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Welcome to the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of AFP

The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals advances philanthropy through education, training and advocacy. AFP fosters the development and growth fundraising professionals. It preserves and enhances philanthropy and volunteerism and promotes high ethical standards in the profession.

The Northwest Arkansas Chapter meets on a monthly basis on the third Wednesday. Members and non-members are welcome to attend.

There is no meeting in July.

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Jun 5 - Program Assistant
The Program Assistant is a full-time position supporting both the Feed Communities Program Manager for the UAMS-CDC Reach Out and Connect grant and the Feed Fayetteville Program Coordinator for numerous garden programs. ... more >
Jun 2 - Special Events/Volunteer Coordinator
The Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is accepting applications for a Special Events/Volunteer Coordinator. This position is responsible for working with development and mission staff to organize and plan fundraising and other special events for the Affiliate. The position is also responsible for development and administration of the Affiliate’s volunteer management program and assisting with affiliate special events in securing, coordinating and involvement of volunteers. This is a part-time position. ... more >
Jun 2 - Director of Mission Services
The Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is now accepting applications for the Director of Mission Services position. This position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Affiliate's mission programming, including grantmaking, community outreach, education programs and public policy initiatives. These programs are critical for enhancing the organization's mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever. This position requires an ability to build strong relationships with community organizations, volunteers, colleagues, public policy makers and the health care community. The ideal candidate is committed to the Komen mission and the importance of raising awareness about breast cancer. Position Qualifications: -Minimum of B.A./ B.S. in public health, social work or other related discipline -Master's Degree preferred -Minimum of 3 years experience in related field; management and non-profit experience a plus -Strong communication skills, both verbal and written -Grant writing experience preferred ... more >
May 27 - Assistant Director, National Phone Campaign
The Assistant Director for the National Phone Campaign (AD-NPC) provides comprehensive leadership and support for all activities involved with the National Phone Campaign (NPC), the telefund arm of Annual Programs. The NPC raises funds for all colleges, schools, and units of the University of Arkansas, and is responsible for approximately one-third of the overall receipts for the Office of Annual Programs. In addition, the AD-NPC manages philanthropic social media marketing and updates to the Annual Fund website. This position reports to the Director of the Office of Annual Programs. Other duties as assigned. ... 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 >
Jun 24 - IRS Advisory Panels Calls for Review of Charity Form 990, Mandatory E-Filing
(June 24, 2015) The Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT), of which AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FinstF, is a member, has recommended that the Internal Revenue Service institute mandatory electronic filing of the Form 990. ... more >
Jun 24 - Top Ten (Week of June 24, 2015): From Figures to Fundraising: How to Apply Giving USA
(June 24, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to allocate a marketing budget to your social media strategy; the president’s role in a fundraising campaign; using volunteers to beta-test your organization; nine rules for ethical donor prospect research; how to nurture happy fundraisers; and more! ... more >