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!


Get ready! January 15 is next CFRE application deadline

Don’t let the end-of-year madness derail your professional goals! Start 2020 off feeling great about your fundraising career. Submit your CFRE application on or before January 15, 2020.

Our members always enjoy a special discounted CFRE initial application fee of $700.

You’ll have one year to sit for the CFRE Exam once your application is approved, meaning you’ll have heaps of study time.

Login to your CFRE account here to put the finishing touches on your application or start your application.

Coffee Connections--The ABC’s of Planned Giving

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 8:30am - 10:00pm
Panera (3401 Blvd. of the Allies in Oakland)

FREE for AFP WPA Members        $10 for Non Members

Join us for an informal discussion of all things planned giving. Shannon Christof, Director of Planned Giving at the University of Pittsburgh will give a brief overview of planned giving vehicles and strategies before opening up the session for questions from you. Perhaps planned giving marketing is on your mind? Maybe you’d like to know more about recent trends in planned giving? Come and learn with our group about best practices and how to grow your planned giving program.


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