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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 1 - Director of Development and Marketing
In order to allow EastSide Charter School and Family Foundations Academy to continue to grow as leading academic institutions with a culture of high academic and social expectations, we seek a talented individual for the position of Director of Development and Marketing. The Director of Development and Marketing is responsible for setting the strategy for the development program and directs all aspects of both the annual fundraising and capital campaigns. The Director of Development and Marketing will work closely with many internal and external stakeholders to expand the image of our network of charter schools through the strategic implementation of a network-wide marketing plan. ... more >
Jul 1 - Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts for Athletics
The Associate Director of Major Gifts for Athletics is responsible for major gift fundraising for the Intercollegiate Athletics Program, including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. The major emphasis of this position is the solicitation of gifts of $50,000 or more from individuals. The Associate Director will have an important role in building a fundraising strategy for Athletics during the silent phase of a University-wide comprehensive campaign. ... more >
Jun 30 - Communications Specialist II
Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Development Communications (Stewardship) and in support of the Communications and Constituent Relations (CCR) department in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR), the Communications Specialist is responsible for producing communications pieces for both internal and external audiences to support development and alumni relations strategies through a variety of vehicles with a primary goal of increasing donor giving at the University of Delaware. ... more >
Jun 24 - Marketing and Program Support Specialist
The ITWorks Marketing and Program Support Specialist’s primary responsibilities are coordinating ITWorks marketing efforts and providing program support to ITWorks, including managing volunteers and internships, maintaining and reporting ITWorks data, and grant program administration. ... more >
Jul 1 - 2015 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 >
Jul 1 - 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 1 - Top Ten (Week of July 1, 2015): 13-Step Process to Building and Strengthening Your Mid-Level Giving Program
(July 1, 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 >
Jul 1 - Canada: First Federal Platform Proposal for Charities Includes New Minister, Federal Department
A coalition of charities and nonprofit associations, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, has developed the first-ever federal platform proposal for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. ... more >
Jul 1 - Educator, Author and Advocate Geoff Canada To Speak at 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Honors
Geoff Canada, former president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report, will be the closing speaker at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors held at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Nov. 12. ... more >