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The mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter is to advance philanthropy and ethical fundraising.

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11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. 
Multnomah Athletic Club | Portland OR


 presented by Larry Hostetler

Maybe it's a paradigm shift. Maybe it's just a slight tweaking of current systems. But stewardship has increasing awareness as part of individual fundraising and studies show it is much more cost-effective than obtaining new donors. Learn what works (and what doesn't) and what your stewardship of donors should look include (and not include). And learn what Mother Goose and Aristotle have to do with stewardship.    


AFP and NWPGRT members: $35 | Nonmembers and guests: $50



29th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

November 9, 2015

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A National Philanthropy Day Celebration!




Vollum Award for Lifetime Philanthropic Achievement

Bill Furman 

Outstanding Philanthropists

Cheryl Ramberg Ford & Allyn Ford

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers

Brian Gard & John Mohlis - Unite for the Knight

Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation

Cambia Health Solutions

Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation

ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation 

Outstanding Volunteer Group

Medical Teams International Volunteers

Outstanding Innovative Project

The Rosewood Project (by Human Solutions) 

Thank you Sponsors!  


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The Collins Group Reser Family Foundation  OHSU  BANK OF AMERICA/NEW AVENUES FOR YOUTH

Adventist Health Foundation
Clark College Foundation
Home Builders Association
Human Solutions 
LKA Communcations
The Standard 



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Aug 31 - Director of Philanthropy
Be a part of our exciting growth! In the summer of 2015, an implementation plan was approved to take the NIRSA Foundation to the next level. As the first Director of Philanthropy, this position is charged with implementing this plan by building organizational capacity, implementing fundraising initiatives, developing philanthropic focus, and working with the NIRSA Foundation Board of Directors and headquarters staff to successfully navigating this growth. The Director of Philanthropy will expand and diversify the NIRSA Foundations donor base by working closely with other team members to secure funding. Budget increases will be achieved through an active solicitation plan that includes raising member participation, annual fundraising events, and the initiation of a three year campaign. It is expected that the amount raised by NIRSA Foundation will increase in future years as the Director of Philanthropy systematically and effectively strengthens the organization's overall fundraising capacity. The Director works closely with the NIRSA Foundation Board of Directors to maintain strong volunteer board support and foster alignment between all three governing bodies. The Director will actively support the NIRSA Foundation board members as they transition from an operational role to take on more active fundraising. ... more >
Aug 17 - Development Director
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Development Director to lead, plan and implement the fundraising strategy of the region’s most comprehensive and dynamic arts education non-profit organization. The Development Director is responsible for broadening, deepening and strengthening Young Audiences’ base of support in order to maximize the organization’s service to the community – including by securing approximately $1.2 million in annual contributed revenue from individual, corporate, foundation and government sources. Among other duties, the Development Director will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors and business sponsors; manage fundraising and friendraising events; conduct annual giving campaign; coordinate a small team of grantwriting and support staff; and collaborate closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Strong candidates will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to plan strategically, set priorities and meet deadlines; an entrepreneurial, mission-driven and self-motivated disposition; the temperament to thrive in a collaborative, friendly, small office environment; a firm belief in the importance of the arts in education; and a true desire to play a central role in ensuring creativity is a part of young people’s lives in our region. Young Audiences is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce, and a workplace rooted in inclusion, equity and cultural competence. We strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds. ... more >
Aug 13 - Director of Development
In 2011, Youth Villages merged with ChristieCare, an Oregon institution that has served thousands of children and families since 1859, the year the state was founded. Through this partnership, Youth Villages Oregon was established. Currently, we’re seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Development to join our growing team and lead an expanded fundraising program in the region. Ideal candidates will be accomplished leaders who have delivered positive and sustained impact in complex environments in which collaboration was critical to success. This individual in partnership with the Executive Director of Oregon, the national Chief Development Officer, and the local board will develop and implement the strategic fundraising plans for the region and will play a key strategic role on the Youth Villages’ senior leadership team. This is a phenomenal opportunity for a strategic and passionate professional to have a major impact on a growing, dynamic organization, and on youth services in this country. ... more >
Sep 2 - New Horizons for Canada: Formal Governance Structure, Senior Staff, and Much More
After listening to AFP chapters and members for more than a year, the Canada New Horizons Task Force is ready to present its recommendations to the AFP Board. Learn what’s in store for the AFP Canada community in the years to come! ... more >
Sep 2 - AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Sep 2 - New Charity Platform/Fact Sheet Available for Chapters, Members to Highlight Sector
(Sept. 1, 2015) With the October election quickly approaching, AFP is encouraging members to highlight the new federal charity platform developed by a coalition of charitable organizations and associations. ... more >
Sep 1 - Chatting about Donor Retention with John Greenhoe, CFRE
(Sept 1, 2015) Last year, AFP's most popular webinar was presented by John Greenhoe, CFRE, on discovery calls, so naturally we invited him back to present again this year. The topic for his webinar this year is Donor Retention, including how discovery calls play a part. We got to chat with John recently about donor retention, discovery calls and how he plans on topping his webinar from last year. Click here to register for his AFP webinar on September 16. ... more >
Aug 30 - New National Philanthropy Day Supplement from AFP & The Globe and Mail
Once again, The Globe and Mail and the Association of Fundraising Professionals are teaming up to produce a supplement that will kick off the 2015 giving season by recognizing National Philanthropy Day on November 13. Read on to find out how to leverage this marketing with donors and volunteers alike. ... more >