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!

September Program--Diversity & IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access)


Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
CoLab 18 at Nova Place on the North Shore

AFP Member Registration ($25)     Non Member Registration ($40)

AFP Webinar: Diversity in Giving: Moving from Awareness to Action
Followed by discussion moderated by Ken Elliott, AFPWPA IDEA Chair

Understanding and dealing with diversity, inclusion and equity in today’s philanthropic environment can present both challenges and opportunities. Join two of AFP’s diversity champions, Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., and Janice Gow Pettey in the upcoming diversity webinar which will include a discussion of today’s expanded definition of diversity, the presentation of recent diversity data, examples of diverse philanthropy, and a conversation looking at changes in philanthropy in the United States through the lens of diversity. This session will explore ways nonprofits can move from awareness of diversity to action.

At the end of this session participants will learn to:

1.   Better understand the changing landscape of diversity today.

2.  Get beyond unconscious bias to understand and leverage giving characteristics of various diverse populations.

3.  Create the culture needed to improve fundraising outcomes within diverse communities.

Coffee Connections--There’s Not An App for That: How to Stay Connected to Your Donors in a Highly Digital World.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 8:30am - 10:00pm
Panera at the Waterworks (Fox Chapel)

AFP Member Registration (FREE)     Non Member Registration ($40)

Please get a beverage and a snack and meet us in the conference room to the right.

Presented by:
Jacqueline S. Flanagan, CFRE
Executive Director at Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation.

Career Development: Getting to the C Suite


Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
CoLab 18 at Nova Place on the North Shore

presented by Michelle Heck from NonProfit Talent

AFP Member Registration ($25)     Non Member Registration ($40)

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