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 2022 which recognizes those AFP chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Advancing Inclusion and Influence strategic goal.

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In honor of our 62nd Anniversary, AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining the Professional and Associate categories only by July 31, 2022. 

Can be redeemed online by using discount code AFP2022. Click here to join today!

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is proud to announce that Maeve Shaughnessy and Sydney Birchard from Pittsburgh who work to support individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), are the recipients of the 2022 William R. Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group, presented by CARTER.

This prestigious national award will be presented in May at AFP’s ICON 2022, the largest gathering of fundraising professionals in the world, in Las Vegas. The two were recognized by AFP WPA last November during National Philanthropy Day celebrations and became eligible for the national recognition. We are so proud of these inspiring young philanthropists who are representing the very best of our black and gold community. Learn more here

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Share your professional and personal accomplishments with your AFP members! Did you recently get promoted or land a fantastic new job? Or maybe you got married or had a baby? You are important to us and we want to share in your good news! Please share your milestones with AFP by emailing our chapter administrator. Your good news will be posted on the member section of our website and you could be featured in an upcoming chapter newsletter! Share your good news by clicking here.

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  • June President's Message

    Our neighbors to the north at Erie's Nonprofit Partnership celebrated Nonprofits Week last week.Celebrate Nonprofits Week is an initiative of The Nonprofit Partnership, a membership-based 501(c)3 organization that seeks to advance the nonprofit sector by promoting best practices, fostering connections, and celebrating excellence. 

    Nonprofits are everywhere - where you live, work, travel, vacation, eat, pray and play. Nonprofits serve children, the homeless and hungry, animals, the arts, LGBTQ+, historical sites, natural resources and so much more. I personally think we should celebrate the work of nonprofits everyday - we do some really great work!!  Let's continue to celebrate the deeply important work we do, the essential role we play in people's lives, and the dedicated staff that work diligently to carry out their organizations missions each and every day.

    That being said, nominations for National Philanthropy day are due June 30th. I hope you will consider nominating an individual, business or organization for one of these prestigious awards. 

    As always, if I can assist you in any way, please reach out to me directly at president@afpwpa.org

    Have a great summer.


    Jodie Tabano
    President, AFP Western PA

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