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Welcome to the Florida First Coast Chapter

Founded in 1986, the AFP Florida First Coast Chapter represents over 160 fundraising professionals at over 95 organizations. The mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Florida First Coast Chapter is to advance ethical philanthropy through education, peer support and advocacy, thus enabling individuals and organizations to better serve the diverse communities and people of the First Coast.

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Sep 17 - President
Jupiter Medical Center, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation serving Palm Beach County and surrounding areas, is one of South Florida's most respected and preferred hospitals. The Medical Center serves more than 108,000 patients annually through its 207-inpatient bed facility offering specialty services in oncology, orthopedics and spine, gastrointestinal and obstetrics. Additionally, they offer a 120-long term beds for post-acute and medical detox patients. Reporting to the President & CEO of the Jupiter Medical Center, the Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Medical Center. ... more >
Sep 12 - Director of Major and Planned Gifts
The Director of Major and Planned Gifts will work directly with the Executive Director to provide leadership and support for Foundation initiatives to expand major giving and secure planned gifts. This position will manage a portfolio of donor prospects, implement major gift strategies, and develop the Foundation’s planned giving program. In addition, the positon will oversee the Foundation’s annual giving and stewardship activities including supervisory responsibility for the manager of these programs. ... more >
Sep 9 - Individual Giving Officer
Develop and nurture individual donor and foundation relationships, as well as execute on actual performance objectives to achieve annual and long-range revenue goals. Support Director of Advancement and Director in preparation for and execution of larger individual and foundation donor solicitation and cultivation activities. ... more >
Sep 9 - Director of Field Services
Recruit, train, supervise and develop division staff and serve as a liaison between chapter staff and division staff. Participate as an active member of the chapter leadership team. This position covers all of North Florida with consideration to be based in Jacksonville, Tallahassee or Gainesville. ... more >
Aug 27 - Data Entry Coordinator
The Data Entry Coordinator is responsible for accurate entries into the RMHC Jacksonville database. This position ensures that donor records are kept up-to-date and coded accurately for future use for fundraising purposes. The Data Entry Coordinator also makes sure that correspondence and acknowledgements are produced in a timely manner and are of consistently high quality with a minimum of errors. ... 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 >