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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Feb 17 - Friend Raiser
Seeking an individual knowledgeable of the Indian River donor community to help us with donor relations. Flexible hours. Contract or part time. Must be a self-starter, experienced, honest and able to work with long-distance supervision. References required. Pay negotiable. Please apply to Barbara@rcma.org. Redlands Christian Migrant Association, based in Fellsmere since 1988, an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.rcma.org ... more >
Jan 29 - Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer
The Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League oversees the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift and planned giving prospects and donors. ... more >
Apr 17 - 2013 AFP Anniversary Coupon
In honor of our 53rd Anniversary, AFP will be offering a $53.00 discount to new members joining in the "Professional Member" category only. Click to print out coupon. ... more >
Apr 16 - AFP FL, INDIAN RIVER PRESENTS FUNDAMENTALS OF FUNDRAISING 2-DAY COURSE
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Indian River Chapter is offering a 2-day course on the Fundamentals of Fundraising on May 16th and 17th at Northern Trust, 755 Beachland Blvd., Vero Beach. The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course was designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. The 16-hour program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. ... more >
Mar 11 - Top Ten (Week of March 10, 2014): Thank You Letters Donors Will Love
(Mar. 10, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on using the “domain” formula for bringing in donations with your newsletter, moving to an “emotional” giving calendar, joining the Canadian “giving moment” movement, how to do Independent Fundraising Events (IFE’s) well and how to put your foot down in the board room. ... more >
Mar 11 - ICON Teaser: Making The Shift to Sponsorship—Initial Things To Consider
(Mar. 11, 2014) International Conference speaker Shaun Lynch, CFRE, finds that the key to successful sponsorships is in understanding how your targeted corporations would like to appeal to their customers. Customers are to corporations much like how donors are to fundraisers—once you understand the corporation’s customer and what appeals to them, you can leverage that understanding to garner a sponsorship with the corporation. ... more >
Mar 11 - AFP Call to Action: The Tax Reform Act of 2014 - What You Need to Know, What You Need to Do
(Mar. 11, 2014) AFP is deeply concerned about provisions in a new tax reform bill that would decrease giving, and we urge AFP members and all fundraisers to contact their members of Congress about this negative impact. ... more >
Mar 5 - Limiting Charitable Deductions Is Not The Way to Position U.S. for the 21st Century
(Mar. 5, 2014) In response to the White House's release of its Fiscal Year 2015 budget, AFP noted that capping the charitable deduction is not the way to position the U.S. for prolonged success in the 21st century. ... more >
Mar 4 - ICON Teaser: Successful Special Events Strategies
(Mar. 4, 2014) Strategy 3 is an essential part of building a successful event—it is the core of your event. Without a strong committee to plan, implement and wrap-up the event, you are left with an unorganized and likely unsuccessful effort. Start at the beginning by compiling a rockstar event committee, and the rest of the planning will unfold much easier. ... more >