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The 30,000 members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals are respected throughout the world for advancing ethical and effective fundraising. The Golden Gate Chapter, one of the largest in the U.S., works to strengthen the Bay Area social sector by providing professional development to those charged with raising the resources that move missions into action. AFP Golden Gate is deeply grateful for the generous support from volunteers, foundations, corporations and individuals that make our educational programs and contributions to the field possible.

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Jul 21 - National Philanthropy Day 2014 Honorees
AFP Golden Is Pleased to Announce Our 2014 Honorees. Each year AFP Golden Gate marks one day to celebrate the spirit of giving by recognizing exemplars in philanthropy and social change. Awards are presented to individuals and institutions whose giving to the community inspires all of us. ... more >
Jun 19 - Relationship Science Hosts The Leading Edge Forum @ NPD14
Neal Goldman, CEO and Founder of Relationship Science (RelSci) leads a panel of nonprofit executives to help reevaluate, redefine and potentially revolutionize fundraising efforts. ... more >
Jun 19 - Tributes Nominations are Open for National Philanthropy Day 2014
Each year during National Philanthropy Day, AFP Golden Gate honors up to two dozen Bay Area philanthropists and fundraisers who have passed away in the prior year. These honorees will have made a meaningful and sustained impact in their community, whether through leadership or financial generosity. The selection committee strives for diverse community representation. ... more >
Jun 19 - National Philanthropy Day 2014 Registration
National Philanthropy Day is a special day to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those active in the philanthropic community – make to our lives, communities and world. AFP Golden Gate celebrates by honoring inspirational Bay Area individuals, organizations and businesses who generously give their time, talents and resources to all that philanthropy makes possible. ... more >
Jun 19 - 2014 National Philanthropy Day Sponsorship Opportunities
AFP Golden Gate seeks sponsors to help support this special day and showcase your commitment to philanthropy to an audience of more than 800 community grant-makers, private philanthropists, community volunteers, nonprofit executives, and Board members. On November 4th, we will present eight awards to corporate, foundation, and individual leaders active in our philanthropic community. Nominations are reviewed by an Honorary Committee made up of community leaders and past Honorees. This year’s honorees will be announced in July and publicized widely. Sponsors may also choose to honor an outstanding individual at each sponsor table with the Spirit of Philanthropy Award. ... more >
Jul 29 - Crowdfunding Part 1—The Fundraising Fad, Turned Staple
(July 30, 2014) Bringing in billions of dollars each year, with a steady increase as of late (up 50 percent from 2012 to 2013), the crowdfunding “fad” doesn’t seem to be letting up. This round-up will help you fully understand crowdfunding and the different options available, the pros and cons to running a campaign, when you should (and shouldn’t) resort to crowdfunding and some inspirational campaigns that will give you the extra push you need! ... more >
Jul 29 - Top Ten (Week of July 30, 2014): 10 Must-Have Skills for Nonprofit New Media Managers
(July 30, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on managing your next special event with software, what NOT to do in your nonprofit marketing efforts, how women fundraisers are rising to the top, figuring out your cost per donor or appeal, why having an annual fund is the key to a successful nonprofit and what your nonprofit website should look like! ... more >
Jul 28 - AFP’s National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
Jul 22 - Top Ten (Week of July 23, 2014): How Storytelling Defines Your Brand and Helps You Reach New Audiences
(July 23 2014) Learn about storytelling and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on the impact of crowdfunding (in a great infographic); engaging millennial donors; running a small shop; monotasking—not multitasking!; thanking everyday heroes and how Jean Case instills the value of giving back. ... more >