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Welcome to the AFP Alaska Chapter Website!

AFP Alaska Chapter is committed to supporting development professionals throughout the state of Alaska and we hope our website helps to do this. Statewide, we have over 100 active AFP members, who serve as development directors, fundraising consultants, grant writers, volunteer fundraisers, foundation executives, and other individuals dedicated to fundraising and philanthropy.

As we work to better serve you, keep an eye on this website for continued services and information!

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Save the Date!

 Alaska Philanthropy Day Conference and Awards Luncheon 2014
Date: Friday, November 21, 2014
Location: Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
Conference 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saving the World with a Giving Heart

November 19-20, 2014 Bonus Training Opportunity!
Fundamentals on Fundraising
Geared to professionals in the fundraising field for four years or less
Pricing: Regular rates: $250 for AFP members, $350 for non-members 

Philanthropy Award Nominations now being accepted

As we approach National Philanthropy Day, think back about your year and how far you, your nonprofit and your community have come. It’s likely that these successes didn’t come easy…or alone. Think about the volunteer fundraiser that got you through an event. Or a corporation or foundation that gave you that extra push. What about the youth in your community that reminded you what philanthropy was all about?

They sound like some really incredible people and organizations—we want to know more! SHOW us your passion and thanks for those outstanding corporations, foundations, philanthropists, volunteers and youths in philanthropy. Find past award winners here.

All nominations must be in by September 19th, 2014. Voting for the awards will then commence , and honorees will be selected by the AFP Awards Committee. From there, the nominators (i.e. you) will be contacted for further information and additional steps. The final selected honorees will be recognized during AFP’s National Philanthropy Day® celebration in November 2014.

Nominations are being accepted in recognition of outstanding philanthropic and volunteer contributions in six categories.  The categories are: 

  1. Outstanding Business or Foundation in Philanthropy
  2. Outstanding Small Business in Philanthropy
  3. Outstanding Volunteer in Philanthropy
  4. Outstanding Individual or Family Philanthropist
  5. Outstanding Youth or Youth Group in Philanthropy 
  6. Outstanding Fundraising Professional in Philanthropy

This is your opportunity to recognize and thank those who have demonstrated outstanding support and community involvement.

AFP Alaska Chapter Scholarship Deadline September 30th

The goal of the AFP Scholarship Program is to create and connect a thriving community of leaders who fundraise. Each year we award scholarships for membership, with a preference for diversity in any form and/or applicants who represent under-represented populations. We seek scholar candidates at every phase of their fundraising career who desire the opportunity to engage in the sector and to work with peers to foster their own and others' leadership ability. Click here to learn more about the scholarships we offer.

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At this point in time, AFP Alaska Chapter offers the following site-based webinar options:

  •   Once per month in Anchorage (typically presented at BP Energy Center)
  •   Twice per month in Fairbanks (typically presented at UAF)

Members and non-members may register online and attend at the location of their choice. Cost is free to AFP members and $15 for non-members. Please note that registration closes 2 days prior to each webinar Registration for monthly luncheons closes 1 day prior.

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Aug 31 - Director of Development
A member of the senior management team reporting to the CEO, the Director of Development is responsible for the direction and management of all fundraising and related activities for the Blood Bank of Alaska (BBA). Working with the CEO, this senior manager is responsible for planning and directing philanthropic activities to assist in meeting annual operating budgets and capital and endowment objectives. There are two direct reports to the Director of Development. ... more >
Aug 28 - Director of Development
The Director of Development is a member of the senior management team, reporting to the CEO, and is responsible for directing and managing all fundraising and related activities. The Director of Development will also lead the activities of the capital campaign currently underway to build the Blood Bank of Alaska's new facility. ... more >
Aug 18 - Major Gifts Officer
The Major Gifts Officer executes the major donor fundraising efforts as a senior fundraiser. Works collaboratively with The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) Board of Directors, volunteers and other staff to identify and solicit donors. Through well-articulated cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgment and stewardship strategies, s/he engages the foundation’s largest individual donors in impactful grantmaking while expanding the major donor file to include new supporters. S/he monitors all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations. This position is ideal for a fundraiser who focuses on the bottom line and is creative. S/he must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts in the range of five to six-figures. ... more >
Aug 12 - Alumni Relations Director and Executive Director of the UAF Alumni Association
UAF is currently recruiting for the new Alumni Relations Director and Executive Director of the UAF Alumni Association to join the Office of Development and Alumni Relations team! We are looking for a dynamic leader that will promote alumni programs that support UAF’s mission. This person will be responsible for evaluating current operations, implementing best practices of the industry and will develop a strategic plan for UAF Alumni Relations that includes student philanthropy and the needs of the UAF Alumni Association. We’re looking for someone with professional maturity, strong leadership abilities, a strategic thinker with solid organizational and communication skills, and someone who can bring people together (both alumni and friends of UAF) and build and reinvigorate relationships within UAF, the Fairbanks Community and beyond. ... more >
Aug 11 - Specialist, Distinguished Events
The Specialist, Distinguished Events ,executes distinguished events, with accountability for significant income targets, as well as event-related mission and advocacy activities. Ensures goal achievement through effective leadership and collaboration with diverse teams, and the engagement and mobilization of volunteers. Works closely with Major Gifts staff to identify and cultivate donors for sustainable needs fundraising. ... more >
Aug 28 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >
Aug 26 - Top Ten (Week of August 25, 2014): 6 Signs of a Well-run Nonprofit Organization
(Aug. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how slactivists aren’t so bad afterall, which digital campaign tools you should be using (and the ones you should be forgetting), how to inspire action from tragedy, who is making the ‘overhead’ pledge (and how you can too!), how to cash-in on #GivingTuesday, what a nonprofit infographic should look like (and do) and why your nonprofit needs to be using LinkedIn! ... more >
Aug 26 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >