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AFP Silicon Valley Chapter is proud to serve our chapter members with monthly luncheons, workshops, and other events of interest to professional fundraisers and the non-profit community. As the largest community of professional fundraisers in the world, AFP is dedicated to ensuring that members have the necessary skills, knowledge, and resources to get the job done and to advance professionally. AFP Silicon Valley Chapter thanks our Partners and Supporters!

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"The Silicon Valley chapter is stellar in its programming (both range and quality), leadership, and entrepreneurship. It offers unique programs that other chapters are beginning to replicate and emulate. Most chapter members struggle to find value in their membership; Silicon Valley Chapter's members struggle to figure out how to take advantage of all the value that's offered."

~Larry Hostetler, Association of Fundraising Professionals Director, Chapter Services, Western U.S., Pennsylvania, North & South Carolina 


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Mar 10 - Top 5 Ethical Issues for Nonprofit Organizations
In an uncertain economy, nonprofit organizations experience an upsurge in unethical practices on par with those found in the for-profit sector, according to the Stanford Social Innovation Review. At the same time, there are a number of ethical issues that continually plague the nonprofit industry, leading to fraud and financial abuse. Unaddressed misconduct in nonprofits leads to an erosion of public confidence, which puts the funding capabilities of those groups in jeopardy. ... more >
Jan 14 - 2014 President's Message
Pilar L. Furlong, 2014 President, AFP Silicon Valley Chapter ... more >
Oct 23 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2013
(May 13, 2014) More than 63 percent of fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada saw their average incomes rise in 2013, even as average salaries fell by nearly eight percent compared to 2012, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study. ... more >
Oct 23 - Explore AFP’s Special Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers (Updated October 23, 2014)
The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help members carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. ... more >
Oct 22 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >
Oct 21 - Top Ten (Week of October 20, 2014): Influencing Donors’ Gut Reactions to Solicitations
(Oct. 20, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including a new guide to choosing online giving platforms; sizing up your annual report; new ways to create highly committed donors; a new service providing free graphic design to nonprofits and more!Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to become more attuned to your donors; how to know just enough about website coding to talk with a designer or programmer; gender-based solicitations; one fundraiser’s work in a year to build a more diverse fundraising program and more! ... more >
Oct 21 - Get FIT and Improve Your Fundraising: The FEP’s Fundraising Fitness Test
(Oct. 22, 2014) Erik Daubert, chair of the Growth in Giving Initiative (GiGi)and the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Advisory Board, talks about the latest free resource from the FEP, the Fundraising Fitness Test, and what it can mean for your organization. ... more >