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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.              

April Program

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Wednesday, April 15th at The River Club

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Mar 24 - Director of Development and Gifts
With offices in Jacksonville, Gainesville and Middleburg, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc., serves approximately 18,800 girls and adults in 16 North Florida counties from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The position is based in the council’s Jacksonville office. ... more >
The Bridge of Northeast Florida, Inc. is a non-profit organization driven by its Mission to promote the development of healthy, productive, self-sufficient, youth and families by providing comprehensive educational, social and health programs to those in need. These pillars continue to address the issues that face the under-served youth and their families who reside in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to overseeing the programmatic details to create a great place for children to grown and learn, The Bridge is currently working to raise essential private funding to help complete construction and create an endowment for its future operations. The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, conduct research for new funding sources, and will persuasively communicate The Bridge Mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Grant Writer will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines for all current and future Bridge grants. ... more >
Mar 12 - Development Director
The Development Director is responsible for organizing, planning and leading fundraising activities for the Affiliate. The position is responsible for diversifying and expanding current fundraising strategies with emphasis on annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, third party events, foundation support, national programs and special events, including Race for the Cure®. This position requires an ability to build strong relationships with individual and corporate donors, advertising and marketing consulting agencies, other vendors, Board of Directors, volunteers, sponsors and colleagues. The ideal candidate is committed to the Komen mission and will be charged with identifying creative donor development programs, which will enable the Affiliate to move beyond events- based fundraising. ... more >
Mar 6 - Event Marketing Specialist
The mission of Family Support Services of North Florida is to be the leader in providing safety, stability, and quality of life for all children by working with the community to strengthen the family unit. ... more >
Mar 4 - Vice President for Development
The Everglades Foundation is a science based organization dedicated to protecting and restoring America’s Everglades. Through the advancement of scientifically sound and achievable solutions, the Foundation seeks to halt and reverse the damage inflicted on the ecosystem and provide policymakers and the public with an honest and credible resource to help guide decision-making on complex restoration issues. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP, Relationship Science Announce Strategic Partnership
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with Relationship Science (RelSci), a technology solutions company that enables organizations to strategically leverage the collective connections of employees, executives, and board members in order to shorten fundraising cycles and identify high-impact donors. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP Texas Lobbying Event a Huge Success
AFP chapters from across Texas came together in Austin at the State Capitol building in early March to raise awareness of philanthropic and fundraising policy issues at the second AFP Texas Legislative Action Day. ... more >
Mar 25 - Top Ten (Week of March 23, 2015): The Lure of Poverty Porn for Nonprofits
(March 23, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including what nonprofits can learn from Uber and AirBnb; the psychology of distractions; why you should crowdfund for your nonprofit; 10 insanely useful (and free!) Twitter tools for nonprofits; five ways to sabotage your call-to-action; and more! ... more >
Mar 25 - Bernard Ross Reveals the Next Big Thing in Fundraising!
(March 25, 2015) Have you ever wondered what your donors are thinking? Life would be so much simpler if you could read their minds. Now, we're actually a step closer to knowing. To understand what your donors are thinking, you first need to understand how they think. That’s where veteran consultant and author Bernard Ross, director of The Management Centre, and fundraising consultant Alan R. Hutson, Jr., principal and Managing Partner of The Monument Group, can help. ... more >
Mar 25 - Discover What Company CSR Executives are Thinking
(March 25, 2015) So, what are considered best practices in CSR? Does a CSR program bolster a company’s reputation? How does the company know one way or the other? How do companies keep on top of tracking, measuring and reporting impact? What is the future of CSR? What will the implications be for both corporations and the nonprofit sector? These, and other questions, will be addressed in the session “Understanding CSR from the Corporate Perspective” at the AFP International Fundraising Conference (Baltimore, March 29-31, 2015). ... more >