Welcome to AFP FL, Indian River Chapter. AFP Indian River promotes professional development, networking and volunteer opportunities for local fund development professionals, and is committed to diversity as an ongoing proactive process in its governance, committees, membership, programs and activities.
The Chapter's mission is to advance ethical philanthropy through education and peer support and advocacy, thus enabling individuals and organizations to better serve the diverse communities and people of Indian River County. The chapter holds regular educational sessions on various topics, and each November the chapter presents its National Philanthropy Day Celebration.
Born out of the Treasure Coast AFP Chapter in 2007, AFP Indian River now has over 70 members, which reflects a cross-section of Indian River County's nonprofit community, as well as the consultants and resource partners who serve our industry.
We welcome professionals at all career levels from organizations of all sizes. For more information on membership, click here>>
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Aug 4 - Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of more than 30,000 animals annually and play a major role in making Palm Beach County a “no kill” community? Do you thrive in a fun, collaborative, positive, hardworking and diverse team environment? Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has been our community’s leading private animal welfare organization since 1925 and is recognized nationally for its work. The League is seeking a fundraising and development professional to manage the cultivation and stewardship of major gift and planned giving donors to help the League grow and fulfill its mission to the fullest. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and three or more years of fundraising and development experience. Proficiency in MS-Office Suite and in Raisers Edge (or similar CRM system) is required. Candidates must have excellent verbal, writing and listening skills, be highly organized and collaborative. If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, please visit our website for a full position description at PeggyAdams.org/career-opportunities, as well as a link to submit your cover letter and resume. ... more >
Aug 4 - Resource Development Specialist
Children's Home Society of Florida is looking for a Resource Development Specialist to coordinate the execution of community fundraising activities, manage special event logistics to increase community awareness and raise charitable contributions. To apply, please visit www.chsfl.org. Position is located out of Vero Beach. ... more >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >
October 6, 2014 - AFP Membership Social
October 8, 2014 - AFP FL, Indian River Chapter: Webinar: Incorporating Stories into your Fundraising Program
November 18, 2014 - AFP FL, Indian River Chapter: National Philanthropy Day
November 1, 2018 - AFP FL, Indian River Chapter: National Philanthropy Day