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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.              

October 21st Program:

Planned Giving Marketing Online: What Really Works?

Presented by Jacob Norlock

Breakfast and Networking: 8:30am to 9:00am

Program: 9:00am to 10:00am




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Oct 8 - Director of Development
The Jacksonville Children's Chorus provides high-quality choral music education to children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride while fulfilling an important cultural need in Northeast Florida and sharing the beauty of the choral art form through artistically excellent performances. Founded in 1995 at Jacksonville University, JCC’s first choir of 16 voices has grown to a membership of more than 350 singers participating in five choirs. ... more >
Oct 7 - Workforce Development Program Coordinator
The Catholic Charities Workforce Development Program Coordinator is responsible for managing and evaluating the effectiveness of a job coaching component that tracks job retention for a period of 12-months. The job coaching component will exemplify coaching and mentoring best practices, include program expectations and tools to measure program effectiveness. The program coordinator will provide ongoing support, supervision and monitoring of current coach/coachee relationships and recognize contributions of all program participants. The position is responsible for coaching clients placed in jobs, monitoring progress, providing supportive services, and tracking retention. The program coordinator will provide clients with supportive services through referrals and case management. Responsibilities include maintaining and developing a database of agencies that provide supportive services. Additional duties include program support with job readiness classes, job hunts, and general administrative support. The Program Coordinator will be supervised by the Workforce Development Program Manager. ... more >
Oct 6 - Director of Donor Engagement and Stewardship
University Development and Alumni Engagement (UDAE) at the University of North Florida invites applications for the position of Director of Donor Engagement and Stewardship. The qualified candidate must be an effective and proven leader, planner, manager, and team-builder. The Director of Donor Engagement and Stewardship will be responsible for creating, implementing, and coordinating a university-wide comprehensive donor relations and stewardship strategy that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels. ... more >
Oct 6 - Exhibit Experience Coordinator
This position is responsible for daily exhibition housekeeping, maintenance and object/collection care. They will regularly collect data on visitor/participant interaction to assess the success of the exhibit and exhibit elements. This includes developing and regularly implementing visitor interaction data collections methods; preparing schedules for housekeeping, conserving of objects, and general upkeep/repairs of exhibit elements. Including re-housing and repairing casework as needed; conducting regular detailed inspections of exhibitions and public areas in a high traffic environment. Also prioritizing care for objects, historic structures, and navigational lenses. This role will write monthly reports of conservation and care needs and activities to their supervisor(s). ... more >
Sep 30 - Stewardship Administrator
The Stewardship Administrator will be responsible for reporting of all scholarships and endowments for Jacksonville University donors. ... more >
Oct 7 - Educator, Author and Advocate Geoff Canada To Speak at 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Honors
Geoff Canada, former president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report, will be the closing speaker at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors held at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Nov. 12. ... more >
Oct 6 - Nine Fundraisers Earn International Advanced Diploma
(Oct. 7, 2015) Nine members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) are among the first class of graduates to earn the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) developed by AFP, the London-based Institute of Fundraising and the Amsterdam-based European Fundraising Institute. ... more >
Oct 6 - Chatting about Social Media Ethics with David Tinker, CFRE, and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE
(Oct. 7, 2015) Engaging with donors online is now a must and more and more social media platforms provide not just access to individuals, but also to a great deal of personal information about them. But as someone once said to a certain web-slinging superhero, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Ahead of their upcoming AFP webinar, we recently chatted with David Tinker, CFRE and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE about how to responsibly and ethically interact with donors and donor information online. Click here to register for their webinar on October 14. ... more >
Oct 5 - NPD Manual
The National Philanthropy Day Manual is designed to help AFP chapters plan for their annual NPD event. ... more >
Oct 5 - New Report: Less Than Half of Donors Give Again to Organizations That They Supported in the Previous Year
(Oct. 1, 2015) While gains in giving out paced losses at charities in 2014, the number of donors fell, with less than half supporting the same organization two years in a row, according to the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >