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, We Stand in Solidarity.

The unjust murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others, and the unrest of the past week, has left our AFP Chicago community and our nation anguished and outraged. The tremendous outpouring of grief, anger, and pain we are seeing today is deeply rooted in systemic racism in our country and continued violence against the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community. We must be moved to act and be willing to do our part to create a more just and equitable world - because Black lives matter.  To learn more about how our chapter is responding to the issues faced within our community, please visit
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA). 

AFP Chicago’s Message to Our Community Regarding COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted organizations worldwide. AFP Chicago remains committed to providing you with the resources and tools you need to navigate this uncertain time. Our amazing board of directors and volunteers have worked diligently to shift from our traditional event-based programming to one that is virtual and appropriate for these times.  You can continue to look forward to engaging with our (virtual) network of fundraising professionals for shared experiences, best practices, and critical tools to help you and your organizations during these challenging times.

AFP COVID-19 Resource Guides

COVID-19 Chicago Community Resources -  We have developed a page to serve as a resource to our members and visitors. It contains a collection of resources of local information to help our members and visitors weather the pandemic.

COVID-19 Resource Guide - AFP Global has assembled a COVID-19 Resource Guide filled with articles and tips on how to navigate the current environment.

Community Links

The latest in the Chicagoland fundraising community.

Community-Centric Fundraising (CCF)

Nonprofit Management Essentials is Live!

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)

North Park University Offers AFP Members 40% Tuition Scholarship

Axelson Center Professional Development Programs 


AFP Chicago Faces of Philanthropy Awards ~ Friday, December 4, 2020 

Come celebrate with AFP Chicago virtually as we recognize the achievements of our tremendous Faces of Philanthropy awardees!  Now more than ever, our Chicago community needs to look ahead at the opportunity to gather together and celebrate the achievements of these tremendous honorees. Click here to learn more about the 44th Faces of Philanthropy Awards and our distinguished award recipients. We look forward to welcoming you on December 4th as we celebrate the power of giving! 

Registration is free and closes on Thursday, December 3rd at 10:00 am.

AFP Chicago Chapter members are invited to join us at the Annual Meeting, held just prior to the Awards presentation at 11:30 AM. During this meeting, we will vote on the 2021 Board of Directors slate, celebrate our Chapter’s President Award recipient, John Huebler, CFRE, and announce the 2021 Fellows Class.

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AFP Chicago Affinity Groups Offer IDEA Thought Leadership 

AFP Chicago is committed to addressing the issues of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) together. Come broaden your professional network and join us at one of our upcoming virtual Affinity Group meetings.  Meetings are free and open to anyone interested in attending and dates are added regularly. Visit our website for a complete list of affinity groups and new dates.  

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!

In honor of National Philanthropy Day® AFP is offering a $50 discount to new members joining in the Professional or Associate member categories by November 30, 2020!

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