AFP Washington News

The Collaborative

The Collaborative task force has retained Luma Consulting to support the continued discussion and exploration of the alliance and possible merger of AFP Washington and the Northwest Development Officers Association.

Luma Consulting, led by John Smith and assisted by Joan Fanning, has been engaged to analyze the needs of our members and program participants, develop a value proposition and financial models, and draft a potential integration plan. Both are deeply familiar with the Pacific Northwest’s fundraising environment and have extensive experience in developing business plans for nonprofit and membership organizations.

We expect to complete this work by May. It is our intention to keep our members informed as this work progresses. You can read more here.

Successful National Philanthropy Day 25th anniversary celebration

November 15, 2013

Over 900 people joined us on Thursday, November 14th, at The Westin in downtown Seattle for one of the largest National Philanthropy Day celebrations in North America. It was an inspiring afternoon. If you missed it, or simply want to re-experience the feel-good moments of the event, you can access the awardee videos here. Until next year - live generously!

Other News

AFP President Andew Watt Named to NonProfit Times' Most Influential List August 1, 2013

The NonProfit Times has named Andrew Watt, FInstF, president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), one of the 50 most influential people in the charitable sector. Read more at

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  • You join a community of colleagues who look out for one another
  • You commit yourself to the Code of Ethics developed by AFP
  • You open yourself up to professional advancement
  • You signal your professionalism to other nonprofit leaders
  • You gain resources to stay on top of your game
  • You meet cool people, have fun, and learn a lot

Our Vision:

For our communities to be models of philanthropic impact.

Our Mission:

Building leaders who fundraise to transform communities locally and across the world.

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