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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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What Every Fundraiser Can Do to Stop Falling Donor Retention Rates

Friday, March 13, 2015 | Noon – 1:30pm
Anita Purves Nature Center | 1505 N. Broadway, Urbana
Speakers: Steven Shattuck, VP of Marketing at Bloomerang

Planning for Fundraising Success: Creating a Relationship-Oriented Development Plan

Friday, April 17, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CDT)

Danville Area Community College | Bremer Conference Center, Room, 141 | 2000 E. Main St., Danville
Speakers: Terry Goode, Director of Development, Family Service of Champaign County


Top Ten Reasons to Join Video – whether you’re new to AFP or a seasoned veteran, you’ll recognize these value added benefits of membership
Action University – a new, online professional development tool for AFP members that summarizes best-selling business books in a 10-15 minute video
Member Benefits Overview – AFP Professional Membership marks you as a leader in what you do 

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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Member Benefits

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Member Discounts on Monthly Educational Programs
  • Member Discounts on Chapter Conferences
  • Member Discounts on National Philanthropy Day Events
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Chapter Scholarships
  • Chapter Newsletter
  • Chapter Mentoring Program
  • Chapter Job Bank


“I am involved with AFP for a number of reasons. Primary among them is the professional contacts and camaraderie I get from the other members. It is a valued resource for all fundraising professionals devoted to improving lives, be it through the food bank, United Way or higher education. We all share the same passion: helping others. I’m proud to be a part of AFP.”
Eric Green, University of Illinois, School of Labor and Employment Relations

“AFP is a simply the best way to regularly connect with my fundraising colleagues, make new friends and experience interesting and useful educational programs.”
Tim Montague, Montague Brands

“Being a part of AFP ECI provides me with an opportunity to learn from experienced development professionals and to share my talents to better the advancement profession in my community. In addition, the networking opportunities are endless­; I have built many genuine partnerships and friendships. I highly recommend AFP!”
Chantelle Thompson, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine

“AFPECI provides an excellent support system for fundraising professionals to advance the work of their organizations and make a difference in our community.”
Carl Catedral, Catedral Consulting

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