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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 26 - Mission Advancement Officer- Florida
Thornwell Home for Children seeks a statewide Advancement Officer to be based in Central Florida to promote philanthropic support; awareness of the agency's mission. Non-traditional hours; overnight travel required. College degree; 1-3 years relevant fundraising experience. Send resume, salary requirements, cover letter to ... more >
Aug 19 - Director of Community Impact
Primary staff member of the Community Impact Team to lead UWIRC's community impact work. Coordinates Impact Area Vision Councils and Advisory Groups, assist in training Citizen Review Panels and work with funded partners on their outcomes. Design and implement highly successful Community Impact initiatives, from discovery of community needs, to procurement and selection of funded partners, to reporting of results. Facilitate communications and relationships with community partners and key stakeholders. Represent UWIRC in community as a leader, speaker and/or participant in the area of community impact. ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >
Nov 18 - Election Results Mean New Public Policy Opportunities for Philanthropy
(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 4, 2015 Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. What does his new government, along with his 30-member Cabinet, mean for fundraising and philanthropy? ... more >
Nov 18 - Celebrating National Philanthropy Every Day
In a moving tribute to National Philanthropy Day, Roger Ali, CFRE, chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, shares how we all can make a difference through small acts and a giving heart. ... more >