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 Welcome to the AFP 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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Apr 22 - Adult Screener
Vision Is Priceless is seeking an Adult Screener. The function is to plan and implement the visual acuity and glaucoma screening programs in the First Coast Area. ... more >
Apr 17 - Membership Manager
The Florida Theatre seeks an outgoing, detail-oriented person to assist in the fund development areas of a non-profit performing arts organization. Primary areas of responsibility include working with the Director of Development to formulate an events-based member acquisition program, execute the program, steward donors, implement direct mail campaigns, and administer gifts. Additional duties may include grant writing and reporting, event planning, and database management. ... more >
Apr 15 - Director of Parent and Family Programs
The Office of University Advancement at Jacksonville University is currently seeking a creative and strategic thinker to lead the development of parent and family engagement. This fundraising professional will implement cultivation, engagement and stewardship strategies for current and prospective parent leadership donors. ... more >
Apr 1 - Manager of Gift Administration
Purpose: To provide support to the Office of Advancement Services, including the related data entry/management, gift accounting, acknowledgment, reporting and record-keeping processes. Essential Functions: Responsible for working with the Director of Advancement Services to provide accurate and timely financial reporting of all fundraising transactions at Flagler College. Process, record, and monitor gifts (cash, checks, credit cards, matching gifts, and payroll deductions) and pledges, prepare appropriate receipts, acknowledgements, and transmittals in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the standards of Flagler College. Responsible for the integrity of all data entered and maintained by this position within the development database, Raiser’s Edge. Prepare and deliver (physically and electronically) bank deposits for the Office of Institutional Advancement. Monitor and update online giving page, to include format, donation options, and general content. Generate gift summaries and documentation in connection with bank deposits and online credit card transactions. Create and record acknowledgement letters in connection with daily gift processing. Perform database entries relating to all gift processing activity to ensure donor records are updated to include correspondences and various types of relevant documents. Generate quarterly pledge reminders and maintain monthly pledge tracking spreadsheets. Develop, produce, and maintain various spreadsheets, charts, and fundraising reports relating to naming opportunities, capital projects, donor giving summaries, fund designations and fundraising activity. Assist with stewardship of gift contributions, to include endowment reports, annual giving reports, and scholarship recipient thank you letters. Work with the Director of Advancement Services and the Office of Business Services to reconcile gift activity on a mon ... more >
Mar 28 - Associate Director
The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to develop champions in classrooms, on tennis courts and throughout communities. MWYF currently focuses its primary programs in Northwest Jacksonville, Health Zone I and provides after school youth development programs, a summer camp, and outreach programs. ... more >
Apr 23 - IRA Rollover Provision Included in Senate’s EXPIRE Act
(Apr. 23, 2014) The IRA Charitable Rollover provision, which allows donors age 70½ and older to exclude from their taxable income any IRA funds up to $100,000 that have been withdrawn and transferred to a charity when filing a tax return, is one step closer to being reinstated back into law. Find out how you can help Congress approve the provision! ... more >
Apr 23 - Top Ten (Week of April 23, 2014): Americans Want To Give Back With Their Purchases—Not With Charity
(Apr. 23, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on getting your nonprofit CEO on social media, updating your website through some spring cleaning, using video to tell you nonprofit story (and tug at some heart strings!), whether your donation webpage is as easy as Amazon’s one-click accessibility and if the time spent on Facebook is beneficial for your nonprofit or not. ... more >
Apr 23 - Today’s Chief Development Officer is Expected to be a Sophisticated Financial Strategist and Planner
(Apr. 23, 2014) Getting the whole team to support your chief development officer is essential to your organization’s success. That’s why, at the second AFP/Rice University Development and Finance Symposium, Ronald J. Schiller will be covering the importance of building a strong CDO-CFO partnership. Here, he gives you a sneak peek, PLUS a list of tools for aspiring CDOs. ... more >
Apr 16 - 2014 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Apr 16 - AFP Expands to Reach More Communities
At the recent AFP board meeting held in conjunction with the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, we were delighted to announce the chartering of two new AFP chapters: the AFP Bermuda Chapter and the AFP BC, Okanagan Chapter. The new additions bring us to 235 chapters worldwide, extending our reach beyond 30,000 members and countless nonprofit organizations. ... more >