AFP Washington News


2014 Holiday Social & Annual Meeting

Join your friends and colleagues for our 2014 Holiday Social & Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Museum of Flight! Celebrate the season over drinks and hors d’oeuvres, network with friends and share in the excitement of the upcoming launch of AFP Advancement Northwest. Learn more and register today!

Register for our 2015 Winter Conference!

The NDOA Winter Conference is now the AFP Advancement Northwest Winter Conference! Join hundreds of your colleagues from across the region on January 21 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle for one of the largest gatherings of fundraisers in the Pacific Northwest. Sharpen your skills and make new connections at this inspiring day of networking and professional development. Learn more and register today!



AFP WA & NDOA Vote to Unite

On September 18, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Washington members voted overwhelmingly to unite with the Northwest Development Officers Association. [Learn more]


$50 Professional or Associate New Member Discount! 

In honor of National Philanthropy Day, AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to members joining in the Professional or Associate member categories by November 30, 2014. 

Questions? Call the AFP Membership Department at (800) 666-3863.

Click here to download the discount coupon.

AFP Washington Chapter congratulates members of AFP Washington who have recently achieved the Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFREs) designation.These persons join over 5,000 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation. Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations. They have also passed a rigorous written examination testing the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a fundraising executive, and have agreed to uphold Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights. CFRE International is an independent organization dedicated to upholding the highest standards in ethical philanthropic fundraising through the certification of fundraising executives. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and led by a small professional staff, CFRE International consistently meets the highest standards for certification excellence. The CFRE credential is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. New CFREs in Washington:

CFREs of AFP Washington since December 2013:

Owen Atkins, Climate Solutions
Kate Banta-Green, Collins Group
Sarah K. Valentine, Woodland Park Zoo
Amy Wilcox, Everett Community College
Katrina Freeburg, Seattle Preparatory School
Erica Wiley, United Way of King County
Danese Bardot - WWU, Bellingham
Maya Hemachandra, United Way of Snohomish AND 2014 AFP Scholar
Linda Maxson, Linda Maxson Consulting
Nick Newcombe, Institute for Systems Biology

Other News

AFP is proud to partner with Independent Sector—the leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporations—to bring its 2014 National Conference to Seattle this November 16-18. Last year’s conference in New York gathered more than 1,200 nonprofit professionals, including more than 400 nonprofit chief executives.

At the 2014 National Conference in Seattle you’ll find illuminating plenary programs featuring the nonprofit and philanthropic sector’s biggest names, alongside breakout sessions zeroing in on the most complex questions of our day. With pre-conference sessions targeted to emerging leaders and policy pros, and a full conference roster of cutting-edge content for professionals and executives across the nonprofit and philanthropic community, the IS Conference will arm nonprofit leaders with the knowledge and connections they need to work toward the greater good in the Pacific Northwest, across the country and around the world.

On-line registration for the conference is now open and as part of the AFP network, you are entitled to receive a discounted registration rate. To learn more, visit the conference website or contact Liz Culkin at  You can view registration rates, a tentative schedule, and see more about this year’s and past conferences.

When registering, please use the following code to receive your member partner discount:

NPartnerAFP     (Main Conference)

If you are also going to a pre-conference, you can add a second code:

NNGENAFP     (NGEN Pre-Conference)
NPPAINAFP     (Public Policy Pre-Conference)

We hope you’ll join us in November as we gather to inspire new ideas, examine ways to demonstrate greater impact, strengthen the charitable community by sharing our struggles and solutions, and create opportunity for new collaborations that improve the lives of the people we serve.

See you in November!

The Benefits of Membership

When you join AFP Washington:

  • 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.

AFP Washington is a chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
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