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The Collier-Lee Chapter (formerly Everglades Chapter) of The Association of Fundraising Professionals was formed in 1994. We serve AFP members as well as professionals working in fundraising in the local community by providing monthly continuing education and/ or networking programs.


Our current board members are:


Z. Allen Abbott, Cypress Cove

Jane Badger, Boys and Girls Club of Collier County

Katherine Caskey, Greater Marco Family YMCA

Tracy Connelly, Guadalupe Center

Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation of Collier County

Tiffany Heck, Artis-Naples

Niccole Howard, Collier Child Care Resources

Charles Kerwood, Waller Financial

Aaron Lapp, Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Bryan Lee, Children's Advocacy Center

Jeff Muddell, Lee Health

Miriam Pereira, Harry Chapin Food Bank

John Riley, Riley Philanthropy

Steve Sanderson, United Way of Collier County

Susan L. Suarez, Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida

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Mar 19 - Development Director- Part Time
Responsible for overseeing fundraising and donor relations including, but not limited to: event planning, fundraising plans, donor appreciation, grant research, grant writing, planned giving, direct mail appeals, online campaigns, prospect research, donor database management, etc. Responsibilities include fundraising, online marketing and communication, graphic design and publication production, event planning and support, and other general duties. ... more >
Mar 7 - Database Specialist/Development Associate
Humane Society Naples, Southwest Florida’s premier animal shelter and adoption center, is looking to for a database specialist to join our growing Community Affairs team. The database specialist/development associate is responsible for maintenance of Humane Society Naples’ donor database, including daily data entry, acknowledgement preparation and report creation, as well as other general development needs in the department. The right candidate is extremely detail oriented, meticulous with records and always looking to improve processes. Must be trustworthy and capable of handling sensitive financial information with the utmost care and discretion. ... more >
Feb 27 - Director of Marketing and Communications
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Plan and execute all CCCR marketing and communications strategies Design collateral and branding materials such as print and online ads, flyers, brochures, and impact reports Website management and content development Write press releases, proposals, impact reports and articles Prepare and send mass mailing emails and e-newsletters Create in-house marketing materials such as event programs, direct mail, and flyers Manage multiple social media platforms, posting frequently Serve as lead point person on media interactions d c a r e . o r g SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education Three+ years of professional experience in marketing/communications preferred Very strong written and oral communication skills Tech-heavy position. Social media, graphic design and WordPress experience desired Must be a self-starter who requires little or no supervision to meet goals ... more >
Feb 15 - System Coordinator
About The NCH Healthcare System: Established over 60 years ago and acting as a non-profit, The NCH Healthcare System’s vision is to be a world-class leader of excellence in healthcare. Our mission is to help everyone live a longer, happier and healthier life. ... more >
Feb 8 - Executive Assistant to VP of Development
The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Development Department. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to senior management teams and other internal stakeholders; organizes and coordinates outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects. The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and patron focused. ... more >
Mar 19 - Member Spotlight: Cherrelle Duncan
AFP interviews one of our first Outstanding Young Professionals, Cherrelle Duncan, and discusses what she's learned so far in her career and what she thinks the profession needs to be better! ... more >
Mar 14 - AFP Announces 2018 Class of Distinguished Fellows
AFP has announced its 2018 class of Distinguished Fellows: Ken Frisch, ACFRE; Jim Greenfield, ACFRE; and Abbie von Schlegell, CFRE. ... more >
Mar 13 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of March 12, 2018): Fundraising Letters, Time Management, Making the Ask & More!
(Mar. 12, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Mar 13 - AFP Board for 2018
AFP membership has approved the association's proposed slate of board of directors for 2017. ... more >
Mar 8 - AFP Launches New Campaign to Address Gender Inequity in Fundraising
On International Women’s Day, AFP has launched the Women’s Impact Initiative (WII) to address issues of gender inequity in the fundraising profession and charitable sector, including sexual harassment, salary inequality, and the lack of women in senior leadership roles. ... more >