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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 19th Program:

Lobbying and Advocacy as Volunteer Engagement with Rena Coughlin, CEO of the Nonprofit Center

Breakfast: 8:30am to 9:00am

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Jul 30 - Grants & Research Coordinator
Department: Development Reports To: Chief Strategy & Development Officer Salary Range: $35,000-$45,000 to fit with experience and success SUMMARY: Feeding NEFL is dedicated to building community awareness and creating an efficient food distribution network to eliminate hunger. Staff is committed to embodying Feeding NEFL’s values in all activities. Relationships are based on collaboration and respect. Resources are leveraged in a manner that is strategic and cost effective in order to achieve the Feeding NEFL’s mission and goals. The Grants & Research Coordinator creates, maintains, and deepens ongoing giving relationships with private and corporate foundations, government funders, and United Way organizations, through effective grantsmanship. The position also conducts detailed prospecting and major gifts research for capital and annual campaigns. Primary function to accomplish goals and objectives related to grant submission and reporting, and other administrative tasks as required. ... more >
Jul 28 - Director of Institutional Relations
The Director of Institutional Relations is responsible for securing the funds required by the Jacksonville Symphony to fulfill its mission, through the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of the organization’s corporate, foundation and public sector prospects and donors. This position serves as an integral member of the development team and senior staff, contributing to the creation and implementation of strategies for enhanced institutional engagement. ... more >
Jul 28 - Communications Specialist II - Community Engagement & Philanthropy
Under the leadership of the Director of Communications & Brand and reporting to the Client Services Manager, the Communications Specialist II – Community Engagement & Philanthropy will be responsible for oversight of communication strategy and plans supporting the Community Hospice Community Health programs and the Community Hospice Foundation with a goal of creating broad-based, appealing and consistent efforts that build general awareness, engagement and support for the organization. Community Health programs include Honoring Choices Florida/advance care planning; Caregiver Services; Veterans Services; Community Relations and sponsorships. For these programs/efforts, this role will be developing and implementing communication strategies/plans including tactics such as collateral materials and newsletters, as well as direct mail and input to donor-centered appeals, production and placement of advertising as needed, and relevant website-based support. ... more >
Jul 22 - Community Builder
Function as a member of the Resource Development team by managing assigned corporate workplace campaign accounts. Analyze accounts to develop effective fundraising strategies, work with company volunteers to plan and implement fundraising campaigns, give presentations to educate, motivate, and train volunteers and employees, and handle administrative tasks related to workplace fundraising campaigns. ... more >
Jul 21 - Associate Director of Development
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is looking for a Full-Time Associate Director of Development to identify, attract, develop, nurture, cultivate and steward individual donor, foundation, and corporate relationships at the $1,000 and up levels to achieve annual and long-range revenue goals. Support Director of Advancement and Museum Director in preparation for and execution of larger individual and foundation donor solicitation and cultivation activities. ... more >
Jul 29 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jul 29 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 29, 2015): 22 Power Questions to Ask Your Major Gift and Capital Campaign Donors
(July 29, 2015) Learn about a number of great topics in this week’s top ten, including how to shoot high-quality video using your table or smart phone; 15 game-changing donor prospect tools; why peer-to-peer fundraising is so effective; whether you’re forging—or forcing—a relationship with a donor; and more! ... more >
Jul 27 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada: Your Gift at Work
(June 9, 2015) The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada has put together some infographics to illustrate how your donation is strengthening the fundraising profession and the philanthropic sector in Canada. We’ll be showing new infographics in each Canada eWire. This week focuses on impact in scholarships, mentorships and regional initiatives. ... more >
Jul 23 - The 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report
(July 21, 2015) Salaries for professional fundraisers in the United States were flat in 2014, while they experienced solid growth in Canada, according to the AFP 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report. ... more >
Jul 15 - Top Ten (Week of July 15, 2015): Seven Things You Can Ask a First-Time Donor to Do Before Asking for More Money
(July 15, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including key takeaways from the 2015 World Wealth Report; five strategies for getting more corporate sponsorships; the power of non-cash gifts; a nifty guide to major donor prospect research; myths about techies and philanthropy; and more! ... more >