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!

Magnetic Nonprofit: Attract and Retain Donors, Volunteers, and Staff
By Jeremy Reis

Our book club will kick off at the end of February and run for ten weeks till the end of April. We will meet virtually every other week for 45-60 minutes in the afternoon on Wednesdays. The entire book is only 153 pages long and each week’s discussion will focus on about 30-40 pages total. Each session will be facilitated by Melissa Marion, VP Education at AFP WPA and Director at Monongahela Valley Hospital Foundation. While Melissa will facilitate, the sessions will be heavily focused on participants’ thoughts, questions, ideas and real-life examples.

We are looking forward to a great discussion, learning and networking as we explore Magnetic Nonprofit and hope you will join us!

Registration will close on Friday, February 12, 2021

Session Dates
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Author Speaking Engagement: Thursday, April 29, 2021 noon
Book Packets mailed week of February 15, 2021.

$45 per participant and includes book, welcome package, five sessions, and speaking engagement.

When you attend a pairings event, you never know exactly what you are going to get, but you know it’s going to be good. Our new Perfect Pairings program is just like that!
Once a month (through May 2021) you will be paired with a different local fundraiser-based industry, aspirations, interests, tenure, and more. We’ll throw in a couple surprises too!

You’ll be given the opportunity to meet and get to know one another, after which you can decide if you’d like to “buy the bottle!”

Learn from one another, find similarities and see how you can help each other in the future.


AFP understands the economic situation that many members (and soon-to-be members) are currently facing these days. That is why we are now making available online an "Installment Plan" option that breaks your annual membership fee into manageable monthly payments over the course of the year. To learn more visit -  https://afpglobal.org/plan 


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