AFP Washington News


Uniting to better serve our philanthropic community

The Association of Fundraising Professionals-Washington Chapter and the Northwest Development Officers Association are uniting to become one organization.

The new united association will enhance the professionalism of fundraisers at all stages of their careers and lead the way to address the pressing challenges facing Washington’s nonprofit sector. Pending membership approval, the new organization will be launched on January 1, 2015.

Find out more about AFP and NDOA uniting

7th Annual Symposium on Major Gifts - Super Early Pricing Ends Today 7/25/14!

Registration is now open
for the 7th Annual Symposium on Major Gifts to be held on Friday, October 10, 2014.  Register today to reserve your spot and keep an eye out for more details here.

2014 National Philanthropy Day
November 5, 2014 | Westin Seattle

More details coming soon. Check the website often.

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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