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Committee Descriptions


Diversity is dedicated to creating a more inclusive membership grounded in respect and appreciation for individual differences. The Committee endorses a broad definition of diversity, and seeks to create dialogue through programs and resources that enhance fundraising knowledge and encourage an understanding of diversity in the nonprofits we serve. 

The Committee strives to provide leadership for AFP SVC in meeting the needs
of all its internal and external constituencies. This committee stimulates new ways of thinking, new ways of supporting philanthropy and new ways to connect (with donors and with each other).

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The Education Committee supports professional development and career advancement of our chapter members.  We are responsible for the mentorship program, audio conferences, Fundraising School, a preview course for the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive), and the Masters Series workshops (for AFP SVC members who have been fundraisers for 10 or more years).

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A key mission of AFP SVC is to advance and foster high ethical standards within its membership and chapter organizations. The Ethics Committee offers reminders and education on what is the professional practice of ethics in fundraising.

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One of the charters of the AFP SVC is to foster member benefits and to enrich the experiences offered to members. The Membership Committee overseas the recruitment of new members and offers networking opportunities for ongoing engagement and retention of the member base.

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Philanthropy Day

Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day is AFP SVC’s premier event held each year in conjunction with National Philanthropy Day. A celebration of excellence in local philanthropy, Philanthropy Day is a community event attended by 750 fundraisers, community leaders, and philanthropists. This event is held each November. Committee members work on logistics and planning throughout the year to secure sponsorships and promote the event in the community. Subcommittees for this group are Marketing, Nominations & Selections, and Sponsorship & Ad Sales. 

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The Programs Committee recruits and coordinates logistics for speakers and sponsors for the AFP SVC monthly lunch program. It is also the committee’s responsibility to provide the Marketing Committee information to publish on upcoming program events for promotional purposes. 

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Professional Development Scholarships

A variety of Professional Development Scholarships are available to members of AFP SVC chapter. This financial assistance is intended as a means for fundraising professionals to expand and enhance their careers. Scholarships are provided to support first and second year memberships and to help underwrite the cost of local trainings as well as the AFP International Conference and other programs such as the Chapter Mentorship Program and CFRE Study Guide. In 2014, $3,200 in scholarships were awarded to chapter members.

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The Marketing Committee is built of an active team that helps promote all AFP SVC programs and events. Key publications that the team is responsible for is the monthly e-newsletter, lunch program AFP SVC event slides and maintaining current content for the chapter web site. A sub-committee of the Marketing Committee is the Social Media team, which maintains a presence for the chapter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The Marketing Committee is responsible for the income generated from the chapter job postings currently available from the web site.

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