AFP Western Pennsylvania

AFP WPA is the key resource for fundraising and nonprofit professionals in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Membership provides access to educational programs, networking opportunities and access to all of the benefits and services of AFP International. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming program!

2018 Board of Directors Nominations

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of AFP is recruiting volunteer leaders for the 2018 Board of Directors.  The Chapter is comprised of talented AFP members who plan and implement programs that support the professional growth of our members; and whose support helps to advance the fundraising profession in our region. All current board members must also re-apply for the Board for 2018, as seats do not ‘roll over’ automatically.  All chapter members can log into the Members Only section of the chapter website for policies and job descriptions that pertain to various positions on the Board.

Applications must be received by August 28, 2017

Coffee Connections--Engaging Companies in Giving and Volunteering

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Engaging companies in giving and volunteering

  • Identify meaningful volunteer activities for company employees and groups
  • Manage the company and individual relationship from volunteer to donor
  • Work with company leaders to track and acknowledge volunteers and donors

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania Greensburg

Meet the Presenters:

  • Bobbi Watt Geer, Ph.D.
  • Alyssa Cholodofsky, CFRE

There is no cost to attend for AFP members and a $10 fee for non-members.


Effective Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: Best Practices and Tools for Fund Raising Professionals and Others

** NEW DATE **

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

Join your fundraising colleagues to learn about Dr. Kevin Kearns’ practical research on leadership skills necessary to run various types of organizations, especially nonprofits.  As he will share, leadership skills are not limited to the CEO, but instead apply to just about anyone in a position of substantial responsibility and can be particularly applicable to professional fundraisers.  Come prepared to discuss successes and challenges within your workplace related to this topic. 


Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Fairmont Hotel 


Questions?  Interested in Volunteering?


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Social Media Strategies for Special Events...and Everything Else
At the recent International Fundraising Conference in Boston, Lisa Chmiola, CFRE and Josh Hirsch held a session on social media. And people had questions. A LOT of questions. So Lisa and Josh answered them all. Read on for everything you always wanted to know about managing social media, potential hashtags, Facebook, Pinterest and much more