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!


Canceling programs has a direct impact on our 2020 budget.   
Please make a donation to support your Western PA Chapter!



Virtual Coffee Connections


What To Do When We Can’t Do What We Love

April 8, 2020 at 9:00 am
Presented by:
Melissa Marion, CFRE-- Director, The Monongahela Valley Hospital Foundation
Adele Cannell--Major Gifts Officer, University of Pittsburgh
Please register for this event

As fundraisers, we thrive on building relationships and spending time with people, which is exactly what we aren’t supposed to be doing right now… or at least not in the traditional way we usually do. Here are some ideas to help us be productive, continue to steward our donors and build our fundraising programs.

Let us know what you have been doing to get through this difficult time.  We are here to support one another and love sharing great ideas!


I Need a Board—Where Do I Start?
April 15 at 9:00am
Presented by:
Jenny Belardi, Chief Advancement Officer, at CMU School of Computer Science
Katie Lambrou Coan, Associate Director, Development, at CMU’s School of Computer Science.
Please register for this event

Join us to chat about how to build a board, either from the very beginning, or re-vamp a board that needs a refresh. Our two presenters have experience with building boards both in their day jobs at CMU, as well as with their numerous volunteer roles in various nonprofits.


"Lunchtime Live!" Webinar--Fundraising During a Tragedy
April 22 at 11:30 am – 1:00 am
$10 per AFP member, $15 Non-Members
Presented by David Tinker, CFRE, FAFD





If you have already purchased your registration, you have two options:

·  Elect to use your registration for the rescheduled conference. To exercise this option, simply do nothing and we will hold the registration and be in touch with you closer to the rescheduled event.

·  Request a full refund of the conference registration cost. To exercise this option, please contact Sarah Poweska at 412-624-4250 or


The next CFRE application deadline is coming up!

Becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) demonstrates your mastery of fundraising best practices to your colleagues, board, donors, and beyond. It shows your steadfast commitment to ethical fundraising and the profession.

April 15 is the next CFRE application deadline. Submit your application now to take a major step forward towards earning the only accredited and globally-recognized credential for fundraising professionals.

Our members enjoy a special 20% off discount on the CFRE initial application.

Learn more at


AFP News

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