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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 >
Feb 26 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada receives a $400,000 boost to expand diversity and inclusion efforts
(Toronto, Ontario) – The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada has received a multiyear grant, valued at $403,674, from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade to create a fellowship program that will support and train fundraisers from diverse backgrounds. La Fondation canadienne pour la philanthropie de l’AFP vient d’obtenir une subvention pluriannuelle d’une valeur de 403 674 $ de la part du ministère des Affaires civiques, de l’Immigration et du Commerce international de l’Ontario afin de mettre sur pied un programme de bourses visant à soutenir financièrement et à former des professionnels en philanthropie de divers horizons. ... more >
Feb 25 - Top Ten (Week of February 25, 2015): The Magic of Human Connectors in Fundraising
(Feb. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including 16 ways to get a meeting with your major donor prospect; 17 tips on working smarter, not harder; the surprising benefits of volunteering; things to know before tacking your next fundraising (writing) assignment; and more! ... more >
Feb 25 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Receives $400,000 Boost to Expand Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
(Feb. 25, 2015) The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada has received a multiyear grant, valued at $403,674, from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade to create a fellowship program that will support and train fundraisers from diverse backgrounds. ... more >