AFP Washington News

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! 

Toasting the season ... and our future!

We had a fabulous and festive time at our 2014 Holiday Social and Annual Meeting, celebrating the work we all do to advance philanthropy and help nonprofits thrive. 

We also took care of some important business, electing a new Board of Directors and approving the bylaws that will govern AFP Advancement Northwest – the new united association launching January 1. 

We are excited to become AFP Advancement Northwest, the single most comprehensive source of education and networking for fundraisers in the Pacific Northwest – and one of the largest AFP chapters in the world. 

Here are two links to lots of great photos from the evening: NDOA's Facebook photo album and a gallery from TapSnap's photo booth



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

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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