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!


AFP Western PA chapter advances philanthropy by growing a diverse community of people and organizations in the practice of ethical and effective fundraising.

Our chapter has earned the IDEA Champion Designation for 2021 which recognizes those AFP chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Advancing Inclusion and Influence strategic goal.


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 

Registration is now open for our popular Perfect Pairings program. Back by popular demand, this round of Perfect Pairings will start in October. New to Perfect Pairings? Learn more:

  • Once a month (through May 2022) you will be paired with a different local fundraiser-based industry, aspirations, interests, tenure, and more. We’ll throw in a couple surprises too!
  • Learn from one another, find similarities and see how you can help each other in the future. 
  • It will be up to you and your match as to how you will connect- Zoom, in-person, etc.
  • Email Adele Cannell at adele.cannell@pitt.edu with any questions.
Ready to join? Complete a few short questions here so we can match you up.

** If you participated last year no need to re-register we will automatically re-enroll you. Wish to opt-out? Please email Adele Cannell at adele.cannell@pitt.edu



  • August President's Message

    As summer draws to a close, many of us are trying to squeak in one more celebration before school starts. You may be planning a family vacation, reunion, wedding or simply a date night with a special friend. Celebrations have been much different the past 18 months. As fundraisers, we are very good at hosting activities that celebrate the success of donors, volunteers, program staff and the organizations we support. We will continue to make tough decisions when planning events and activities for the foreseeable future. Should we stick with a virtual or hybrid format or are we ready to host an in person event? These decisions have kept and will continue to keep many of us awake at night.

    To take your mind off making tough decisions for a moment, there are always things to celebrate. Did you know that August has specific days set to celebrate banana splits, toasted marshmallows, wearing bow ties and using coloring books? For our furry friends, we celebrate national dog day and take your cat to the vet day - yes that is really an actual celebration.  Celebrations are necessary no matter how serious or silly they are. I invite you and your family, work team or friends to find something to celebrate and have some fun before the dog days of summer are gone.

    If you have any celebrations or thoughts you wish to share, please send them to me at president@afpwpa.org. I invite you to mark your calendar and register for the Emerging Philanthropy THRIVE conference on November 10 and 17th. Stay well and have a great summer.

    Jodie Tabano

    AFP WPA President

  • AFP Member Exclusive

    AFP Members:

    We appreciate you all and admire the resilience you showed throughout 2020. As a thank you for sticking through the tough times with us, and to help continue your growth in 2021, we’re thrilled to provide you with a $40 credit on your next online learning opportunity through September 30, 2021

    You can use the $40 credit on any one of our many upcoming premium webinars (26 in 2021!), archived webinars, past conference recordings, or anything else in our online learning platform.

    How to redeem: Simply log into Blue Sky (our learning management system) and select the items you'd like to purchase. When checking out, remember to enter the coupon code THANKYOU40 in the promo code box to enjoy your savings!

    Please note: This code is one-time-use only and cannot be combined with any other offer. If you have not previously registered for an AFP course, webinar or purchased a recording, you will need to create a free account in Blue Sky. This login is different than your AFP member login.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at professionaldevelopment@afpglobal.org.

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Emerging Philanthropy Conference

The Emerging Philanthropy Conference is a yearly conference hosted by AFP Western PA Chapter and the Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council.

EPC 2021 will be a virtual conference held this fall. Registration is open! Click the image below to go to the EPC website.