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Welcome to the AFP Connecticut Chapter

AFP Connecticut Chapter has more than 200 members and is part of the International Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) representing more than 30,000 members in 230 chapters throughout the world. AFP members work to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. They foster development and growth of fundraising professionals and promote high ethical standards in the profession.

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May 24 - Entrepreneur CEO - Salaam Bombay Children's Fund
SBCF is seeking an Entrepreneur CEO to serve as the first, and initially sole, salaried employee to take the Children's Fund to the next level. Currently volunteer-driven, the board envisions building the Fund through individual gifts, corporate social responsibility campaigns, private foundation grants, and public funding where eligible. For the passionate, globally-focused, mission-driven development executive, this is an ideal opportunity to create from the ground-up a U.S. funding arm that establishes a comprehensive development program and operations effort with international impact. Experience fundraising in U.S. for international causes required. To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Zena Lum, Search Director, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES, at zlum@LLLSearches.com ... more >
Apr 10 - MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER- American Diabetes Association
Reporting to the Vice President, Development, the Major Gift Officer maintains and increases funding from high net-worth individuals through effective identification, cultivation and solicitation. The focus of this position is to identify and deepen relationships with current and potential major gift donors within a specific market location. This individual will manage a portfolio of approximately 150 Major Gifts prospects and donors located in New England. While a presence in the regional office is necessary, limited telecommuting will be accommodated. ... more >
May 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of May 25, 2016): Women’s and Girls’ Causes, Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy, More!
(May 25, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
May 18 - Leaving a Legacy for Your Community
(May 18, 2016) May is National LEAVE A LEGACY™ Month across Canada. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a national public awareness program designed to encourage Canadians to leave a gift through their will to a charity of their choice. An article by Roger Ali that charities can use in their own communications as well. ... more >
May 18 - How to Make a Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect
(May 18, 2016) Too often we measure success in dollars raised and forget that long-range fundraising is all about building relationships. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Gail Perry about donor visits and cultivation, the subject of her upcoming webinar on May 26. ... more >