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


Ready to take your Fundraising Career to the Next Level? CFRE can make it happen!

Classes begin April 25

Mercy Corps | 45 SW Ankeny St. | Portland 

Read more here

CFRE logo


The Major Gift Culture and what it takes to achieve superstar status as a major gifts officer

Friday, April 14

Registration opens at 11:00 
Luncheon and Program 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205  

$35 for AFP Members
$25 for AFP Young Professional Members
$50 for NonMembers and Guests 
Casey Woodard, President and Chief Strategist, Casey Woodard Consulting, LLC. presents this one-hour workshop that will heavily focus on strategy and tactics used by development professionals who consistently rank in the 75% percentile and above among their peers nationally and the rarefied air of achieving superstar status as a Major Gift Officer.
From 1991 to 2012, Casey served as administrator of the Woodard Family Foundation, the 8th oldest foundation in Oregon, created by his grandfather in 1952. During that time, he worked with philanthropists and foundations across the country and, in the process, identified the evolutionary process many families follow and experience in their philanthropy.
In 1997, PeaceHealth called upon Casey. He started as a volunteer to help build a new hospital in Cottage Grove, advancing to chief executive of the Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation then to the position of system senior vice president for philanthropy. Combined, Casey’s efforts raised $165 million across eight PeaceHealth foundations. Casey completed his time with PeaceHealth in 2013. In addition to leading his consulting practice, he is Faculty member, The Fund Raising School, a program of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, at Indiana University.



Read more here...

Thank you 2016 Philanthropy Awards Sponsors!



   OSU 2015       OCF2015       UOFoundationstacked 

PeaceHealth logo

The Collins Group

         Community Foundation Southwest Washington
Reser Family Foundation  
Pacific University
    Samuel S. Johnson Foundation  
                   The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation                   

Adventist Health Foundation
Clark College Foundation
Home Builders Foundation 
Legacy Health Foundation 
LKA Fundraising & Communcations
Portland Art Museum 
Portland State University Foundation 
The Standard





AFP Quick Poll


Required indicates a required field

Mar 27 - Regional Development Director
Do you aspire to make a significant difference in the world through your career? Do you desire to LOVE the work you do while KNOWING you are making a world of difference? At OM, we are looking for talented people who aren’t just looking for a job – but for those who will share our passion for Transforming Lives and Changing Communities! With over 6,800 volunteers, missionaries and staff serving within the Global OM family of ministries in 118 nations, our Mission is “to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least reached.” We are a collective of Christ followers worldwide who love the adventure of serving people and changing the world one relationship at the time. Our staff enjoys a casual work environment, as well as opportunities for personal and spiritual development. Most of all, serving with OM is an opportunity to live out God’s purposes for your life by making an eternal impact in the lives of others. We have a great opportunity for a Regional Development Director - Pacific Northwest to remotely join our team based in south Atlanta, GA who will share our mission, values and beliefs and who wants to make a significant contribution to changing the world! We have a great culture with servant leaders and co-workers who love, care, and pray for one another. The Regional Development Director will contribute to the effectiveness of OM-USA’s Global Generosity efforts by managing relationships with 100 plus donors (qualified and potential) throughout the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho obtained through Development office and through your personal networking. You will collaborate with our Global Generosity Team to create high quality, compelling proposals, stewardship reports, and giving opportunities. Our top talented Regional Development Directors have significant accomplishment like raising a minimum of $400K during their first year and increasing the goal to $1 million annually within 3 years. They also communicate persuasiv ... more >
The Oregon State University Foundation seeks an entrepreneurial and strategic professional as an Executive Director, University Industry Partnerships. ... more >
Mar 17 - Development Director
The Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon, seeks a seasoned, focused, and highly professional full-time Development Director, responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies that meet operational, program, and capital campaign objectives for the organization. Deadline: April 15, 2017 Send Application Materials to: For full job description: ... more >
Mar 17 - Mid Level Donor Representative
The Mid-Level Donor Rep will qualify a large discovery portfolios of donor names (approximately 400) with the intent to qualify them face-to-face and get a gift in 6 months. They will also act as the geographic representative for their area engaging in speaking opportunities and engaging new donors many coming through a radio acquisition program. A main focus of this role is to screen for and start a relationship with major donor prospects to pass them off to regional Major Gifts Officers. As the position grows they will be expected to develop and manage a portfolio of mid-donors whose gifts range from $500 to $4,999 dollars annually, through regular in-person, phone, web and mail contact. This position will cultivate relationships with donors through a strategic process of moves management in this giving segment in an effort to better understand their interests in World Concern. ... more >
Mar 13 - Director of Development
The mission of the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. ... more >
Mar 29 - Study Reveals Communications Gap Between Mid-Level Donors, Nonprofits
(Mar. 29, 2017) A new fundraising study shows that many mid-level donors fall into a communications "black hole," forgotten by the organizations they faithfully support, according to a press release by NextAfter. ... more >
Mar 29 - Interview with Eileen Heisman, ACFRE
Eileen Heisman, ACFRE, president and CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust, talks about her career, growing donor-advised funds and her love of illiquid assets! ... more >
Mar 29 - Text Messaging as a Fundraising Tool
(Mar. 29, 2017) Text can be a powerful ally to charities and nonprofit organizations. Not only can texting help you to raise funds, but it can also be valuable in doing other forms of outreach and communication to donors and stakeholders, as well as volunteers and paid staff. ... more >
Mar 29 - AFP Top Ten (Week of March 29, 2017): Don't Thank Your Donors, Actigiving, More!
(Mar. 29, 2017) 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 21 - Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP members everywhere are invited to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 54th International Conference on Fundraising, April 30- May 2, 2017, in San Francisco, Ca. ... more >