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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:


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

Jason Kurek, Champions for Learning

Aaron Lapp, Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Bryan Lee, Children's Advocacy Center

John Riley, Riley Philanthropy

Steve Sanderson, United Way of Collier County

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

Darcy Taylor, David Lawrence Center

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Dec 5 - Part Time/Full Time Donor Base Manager
The Part time /Full Time Donor Base Manager position reports to the CDO and serves as an integral internal representative for the Neighborhood Health Clinic. S/he works with the other Development staff to manage donor management, donor base reconciliation, fundraising objectives, cultivate internal and external relationships and work on independent projects for the Neighborhood Health Clinic. ... more >
Dec 4 - Director of Development
The Everglades Foundation is a science-based organization dedicated to protecting and restoring America’s Everglades. Through the advancement of scientifically sound and achievable solutions, the Foundation seeks to halt and reverse the damage inflicted on the ecosystem and provide policymakers and the public with an honest and credible resource to help guide decision-making on complex restoration issues. ... more >
Dec 4 - Gifts Officer
An affiliate of Feeding America, the Harry Chapin Food Bank is the leading hunger-relief organization in Southwest Florida. The food bank solicits, collects and stores food for distribution to families and others in need through a network of more than 150 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties, providing food to about 28,000 people a week. In fiscal year 2016-17, The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 22.3 million pounds of food and other grocery items, including 6.6 million pounds of fresh produce. The food, valued at $37.3 million, is the equivalent of 18.6 million meals for people in need. The Harry Chapin Food Bank is recognized as a four-star organization by Charity Navigator, the national nonprofit watchdog organization. Please visit ... more >
Dec 1 - Sustaining Leadership Council (SLC) Coordinator
The Sustaining Leadership Council (SLC) Coordinator supports the activities of this important group of key donors by providing administrative support and project management for SLC programs and events, as well as proactive, high level customer service to participants who expect luxury market service and experiences. This position works directly and on a daily basis with the SLC Executive Committee, SLC members, and Garden Board of Directors, donors, members, and colleagues and volunteers throughout the organization. This is a member of the Development team and reports to the Director of Development. ... more >
Nov 16 - Prospect Research Analyst
Reporting to the Director of Advancement Services, the Prospect Research Analyst manages all aspects of donor and prospect research for Ave Maria University’s Office of Advancement. In this capacity, the prospect researcher extracts information from in-house and external sources to support Executive Leadership and Individual Gift Officers in performing their duties. This will be accomplished by providing comprehensive research on individual, foundation, and corporate major gift donors and prospects. The Prospect Research Analyst will also report on responsibilities and initiatives related to the overall support of the University’s prospect management and strategy development program. ... more >
Dec 14 - Free AFP Member Webinars
The following webinar recordings are provided free to AFP members as a benefit of their membership. New webinars will be added as produced. ... more >
Dec 14 - Part Two: Small Shop Sponsorship – The Three-Headed Hydra
Defeat the challenges of raising sponsorship dollars in a small shop with these strategies from Christian Robillard. ... more >
Dec 13 - Naming Directive Restricts Hospitals’ Discretion to Change Their Corporate and Business Names
Despite comments and input from AFP and others, the Hospitals Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario has issued a directive restricting the naming of hospital corporations and, in some instances, individual hospital sites. ... more >
Dec 12 - AFP Foundation Receives Grant to Continue Fellowship Program
Great news! AFP's Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy program is expanding into a national program in 2018. ... more >
Dec 12 - CRA Announces New Charities Education Program
The new Charities Education Program (CEP) includes elements of both an educational purpose, as well as the possibility of a pre-audit. Here's what you need to know about this new Canada Revenue Agency initiative. ... more >