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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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AFP Seeks 2018 Leadership

AFP needs you!  If you have served on a committee or task force, care about the future of our profession and chapter, and would like to be more involved, please self-nominate today!  We are seeking growth-oriented leaders with diverse backgrounds who represent a broad range of nonprofit organizations to serve as members of the 2018 Board of Directors.  Nominations will be accepted through June 30, 2017.

Members of the AFP Board of Directors are selected annually by a nominating committee comprised of past AFP chapter presidents and community members at-large. Nominations received in June are reviewed in July and each nominee is interviewed by a member of the nominating committee. A slate will be presented to the 2017 Board at the August meeting and then distributed for a final vote by the AFP Greater Austin Chapter membership in September, in accordance with our chapter by-laws.

Please take a moment to review the job descriptions for 2018 Board of Directors.  For more information about the organization of the Board of Directors and committees, please view the current AFP Organizational Chart.

Email questions to AFP Committee on Directorship Chair, Sally Blue, at

Click HERE to fill out the nomination form.

Positions to be filled:

President – will be filled by 2017 President Elect Rachel Mallernee, CFRE
Immediate Past President – will be filled by 2017 President Angela Osborn, CFRE, CFRM
Vice President of Membership
Vice President of Monthly Programs
Vice President of Resources & Partnerships
Director of Communications
Director of Legislative Affairs
Director of Outreach
Director of Strategic Planning
Director of Strategic Projects & Programs
Director of Volunteer Engagement & Recruitment 

Click HERE to fill out the nomination form.

Friday, July 21, 2017
From Volunteer to Board Service, keeping your passionate people engaged

With so many nonprofits in Austin it’s vital that relationships with volunteers and donors are continuously strengthened. But how is potential recognized among board members, fundraisers, and advocates? And how to you communicate with them in a way that pulls them deeper into your organization and uses their talents and resources to the fullest potential? In this session, we’ll follow up with Kate Perez on building your “customer journey map” a tool she touched on during last fall’s “Fundraising Forward” conference. We’ll discuss how to identify your stakeholders, how to build a communication plan based on their needs and relationship to the organization, and how to continuously be growing them within the organization based on their interest and potential to take on more of a role. If you’ve ever questioned if you were leaving opportunity on the table with your volunteers or thought there was potential for more involvement, this session is for you.

Topics in this session include:

  • What are the different roles volunteers play in your organization and what differentiates each of them
  • How to move them through an engagement plan to a more active position during the course of your relationship
  • Use communications to increase reach and recognize valuable opportunities with current stakeholders

Speaker: Kate Perez, Global Marketing Manager,  Cisco

Click HERE for more information and to register.

July 27 - 28, 2017
CFRE Refresher Course

The AFP Austin CFRE Refresher Course has helped many development professionals prepare for and pass the CFRE test. The Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program in preparation for the CFRE Exam.

Organized around the domains of the exam, it is a two-day, intensive program providing the overview of skills, techniques, and program components based on fundraising experience at the five-year level.

Scholarships are available!  Click HERE to apply.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Friday, August 18, 2017
Advocacy: What role do you play?

Issues for Nonprofits and Foundations from the 2017 Texas Legislative Session

Austin attorney Richard Meyer will present an overview of bills and issues in the 2017 session of the Texas Legislature that affect nonprofits, foundations, state associations and quasi-public agencies. Included are issues related to governance and oversight of nonprofits, possible extension of government agency "open records" laws to certain nonprofits, privatization of state social programs such as foster care and handing those functions to nonprofit vendors, fundraising, protection of religious beliefs of organizations providing public services, new "B-corps", and property tax exemptions.  For background, see

Speaker: Richard W. Meyer, Attorney

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.


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