Seeking New Leaders and Innovators

AFP Advancement Northwest is now accepting nominations for great leaders to serve on the Board of Directors in 2019. Our board is a group of volunteer professionals who generously share their time and expertise to help fundraisers build their proficiency and advance their careers. 

We are committed to including a variety of voices on the Board. Individuals from populations that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession, including people of color, people with disabilities, and fundraisers for small shops and rural organizations are encouraged to apply. 

The deadline for applications is Friday, September 28. 


Scholarship Applications Are Open for 2019

Do you know someone who could benefit from professional development and one on one mentoring? Recommend they apply for a 2019 scholarship to AFP Advancement Northwest. Applications are open until October 15. The scholarship program focuses on supporting diverse talent in the fundraising profession, particularly including people of color, people with disabilities, and fundraisers working for small organizations and organizations in rural areas.


Register now for the 2018 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon - Early Bird Deadline is September 29

Thursday, November 1
The Westin Seattle | 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle

If you haven't already, mark your calendar. This year's 2018 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon will feature Kiran Ahuja, CEO of Philanthropy Northwest as the Keynote Speaker. 

New this year: if you purchase an entire table (seats 10), you will be recognized as a Table Sponsor and receive priority table placement. You can also purchase individual seats which will allow you to sit at any of the open seating tables. 

This year's recipients highlight generosity across multiple causes that impact people in Seattle and beyond. Thank you to all those who submitted nominations for this year's awards. It is because of you, that we are able to put on this wonderful program, and highlight the great philanthropists in our community! You will be hearing more about each recipient as we get closer to the awards luncheon on November 1. 

And the award goes to ...

  • Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation: Superfeet
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business: Phnom Penh Noodle House
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Organization: Social Justice Fund
  • Outstanding Philanthropists: Bob & (the late) Mary Ann Wiley
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Family: Bruce Nordstrom's & Anne Gittinger's Family
  • Outstanding Young Philanthropist: Makenna Schwab 

What to Expect When You Are A Mentor (or Protégé)

We recently sat down with Asa Irwin and Nicole Angus, a mentor and protégé pair connected through AFP Advancement Northwest's Mentor Program, to talk about their experience working together and the impact the program has had on their work. If their story inspires you, consider signing up as a mentor or protégé. Read the interview and get inspired! 


Welcome and Thank You!

Welcome aboard to the new members who joined Advancement Northwest in August. We are glad to have you as part of the family and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event! We also want to thank everyone who chose to renew their membership in August. Your commitment to the sector is greatly appreciated. If you think any of the new or renewing members would make a great addition to an affinity group that you are part of, reach out and invite them to your next gathering. All members can connect with each other through the member directory.