Nominations Open for National Philanthropy Day Awards

This is your chance to recognize a person or organization that has inspired you with their generosity. Is there someone you know who has been consistently supporting the same causes for years? Do you know of a foundation or company that is investing in a solution to a larger community challenge? Nominations are due by June 22nd!


Coffee & Conversation

Were you inspired by the energy at the Forum on Strategic Fundraising around culture and community? Come continue the conversation at the next Coffee & Conversations. We'll be exploring how to create a workplace environment that promotes inclusivity and how to support one another in preventing and dealing with difficult situations – both internally and with your donors. We'll also be sharing tips for all frontline fundraisers and managers on how to manage donor interactions safely. 


2018 Summer Social

Join fundraising colleagues at the Fremont Abbey on July 16 to meet new friends and catch-up with people you haven't seen in a while. This fun, casual evening is a great way to grow your peer network in a relaxed environment.

New and returning members of Advancement Northwest are encouraged to come early for the member networking hour prior to the social. 


2018 Professional Achievement Award Winner, Ray Li

This year's award goes to someone whose work goes beyond his "day job" and extends into the whole philanthropic community. In addition to building the development team at Neighborhood House and the international fundraising department at the University of Washington, Ray was a leading force in what became the merger of NDOA and AFP Washington (now Advancement Northwest) into one voice for the fundraising sector in Washington. 

Read an interview from Ray about his feelings on being the first person of color to receive this award and the importance of creating a strong personal network. 


Meet Your 2018 Board of Directors

Advancement Northwest is a volunteer-led organization with board members that work for a variety of nonprofit organizations in Washington. We invite you to learn who they are and say hi when you see them at the next event. 


2018-2020 Strategic Plan

Last year, the Advancement Northwest Board adopted a new strategic plan, with the goal of increasing generosity across Washington State. We intend to do this by supporting you – the philanthropic community in Washington – through career-advancing programs; building a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable board and membership; and by ensuring we have smart structures in place to run your chapter. 

Plans must be informed by those in action. Your feedback, observations, and questions will inform and enrich our plan. With your leadership, we will continue to evolve and adjust to ensure membership to AFP Advancement Northwest gives you the return on your investment you deserve. 


Building leaders who fundraise and inspiring fundraisers who lead

As one of the largest AFP chapters in the world, Advancement Northwest is transforming the relationship between donors and fundraisers, building a more vital culture of philanthropy and stronger communities for us all. We believe the fundraising profession must rise to meet the highest standards of innovation and find creative solutions to help philanthropists make an even bigger impact in advancing the ever-growing needs that nonprofit organizations serve. Learn More