Our 2015 Professional Achievement Award goes to ...

It is our great honor to announce that AFP Advancement Northwest's  our 2015 Professional Achievement Award goes to Mary Kaufman-Cranney, Director of Philanthropy at The Nature Conservancy in Washington.

“Mary’s dedication and professionalism have earned her tremendous respect from her colleagues, board members, the funders, and nonprofit leaders throughout the region,” says Anne Marie MacPherson, Co-President of Advancement Northwest. “She embodies best practices in fundraising in everything she does and inspires a deep and lasting commitment to her organization's work while upholding the highest ethical standards in fundraising.”

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Congrats to our new CFREs!

AFP Advancement Northwest is proud to announce that these outstanding fundraising professionals have earned their CFRE certification, joining an exclusive group of 5,451 Certified Fund Raising Executives around the world.

  • Julie Bianchi, Collins Group
  • Renata Hoyle Maybruck, Housing Hope
  • Kae Peterson, EvergreenHealth Foundation
  • Alison Morton, Kindering
  • Benjamin Murane
  • Christopher Shainin,Museum of Northwest Art

To earn the CFRE credential, they all met a series of series of standards set by CFRE International, including tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to serving nonprofit organizations.

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It's official: AFP WA & NDOA are united

After years of thoughtful discussions, countless meetings and painstaking planning, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Washington Chapter and the Northwest Development Officers Association officially united on January 1.

The new association will be the single most comprehensive source of education and networking for fundraisers in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the largest AFP chapters in the world.

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Toasting the season – and our future

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Washington Chapter and the Northwest Development Officers Association celebrated the season at our 2014 Holiday Social and Annual Meeting, where we also reveled in a final step toward the launch of AFP Advancement Northwest. 

In an overwhelming show of support, AFP WA and NDOA members approved elected AFP Advancement Northwest's 2015 Board of Directors and approved changes to the organization's bylaws.

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Q&A: Advancing careers and diversity

The scholarships we award every year are one of the many ways that AFP Advancement Northwest strives to break down barriers and open create meaningful opportunities for fundraisers to gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Through a targeted recruitment process, we identify scholarship candidates in underrepresented groups, such as racial and ethnic minorities and staff at organizations with no professional development budgets.

In a recent interview, Sarah Tran raved about the strides she’s made as a development director thanks to her AFP scholarship.

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