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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 1 - Incorporating Stories Into Your Fundraising Program
(Sept. 24, 2014) On Oct. 8, Leah Eustace, ACFRE, chief idea goddess at Good Works, will present a webinar on "Incorporating Stories into Your Fundraising." In a preview of her webinar, Leah talks about the unique power of stories and how they affect human psychology. ... more >
Oct 1 - Top Ten (Week of September 29, 2014): How to Handle List Removal Requests
(Sept. 29, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to prevent your donors from hitting information overload; the best ways to approach Millennial donors; great examples of videos that inform and inspire; and 112 (yep, 112!) tips to raise more money through direct mail. ... more >
Oct 1 - Boosting Fundraising Skills with Assessments and Training
(Oct. 1, 2014) To survive and thrive in the charitable environment, the American Red Cross is becoming more proactive in its approach to development and positioning fundraising as a science and skill-driven process within the organization. ... more >
Oct 1 - October 20 – 26: National Estate Planning Awareness Week
With more than 120 million people across North America not possessing updated estate plans, AFP and Financial Awareness Foundation are working together to promote National Estate Planning Awareness Week, Oct. 20-26. ... more >