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Teri AmerinePresident's Message

Serving as your 2017 President of the California Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is an honor and a privilege. As fundraisers we are charged with making our communities a better place to live for our families, friends, neighbors and citizens. It's a tall order, but I have found that those who choose this profession are up to the challenge!

AFP is here to help develop professionals by providing the necessary tools and resources to build your career and expand your knowledge. Our goal is to promote philanthropy through programs and networking opportunities. Monthly meetings offer a wide variety of subjects, many of which deliver excellent ideas and platforms to improve and enhance your current fundraising strategies. You will meet professionals that are both new to the field of philanthropy or have served over 30 years fundraising for non-profits. Both ends of the spectrum will provide insight and growth opportunities. Continue Reading →

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Upcoming Events

November 9, 2017 - 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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Jul 21 - SPONSORS Honor Philanthropy
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Jun 20 - Grant Writer
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Oct 18 - AFP Board Adopts New Approach to Diversity and Inclusion
The AFP International Board approved a series of changes to the association’s diversity and inclusion efforts, including a new focus on access and equity and new resources to support each chapter’s diversity efforts. ... more >
Oct 17 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week (Oct. 18, 2017): Donor Storytelling, Volunteer Retention, Major Gifts, Checkout Donations Programs & More!
(Oct. 18, 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 >
Oct 17 - Comment on the New Tax Reform Plan That Could Reduce Giving by Billions
(Oct. 18, 2017) AFP is calling on U.S. members to provide comments online about the new GOP Tax Reform Framework that could reduce by giving by $13 billion every year. ... more >
Oct 11 - Member Spotlight: Emilio Alonso-Mendoza
AFP talks with Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, long-time fundraiser and nonprofit leader, about becoming a CEO, Hispanics in fundraising and the importance of mentoring. ... more >