AFP FORT WORTH MEETINGS The AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter meets monthly on the second Monday
at the Fort Worth Club in downtown Fort Worth. The lunch meeting
begins at 11:30 a.m. and concludes about 1 p.m. The cost is:
Members - $25, Early Bird / $30, At-The-Door
Program Only - $15
Non-Members - $50
The Association of Fundraising Professionals
(AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in 213 chapters throughout
the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research,
education and certification programs.
AFP fosters the development
and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical
standards in the fundraising profession.
In Fort Worth, we have
about 200 members and the most Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFRE)
of any chapter in the world! Traditionally, our AFP Chapter is also a
Ten-Star Chapter, one of only 75 globally.
Thirty years ago, a number of familiar Fort Worth fundraisers belonged to the Southwest Society of Fundraisers (SSF). Carolyn Martchenke CFRE and Robert Cargill
CFRE joined forces with the late Bill McDanel, Glenn Wilkins, and
others, to establish the first AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter on June 30,
Beginning in 1960, the national organization that is our
parent association was known as the National Society of Fund Raising
Executives (NSFRE). In 2001, it officially became AFP and for five
decades, AFP has worked to advance ethical and effective fundraising and
support charities that provide critical services to their communities.
that time, philanthropy has made extraordinary contributions to the
world and played a key role in improving the lives of people in every
The first CFRE’s were conferred in 1981, making
a huge difference in how the organization was viewed by both its
members and the entire philanthropic community.
MISSION, VISION, CORE PURPOSE and CORE VALUES The Fort Worth Metro Chapter of AFP is a mission-driven organization. Its Mission, Vision, Core Purpose, and Core Values define the organization and direct its activities. These statements inform the strategic plan and act as a touchstone for all aspects of our Chapter.
Mission: The Mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Fort Worth Metro Chapter mirrors that of our parent and international organization, the core of which is to “Advance philanthropy through education, training and advocacy.”
Vision: To help everyone in our community realize they can become philanthropists at levels significant to them.
Core Purpose: Our purpose is to advance philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising.
Positions fundraising as a respected and honorable profession, and fundraisers as valued and honorable professionals.
Provides an array of accessible and credit-approved educational opportunities that meet the need of fundraising professionals at every level of experience.
Develops and promotes strong networking opportunities, fostering care and congeniality among our members.
Promotes professional credentialing.
Service Responsiveness: Understanding that our focus is on service to our members and that it is provided in a timely and thoughtful manner, open to new ideas, and striving to exceed expectations.
Philanthropy: Believing that ethical and effective fundraising are the cornerstones of philanthropy and that philanthropy changes the world.
Inclusiveness: Embracing diversity in the fundraising community, with a commitment to understanding and addressing the shared and unique needs of all chapter members.
Excellence: Providing our fundraising community with the highest quality of knowledge, research, advocacy, career support, news and information, strategic alliances, and related tools and insights to foster success.
Integrity and Credibility: Conducting business according to the highest ethical principles and serving as trustworthy stewards of our resources.
Collaboration: Recognizing that we can accomplish our purpose only with the strong support and partnership of other individuals, AFP chapters and other groups who share our vision.