AFP Western Pennsylvania

AFP WPA is the key resource for fundraising and nonprofit professionals in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Membership provides access to educational programs, networking opportunities and access to all of the benefits and services of AFP International. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming program!



Lynne Wester – The Donor Relations Guru

Keynote Speaker

Lynne is widely known for her Donor Relations Guru blog and website ( and has quickly become the leading resource for creating donor-focused fundraising strategies. She has been featured in The Washington Post, CURRENTS magazine, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and other industry publications. Lynne has presented at the AFP international Conference and other regional, national and international conferences.  

Complete Schedule & Session Descriptions

7:30- 8:30   Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:30   Lynne Wester, Keynote Speaker
9:50 - 10:50   Session 1
11:10- 12:10       Session 2
12:15   Lunch & Networking Tables
1:30 - 2:30   Session 3
2:50 - 3:50   Session 4







Pittsburgh Pirate Game



Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:05pm - 10:30pm


Join your fellow fundraisers and their families for a night at PNC Park
as the Pirates take on the Cardinals.
AFP WPA President, Jill Simmons
will be singing the National Anthem!
Deadline to order is May 1st



Coffee Connections--Frethics: Fund Raising Ethics

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Event Location:  ACHIEVA

Frethics: Fund Raising Ethics

  • Discuss current ethics in fundraising
  • Review ethics tools available to fundraisers
  • Hear and share tips and advice on ethics

About the Presenter...

Dave Tinker, CFRE FAFP, is Vice President of Advancement at ACHIEVA and an adjunct professor of informatics at Muskingum University’s Master of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology program. An AFP Master Trainer, he received the Outstanding Fund Raising Executive Award from the AFP Western PA chapter in 2013.  In October 2016 he was honored by AFP International as one of six in the inaugural class of Distinguished Fellows of AFP.  Dave has had numerous articles published in professional journals, presented all over North America, and has written curriculum for The Fund Raising School® at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

There is no cost to attend for AFP members and a $10 fee for non-members.



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