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!



Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Zoom Call

A lot of times, event planners worry and plan for things like rain effecting their events, but we never could have imagined or planned for COVID-19 dampening our efforts.

Megan Dluhos, Development Director at Susan G. Komen Greater Pennsylvania, talks about the various ways she and her team have adapted their work during this pandemic. Join us via Zoom on Thursday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m. for this discussion.

Please register!


Self-Care Strategies for Fundraising Professionals

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
 Zoom Call

Self-care has been defined as "being responsible to yourself." It has also been defined as "something that refuels us, rather than takes from us."
In this session we will look at the different elements of self-care and discuss practical steps to think about it more mindfully. We will look at some important questions including:

  • How does self-care relate to our work?
  • What are some of the challenges to incorporating self-care?
  • How does self-care relate to improved mood, and decreased anxiety?
  • How do we learn about self-care?
  • How can we create a definition of self-care for ourselves?

We will explore the important connection between self-care and mental health, and how we might re-frame it for ourselves and others.

$10 for AFP Members, $15 for Guests

Please register!

Virtual Coffee Connections--Careers Chat

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Zoom Call

Please join Michelle Heck, from Non Profit Talent, to talk about careers during the pandemic.

Please register!

AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to NEW members joining in the Professional and Associate categories.

The promotion runs between May 1 and June 30, 2020.
The code for new members who wish to to join online is: AFP2020





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



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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