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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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Jan 29 - Grant Writer / Program Developer
West End is seeking a Grant Writer / Program Developer to respond to federal, state, private, corporate and other funding opportunities and develop new programs and businesses that would generate additional revenue. ... more >
Jan 22 - Assistant Vice President of Development for Colleges and Programs
Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Development, the AVP is responsible for the establishment of fundraising goals for the Colleges/Programs and achievement of these goals by making connections with people and inspiring them to achieve results. The AVP is responsible for managing the major gifts fundraising activity, including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift donors. The focus and major emphasis of the position is leading and motivating the team responsible for raising gifts of $100,000 or more from alumni, parents and friends of the University of Delaware. ... more >
Jan 15 - Foundation Support Specialist
Nanticoke Health Services is seeking a Foundation Support Specialist. ... more >
Jan 13 - Assistant Development Director
DE Guidance seeks an Assistant Development Director ... more >
Jan 13 - Associate Director, Development Communications (Stewardship)
The Associate Director is responsible for developing, implementing, administering and evaluating the University-wide acknowledgment process including developing policy and creating strategic design and implementation of an effective Acknowledgement matrix that effectively expresses gratitude to donors of different levels, and for creating the reports and tools needed to support it. The Associate Director collaborates and serves as the main point-of-contact for stewardship-related projects including complex invitations, reports, programs and other key deliverables, manages production files and serves as liaison with printers and designers, etc. to ensure consistent branding and messaging for communications efforts. ... more >
Jan 29 - Giving USA 2014
(July 16, 2014) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Jan 28 - Top Ten (Week of January 26, 2015): Helping Volunteers Fall in Love with the Mission
(Jan. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including why you should start peer-to-peer fundraising this year; why selling alone can’t close your first “sale;” a cautionary case study on board management; monthly giving programs for the small shop; and more! ... more >
Jan 28 - Call for Research Papers in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is accepting proposals under its Research Awards program with a deadline of April 30, 2015. Up to $10,000 is available and grant notifications will be made by the end of May with the expectation that the research will be completed by December 31, 2015. ... more >
Jan 28 - Technology: Fundraisers and Donors Not Yet on the Same Page
(Jan. 28, 2015) A new report by Give Central, a web-based donation platform, underscores the disconnect between the increasing ability and eagerness of nonprofits to take advantage of rapidly evolving technology—and the reluctance of donors to take advantage of the same. ... more >
Jan 26 - How to give to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada offers a range of convenient giving options. Select the option that's best for you! ... more >