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Welcome to the TX, Coastal Bend Chapter

Our Mission

The mission of the AFP Coastal Bend Chapter is to advance philanthropy by empowering people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising.

We fulfill our mission through education and training, networking, mentoring, recognition, providing resources and advocacy.

"In recent years I have noticed that Coastal Bend nonprofit organizations are collaborating more often, they are more creative in their fund raising strategies, and they are sharing information and helping one another, rather than competing needlessly. This is a positive development, one greatly appreciated by me and many of my colleagues.”

- Mrs. Maureen Miller, Philanthropist


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Nov 18 - YWCA - Development Coordinator
The Development Coordinator works with and answers to the Executive Director, supporting the fund development work of the YWCA by among other things, researching and cultivating relationships with individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations regarding major financial support and ensuring long-term financial support; soliciting and increasing gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations to support the mission of the YWCA; preparing strategies and drafting proposals to develop such relationships and contributions; and working with committees to plan major events such as YWomen in Careers and Yuletide Market. ... more >
Nov 17 - Director of Development
The Director of Development will advance the mission and support the strategic plan of HALO-Flight by designing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program to include annual giving, major/capital giving and planned giving. ... more >
Nov 4 - Major Gifts Officer II
The Major Gift Officer will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective donors, in expanding their financial support of the work of the American Red Cross. He/she will be responsible for meeting an annual revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects to advance the mission of the organization and assist donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the American Red Cross. ... more >
Oct 17 - Sam Susser Bio
Sam Susser, Chairman, Susser Petroleum Partners ... more >
Oct 14 - NPD Sponsor Levels
Ticket and sponsorship information ... more >
Nov 19 - Top Ten (Week of November 17, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to guard privacy on the Internet; the fundamentals of crowdfunding; solving the great mysteries of donor retention; more lessons in nonprofit storytelling; a discussion on the limitations of strategic philanthropy; and more! ... more >
Nov 19 - Joy McKee Becomes ACFRE Number 102
In October, Joy McKee, manager of annual and special giving at the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey, became the 102nd person to earn ACFRE certification. ... more >
Nov 12 - Top Ten (Week of November 10, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Nov. 10, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including the tactics of collaboration; why nonprofit should participate in #GivingTuesday (and might we suggest, National Philanthropy Day!); more about Bitcoin (you know what you want to use it); ways to thank big donors; using the Wordifier (we love that name!) and more! ... more >