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!


Be a Presenter at EPC

AFP WPA and PPGC invite you to consider presenting at the 2018 Emerging Philanthropy Conference.  The Education Committee seeks a broad range of presentations addressing this year's theme for professionals with different levels of expertise and different sized organizations.  We also encourage planned giving presentations to provide balanced conference programming for both organizations and presentations that address topics requested by 2017 attendees.  Preference will be given to presentations that connect well to the theme, are interactive, and engage the audience. 
To participate as a presenter, please complete the electronic Presentation Proposal Form no later than Friday, November 17, 2017.  For additional information and to recommend other potential presenters, contact Ken Elliott, Education Committee Chair, at

Submit a Proposal


Holiday Party

Tis the Season to Wine & Dine

Thursday, December 7, 2017

5:00pm - 7:30pm

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Celebrate the season with AFP friends as we swirl, sip, and savor wines from Dreadnought and heavy hors d’oeuvres from Café Raymond.

We will be sipping on wines from around the world that will work both at a cocktail party or a fine holiday dinner. 

Ask the experts questions about holiday wines or how to pair properly.  

Dreadnought Winery 

$25 registration fee for members $30 registration fee for non-members

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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