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Welcome to AFP Oklahoma!  

The AFP Oklahoma Chapter advances and promotes philanthropy by empowering people and organizations to practice ethical and effective professional fundraising. 

We do this through:

  • Education & Training                                                                                Join AFP today!
  • Promoting Credentialing
  • Providing Resources
  • Networking 
  • Mentoring 
  • Advocacy
  • Recognition

We are a very successful and effective mid-size chapter in existence since 1980, serving the Oklahoma City metro area and Oklahoma County. The chapter is known for quality monthly educational luncheons and for providing top-notch conferences, including our annual National Philanthropy Day event. Membership has steadily grown since our Chapter's inception and currently stands at approximately 140 members. For more information, contact Garrett Hondronastas at 528-3663.

We have monthly chapter meetings featuring speakers and topics that are relevant to you as a fundraiser. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month, 11:30am - 1:00pm (meetings are not held in July and the month of our National Philanthropy Day conference).

 

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Aug 8 - Executive Director
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the organization according to its mission and strategic vision as set by the Board of Directors. Leading a staff of 15 full time, part-time and contract employees, the Executive Director must be an entrepreneurial individual who will be responsible for ensuring sustainability and organizational growth through fundraising; spearheading organizational strategy; providing oversight of artistic programs; increasing strong partnerships in the community; and being the overall “face” of the organization to both the general public and the orchestras’ families, with respect to fundraising and matters not involving our artistic programs. We are seeking an individual with a minimum of 5 or more years of progressive management experience in the non-profit sector with a proven track record of successful fundraising in the areas of grant writing, individual donor development and corporate sponsorships. While a passion for the arts and our mission is a must, an applicant need not have a musical background to apply since we have an Artistic Director and Program Administrator who are responsible for the implementation of our artistic programs. We are looking for a candidate with the experience, drive and presence to raise our profile in the communities we serve and increase the effectiveness of our fundraising efforts. ... more >
Aug 3 - Executive Director, Bridges of Norman
Job Function: To provide visionary leadership, fund-raising, and oversight of staff, students and programs and ensure the ongoing success of Bridges, its mission, and services. ... more >
Aug 2 - Calm Waters Program Director
Education Requirements: Masters or doctorate in psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work or related field. Licensing Requirements: Current clinical license in good standing – PhD, EdD, LPC, LMFT, MSW, LCSW – LCSW preferred. Experience Required: Strong clinical understanding of therapy specific to children’s emotional issues to include grief experience. Management experience in program planning preferred. ... more >
Aug 23 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 22, 2016): From Passion to Professionalism, Cardinal Rules and Deadly Sins, More!
(Aug. 22, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
Aug 23 - Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement
(August 23, 2916) Corporations, like individual donors, require cultivation and stewardship in order to have the most rewarding relationship. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of corporate citizenship and philanthropy at Blackbaud, about what corporations are looking for in offering nonprofits support, the subject of her upcoming webinar, Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement, on August 31. ... more >
Aug 22 - Avoid These Major Missteps When Asking for Major Gifts (Part I)
(August 22, 2016) One of the biggest mistakes development directors make when trying to raise major gifts is not asking. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, discusses this and other shortcomings that fundraisers commonly make in this article. If you want to do more than avoid mistakes and become a major gifts master, check out her new online course. ... more >
Aug 18 - Philanthropy in Action!
Have a photo of philanthropy in action you want to share? Email paffairs@afpnet.org with your pic, a caption, and a short description of your organization. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 17, 2016): How Is Nonprofit Overhead Still a Thing, How Does It Feel NOT To Give, More!
(Aug. 17, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >