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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 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 >
Mar 26 - Development Specialist
The Development Specialist is responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting new and loyal donors to the annual giving campaign. With focus on planning of major fund raising projects and events in collaboration with the Director of Development & Marketing. ... more >
Mar 25 - Director of Development
The ideal candidate will ensure focused growth of both individual and grant revenue streams through Leadership, Major, Planned, Annual/On-line & Foundation gifts in support of a comprehensive fundraising campaign and annual fundraising goals. This position will successfully maintain the development, implementation, oversight, and evaluation of short and long-term financial development strategies to include fundraising events, direct mail, grant proposals, and donor acquisition to identify and secure new and continued funding. The ideal candidate for this role would also be responsible for developing and coordinating organizational communications and messages and acting as media spokesperson as needed. ... 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 >
Apr 15 - Top Ten (Week of April 16, 2014): 5 Unusual Direct Mail Techniques to Try
(Apr. 16, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how networking can turn into big dollars, why you need to stay true to your work ethics, how one massive capital campaign can affect other local nonprofits, getting involved in creating the crowdfunding bill of rights and how (and why!) to engage your donors BEFORE you ask for money. ... more >
Apr 15 - How To Get Big Donations—Through Your iPhone!
(Apr. 15, 2014) Experienced in internet donation processing, Philip King of Cornerstone Group of Companies talks to us about big mobile donations and how integrating fundraising channels is a key step in getting more donations! Learn from King and Cornerstone’s clients’ experiences with mobile donations—you too can cash in through your iPhone. ... more >
Apr 8 - Your AFP Foundation For Philanthropy In Canada Is Making A Difference!
(Apr. 7, 2014) As fundraisers, the notion of "what's in it for me?" is usually not our normal approach to things. Yet, you can be confident that your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada is having a positive impact on professional development programs across the country. Check out these infographics on the reach of various scholarship and regional initiatives. ... more >