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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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2017 Philanthropy Day Nominations

The 2017 Philanthropy Day Award Nominations are NOW OPEN

The annual Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin Chapter (AFP), 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 August 31, 2016. You do NOT have to be a current AFP member in order to nominate. 

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)

Awards will be presented at the Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the JW Marriott Austin, located at 110 E 2nd Street.

Click HERE for more information.

AFP Austin Membership Survey

Thank you for your continued involvement with our chpater.  To best serve you, we would like to get your candid feedback. This survey will only take about 5 minutes but  covers a range of topics related to our chapter and our services. Please let us know what we can do better and how we can create more ways to ensure membership provides value, both professionally and personally.

This survey is anonymous but please feel free to contact me directly with questions or concerns. Thank you for being an important part of AFP and for the work you do every day. 

Click HERE to participate in the short survey.

2017 Board of Directors Slate

The following list of people have been approved by the AFP Board of Directors as the slate for the 2017 Board of Directors.  As per the AFP Chapter by-laws, this slate will be posted for at least 2 weeks before the election occurs.

President - Angela Osborn, CFRE, CFRM
President-Elect - Rachel Mallernee, CFRE
Immediate Past President - Sally Blue
Treasurer - Andrew West
Secretary - J. David Hall
Vice President of Membership - Megan Arnold
Vice President of Monthly Programs - Kristin DeLong Campbell
Vice President of Resources & Partnerships - Adam McKeivier
Director of Communications - Ashley Thompson
Director of Legislative Affairs - Amy Jackson, CFRE
Director of Outreach - Collin Acock
Director of Strategic Planning - Peggie Gaskamp
Director of Strategic Projects & Programs - Eric Scott
Director of Volunteer Engagement & Recruitment - Melissa Linden, CFRE

Friday, September 16th (11:30 - 1:00), Monthly Luncheon

Donors, Decisions & Demystifying the Major Gift Ask

Witness a conversation with a major donor and hear her thoughts on giving, asking, and getting major donors to help you ask others.

Join Philanthropist Carolyn Long and Dell Children’s Foundation Executive Director Kristi Katz to learn more about what goes on in the mind of a major donor. What are they really thinking? What do they really want? And what do you need to know?

Carolyn will share personal insights as well as how she came to be a superstar volunteer fundraiser for the organizations that she loves. 

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Wednesday - Friday, September 21st - 23rd (8:00 - 5:00) - Indiana University Course

Developing Major Gifts

Raise more money by receiving more major gifts. Consistent donors can become major donors when you effectively implement the Eight-Step Major Gifts Management Cycle. Identify and utilize your own communication strengths when meeting with donors to develop major gifts and increase your fundraising success.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

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