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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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Feb 5 - Director of Development
The Texas State Aquarium seeks applicants for the position of Director of Development. Reporting directly to the Vice President, the ideal candidate should have several years of extensive development experience incorporating annual, capital, and planned giving methodologies into a variety of fundraising initiatives and campaigns. He or she will work closely with the vice president to develop and execute a strategic plan to strengthen a culture of philanthropy during a capital campaign. ... more >
Feb 5 - Development Assistant - P/T to F/T
Job Summary: The Development Assistant is responsible for daily administrative & development activities in support of the Fannie Bluntzer Nason Renewal Center, Inc. project (dba The Spirit Center). Must have reliable transportation and be prepared to use own vehicle in running errands. Qualifications include at least three years administrative assistant experience in a professional setting, preferably for a non-profit organization. Ideal candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, and must be highly organized and detail oriented. Strong administrative skills and the ability to effectively meet deadlines in a periodically fast paced, multitasking environment are required. ... more >
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 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 14 - NPD Sponsor Levels
Ticket and sponsorship information ... more >
Apr 16 - GR Update: Parliament Hill Day and "Friends in High Places"
AFP and other organizations will be holding a Lobbying Day on Thursday, May 14. Plus, there is a new government relations presentation being offered for AFP chapters. Find out more! ... more >
Apr 15 - New International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising an Eye-Opening Experience
(April 15, 2015) Two Canadians are among the first graduates of the new International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF). In this first person account, Robert Tomas shares his thoughts on the new designation and the learning outcomes of the program. ... more >
Apr 14 - Giving USA 2015
(April 15, 2015) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Apr 13 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Receives $400,000 Boost to Expand Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
From diversity to inclusion 2.0! The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship has funded the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada for a second project to create a fundraising fellowship program. ... more >
Apr 13 - Alberta Plan Lowers Charitable Tax Deduction Rate
A proposed reduction in Alberta's charitable tax credit is a concern for charitable causes in the province. Read on for AFP's response and action plan. ... more >