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!


Leading a State of Mind Campaign

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
West Virginia Univeristy or Point Park University (simulcast)

Presenter: Cynthia Roth, President & CEO, West Virginia University Foundation

Join us in Morgantown or Pittsburgh to hear West Virginia Foundation's CEO and President, Cynthia Roth, share how she led, met, and exceeded a $1.2B campaign. Her reflections will help fundraising professionals from organizations of all sizes execute a successful capital campaign.  From difficult decision making to building collegial relationships with other senior leaders, Cynthia will explain the formula for success that we can all adapt. 

Ms. Roth will be speaking at WVU, but we will stream her remarks live at Point Park University. Questions will be welcomed from both groups at the conclusion of Ms. Roth's remarks.  




Thursday, November 15, 2018


Fairmont Hotel 

  Outstanding individuals and organizations from our region will be selected to receive 2018 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.

2018 National Philanthropy Day® Awardees

Nancy Zappala

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Benjamin & Jo Statler

Outstanding Philanthropists

WOMEN of Southwestern PA

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization

Mikayla Davic

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

Jodi Weisfield

Outstanding Fundraising Executive

Cecile Springer

Special Lifetime Achievement Award

           National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement—that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy—and all those involved in the philanthropic process—makes to our society and our world.


AFP Western PA Chapter Board of Directors--2019 Term

AFP Western is currently recruiting volunteers for the 2019 Board of Directors.  The Board is comprised of talented AFP members who plan and implement programs that support the professional growth of our members and whose support helps to advance the fundraising profession in our region. The full board meets five times a year, while executive committee members meet seven times a year.  Chapter members can log into the Members Only section of the chapter website for job descriptions that pertain to various positions on the Board. We look forward to hearing from you!

Applications must be received by September 7, 2018

Please click here for more information!


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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