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The mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter is to advance philanthropy and ethical fundraising.

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Terwilliger Plaza
2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd
P3 Conference Room
Portland, OR 97201

CFRE is the internationally recognized accreditation for non profit development professionals. Move your career to the next level by becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Hear from those who have sucessfully completed the process, find out what is required and learn what certification can do for you at the free information session 

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Ready for the CFRE test this fall? Join us this summer on Wednesday evenings to prepare for the test.

2015 CFRE Prep Course Series 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

CFRE Prep Course #1 Wednesday 7/29   
CFRE Prep Course #2-Wednesday 8/8              
CFRE Prep Course #3-Wednesday 8/15           
CFRE Prep Course #4-Wednesday 8/22              
CFRE Prep Course #5-Wednesday 8/26

Register for the CFRE Prep Study Series
$75 members | $125 nonmembers 


11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 
Grant House, Vancouver  

register for Vancouver luncheon here

Wednesday, August 19
Stanfords at Lloyd Center
register for August Portland luncheon here 

Make new connections and learn about AFP! Please feel free to join us for one of the upcoming Newcomers & Networking No-Host Luncheons. Plenty of great conversation, good food and meeting other professionals in the field. 

Questions? Contact Lynn Andrews;

There is no fee to attend but registration is required as space is limited.



AFP Quick Poll


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Jul 2 - President & CEO
The Idaho Community Foundation seeks an individual with an enthusiastic dedication to philanthropy to lead the Foundation as the new President & CEO. He or she will play a leadership role in managing staff, partnering with the Board of Directors to guide the strategic direction of the Foundation, and increasing the visibility of ICF to communities and donors throughout Idaho. ... more >
Jul 2 - Grants Coordinator
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington seeks a Grants Coordinator to manage an active grants program for an organization that inspires young people and expands their learning through the arts. The Grants Coordinator is part of the development team who will manage foundation and government funder relations, and a grant program that accounts for 10-20% of the organization’s $2.2 million budget. This position provides an excellent opportunity for an individual with proven grant writing and foundation relations experience. The Grants Coordinator will work closely with the Development Director and program staff to determine funding opportunities and submit proposals. Young Audiences is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds. ... more >
Jul 2 - Director of Development
Director of Development The Development Director serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting Self Enhancement, Inc. Reporting to the President & CEO, this position collaborates with the Major Gifts Officer and is responsible for fundraising and development activities. The position has supervisory responsibilities for 3 to 5 development staff to deliver donor database maintenance, grant writing and administration, events planning, and other related functions. ... more >
Jul 1 - 2015 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 >
Jul 1 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jul 1 - Top Ten (Week of July 1, 2015): 13-Step Process to Building and Strengthening Your Mid-Level Giving Program
(July 1, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including key takeaways from the 2015 World Wealth Report; five strategies for getting more corporate sponsorships; the power of non-cash gifts; a nifty guide to major donor prospect research; myths about techies and philanthropy; and more! ... more >
Jul 1 - Canada: First Federal Platform Proposal for Charities Includes New Minister, Federal Department
A coalition of charities and nonprofit associations, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, has developed the first-ever federal platform proposal for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. ... more >
Jul 1 - Educator, Author and Advocate Geoff Canada To Speak at 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Honors
Geoff Canada, former president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report, will be the closing speaker at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors held at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Nov. 12. ... more >