AFP Western Pennsylvania

AFP WPA is the key resource for fundraising and nonprofit professionals in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Membership provides access to educational programs, networking opportunities and access to all of the benefits and services of AFP International. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming program!




Thursday,  April 27 2017


The Call for Proposals is open until January 6, 2017!

Please consider sharing your expertise by presenting a session at the 2017 Emerging Philanthropy Conference!

Fundraising, non-profit, and allied professions have many goals that compete for their attention including doing what’s best for your institution while serving your donor; meeting immediate needs while planning for the future; and implementing best practices under the reality of resources at hand. This year’s theme “Who’s Driving The Car? Navigating Philanthropy” aims to provide professionals with the education they need to plot the course to success.

For additional information or to recommend potential presenters, contact Alexis Yakemovic, Education Committee Chair, at or 412-647-4726.



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Social Media Strategies for Special Events...and Everything Else
At the recent International Fundraising Conference in Boston, Lisa Chmiola, CFRE and Josh Hirsch held a session on social media. And people had questions. A LOT of questions. So Lisa and Josh answered them all. Read on for everything you always wanted to know about managing social media, potential hashtags, Facebook, Pinterest and much more