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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 19 - Director of Development
The Director of Development will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support. In partnership with the CEO, the Director of Development will cultivate, steward, and expand the relationships between the organization and its donors at all levels by providing extraordinary service to donors and exceeding expectations in the areas of managing donor information and implementing special events. ... more >
Jul 17 - Executive Director, Lutheran Community Services
The Executive Director of Lutheran Community Services (LCS) serves as the administrative head and leads the organization in its mission of sharing God’s blessings by helping others in need. LCS has been serving low-income families in Wilmington and New Castle County, Delaware with emergency food, housing assistance and other services since 1959. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the corporation’s finances, programs, personnel, and contractual relationships in accord with the organization’s mission, policies, legal and contractual obligations. The Executive Director serves as LCS’representative with constituents and the broader community and serves as an ad hoc Director of the Martin Luther Foundation, a separate corporation that functions as an endowment fund for LCS. ... more >
Jul 14 - Director of Development and Marketing
Located at the picturesque 300+ acre Myrick Conservation Center in the rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley countryside, Brandywine Red Clay Alliance has an immediate opportunity to make a difference working in the environmental conservation and education field. The position is responsible for advancing the mission of Brandywine Red Clay Alliance by planning, coordinating and supervising all aspects of resource development and public relations. ... more >
Jul 12 - Director of Donor Engagement (Major Gifts Officer)
Working closely with our Executive Director and Board of Directors, the full-time Director of Donor Engagement will develop relationships, solicit contributions, and steward philanthropic investments from individual donors throughout Delaware and the surrounding region. Do you yearn for a role laser focused on working with individual donors? If so, we would like to hear from you. ... more >
Jul 19 - AFP Calls on Senate Finance Committee to Approve Charitable Giving Incentives
(July 19, 2017) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has submitted recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee to strengthen philanthropy in America by creating a universal charitable deduction and expanding the IRA Rollover provision. ... more >
Jul 19 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 19, 2017): Getting That First Meeting, Fundraising Metrics, Storytelling Tips & More!
(July 19, 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 >
Jul 19 - Rock It! How to Be a Great Fundraiser and a Great Manager at the Same Time
Five questions with Kishshana Palmer about managing your career, team and life balance, which is the subject of her upcoming webinar on July 24, 2017. ... more >
Jul 19 - Giving USA 2017
(June 29, 2017) AFP is proud to partner with The Giving Institute in supporting Giving USA 2017: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. Giving USA is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >