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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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 Alaska Philanthropy Day Conference and Awards Luncheon 2014

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014
Location: Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
Conference 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Changing the World with a Giving Heart

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Fundamentals on Fundraising Course!

Date: November 19th & 20th
Location: The Philanthropy Hub
Geared to professionals in the fundraising field for four years or less
Pricing: Regular rates: $250 for AFP members, $350 for non-members 

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Philanthropy Award Nominations now being accepted

As we approach National Philanthropy Day, think back about your year and how far you, your nonprofit and your community have come. It’s likely that these successes didn’t come easy…or alone. Think about the volunteer fundraiser that got you through an event. Or a corporation or foundation that gave you that extra push. What about the youth in your community that reminded you what philanthropy was all about?

They sound like some really incredible people and organizations—we want to know more! SHOW us your passion and thanks for those outstanding corporations, foundations, philanthropists, volunteers and youths in philanthropy. Find past award winners here.

All nominations must be in by September 26th, 2014. Voting for the awards will then commence , and honorees will be selected by the AFP Awards Committee. From there, the nominators (i.e. you) will be contacted for further information and additional steps. The final selected honorees will be recognized during AFP’s National Philanthropy Day® celebration in November 2014.

Nominations are being accepted in recognition of outstanding philanthropic and volunteer contributions in six categories.  The categories are: 

  1. Outstanding Business or Foundation in Philanthropy
  2. Outstanding Small Business in Philanthropy
  3. Outstanding Volunteer in Philanthropy
  4. Outstanding Individual or Family Philanthropist
  5. Outstanding Youth or Youth Group in Philanthropy 
  6. Outstanding Fundraising Professional in Philanthropy
  7. The Eugene L. Wilson Award

This is your opportunity to recognize and thank those who have demonstrated outstanding support and community involvement.

AFP Alaska Chapter Scholarship Deadline September 30th

The goal of the AFP Scholarship Program is to create and connect a thriving community of leaders who fundraise. Each year we award scholarships for membership, with a preference for diversity in any form and/or applicants who represent under-represented populations. We seek scholar candidates at every phase of their fundraising career who desire the opportunity to engage in the sector and to work with peers to foster their own and others' leadership ability. Click here to learn more about the scholarships we offer.

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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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Sep 29 - Director of Development
The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the oversight, planning, and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program that secures significant financial resources from individuals, foundations, and corporations to support Alaska's conservation goals. ... more >
Sep 26 - Development Director for AEDC
AEDC is currently seeking a dynamic, experienced business professional to serve as a Development Director for the organization. This position is responsible for all AEDC revenue and events functions including fundraising, investor relations, events management and coordination of support for these efforts by AEDC staff and the Board of Directors. ... more >
Sep 23 - thread Director of Marketing and Fund Development
The Director of Marketing and Fund Development is a member of the management team. This position is responsible for setting overall fundraising and marketing objectives and strategies designed to build reputation, influence action and achieve fundraising goals. The position oversees, plans, and implements a comprehensive development program that secures significant financial resources from foundations, corporations, and individuals within the state and nation to support the organization's goals. ... more >
Sep 15 - American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific- Executive Director Washington
This is an exciting time at the American Lung Association (ALA), and we seek an Executive Director - Washington to oversee our fundraising, public health and advocacy initiatives. Based in Seattle, this person will report to the President & CEO of the 7-state ALA of the Mountain Pacific, and will oversee a staff of approximately six. ... more >
Sep 23 - Top Ten (Week of September 22, 2014): Can a New Governance Model Help Your Organization?
(Sept. 22, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including HOW to distribute content on social media, what the latest Census report means for fundraising, super-short fundraising videos, how much to invest in data collection and analysis, and much more! ... more >
Sep 23 - Incorporating Stories Into Your Fundraising Program
(Sept. 24, 2014) On Oct. 8, Leah Eustace, ACFRE, chief idea goddess at Good Works, will present a webinar on "Incorporating Stories into Your Fundraising." In a preview of her webinar, Leah talks about the unique power of stories and how they affect human psychology. ... more >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >