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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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Dec 5 - Special Projects Manager
Dreams Come True, The First Coast’s only locally based non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of local children battling life-threatening illness, is seeking candidates for Special Projects Manager. This is a fundraising position with the primary focus on income generation, including the management and development of the organization’s signature 5K event. ... more >
Dec 5 - Advancement Services Assistant
The Advancement Services Assistant is responsible for supporting the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s donor prospects and supporters. The position serves as the key manager for the Raiser’s Edge database from gift entry to reporting, although others in the office also use the database daily in their work. The Advancement Services Assistant also supports the other members of the office in distinct administrative ways. ... more >
Dec 5 - Marketing/Volunteer Coordinator
Seeking a dynamic marketing/volunteer coordinator for St. Francis House and the new Port in the Storm Homeless Youth Center in St. Augustine. Our agency is the only comprehensive housing crisis center providing services to homeless men, women, families and youth in St. Johns County. Candidate must have experience in non-profit marketing, special events and social media. This position oversees and manages our active volunteer program. ... more >
Nov 17 - Chief Development Officer
The Chief Development Officer (CDO) serves as a strategic leader of the organization and a key member and thought partner of the Leadership Team and CEO. The CDO successfully plans, implements and monitors a comprehensive and integrated resource development strategy for United Way. The primary focus and responsibility of the CDO is to create and implement strategies, build relationships and lead a team to achieve aggressive fundraising and revenue targets to support the organization’s mission and strategic plan. S/he will build on UWNEFL’s traditional strengths in workplace giving campaigns while developing innovative strategies to strengthen strategic partnerships, individual giving, affinity group programs, planned giving, and major gifts. Essential elements of this position are to engage and excite our existing donor base, build loyal new donor markets and drive a mission-oriented sales culture. S/he will work in close alignment with the Leadership Team and across the organization to deepen and expand our relationships in the community and create new ways of engaging existing and new donors. ... more >
Nov 17 - Development Associate
General Summary: The Development Associate will take major responsibility in assisting the Director of Development in performing the duties of directing and overseeing the Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal (BASA), managing all BASA donor relations and database records, and assisting with the promotion of diocesan stewardship education and activities. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Directs and manages all fundraising, logistics and gift processing for the BASA campaign and its related events, including: communication with clergy, staff, volunteers, and donors; manages timeline of event; works with outside vendors; negotiates yearly vendor contracts; plans and assists with all major donor receptions; development of materials and coordination of training for pastors and volunteers; tracks and reports data collection; coordinates all direct mail and email communication; and assists with the development of campaign material. • Takes major responsibilities in all planning, organizing and meetings of the Pastors Advisor Committee (PAC). • Oversees the maintenance and accuracy of the donor and grant databases. • Trains and supervises database/donor relations staff member(s). • Takes major responsibility and assists the Director in the development and implementation of Crozier level cultivation, maintenance, and special events. • Develops new and maintains all existing donor relations, outreach and stewardship. • Oversees special programs, projects and committees within the scope of the Development Office. • Promotes, assists and supports all diocesan stewardship activities. • Assists in staffing-related efforts for the Diocesan Stewardship Council and its activities. • Assists with all other development fundraising projects and/or special events or campaigns, as necessary. • Develops and maintains good relationships with clergy, schools, parish staff, and volunteers. • Maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to parishes, dioce ... more >
Dec 13 - Naming Directive Restricts Hospitals’ Discretion to Change Their Corporate and Business Names
Despite comments and input from AFP and others, the Hospitals Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario has issued a directive restricting the naming of hospital corporations and, in some instances, individual hospital sites. ... more >
Dec 12 - AFP Foundation Receives Grant to Continue Fellowship Program
Great news! AFP's Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy program is expanding into a national program in 2018. ... more >
Dec 12 - CRA Announces New Charities Education Program
The new Charities Education Program (CEP) includes elements of both an educational purpose, as well as the possibility of a pre-audit. Here's what you need to know about this new Canada Revenue Agency initiative. ... more >
Dec 12 - Mid-level Donors: The Hidden Treasure In Your Database
Mid-level giving strategies are the new "it" thing in fundraising. Marlena McCarthy shares ways to inspire loyal donors to happily give more to your charity. ... more >
Dec 12 - Part Two: Small Shop Sponsorship – The Three-Headed Hydra
Defeat the challenges of raising sponsorship dollars in a small shop with these strategies from Christian Robillard. ... more >