Welcome to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Chicago

AFP ChicagoWhether 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!

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Upcoming Events & Deadlines

African American Affinity Group June 9

African American
Affinity Group (In-Person)

Friday, June 9, 2023
8:30 - 9:30 am
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LGBTQ+ Affinity Group June 6

Affinity Group (In-Person)

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
5:30 - 6:30 pm
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WFARE Affinity Group June 14

Affinity Group
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
9:00 - 10:00 am
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Latinx Affinity Group June 14

Affinity Group (In-Person)
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
5:30 - 6:30 pm
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Third Thursday June 15

Third Thursday
X-Golf Downers Grove

Thursday, June 15, 2023
5:00 - 7:00 pm
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API Affinity Group June 22

Asian/Pacific Islander
Affinity Group

Thursday, June 22, 2023
4:00 - 5:00 pm
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Connect and Grow June 29

Connect and Grow: A
Professional Development 
& Networking Event
Thursday, June 29, 2023
4:00 - 6:00 pm
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Fundamentals of Fundraising Sept 21 and 22

Fundamentals of Fundraising
Register by August 18!
September 21 and 22, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 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 Pioneer Sponsors

CCS Fundraising

Raising Paddles


2023 In-Kind Sponsor