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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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Nov 11 - Chief Financial Officer - Jewish Community Campus
This recently created position requires a dynamic, take-charge business professional to manage the shared back office financial operations of three nonprofit organizations residing on the Jewish Community Campus in North Wilmington, Delaware – the Jewish Federation of Delaware (JFD), the Siegel Jewish Community Center (Siegel JCC) and the Albert Einstein Academy (AEA). The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports to the Executive Directors of each organization and has the responsibility to lead finance, investments, human resources, information technology, building operations and real estate holdings. ... more >
Oct 29 - Director of Prospect Management and Research
Responsible for providing leadership and strategic planning for the University’s donor prospect research efforts with particular emphasis on support for major gift efforts and campaign initiatives. The Director will lead the team that supports the University’s annual goals by developing and enhancing a comprehensive prospect management system to coordinate and maximize donor interests. ... more >
Oct 29 - Director of Recruitment and Professional Development for Development & Alumni Relations
Provides leadership in developing and overseeing strategic initiatives for structuring a comprehensive talent management program. This program is aimed to attract, develop, and retain high-performing staff who are committed to DAR’s goal of supporting the mission of the University of Delaware. In alignment with the University’s Office of Human Resources, the Director will have a unique and exciting opportunity to create, enhance, and implement innovative programs and services that represent best practices and position UD as a desired career destination for current and future development and alumni relations professionals. ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >
Nov 18 - Election Results Mean New Public Policy Opportunities for Philanthropy
(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 4, 2015 Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. What does his new government, along with his 30-member Cabinet, mean for fundraising and philanthropy? ... more >
Nov 18 - Celebrating National Philanthropy Every Day
In a moving tribute to National Philanthropy Day, Roger Ali, CFRE, chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, shares how we all can make a difference through small acts and a giving heart. ... more >