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!



In honor of National Philanthropy Day, AFP is offering a $50 discount to new members who join AFP in the Professional or Associate category by November 30, 2019.  Use the discount code NPD2019 online.


Coffee Connections--“I need a board, where do I start?”

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 8:30am - 10:00am
Carnegie Mellon University (Pake Room)

FREE for AFP WPA Members        $10 for Non Members

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.

Presented by:
Jenny Belardi, Director of Development at CMU’s School of Computer Science
Katie Lambrou Coan, Associate Director, Development, at CMU’s School of Computer Science.

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