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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.

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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 >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >
Aug 13 - Top Ten (Week of August 11, 2014): #GivingTuesday Campaign Planner
(Aug. 11, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on taking your ‘ask’ to the next level, cashing in on the new Millennial craze: Snapchat, discovering what to do in integrated fundraising (from an undercover donor!), making the most out of interns at your nonprofit, knowing the oddball reasons why your donors donate to your organization, how to tap into donor data to boost donor retention and how to make the most of a special occasion and holiday to strike a chord in your donors! ... more >
Aug 11 - 2014 Membership Survey Results
(Aug. 13, 2014) AFP Canada members had their say in the 2014 Membership Survey. Read some highlights here or click through to the executive summary results. ... more >