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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 >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >