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

African American Affinity Group Aug 13
 
African American Affinity Group - Virtual
Friday, August 13, 2021 | 8:30 - 9:30 am
Register for African American Affinity Group

WFARE Affinity Group Aug 18
 
White Fundraisers Advocating for Racial Equity (WFARE) Affinity Group - Virtual
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:00 am
Register for WFARE Affinity Group

LGBTQ+ Affinity Group Aug 18
 
LGBTQ+ Affinity Group - Virtual
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Register for LGBTQ+ Affinity Group

Latinx Affinity Group Aug 19
 
Latinx Affinity Group - Virtual
Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Register for Latinx Affinity Group

Peer Mentoring Reflective Group Aug 20
 
Peer Mentoring Reflective Practice Group - Virtual
Friday, August 20, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:15 pm
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Board of Director Nominations
 
AFP Chicago Board of Directors Nominations NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Deadline: August 25, 2021
Submit a Board of Directors Nomination

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Thank You to our Continuous Learning Silver Sponsor

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AFP Chicago – We Support our Asian and Pacific Islander Community


AFP Chicago is dedicated to bringing together a diverse group of fundraisers who support our rich and diverse Chicagoland community.

When violence, rage, hate and discrimination are expressed toward Asian and Pacific Islander individuals and their families in communities across the county, it is contrary to the values AFP Chicago members adhere to, both in our work and personal lives.

We support, value and embrace our Asian and Pacific Islander friends, neighbors, colleagues, and communities in Chicago and across the world. KNOW THAT WE ARE WITH YOU!

Because of our pursuit to promote inclusion, diversity, equity and access, AFP Chicago comes closer to ending horrific acts against humanity. We are committed to becoming an anti-racist organization recognizing that more work is to be done.

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 – Our Values Remain Unwavering


AFP Chicago is a community of fundraising professionals dedicated to the power of philanthropy.

Everyday our members tirelessly devote themselves to promote inclusion, diversity, equity and access to empower individuals and their communities.

The events which ensued in our Capitol this week break down the very ideals we value. The actions that caused pain and sorrow are unacceptable and not tolerated. The white supremacy we witnessed has no place within our organization or profession.

We are committed to becoming an anti-racist organization recognizing that more work is to be done.

AFP Chicago will continue our work with pride, passion, diligence, strength and action to move our community and country forward and to embrace the love of humankind.

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 – 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