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!


AFP Western PA chapter advances philanthropy by growing a diverse community of people and organizations in the practice of ethical and effective fundraising.

Our chapter has earned the IDEA Champion Designation for 2021 which recognizes those AFP chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Advancing Inclusion and Influence strategic goal.

When you attend a pairings event, you never know exactly what you are going to get, but you know it’s going to be good. Our new Perfect Pairings program is just like that!

Once a month (through May 2021) you will be paired with a different local fundraiser-based industry, aspirations, interests, tenure, and more. We’ll throw in a couple surprises too!

You’ll be given the opportunity to meet and get to know one another, after which you can decide if you’d like to “buy the bottle!”

Learn from one another, find similarities and see how you can help each other in the future.  Please contact Adele at adele.cannell@pitt.edu to join.


AFP understands the economic situation that many members (and soon-to-be members) are currently facing these days. That is why we are now making available online an "Installment Plan" option that breaks your annual membership fee into manageable monthly payments over the course of the year. To learn more visit -  https://afpglobal.org/plan 


  • AFP Member Exclusive

    AFP Members:

    We appreciate you all and admire the resilience you showed throughout 2020. As a thank you for sticking through the tough times with us, and to help continue your growth in 2021, we’re thrilled to provide you with a $40 credit on your next online learning opportunity through June 30, 2021

    You can use the $40 credit on any one of our many upcoming premium webinars (26 in 2021!), archived webinars, past conference recordings, or anything else in our online learning platform.

    How to redeem: Simply log into Blue Sky (our learning management system) and select the items you'd like to purchase. When checking out, remember to enter the coupon code THANKYOU40 in the promo code box to enjoy your savings!

    Please note: This code is one-time-use only and cannot be combined with any other offer. If you have not previously registered for an AFP course, webinar or purchased a recording, you will need to create a free account in Blue Sky. This login is different than your AFP member login.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at professionaldevelopment@afpglobal.org.

  • President's Message--April 2021


    As I am writing this message at the beginning of National Volunteer Week in April, I just sent an email to our board of directors to thank them for their service. My sincere gratitude to our 17 board members who give of their time and talent to ensure that our chapter activities and communications are engaging to our members. We recently welcomed two new board members, Jennifer Shorstein, our new Next Gen/Emerging Leaders Chair and Amy Sajko, our EPC Co-Chair. Also, Patti Phillips-Best has assumed the role of Vice-President of Resources. We appreciate their commitment to serve!

    We invite all AFP WPA members to consider stepping up to join a committee. Your willingness to join one of our committees, whether it is the Education, Membership, Communications or Resources Committee, would be welcomed! The Emerging Philanthropy Conference (EPC) Committee is also looking for some volunteers to lend a hand. Please contact MC at office@afpwpa.org or me at president@afpwpa.org to join one of our chapter’s committees or if you are interested in volunteering for EPC.

    Best regards,

    P. Ann Hrabik, MBA, CFRE

    AFP WPA President

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Emerging Philanthropy Conference

The Emerging Philanthropy Conference is a yearly conference hosted by AFP Western PA Chapter and the Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council.

EPC 2021 will be a virtual conference held this fall.