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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 >
Mar 25 - AFP, Relationship Science Announce Strategic Partnership
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with Relationship Science (RelSci), a technology solutions company that enables organizations to strategically leverage the collective connections of employees, executives, and board members in order to shorten fundraising cycles and identify high-impact donors. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP Texas Lobbying Event a Huge Success
AFP chapters from across Texas came together in Austin at the State Capitol building in early March to raise awareness of philanthropic and fundraising policy issues at the second AFP Texas Legislative Action Day. ... more >
Mar 25 - Top Ten (Week of March 23, 2015): The Lure of Poverty Porn for Nonprofits
(March 23, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including what nonprofits can learn from Uber and AirBnb; the psychology of distractions; why you should crowdfund for your nonprofit; 10 insanely useful (and free!) Twitter tools for nonprofits; five ways to sabotage your call-to-action; and more! ... more >
Mar 25 - Bernard Ross Reveals the Next Big Thing in Fundraising!
(March 25, 2015) Have you ever wondered what your donors are thinking? Life would be so much simpler if you could read their minds. Now, we're actually a step closer to knowing. To understand what your donors are thinking, you first need to understand how they think. That’s where veteran consultant and author Bernard Ross, director of The Management Centre, and fundraising consultant Alan R. Hutson, Jr., principal and Managing Partner of The Monument Group, can help. ... more >
Mar 25 - Discover What Company CSR Executives are Thinking
(March 25, 2015) So, what are considered best practices in CSR? Does a CSR program bolster a company’s reputation? How does the company know one way or the other? How do companies keep on top of tracking, measuring and reporting impact? What is the future of CSR? What will the implications be for both corporations and the nonprofit sector? These, and other questions, will be addressed in the session “Understanding CSR from the Corporate Perspective” at the AFP International Fundraising Conference (Baltimore, March 29-31, 2015). ... more >