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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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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 >
Oct 5 - Director of Development - Del Mar College
The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director of Development and will direct and manage the College's and Foundation's development and outreach efforts to the community seeking private funds to enable the College to enhance new and current programs, services and facilities. ... more >
Aug 6 - Executive Director - ACTS Missions
The Executive Director ensures the continuous growth and integrity of ACTS retreats and the long-term sustainability of the organization. The Executive Director will manage a staff that works with parishes to execute ACTS retreats. The organization’s infrastructure includes a 15-member Board and a growing volunteer network of 12 chapters. ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >
Nov 18 - Election Results Mean New Public Policy Opportunities for Philanthropy
(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 4, 2015 Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. What does his new government, along with his 30-member Cabinet, mean for fundraising and philanthropy? ... more >
Nov 18 - Celebrating National Philanthropy Every Day
In a moving tribute to National Philanthropy Day, Roger Ali, CFRE, chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, shares how we all can make a difference through small acts and a giving heart. ... more >