The Desert Communities Chapter of the worldwide Association of Fundraising Professionals
advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising.The core activities through which the chapter fulfills this mission include education
and training, promoting credentialing, providing resources for fundraising effectiveness,
networking, mentoring, advocacy and recognition of philanthropy.
2015 Chapter Meeting Dates
January 16 - PR and How to Get It (Plus a 10:00 workshop)
sponsored by KELLEHER & ASSOCIATES
February 20 - Working with Donors with Disabilities,
sponsored by Bloomerang
March 20 - Women, Leadership & Philanthropy
sponsored by First Foundation Bank
April 17 - Capital Campaign Case Studies (Plus a 10:00 workshop)
sponsored by Desert AIDS Project
May 15 - Board Governance Challenges
sponsored by Momentous Events
June 19 - Board Recruitment & Retention (Plus a 10:00 workshop)
sponsored by Mark Duebner Design
July 15 - Member Social and "Bring a Guest" party at The Braille Institute,
sponsored by The Braille Institute
September 18 - Meet the Funders (Plus a 10:00 Grant Writing workshop)
sponsored by The Community Foundation
October 16 - Ethical Dilemmas
(Plus a 10:00 webinar: How to Build a Donor Ladder from Annual Gift to Ultimate Gift
sponsored by DesertARC
November 18 - National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon
December 11 - Holiday Luncheon / Renewing Your Personal Resilience / Annual Meeting
sponsored by The Steinway Society
Welcome - Thank you for visiting our Ten Star Chapter website!
AFP represents 33,000 members in 239 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.
Our Chapter, founded in 2006, provides unique connections with fellow development and nonprofit professionals and engaging educational programs.
Whether you are an AFP member or simply someone interested in learning more about ethical and effective fundraising, we cordially invite you to participate in our Chapter’s monthly education programs, networking opportunities, and National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon each November.