Since 1960, AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion.
AFP’s nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually,
equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world.

Welcome to the Association of Fundraising Professionals

East Central Illinois Chapter

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Career Central
Looking for career opportunities in higher education, social services, healthcare or other sectors of the nonprofit economy? Look no further than our Careers Page featuring positions at the University of Illinois, Salt & Light, or the Academy on Capitalism. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a plethora of opportunities in higher education advancement as they gear up for their next capital campaign. See job postings

About Our Chapter – AFPECI
The Association of Fundraising Professionals, East Central Illinois Chapter is a regional chapter serving the Champaign-Urbana, Danville, Mattoon, Charleston, Effingham, and Decatur communities in East Central Illinois. We host monthly educational networking events on a variety of topics related to fundraising and advancement. Our board of directors is a dedicated group of fundraising professionals from a cross-section of the local non-profit community. Read more

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We invite you to join us at our monthly educational networking eventsRegister on Eventbright on a variety of topics including annual fund, major gifts, planned giving, the role of social media, and many other topics related to fundraising and advancement. AFP advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising. The core activities through which AFP fulfills this mission include education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing and advocacy and more.

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