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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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2018 Philanthropy Day Nominations

Do you know an individual or organization that has made a difference in our community? Here is your opportunity to honor them at the 2018 Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.

The 2018 Philanthropy Day Award Nominations are NOW OPEN.  

The annual Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Austin Chapter, recognizes outstanding achievements by individuals, corporations, foundations, youth and nonprofit organizations whose contributions of time and/or financial resources have had a significant impact on the quality of life in Central Texas. 

Award nominations are open to the community, and will be accepted now through Thursday, August 31, 2017. You do NOT have to be a current AFP member in order to nominate, except for the Special Recognition category. 

Collaboration Matters. The strongest nominations reflect support from multiple organizations. Up to two individuals/organizations may submit a nomination, and up to two letters of support may be included with each nomination.

To submit a nomination, please choose one of the following eight awards for which you would like to nominate an individual, couple or organization. For a complete list of the award categories, guidelines and past honorees, please click here

Outstanding Philanthropist Award
Outstanding Philanthropic Large Corporation Award (600 or more local employees)
Outstanding Philanthropic Small or Medium Corporation Award (<600 local employees)
Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation/Organization Award
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award
Kelly Davidson Memorial Outstanding Philanthropic Youth  (includes a $2,500 college scholarship)
Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award
Special Recognition Award (Only AFP members may nominate in this category)

Honorees will be revealed at the Reveal Reception on  October 10, 2017 at the Hotel Van Zandt, and awards will be presented at the Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on  Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the JW Marriott Austin, located at 110 E 2nd Street. 


AFP Scholarship Opportunities

Indiana University Course Scholarship

The scholarship application deadline is Friday, August 25, 2017

This baseline course of the Indiana University (IU) Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Series is great for all levels of professionals. It provides you with the framework for operating a successful total development program and is the basis for the rest of The Fund Raising School's courses. This section, which is a 3-part series, will earn you the Certificate in Fund Raising Management. The next course is Principles & Techniques of Fundraising, September 26-29, 2017. Click HERE to apply for a scholarship or HERE to register.

BBCON Scholarship
The scholarship application deadline is Tuesday, August 22, 2017

AFP Austin is pleased to partner with Blackbaud to offer a scholarship to the 2017 Blackbaud Conference for the Philanthropic Community (bbcon) October 17-19, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. Click HERE to apply for a scholarship or HERE for more information about the conference.

All AFP Austin Members are invited to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship covers the registration and $800 towards travel expenses.

CFRE Scholarship
The scholarship application deadline is Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) is an internationally recognized credential for professional fundraisers who meet specific standards of achievement, skills, and expertise. CFRE symbolizes a commitment to excellence and membership in a community of fundraising leaders.

Have you ever considered becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive?  Are you planning to test in Fall 2017?  Do you wish you could become CFRE certified but the application costs are too prohibitive?  You could be awarded a scholarship to cover the full application cost. Click HERE to apply for a scholarship or visit CFRE website to learn more about the exam.

Chamberlain Scholarship
The scholarship application deadline is Friday, September 15, 2017

Dedication – Time – Treasure – Positive Impact.  Want to be part of this community to change our world? Want to experience San Francisco in April? Want to build your future as a resource partner with the most visible, prestigious nonprofits? Do you have the talent – the dedication – the passion to inspire action?

The AFP International Fundraising Conference is held each spring and brings more than 4,000 fundraising professionals together to discuss, teach, and learn about new development issues. It offers more than 150 educational sessions designed to serve the development needs of participants from entry level to highly experienced. The Conference exhibit hall features over 300 vendors. For more information about the Conference click HERE. Click HERE to apply for a scholarship.


Thursday, August 31 2017
Meaningful Mentoring

A mentor has the potential to change the trajectory of your life. At its core, a successful mentoring relationship is based on the ability to have uncommon conversations. But- how does one learn to do just that? This workshop will help you learn the essential skills and steps to identify, create, and cultivate a truly impactful mentoring relationship while exploring the unique benefits and challenges that may be present in the context of the fundraising profession. Join Jessica Sager and Kenda Lovecchio for this special in-depth workshop style presentation and walk away with the tools you need to build successful mentoring relationships.

Speakers: Jessica Sager and Kenda Lovecchio

Click HERE for more information and to register.


Friday, September 15, 2017
Building a Culture of Philanthropy at Your Organization

Many of us in the nonprofit sector have realized that having a scarcity mentality leads to a lack of conditions for success. This creates painfully high turnover and unsustainable relationships between constituents and our organizations. Studies like Underdeveloped from CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund helped us understand the need to nurture a strong culture of philanthropy. This kind of culture, however, cannot be achieved if the only people pushing for it are fundraisers—the very people whose time and resources are already stretched thin!

In this panel session led by Blackbaud Institute Managing Director, Ashley Thompson, you’ll hear from local experts who have charted courses for all different areas of their organizations, including marketing, programs, the board, and everything in between. Their perspectives will help you foster awareness with your organization’s leaders and better articulate philanthropy’s role inside and outside your walls.

Click HERE for more information and to register.


Tuesday-Friday, September 26-29, 2017
Principles & Techniques of Fundraising

This baseline course of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Series is great for all levels of professionals.  It provides you with the framework for operating a successful total development program and is the basis for the rest of The Fund Raising School's courses.  This course, along with 3 others, will earn you the Certificate in Fund Raising Management.  This course is also an excellent review for those studying for their CFRE exam.

Faculty: Deborah Eschenbacher, Paula Jenkins

Click HERE to apply for a scholarship.

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