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!


National Philanthropy Day 2011 Logo

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Senator John Heinz History Center


You are invited to nominate individuals and organizations who make outstanding philanthropic contributions to our region. National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is a special day set aside to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy-and those people active in the philanthropic community-to the enrichment of our world. It is a day to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible.

Individuals and organizations throughout our region are encouraged to submit nominations in one of six categories: individual philanthropists, volunteers, corporations/businesses/organizations, community/family foundations, youth and professional fundraisers.



New Rules for Engaging Corporate Sponsors with Barbara Harrington


Thursday June 18, 2015

11:30 Registration

12:00-1:30 Lunch, Announcements and Program

Workshop Highlights:

  • Sponsorship Trends & Ethics – Drafting A Statement of Excellence
  • Case Studies - Driving Sales For The Sponsor & Increasing Awareness For The Nonprofit
  • Valuing Benefits and Pricing Packages Competitively
  • Event Sponsorships and Identifying Other Opportunities
Barbara Harrington, founder of Sponsorship Plus, has created and implemented ethical sponsorship programs for scores of nonprofit clients – large and small -- in markets across the country. Clients often credit her Educated Sponsorship Pitch (ESP) model as the key to aligning real-world solutions for sustainable success.




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Webinar Library

Our chapter has recently acquired webinars from AFP International as a FREE benefit for our members! They are as follows:

  • *NEW* Fundraising Basics
  • *NEW* Incorporating Stories into Your Fundraising Program
  • *NEW* Extreme Social Media Makeover: Nonprofit Edition!
  • *NEW* Getting Your Organization On-board with Fundraising Weaving a Philanthropic Culture
  • Firing Lousy Board Members
  • Development from the Donor's Perspective
  • Major Gifts for Small Shops
  • 6 Figure Fundraising
  • Building Donor Loyalty

You can borrow a webinar for your own education, your team or for fellow colleagues. We would like you to open the viewing to others in your area if possible. If you choose to do so, please let the office know so we can alert our membership. Email or call 412.694.4250 to borrow a webinar.

Chapter News

Message from the President, Helene Conway-Long

I was honored to recently accept the following awards on behalf of our members at the Presidents Council meeting at the AFP International Conference in Baltimore: Ten Star Gold Award and Friends of Diversity Designation for the second consecutive year!  Our Chapter also won the 251-400 member Chapter Grouping category for highest 2014 retention and three-year retention rate.  

Of the 238 chapters in AFP, only 43 chapters received the 2014 Ten Star Gold Award, which is given annually for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. “I want to congratulate the Western Pennsylvania Chapter, which is playing a key role in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia in promoting ethical and effective fundraising and educating the public about the importance of philanthropy and wise giving,” said Andrew Watt, FInstF, president and CEO of AFP.