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!

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Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Orientation Feb 3

Friday, Feb. 3, 2023
12:30 pm
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Affinity Group
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023
9:00 am
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Workshop Feb 9

The Value of a CFRE
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023
4:30 pm
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Workshop Bundle Deadline Feb 9

2023 Workshop
Bundle - SAVE!
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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023
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African American Affinity Group Feb 10

African American
Affinity Group
Friday, Feb. 10, 2023
8:30 am
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Peer Mentoring Deadline Feb 17

Peer Mentoring 
Application DEADLINE
Friday, Feb. 17, 2023
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Latinx Affinity Group Feb 22

Affinity Group
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023
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Submit Awards Nomination March 1

47th Annual Philanthropy
Awards Nominations

Submit by March 1, 2023
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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 In-Kind Sponsor
2022 Chapter Champions

Advocate Aurora Health

Alford Group


2022 Continuous Learning Pioneer Sponsors

Auction & Event Solutions

CCS Fundraising

Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt


Ten Star Gold Award

IDEA Champion