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.

                                                         Member Milestones
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.

                                                           Board Nominations
We are currently accepting nominations to join our board! If you or someone you know are interested in joining the board, please click here to answer a few quick questions.  If you have questions, please reach out to Tim Richart, VP Governance at trichart@literacypittsburgh.org

Registration is now open for our popular Perfect Pairings program. Back by popular demand, this round of Perfect Pairings will start in October. New to Perfect Pairings? Learn more:

  • Once a month (through May 2022) you will be paired with a different local fundraiser-based industry, aspirations, interests, tenure, and more. We’ll throw in a couple surprises too!
  • Learn from one another, find similarities and see how you can help each other in the future. 
  • It will be up to you and your match as to how you will connect- Zoom, in-person, etc.
  • Email Adele Cannell at adele.cannell@pitt.edu with any questions.
Ready to join? Complete a few short questions here so we can match you up.

** If you participated last year no need to re-register we will automatically re-enroll you. Wish to opt-out? Please email Adele Cannell at adele.cannell@pitt.edu



  • October President's Message

    I returned last night from a three-day AFP LEAD Conference in Indianapolis. It was great, and if I'm being honest, a little weird to attend an in-person meeting for the first time in nearly 20 months! But it was also invigorating to connect with 300 professional fundraisers and Chapter leaders from around the country - and several from other parts of the world. Common themes for the conference were building personal leadership skills and incorporating IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) into the fundraising profession, the philanthropic sector and throughout society. The presenters were amazing and networking with other fundraising professionals will help guide my journey as your Chapter President.

    As a professional member of AFP - each of us has the ability to be a leader. If you are new to the fundraising profession or have been in our ranks for many years, you can step up as a leader and make a difference for your Chapter, the organization(s) you support and build professional skills that will help you along your development journey. 

    I hope you will consider volunteering to step up and join me as a leader for the AFP Western PA Chapter. We need you to help form the Chapter for 2022 and beyond. If you have questions or would like to chat, please reach out to me at president@afpwpa.org.

    Best regards,

    Jodie Tabano
    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. Registration is open! Click the image below to go to the EPC website.

New Member Discount
In honor of National Philanthropy Day, AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining the Professional and Associate categories by Nov. 30. Join today by going to www.afpglobal.org 
The online code is NPD2021.