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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 >
Mar 17 - Library Development Program Coordinator
The Fresno County Library currently has an excellent career opportunity available to an innovative and creative professional with experience in marketing and/or supplemental funding activities for the position of Library Development Program Coordinator. The Fresno County Library has two support agencies, the Library Foundation Board and the Friends of the Library chapters that work closely with the Library to help supplement library funding. The Library Development Program Coordinator works closely with these agencies in their efforts to develop and secure funds and donations to support the Library. ... more >
Dec 9 - 22 Greatest Legacy Hits from 2016 AFP Congress
Didn't make it to AFP Congress this year? Don't despair, David Love is giving you his summary of four legacy gift presentations (including his own!). ... more >
Dec 7 - Long-Time AFP Staff Member to Head U.S. Foundation for Philanthropy
Lori Gusdorf , CAE, who has been with AFP for more than 25 years, has been named Executive Vice President of the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy. ... more >
Dec 6 - 2016 National Philanthropy Day in Canada
Derek Fraser shares some special thank you’s to those who helped with the success of National Philanthropy Day 2016. And plans are already well underway for NPD 2017! ... more >
Dec 6 - Inclusion and Philanthropy: Fellows Recognized at 2016 AFP Toronto Congress
The second cohort of Fellows have completed the AFP Inclusion and Philanthropy program! ... more >
Dec 6 - Government Relations Update: Political Activity Consultations Still Underway
(Dec. 6, 2016) AFP is encouraging all members to participate in the ongoing, online consultations regarding charity participation in "political activities." ... more >