Welcome to the TX, Coastal Bend Chapter
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
The Texas Coastal Bend Chapter Recognized Nationally...Again!
For the second consecutive year, The Texas Coastal Bend Chapter of AFP was recognized as a Ten Star Chapter (2011 & 2012). The distinction is a high honor and demonstrates the Chapter's commitment of service to South Texas.
Every year, AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.
"I want to congratulate the Texas Coastal Bend Chapter, which is playing a key role in the South Texas area in promoting ethical and effective fundraising and educating the public about the importance of philanthropy and wise giving," said Andrew Watt, president and CEO of AFP.
50th Annual AFP International Conference
The 50th Annual AFP International Conference was held April 7-9 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego California. Mary McQueen, Sherry Bowers (both pictured at right), Heather Guerrero and Debbie Vickery were among the AFP Coastal Bend Chapter Board members that attended the conference. Mary was a featured speaker at the conference and gave a presentation "Restructuring Your Shop for Efficient Use of Resources".
The 2014 AFP International Conference offers South Texas fundraising professionals an exceptional opportunity to attend. The Conference is scheduled for March 23-26 in San Antonio, TX. So mark your calendars!
Become a Member
For more information, please contact Membership Chair, Mary McQueen, at email@example.com.
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