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2014 National Philanthropy Day
November 5, 2014 | Westin Seattle


The Association of Fundraising Professionals-Washington Chapter is pleased to open nominations for the 2014 National Philanthropy Day awards and to announce the celebration of 2014 National Philanthropy Day on Wednesday, November 5, at the Westin Seattle Hotel. We encourage you to submit nominations for philanthropic corporations, small businesses, foundations, organizations, individuals, families and youth. We strive to recognize philanthropists at all levels, as philanthropy comes in many forms. Nomination letters must be postmarked by Friday, June 6. Click here for details.

Examples of past awardees:

2012 Alaska Airlines (Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation)
2011 Rena Mateja Walker Burr (Outstanding Young Philanthropist)
2010 Whatcom Community Foundation (Outstanding Philanthropic Organization)
2007 Jim & Jan Sinegal (Outstanding Philanthropists)
2005 The Milgard Family (Outstanding Philanthropic Family)
2000 Dick's Drive-In Restaurants (Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business)

Our state’s celebration is one of the largest and longest-standing. In fact, this year marks the 26th anniversary of Washington State’s National Philanthropy Day!  Please help us to recognize outstanding philanthropists in Washington State – nominate a philanthropist by June 6.

Click here to complete the online nomination form.

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.

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

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.

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