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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.              

March Program

Fundraising Legal Checkup: How to Impress Donors and Stay Out of Trouble

Wednesday, March 18th at The River Club

8:30am to 10:00am



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Mar 2 - Annual Fund Manager
Teaching Safe Parenting, CASTLE is much more than an awareness program. Our mission is to stop child abuse before it even happens! We accomplish this by empowering Parents with the proper tools and education necessary to be successful, loving, and nurturing Parents. We're making a difference, one family at a time. The Annual Fund Manager is responsible for the overall success of comprehensive, multi-channel annual giving program primarily focused on donors. The manager directs and administers all aspects of annual giving to include: direct mail, fundraising, online fundraising, donor database maintenance and appeal segmentation, donor acknowledgement and stewardship; gift processing and financial reporting. The manager will also participate in some event planning in coordination with the volunteer-based Events Committee. ... more >
Feb 23 - Director of Development
The Director of Development is responsible for planning and executing a multi-faceted development plan to fuel the mission of the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center. The Director of Development is responsible for grants, corporate donations, individual donations, special event planning and delivery, and developing strategic community partnerships. The Director of Development reports to the President & CEO (CEO) and supervises other development staff. The Director of Development is a staff liaison to the Board Development Committee. ... more >
Feb 20 - Director of Development & Gifts
Position Summary: The Director of Development & Gifts reporting to the Chief Development and Community Engagement Officer (CDO), is responsible for solicitation and securing gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations, government agencies and the United Way, along with designated development events in Northeast Florida, headquartered in Jacksonville. The Development & Gifts Director works closely and collaboratively with program and membership managers to accomplish proposal reporting and tracking of measurable outcomes; coordinates the implementation of grant awards and ensures post-award compliance; compiles financial and non-financial data for the preparation of internal reports, compliance reports, and grant billings; and ensures the grant and funding opportunities pursued match the strategic directions of the development and program departments, and the council as a whole. ... more >
Feb 20 - Associate Director of Alumni Engagement
The University of North Florida, Development and Alumni Engagement invite applications for the position of Associate Director of Alumni Engagement. Qualified candidate is responsible for assisting in the engagement of the 70,000 + University of North Florida Alumni and for developing programming to meet the needs of an evolving and segmented alumni population and coordinate relationships with various on campus departments such as enrollment management, career development, student affairs, athletics, and governmental relations. The Associate Director will assist in the coordination and implementation of a comprehensive alumni chapter/club initiative for and with alumni residing throughout the United States and assist in developing special events within the Alumni Engagement Office as needed. ... more >
Feb 19 - Executive Assistant
The Executive Assistant provides support to the President and Chief Executive Officer by maintaining his calendar, handling correspondence, performing clerical functions, conducting research, preparing reports and coordinating special projects. This self-motivated individual will serve as a critical hub for the organization, promoting effective communication and cooperation between staff, board and external constituencies. ... more >
Feb 27 - Chapter Boards Lead by Example in Achieving 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2013 Every Member Campaign (EMC). These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts to the EMC. ... more >
Feb 26 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada receives a $400,000 boost to expand diversity and inclusion efforts
(Toronto, Ontario) – The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada has received a multiyear grant, valued at $403,674, from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade to create a fellowship program that will support and train fundraisers from diverse backgrounds. La Fondation canadienne pour la philanthropie de l’AFP vient d’obtenir une subvention pluriannuelle d’une valeur de 403 674 $ de la part du ministère des Affaires civiques, de l’Immigration et du Commerce international de l’Ontario afin de mettre sur pied un programme de bourses visant à soutenir financièrement et à former des professionnels en philanthropie de divers horizons. ... more >
Feb 25 - Top Ten (Week of February 25, 2015): The Magic of Human Connectors in Fundraising
(Feb. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including 16 ways to get a meeting with your major donor prospect; 17 tips on working smarter, not harder; the surprising benefits of volunteering; things to know before tacking your next fundraising (writing) assignment; and more! ... more >