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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 >
Aug 28 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >
Aug 26 - Top Ten (Week of August 25, 2014): 6 Signs of a Well-run Nonprofit Organization
(Aug. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how slactivists aren’t so bad afterall, which digital campaign tools you should be using (and the ones you should be forgetting), how to inspire action from tragedy, who is making the ‘overhead’ pledge (and how you can too!), how to cash-in on #GivingTuesday, what a nonprofit infographic should look like (and do) and why your nonprofit needs to be using LinkedIn! ... more >
Aug 26 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >