Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the leading professional
association for individuals responsible for generating philanthropic
support for a wide variety of not-for-profit, charitable organizations.
Founded in 1960, the Association advances philanthropy through its more
than 20,000 members in 154 chapters throughout North America. The International
Headquarters is located in Alexandria, Virginia.
The local chapter,
AFP/Colorado Chapter started in the late '70s as the Colorado Association
of Fund Raisers (CAFR). The membership now consists of over 300 members.
The chapter offers eight educational sessions each year and publishes
an electronic newsletter, AFP Dialouges . Goals for the chapter
- Serve as the
umbrella organization for all fund development professionals and support the community as the expert on philanthropic givingProvide education
and advocacy to the Colorado community on the role and importance
of fund development in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector Provide education
to the fund development professional on the process and ethics of
- Provide ethics
in philanthropic fund raising and giving