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

AFP March Monthly Meeting with NWPGRT

Friday, March 17, 2017 

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  

Portland State University  

 No charge for AFP and NWPGRT members. $25 for nonmembers


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Mercy Corps | 45 SW Ankeny St. | Portland 

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Feb 21 - Director of Development
Are you ready to spread your wings and take your development career to the next level? Are you passionate about using your fundraising experience and knowledge to make a real difference in the lives of others? If you answered, “yes” to these questions, please keep reading. Founded in 1999, Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center (HRTRC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children, teens and adults challenged with a wide variety of physical and cognitive disabilities and emotional and behavioral special needs. As a Premier Accredited PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International center, our nationally recognized equine therapy programs positively impact the quality of life for more than 1,400 individual families each year. HRTRC has experienced consistent growth in its programs over the past decade. While program revenue is relatively steady, fundraising is a critical component to sustainability. The Board of Directors and Executive Director seek to diversify fundraising income to serve more people in need and build reserves to sustain the operation well into the future. To that end, HRTRC has created the Director of Development position. The successful candidate will take on a key leadership role in helping HRTRC build a comprehensive fundraising program that supports future growth. And, the new Director of Development will get to live, work and play in sunny, Central Oregon! Position Summary: Working in partnership with the Executive Director, this newly established position will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of the fund development and capacity building plan. The Development Director oversees all fundraising activities and strategies and is responsible for working with the Board of Directors, staff, key stakeholders and the public to create sustainable funding for Healing Reins’ programs. Our ideal candidate: • Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of demonstrated professional f ... more >
Feb 10 - Director of Development
Sterling Search Inc. has been exclusively retained to recruit for the Director of Development for the Asante Foundation. The Director of Development is responsible for developing and moving major gift relationships that lead to philanthropic support of Asante. In this position, you will report to the Executive Director and provide leadership to the formulation of the Foundations' mission, goals, objectives and policies. You will also guide the Foundations' conceptual and developmental planning processes, including the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and annual budget. ... more >
Feb 8 - Regional CEO – Portland, Oregon
As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. ... more >
Feb 6 - Foundation Operations and Finance Manager
Under the direction of management, the Operations and Finance Manager manages the day-to-day operations of the accounting, business, administrative, and scholarship functional areas of the PCC Foundation. ... more >
Feb 22 - Advanced Professional Spotlight: Mike House
We talk with Mike House, president and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta, about his job, the use of acronyms, managing a large staff and the moment he realized he wanted to be a leader and a CEO. ... more >
Feb 21 - AFP Top Ten (Week of February 22, 2017): Demystifying Data, Rage Donations, Donor-Centered Charities & More!
(Feb. 22, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Feb 21 - AFP Position on Repeal of the Johnson Amendment
Discussion about repealing the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits charities from engaging in partisan, electoral politics. AFP stakes out its position, opposing repeal on a number of grounds. ... more >
Feb 21 - Why Are There So Few Male Fundraisers?
Fundraising has been a female-dominated profession for decades. Why is that, and is it going to change any time soon? AFP members provide some ideas and perspective. ... more >