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Welcome to the AFP Alaska Chapter Website!

AFP Alaska Chapter is committed to supporting development professionals throughout the state of Alaska and we hope our website helps to do this. Statewide, we have over 100 active AFP members, who serve as development directors, fundraising consultants, grant writers, volunteer fundraisers, foundation executives, and other individuals dedicated to fundraising and philanthropy.

As we work to better serve you, keep an eye on this website for continued services and information!

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Please find our 2014 Luncheon Program Schedule here.

SAVE THE DATE for the 2014 Philanthropy Day Conference and Awards Luncheon

Friday, November 21, 2014 - Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center

2014 Award Nominations Coming Soon. Find past award winners here.

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At this point in time, AFP Alaska Chapter offers the following site-based webinar options:

  •   Once per month in Anchorage (typically presented at BP Energy Center)
  •   Twice per month in Fairbanks (typically presented at UAF)

Members and non-members may register online and attend at the location of their choice. Cost is free to AFP members and $15 for non-members. Please note that registration closes 2 days prior to each webinar Registration for monthly luncheons closes 1 day prior.

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Apr 10 - Annual Giving Specialist
Put the FUN in FUNdraising! Hope Community Resources in Anchorage, Alaska is currently seeking an Annual Giving Specialist to join our FUN-loving Development Team. This position is responsible for planning and implementing all annual giving events and appeals. The successful candidate will have experience soliciting contributions from the community. Minimum qualifications include two years of related experience and a two-year degree in a related field. Experience may substitute for education on a 2:1 basis. To apply, visit our website at ... more >
Apr 3 - Director of Gift Planning
The mission of the University of Alaska Foundation is to seek, secure and steward philanthropic support to build excellence at the University of Alaska. A legally separate organization from the University of Alaska, the foundation is governed by a 20-30 member volunteer board and is designated by the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska as the entity which receives all private gifts in support of the University. Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Gift Planning will direct the Foundation's Planned Giving program. The Director will serve as a resource for campus leadership, development staff and other campus constituents across the University of Alaska system to support their major and planned giving efforts. The Director will work with colleagues to: 1) formulate and execute major and planned gift strategies; 2) identify, cultivate and steward major and planned giving donors and prospective donors; 3) prepare complex and detailed charitable giving options for donor consideration; and 4) monitor trusts and estates in probate. In keeping with the mission of the UA Foundation, this position seeks to promote the development of a culture of giving and donor engagement with the university using the highest standards of ethics, excellence, and respect for the University's donors and prospective donors. For more information please see the full job posting at ... more >
Mar 27 - Executive Director
The Alaska SPCA seeks an experienced, dynamic Executive Director. We are a well-established non-profit organization with our own spay neuter clinic, thrift shop, shelter/adoption center, pet food bank and various programs. Must have upper level management experience; strong leadership, organizational, HR, team building and strategic planning skills; demonstrated financial management and resource/donor development skills. Salary DOE. See more at letter of interest, resume or questions to or mail to Executive Director Search, 549 W. Int'l Airport Rd #B-2, Anchorage, AK 99518 ... more >
Apr 16 - 2014 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Apr 16 - AFP Expands to Reach More Communities
At the recent AFP board meeting held in conjunction with the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, we were delighted to announce the chartering of two new AFP chapters: the AFP Bermuda Chapter and the AFP BC, Okanagan Chapter. The new additions bring us to 235 chapters worldwide, extending our reach beyond 30,000 members and countless nonprofit organizations. ... more >
Apr 15 - Top Ten (Week of April 16, 2014): 5 Unusual Direct Mail Techniques to Try
(Apr. 16, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how networking can turn into big dollars, why you need to stay true to your work ethics, how one massive capital campaign can affect other local nonprofits, getting involved in creating the crowdfunding bill of rights and how (and why!) to engage your donors BEFORE you ask for money. ... more >
Apr 15 - How To Get Big Donations—Through Your iPhone!
(Apr. 15, 2014) Experienced in internet donation processing, Philip King of Cornerstone Group of Companies talks to us about big mobile donations and how integrating fundraising channels is a key step in getting more donations! Learn from King and Cornerstone’s clients’ experiences with mobile donations—you too can cash in through your iPhone. ... more >
Apr 8 - Your AFP Foundation For Philanthropy In Canada Is Making A Difference!
(Apr. 7, 2014) As fundraisers, the notion of "what's in it for me?" is usually not our normal approach to things. Yet, you can be confident that your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada is having a positive impact on professional development programs across the country. Check out these infographics on the reach of various scholarship and regional initiatives. ... more >