Welcome to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Chicago

Whether you are new to the fundraising profession or a seasoned professional, a volunteer involved in the philanthropic process, or want to learn more about getting involved in your local chapter, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Chicago is your go-to resource for all things relating to fundraising and the Chicago nonprofit community. Please take a few minutes to explore the site to learn more about AFP Chicago and its role in the Chicago fundraising community and how you can get involved to advance your career.

AFP Chicago: Your Community 

AFP Chicago is a welcoming community of fundraisers. Get connected and build one-on-one relationships with like-minded professionals. As a member, you can access educational opportunities discounts to events and publications and share your experience and insights with others. Membership has its benefits!

Become a Member
Join a Committee

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Submit Awards Nomination March 17

47th Annual Philanthropy
Awards Nominations

Submit by Mar. 17, 2023
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Partner Program Raising Paddles and Third Thursday

Partner Program &
Third Thursday
Thursday, Mar. 16, 2023
4:30 pm
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Neurodiverse Affinity Group March 23

Affinity Group

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2023
4:00 pm
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Fundraiser Bill of Rights Open LetterOpen Letter Regarding Fundraiser Bill of Rights
Sent to Mike Geiger, AFP Global on November 8, 2022

View the dialogue between AFP Chicago and Mike Geiger, AFP Global, regarding the Fundraiser Bill of Rights.

  • Open Letter sent to AFP Global on November 8, 2022
  • Mike Geiger's Response to Open Letter
  • Nathan Armstrong's Response to Mike Geiger



2023 Chapter Champions

 Alford Group  campbell_and_company

Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt

2023 Continuous Learning Pioneer Sponsor

Raising Paddles
2023 In-Kind Sponsor