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!

Coffee Connections--Engaging Companies in Giving and Volunteering

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Engaging companies in giving and volunteering

  • Identify meaningful volunteer activities for company employees and groups
  • Manage the company and individual relationship from volunteer to donor
  • Work with company leaders to track and acknowledge volunteers and donors

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania Greensburg

Meet the Presenters:

  • Bobbi Watt Geer, Ph.D.
  • Alyssa Cholodofsky, CFRE

There is no cost to attend for AFP members and a $10 fee for non-members.



Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Fairmont Hotel 

Nominations are closed

Outstanding individuals and organizations from our region will be selected to receive 2017 National Philanthropy Day Awards ® from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western Pennsylvania Chapter (AFP-WPA) in recognition of their extraordinary efforts on behalf of countless individuals and the community as a whole.

Please plan to join us as we celebrate the region’s individuals, nonprofits, volunteers, businesses, and fundraising professionals whose philanthropic contributions are the foundation of our community.  On November 15, 2017, business executives, philanthropists, professional fundraisers, volunteers and many others will gather to celebrate the National Philanthropy Day® in Pittsburgh.  This event offers community wide visibility and public recognition of individuals, companies, and foundations committed to philanthropy.  Through their passion, dedication, and leadership, these outstanding leaders are improving the quality life in our region, and are making the world a better place for all.

Questions?  Interested in Volunteering?


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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