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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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Jan 28 - Assistant Director - Tennis Success
The Assistant Director (AD) will drive operational and development efforts in support of Tennis Success. The Assistant Director will work closely with the individuals involved with the planning and execution of youth programming activities, organizational management, community relations, donor development, fundraising activities, strategic planning and assessment. ... more >
Jan 21 - Director of Development - Houston SPCA
The Houston SPCA seeks an accomplished, dynamic and mission-driven development professional to lead our growing fund development team and program. Great opportunity to provide a vision for and oversee day-to-day fundraising operations, development of short- and long-term strategies to enhance organizational revenues and implementation of best practices. ... more >
Nov 9 - 2015 Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) - Coastal Bend Chapter is pleased to announce our Second Annual Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, Shaping the Future of Philanthropy, which will be held at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center, 402 Harbor Drive, Corpus Christi, TX on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. ... more >
Oct 30 - Prospect Research Coordinator - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
This position is responsible for supporting Institutional Advancement in prospect identification, research, and data analytics. ... more >
Feb 12 - AFP Board for 2016
AFP membership has approved the association's proposed slate of board of directors for 2016. ... more >
Feb 10 - Storytelling for Fundraisers
(Feb. 10, 2016) Let us tell you a story. It’s a story about how you as a fundraiser are making the world a better place. It’s about how your organization is feeding, clothing preserving, advocating for, healing, teaching, protecting and serving—however it is you do—your chosen charges. Used skillfully, the power of storytelling can have transformative results. AFP had a chance to chat recently with master storyteller Tom Ahern about using storytelling in fundraising, the topic of his upcoming webinar. ... more >
Feb 9 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Feb. 8, 2016) The newest AFP Canada toolkit walks you through the process of working with government officials on behalf of your charity and/or the issue it represents. Now, the question is, are you ready to start using the information to further GR public policy relevant to the nonprofit sector? ... more >
Feb 9 - Andrew Watt, FInstF Again Named a Distinguished 2016 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Co-honorary Chair
(Feb. 1, 2016) In February, The Financial Awareness Foundation selected their distinguished 2016 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy co-honorary chairs representing thought leadership within Academia, Media, and Financial & Nonprofit Associations. Once again, AFP President & CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF will join this prestigious group. ... more >
Feb 8 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >