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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 Lana Ivy at 405.271.7803.

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, 11:45am - 1:00pm (meetings are not held in July and the month of our National Philanthropy Day conference).

 

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Nov 24 - Director of Development
Director of Development Immediate Supervisor: President & CEO Purpose of Position: Plans, directs, and coordinates all development activities, major fundraising activities and special projects, by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates. Job Description: Identify, cultivate, and build relationships with potential donors and develop, implement and oversee such prospects from the initial point of contact through completion of a gift. Responsible for designing and implementing the annual development plan to ensure OK Humane reaches annual fundraising goals. As member of leadership team for organization, participates in setting strategies and goals for organizational performance. Duties & Responsibilities: In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to: • Create annual development plan, in coordination with the President & CEO • Plan and implement Annual Giving Campaign • Coordinate all direct mail appeals • Assist in solicitation and cultivation of donors • Assist in Capital Campaign • Develop plan for donor relations • Coordinate annual donor appreciation • Oversee management and planning for special events in coordination with Director of Marketing & Communications • Oversee maintenance of donor database • Maintain a working knowledge of donor software • Utilize database as a tool for fundraising • Train staff when necessary • Prepare correspondence for donors, i.e. thank you letters, update letters • Make public presentations, as requested by the Executive Director • Communicate with Board and Executive Committee regarding meetings • Attend all Board meetings • Write grant proposals and research opportunities for new grants. • Keep Grant Calendar for deadline information. • Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission. • Represent the Central Oklahoma Humane Soci ... more >
Nov 24 - Director of Marketing & Communications
Director of Marketing & Communications Immediate Supervisor: President & CEO Purpose of Position: Creates awareness, brand identity, community engagement and fundraising for the organization through marketing, communications, social media and events. As member of leadership team for organization, participates in setting strategies and goals for organizational performance. Responsible for development and oversight of all marketing aspects of the organization including; marketing and communications plans/strategies designed to increase awareness, community engagement, media placement, creative development, social media/online presence and special events. Manages one marketing associate and works collaboratively with other members across the organization to support all business units. Duties & Responsibilities: In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to: • Create annual marketing, communications and events plans, in coordination with the President & CEO. • Oversee management and planning for special events. • Oversee development of key collateral pieces including brochures, signage and flyers. • Oversee development of advertising for print online and broadcast media. • Actively seek out media opportunities. • Write and distribute press releases. • Develop social media strategy and oversee execution. • Create sales presentations to solicit media and corporate partnerships. • Oversee market research. • Develop website strategy; oversee and update OK Humane’s website. • Make public presentations, as requested by the President & CEO. • Train staff when necessary. • Coordinate Marketing/Outreach Efforts. • Provide leadership for the Paw pack Board of Directors. • Oversee Humane Education outreach. • Communicate with Board and Executive Committee as needed. • Attend all Board meetings. • Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancemen ... more >
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