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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 Geovanny Ragsdale or Dawn Hjelseth

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Announcements

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

AFP's 2017 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 is November 8, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:00PM. The 2017honorees 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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Nov 20 - AFP U.S. Legislative Update: Contact Your Senators the Week of Thanksgiving
(Nov. 20, 2017) AFP, the Charitable Giving Coalition and other organizations continue to reach out to the U.S. Senate regarding its tax reform bill and push Senators to support a universal charitable deduction. ... more >
Nov 20 - The Fundraising Effectiveness Project Releases Third Quarter Benchmark Report for Nonprofit Fundraisers
(Nov. 20, 2017) The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) released its third quarter findings and announced that both donor giving and donor retention is on a continued downward trend. FEP’s third quarter report indicates year-to-date giving through September 2017 is down by -4% compared to the same time period in 2016 and that donor retention is currently at its lowest point in five years, with an overall year-to-date retention of 45%. ... more >
Nov 20 - 2018 Accord Materials
As the chapter president, this is your opportunity to showcase the chapter. We strongly recommend that you engage your board in the work of completing the required reports. ... more >
Nov 16 - AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Nov 15 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week (November 15, 2017): Discovering What Donors Want, Challenges of Donor Clubs, Ethics and Donor Retention & More!
(Nov. 15, 2017) 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 >