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Welcome to AFP San Diego Chapter

The Association of Fundraising Professionals

Founded in 1960, for 50 years The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. The AFP advances philanthropy through its 30,000 members in 210 chapters throughout the world. The San Diego Chapter of AFP was established in 1970. With over 300 members, AFP San Diego Chapter is considered one of the larger AFP chapters.

What's Happening Now

What's Coming Up

Who's Hiring

  • Dec 16 - Group Webinar Conference at United Way - Small Shop Success: Building Something from Nothing, Starting a Well-Rounded Development Program, for more information and to register, click here.
  • Jan 9 - Monthly Meeting and workshop at our new location - Sheraton Mission Valley! Stay tuned for more information





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Dec 10 - Foundation Officer II – Annual Giving
Under the direct supervision of Corporate Annual Giving or Auxiliary Director, the officer will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of special fundraising events, including those sponsored by the Foundation and those sponsored by outside entities. In addition, the officer will work with the Director to expand existing support through cause-marketing, employee participation, donor involvement and other activities. Additional responsibilities may include managing philanthropic relations with outside civic groups, volunteer groups or corporations; special visits; serve as liaison to affinity groups, foundation budget and foundation meetings/planning sessions. ... more >
Dec 10 - Director of Development
The Director of Development will report to the Vice President of External Affairs. This individual will be responsible for the development, implementation and execution of a strategic plan for fundraising working closely with other key leadership. S/he will provide leadership and vision for the health center’s development initiatives. This includes overseeing all fundraising activities, and evaluating progress at appropriate intervals. S/he will initiate and manage a program for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of existing as well as prospective individual major donors. S/he will expand and manage grant solicitation activity. The Director will lead annual giving campaigns, special events, and estate planning efforts. ... more >
Dec 10 - Director of Philanthropy, American Heart Association
The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Director of Philanthropy in the Western States Affiliate based in San Diego. The Director will focus on building relationships with top current and potential donors resulting in increased major and annual outright gifts to fund the mission of the American Heart Association. The Director will oversee all aspects of major gifts fundraising, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The Director also is responsible for development and execution of the Cor Vitae Annual Giving Society in the San Diego market. ... more >
Dec 17 - IRA Rollover Approved by Congress, Heads to White House For Signing
(Dec. 17, 2014) With the White House threatening a veto of a bill to make the IRA Charitable Rollover and other provisions permanent, Congress turns to a one-year extenders package. ... more >
Dec 17 - BE the CAUSE Campaign Chapter Results!
Thanks to the efforts of your chapter, our collaborative BE the CAUSE Campaign has raised $405,734 in gifts and pledges from 4,872 donors as of December 15, 2014. This represents 87% percent of our $465,750 goal. So far, 63 chapters have met or exceeded their campaign goals and another 42 chapters are within $250 of their goals. ... more >
Dec 17 - Top Ten (Week of December 17, 2014): You Need Data Nerds!
(Dec. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including the motivations of NextGen donors; more #GivingTuesday roundups; questioning nonprofit sustainability; the state of disaster philanthropy; when to make transformative changes; six degrees of major gift fundraising; and more! ... more >
Dec 17 - Charitable Giving, Donor Retention Levels Increasing, Reaching Near Pre-Recession Levels
(Dec. 17, 2014) For the fourth consecutive year, charitable organizations across the U.S. saw growth in both the level of funds they raised, as well as how well they retained donors from year to year, according the 2014 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >
Dec 10 - AFP Toronto Chapter Celebrates 20th Anniversary Milestone
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter has honoured staff member Cynthia Quigley by establishing a bursary fund in her name. Read on to find out more. ... more >