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Welcome to the Brandywine Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals!

Founded in 1984, the AFP Brandywine Chapter strives to advance the profession of fundraising and the institution of philanthropy for the public good. We serve the communities of the Brandywine Valley, including Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Eastern Maryland, and Southwestern New Jersey.

Members include development professionals of all levels, executive directors, funders, and volunteers. Our members represent educational institutions, the arts, health and human services, and environmental agencies.

We welcome you to learn more about the AFP Brandywine Chapter!

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Jul 23 - Development Manager
The Development Manager will implement, coordinate and manage cost-effective fundraising activities to assist the local business unit attain its financial goals. This is a sales position where the majority of the performance review is based upon achieving aggressive annual revenue goals. The position also solicits, trains and manages an effective volunteer base of community leaders to assist in meeting the financial goals. This position acts as liaison between the Arthritis Foundation, its volunteers, and the local community. ... more >
Jul 21 - Director of Strategic Special Events
The Director develops the strategy for and oversees the development, execution and follow-up for high-level special events designed to support the University’s central cultivation, stewardship and fundraising initiatives, including those in support of the campaign. This position requires a significant understanding of fundraising and donor relations, as well as experience in developing strategic events for fundraising purposes in a higher-education environment. ... more >
Jul 21 - Development Associate – Corporate and Foundation Giving
Reporting to the Director of Development and Community Relations, the Development Associate will have overall responsibility for building corporate and foundation support for the Da Vinci Science Center (DSC) and helping to secure the financial resources to support the delivery of world-class science learning experiences for students, teachers, and families throughout northeastern PA and northwestern NJ. The successful candidate will be an experienced fundraiser with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in non-profit development. ... more >
Jul 7 - Executive Director
The Executive Director of RSTTA is responsible for the overall management and execution of RSTTA’s mission, including programming goals and objectives, financials, fundraising, and personnel management. ... more >
Jul 29 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 29, 2015): Three Keys to Donor Retention
(July 29, 2015) Learn about a number of great topics in this week’s top ten, including how to shoot high-quality video using your table or smart phone; 15 game-changing donor prospect tools; why peer-to-peer fundraising is so effective; whether you’re forging—or forcing—a relationship with a donor; and more! ... more >
Jul 27 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada: Your Gift at Work
(June 9, 2015) The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada has put together some infographics to illustrate how your donation is strengthening the fundraising profession and the philanthropic sector in Canada. We’ll be showing new infographics in each Canada eWire. This week focuses on impact in scholarships, mentorships and regional initiatives. ... more >
Jul 23 - The 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report
(July 21, 2015) Salaries for professional fundraisers in the United States were flat in 2014, while they experienced solid growth in Canada, according to the AFP 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report. ... more >
Jul 20 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jul 15 - Top Ten (Week of July 15, 2015): Seven Things You Can Ask a First-Time Donor to Do Before Asking for More Money
(July 15, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including key takeaways from the 2015 World Wealth Report; five strategies for getting more corporate sponsorships; the power of non-cash gifts; a nifty guide to major donor prospect research; myths about techies and philanthropy; and more! ... more >