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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 >
Aug 28 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >
Aug 26 - Top Ten (Week of August 25, 2014): 6 Signs of a Well-run Nonprofit Organization
(Aug. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how slactivists aren’t so bad afterall, which digital campaign tools you should be using (and the ones you should be forgetting), how to inspire action from tragedy, who is making the ‘overhead’ pledge (and how you can too!), how to cash-in on #GivingTuesday, what a nonprofit infographic should look like (and do) and why your nonprofit needs to be using LinkedIn! ... more >
Aug 26 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >