Our Strategic Plan

The Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Austin Chapter prepared our inaugural strategic plan in 2009, with the goal of providing the Chapter with an attainable plan to serve its member and our community and to reinforce our mission to facilitate ethical and effective philanthropy in Central Texas. Since the development of our first strategic plan, our Chapter has made an impact by

  • providing quality fundraising training from local and national experts
  • sustaining membership growth
  • being recognized nationally as a Ten Star Chapter and as Friends of Diversity
  • hosting Legislative Action Day, a model for other chapters nationally
  • having 15% of members be Certified Fundraising Executives, and
  • establishing Philanthropy Day as a “must attend” event in greater Austin.

In 2017, we embarked on developing the 2018-2020 Strategic Plan using the foundation created by previous plans to further address the opportunities and challenges facing the philanthropic sector and determining how AFP-GAC can support members and the community. We sought input and guidance from members, community partners and peer organizations to better understand how AFP-GAC is perceived and to identify our strengths as well as areas that needed further development.

Our 2018-2020 Strategic Plan outlines how our Chapter will promote the value of philanthropy throughout Central Texas:

  • Capitalizing upon the Chapter’s role as an influencer to build an inclusive pipeline of philanthropic leaders and strengthen strategic partnerships in Central Texas.
  • Promoting ethical and effective fundraising best practices.
  • Advocating for the essential role of philanthropy in improving our community.                
  • Investing in the future of philanthropy by devoting resources to the Chapter’s sustainability.