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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.  


April 12th Full Day Seminar

GoalBusters Consulting

Alice L. Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE


Jim Anderson, CFRE

Title Sponsor:

University of North Florida Foundation

Presenting Sponsor:

Sterling Search and Consulting

Hosted by Community Hospice Foundation

Nevaisier Conference Center (4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257)

Cost (All Day): $75 for Members and $100 for Non-Members

(half day options available)

Time: 9am to 4Pm




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Mar 17 - Development Director
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation located in Jacksonville, FL is seeking a talented Development Director with strong fundraising experience, including special events, sponsorship solicitation and the ability to develop and nurture relationships with key volunteers, major donors, and corporate sponsors. ... more >
Mar 13 - Director of Development and Stewardship
The Director of Development and Stewardship provides forward-thinking strategic leadership to successfully implement a comprehensive development program to support the mission of the Diocese of St. Augustine by actively seeking the financial resources and funding opportunities needed to support and advance the Church’s pastoral programs and ministries. The Director’s primary focus is on major gifts while leading his/her team with planning and implementing the Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal, grants, building effective relationships with donors, and providing ongoing guidance, education, resources, and leadership training to clergy and laity in the areas of charitable giving, fundraising, and stewardship. ... more >
Mar 13 - Development Officer - Grants/Annual Fund
Development Officer - Grants/Annual Fund at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Complete an online application at ... more >
Feb 21 - Advancement Services Director
CHS was founded in 1902 and has a rich legacy of serving Florida’s most vulnerable children. Today, we have grown to over 1,900 employees serving children, families and communities across the state of Florida. Our vision is, “a world where children realize their full potential”. Our mission, “building bridges to success for children”. We accomplish this through a vast array of home visiting, counseling, shelter and case management services. We collaborate with community partners to support families, remove barriers and close care gaps. We build bridges to greater opportunity and self-sufficiency. We do this, so that we can break intergenerational cycles of poverty, abuse and neglect. ... more >
Feb 21 - Alumni Services Coordinator
The University of North Florida, Development and Alumni Engagement unit invite applications for the position of Coordinator Alumni Services. Under the direction of an Assistant Director or above, the position is responsible for assisting in the design, development & implementation of departmental processes and/or programs. The qualified candidate will plan, develop and supervise alumni programs, events & activities. Responsibilities may include the following: development, coordination and hosting of a wide variety of alumni events from concept to execution; assisting with college chapter meetings and regional events (including travel outside the campus and Jacksonville area); arranging alumni events and meetings in conjunction with senior management travel schedules; assisting in the recruitment of new alumni volunteers; staffing Alumni Association events and meetings including weekend and evenings as required; staffing and guiding Alumni Association committees; assisting staff with other events, and duties as may be assigned. ... more >
Mar 21 - Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP members everywhere are invited to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 54th International Conference on Fundraising, April 30- May 2, 2017, in San Francisco, Ca. ... more >
Mar 21 - AFP Member Spotlight: Susan Earl Hosbach, CFRE
She’s been in fundraising for 25 years, an AFP volunteer for 23 and a recipient of our Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership. AFP talks with Susan about her career arc (starting out in sports broadcasting!) and working in smaller shops where one has to do it all. ... more >
Mar 17 - AFP Statement on President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint
The Association of Fundraising Professionals, the largest community of charities and fundraisers in the world, has released the following statement from its Interim President and CEO Jason Lee regarding the release of President Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint. ... more >
Mar 15 - Fundraising Professionals Name Dr. Claire Routley as 2017 Emerging Scholar of the Year
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has selected Dr. Claire Routley, research fellow at the University of Plymouth and one of the UK’s leading experts on legacy giving, as its 2017 Emerging Scholar Award. ... more >
Mar 15 - Giving 3.0: Embracing the New Diversity in 21st Century Philanthropy
(Mar. 15, 2017) AFP sits down with this year’s diversity speaker at the AFP International Fundraising Conference, Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson, and discusses with her how much progress the sector has made in the areas of diversity and inclusion. ... more >