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Welcome to the AFP TN, Southeastern Chapter

Since 1987, this active group has been supporting the philanthropic landscape in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the surrounding area. Whether you are a seasoned fundraiser, new to the field or an executive director of a small to mid-sized nonprofit charged with the development efforts of your organization, we would like to see you at an upcoming meeting. 

Learn more about us and what we have to offer!

To receive email notification of upcoming events, please email Cathy Mendez.   

For membership information, contact Dawn Hjelseth or Karen Sloan.

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AFP TN Southeastern Chapter Mentorship Program now open for applications. Click here for more information. 

AFP's 2018 Meeting Schedule is Now Available. Visit Meetings/Events to mark your calendars.

AFP now offers new membership categories! Check them out here!


National Philanthropy Day was November 8, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:00PM. The 2017 honorees included:

  • Outstanding Philanthropist - Weldon F. Osborne Foundation, Inc.
  • Leadership Fundraiser - Dr. Dane and Sheila Boyington
  • Corporate Philanthropist - Adman Electric, Inc.
  • Youth in Philanthropy - Kaitlyn McAfee

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Mar 19 - Member Spotlight: Cherrelle Duncan
AFP interviews one of our first Outstanding Young Professionals, Cherrelle Duncan, and discusses what she's learned so far in her career and what she thinks the profession needs to be better! ... more >
Mar 14 - AFP Announces 2018 Class of Distinguished Fellows
AFP has announced its 2018 class of Distinguished Fellows: Ken Frisch, ACFRE; Jim Greenfield, ACFRE; and Abbie von Schlegell, CFRE. ... more >
Mar 13 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of March 12, 2018): Fundraising Letters, Time Management, Making the Ask & More!
(Mar. 12, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Mar 13 - AFP Board for 2018
AFP membership has approved the association's proposed slate of board of directors for 2017. ... more >
Mar 8 - AFP Launches New Campaign to Address Gender Inequity in Fundraising
On International Women’s Day, AFP has launched the Women’s Impact Initiative (WII) to address issues of gender inequity in the fundraising profession and charitable sector, including sexual harassment, salary inequality, and the lack of women in senior leadership roles. ... more >