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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, 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 15 - Executive Director at Portland Parks Foundation
Portland has one of the most astounding and beautiful park systems in the country. In many ways it defines who we are as an outdoor-oriented and health conscious city. A day spent wandering streets and trails uncovers a magical labyrinth of forests, streams, sports fields, and jeweled gardens. In 2011 Portland Parks & Recreation received the Gold Medal as the best park system in the United States by the National Recreation and Parks Association. If you treasure Portland’s parks and natural areas as we do, and believe passionately in giving people who live here the opportunity to support projects that maintain, expand, and enhance our parks system, this position could be for you. To learn more about the Portland Parks Foundation and this position, please visit: ... more >
Jul 10 - Community Engagement Manager
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington seeks dynamic, strategic and resourceful candidates from diverse backgrounds for the position of Community Engagement Manager. The Community Engagement Manager plans and implements the marketing and sales of the organization’s arts education services in order to build new relationships and strengthen existing partnerships with school communities. The Community Engagement Manager is responsible for the Run for the Arts jog-a-thon fundraising program which helps schools raise more than $700,000 a year. They are a highly visible representative of Young Audiences in schools, in frequent communication with educators and parents helping to align the delivery and development of programming with the interests and needs of the community. Working in close collaboration with the Executive Director, Development and Program staff, the Community Engagement Manager additionally oversees volunteer recruitment, the achievement of earned revenue targets, and the matching of high-needs schools with special funding opportunities. Requires willingness to travel throughout the Portland Metro area. ... more >
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 27 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada: Your Gift at Work
(June 9, 2015) The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada has put together some infographics to illustrate how your donation is strengthening the fundraising profession and the philanthropic sector in Canada. We’ll be showing new infographics in each Canada eWire. This week focuses on impact in scholarships, mentorships and regional initiatives. ... more >
Jul 23 - The 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report
(July 21, 2015) Salaries for professional fundraisers in the United States were flat in 2014, while they experienced solid growth in Canada, according to the AFP 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report. ... more >
Jul 22 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 22, 2015): Three Keys to Donor Retention
(July 22, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including seven critical types of donor data, seven common ways people abuse conference calls; email subject lines that get results; innovative ideas from SOFII’s I Wish I Had Thought of That; and more! ... more >
Jul 20 - 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 15 - Top Ten (Week of July 15, 2015): Seven Things You Can Ask a First-Time Donor to Do Before Asking for More Money
(July 15, 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 >