and mentoring its professionals and youth.

Fundraising professionals are a key part of many of our local organizations serving the Central Valley. Our professionals strive every day to bring resources to our community benefits organizations that provide a variety of programs and services to promote the welfare of others. Continue Reading →

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November 10, 2016 - National Philanthropy Day

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The Next Generation of American Giving

The Charitable Habits of Generations Y, X, Baby Boomers and Matures

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2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends ReportIn this fifth annual edition of the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, we answer these questions for you:

What’s the norm for nonprofit communications? We share what’s typical in nonprofit communications today.

Where are the points of conflict in nonprofit communications? We point out where communicators, fundraisers, and executive directors disagree, as well as other statistical differences in the data – quiz style.

What’s the portrait of a typical nonprofit communications director? We share a little more about the life and times of today’s nonprofit communications directors.

How are people really feeling about the coming year? We share what has you most excited and most scared about 2015.

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Oct 31 - Major Gift Officer
Major Gift Officer to act as the primary relationship manager with donors serving the Central Valley & Kern Chapters of the American Red Cross. Full Job Description and to apply visit: https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Fresno-CA/Major-Gift-Officer-B_RC3358 ... more >
Sep 20 - Director of Development
The Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, located in California’s Central Coast, is seeking an experienced Development Director. A private, non-profit organization, the center provides shelter and care for homeless cats and dogs, and works diligently to find these pets a “forever” home. ... more >
Jan 12 - What’s Top of Mind for Fundraisers in 2017?
(Jan. 11, 2017) Instead of predicting what might happen in 2017 (and you can find a lot of those articles here), we asked a few AFP members what issues they are most concerned about—the trends or challenges that are keeping them up at night. ... more >
Jan 11 - AFP Top Ten (Week of January 9, 2017): Communicating Effectively, Buy-A-Brick Fundraising, The Donor Journey, More!
(Jan. 9, 2017) 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 >
Jan 4 - Russell Raker, Father of the ACFRE Program, Passes Away
Russell Raker, ACFRE, former AFP board member who led the development and implementation of the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Credential (ACFRE) program, passed away on Dec. 21 at the age of 75. ... more >
Jan 4 - AFP Top Ten (Week of January 2, 2017): Tons of Trends for 2017, Ways to Win at Donor Retention, More!
(Jan. 2, 2017) 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 >
Jan 3 - AFP Canada Board of Directors 2017 Nominations
The Association of Fundraising Professionals is proud to announce that a new AFP Canada Board governance structure will be implemented in 2017. Nominations to serve on the first Board of Directors are open until January 31, 2017. ... more >