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Association of Fundraising Professionals: Southern Arizona Chapter


The Association of Fundraising Professionals Southern Arizona Chapter is the leading organization for fundraisers and nonprofit professionals. We currently represent over 165 members from the leading nonprofit charities, foundations, and consultants from Southern Arizona. Whether you’re already a member, looking to join, or just learning more about us, we’re glad you’re here! Please take a look at our many offerings.

Mission:  To advance philanthropy in southern Arizona through the practice of effective and ethical professional fundraising. The core activities of the Southern Arizona chapter are education and training, promoting credentialing, providing resources, networking, mentoring, advocacy and recognition.


—   Philanthropy: We believe that ethical and effective fundraising is the cornerstone of responsible philanthropy and that philanthropy improves the world and our community.

—   Education & Knowledge: We promote the body of knowledge, best practices and proven principles of ethical fundraising to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit professionals in our community.

—   Community Betterment: We believe that by elevating ethical philanthropy, we improve the quality of life in our community.

—   Credibility & Integrity: We conduct business to the highest ethical principles, serve as trustworthy stewards of our resources, and promote professionalism.

—   Mutual Support: We strive to work together as colleagues, appreciating the diversity of our members and the organizations they represent, and to support each others’ professional growth and development

There are many levels of membership in AFP SOAZ, including one to fit you. If you work at a small organization, membership is only $175.00 per year, while young professionals under thirty can join for just $95.00. Learn more about AFP membership categories here. Are you interested in joining AFP SOAZ but need financial assistance? Visit our Chapter Member Scholarship page.

Thank You to Our February Meeting Sponsor

Thank You to Our February Meeting Sponsor

Monthly Meeting

Special Seminar! The Power of Transformational Leadership

An Interview With a Philanthropist

February 9, 2018 7:30 am to 9:00 am

Michael Kasser is one of the most generous philanthropists in Tucson. Have you wondered how he came to be so involved in the nonprofit sector here, and what it takes to keep a person like him engaged? In this interview format, Pauline Hechler, CFRE, will talk with Mr. Kasser about his philanthropy, what he looks […]

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