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The mission of the AFP Greater Austin Chapter is to facilitate ethical and effective philanthropy in Central Texas. The 370 members of the Greater Austin Chapter represent a cross-section of professionals who serve the diverse nonprofit organizations of our community.

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The core purpose of the AFP Greater Austin Chapter is to foster a vibrant philanthropic community through nurturing fundraising professional excellence.

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Integrity, Inclusion, Collaboration, Professionalism, Uncrushable Optimism



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Sustainers in Focus: The Real Value of Monthly Giving Programs

Friday, December 16, 2016 (11:30 - 1:00), Monthly Luncheon

Sustained donors, monthly giving, recurring giving. Whatever you call it, this tactic is an important yet often overlooked tool in any fundraising portfolio.

In this presentation, we’ll dive deep to learn the true value of a monthly giving program. You’ll hear the results of new research on the ROI of sustainer and best practices and insights from organizations that have implemented a successful recurring revenue program. 


Ashley Thompson, Managing Director, Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact

Scott Gilman, Senior Consultant of Professional Services, Blackbaud

Click HERE for more information and to register.

2016 Annual Campaign

For over 30 years, the AFP-Greater Austin Chapter (AFP-GAC) has changed the philanthropic landscape of Austin by providing ethical fundraising practices and education to new, middle and senior level fundraising professionals and volunteers. The Association is currently operated by a dedicated volunteer board of directors and an association management firm. Each AFP member understands the commitment and desire to raise much-needed contributions, in an ethical and donor-centered way, so our nonprofit organizations run effectively on a daily-basis and for the long-term. The profession has
advanced over the years, thanks to generous and continuous contributions to the field. Your gift supports the work of AFP.

AFP’s programs increase the number of skilled fundraisers in the greater Austin area. We offer monthly programs on a variety of topics such as capital campaigns, special events, data analysis and leadership characteristics. Additionally, our organization offers in-depth training to support fundraisers seeking the advanced certification of the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), a designation held by only 60 professionals in the greater Austin area. These programs provide the fundraising community with the philanthropic education, respect and honor our community needs and deserves.


Certificate in Effective Fundraising

The Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, in strategic partnership with The Association of Fundraising Professionals Austin Chapter, is currently recruiting for the new Certificate in Effective Fundraising.

CEF is a comprehensive and systematic learning opportunity for: 

  • A professional or volunteer fundraiser who is seeking greater competence and career advancements;
  • Someone looking to make a career change and wants a comprehensive and systematic way to acquire the competencies needed to be an ethical and effective fundraiser;
  • A graduate of a nonprofit academic program and looking for a pragmatic, experience-based learning opportunity that will help you advance in your career;
  • A fundraising professional seeking further education and credits toward your CFRE.

Participants will receive 80 CFRE Continuing Education Points upon full completion of the program, and a copy of Kathleen Kelly’s, Effective Fund-Raising Management.

*Tuition: Non-Members $2,500/Members $2,100

More information and apply at

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February 15, 2017

JW Marriot
110 East 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78701
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 AFP Greater Austin Chapter’s 2017 Philanthropy Day is the day that hundreds of people from around the Greater Austin area come together to put that word into action and recognize the change that philanthropy has brought to our community. Click HERE for sponsorship information.

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