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!

Celebrated throughout the world each November, National Philanthropy Day honors those individuals and organizations whose gifts of time, expertise, and resources contribute significantly to the success of the not-for-profit institutions they serve and our community.






Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4, 2016 
The Bradley Center
The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course was developed with a foundation from the Essentials of Fundraising Program and the First Course in Fundraising and is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations face every day.

This 16 hr course is meant to be taught in an active learning style and includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques and will provide an overview of skills, techniques and program components for individuals with zero to four years of fundraising experience.


AFP Member Credit Card Registration ($390)

Non-Member Credit Card Registration ($490)

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Scholarship for Fundamentals of Fundraising Course are available

Scholarships of $100 - $150 are available to help cover the cost of this course. Members and prospective members of the AFP Western PA Chapter are eligible.  Please visit the Scholarship page of our web site beginning September 15 to apply. 
Applications will be accepted from September 15 through October 15, 2016


Webinar Library

Our chapter has recently acquired webinars from AFP International as a FREE benefit for our members! They are as follows:

  • Fundraising Basics
  • Incorporating Stories into Your Fundraising Program
  • Extreme Social Media Makeover: Nonprofit Edition!
  • Getting Your Organization On-board with Fundraising Weaving a Philanthropic Culture
  • Firing Lousy Board Members
  • Development from the Donor's Perspective
  • Major Gifts for Small Shops
  • 6 Figure Fundraising
  • Building Donor Loyalty

You can borrow a webinar for your own education, your team or for fellow colleagues. We would like you to open the viewing to others in your area if possible. If you choose to do so, please let the office know so we can alert our membership. Email or call 412.694.4250 to borrow a webinar.

AFP News

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