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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.  


August Program Meeting

Fundraising Jeopardy - The Game Show

Wednesday, August 17 from 8:30 to 10:00am

The River Club (1 Independent Drive)

Cost: $30 for Members and $40 for Non-Members



Click the link below to download the PowerPoint from the July program meeting.

July Program Meeting Presentation

Annual Giving/Multichannel Fundraising


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Jul 21 - Annual Giving Officer
To assist the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and the Institutional Advancement staff in planning and executing a comprehensive annual giving program to successfully acquire new donors and increase retention of existing donors, and move current donors to ever increasing levels of support from all constituencies including: alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, businesses, and friends. Oversee the Students for Advancement phonathon, assist with direct mail and annual giving marketing initiatives (including email campaigns and social media), facilitate online and new giving initiatives, and grow total dollars raised. Identify new trends and best practices for online and mobile giving, and crowdsourcing. ... more >
Jul 18 - Director of Development
Make a Difference in the lives of Girls as the new DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT at Girls Inc. of Jacksonville! We are seeking an experienced Development Director to work with the Executive Director/CEO, staff, and the Board of Directors to develop, evaluate, and successfully meet the annual fundraising and marketing goals and activities of the organization. This is a FTE position and the Development Director will report directly to the Executive Director/CEO. ... more >
Jul 18 - Director of Communications
Our client, a major health care industry leader, has an immediate career opportunity available for an experienced Corporate Communications Management professional. Reporting to the VP of Marketing & Communications, the Director of Communications will lead and manage brand strategy and development, and all internal and external communications activities for the parent organization and its Foundation. This is a high impact/high visibility key leadership position that will help shape and implement the evolving brand and communications strategy designed to help ensure the organization's continued market dominance and growth as one of the region's most trusted and respected health care providers. ... more >
Jul 12 - Director of Development - Marco Island Academy
To secure funds for the organization by fulfilling the interests and passions of donors by providing them with giving opportunities, encouraging them to give, and proactively letting them know their gift is making a difference. ... more >
Jun 30 - Mentorship Program
The AFP First Coast Chapter is excited to provide its members with the opportunity for one-to-one mentoring as a part of developing the best professional fundraisers. The Mentoring Program is designed to help new or less experienced development staff increase their skills in major gifts, planned giving, donor relations, annual campaigns, and much more! The Mentoring Program, a member’s only benefit, is one of the best tools we know of to strengthen and develop the fundraising profession. ... more >
Jul 22 - Strategic Planning: Making Plans That Impact
(July 22, 2016) We all know the goal is to have a healthy donor base and raise money to support our cause. And the way to do that is through planning—strategic planning. But how do you really make it work? AFP had a chance to chat with Ben Mohler, ACFRE about strategic planning—and how fundraising is like baseball!—in anticipation of his webinar, Strategic Doing: Making Plans That Impact, on July 11. ... more >
Jul 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 18, 2016): Blackbaud Index, Influencing Donors, Grant Seeking Myths, More!
(July 18, 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 >
Jul 20 - AFP Southern Arizona Chapter Youth in Philanthropy: Seventh Grade Success Story
Two weeks ago, the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) challenged members and chapters to start YIP activities on the local level. The AFP Southern Arizona Chapter shares its success story here. ... more >