Volunteers make the difference! Get involved, meet your fellow professionals, help the chapter and have fun by joining an AFP Tampa Bay Chapter committee. Checkmark the committee(s) you’re interested in below - we need and welcome your participation!

Did you know that volunteering for a Committee fulfills one of the requirements to apply for a Tampa Bay Chapter Scholarship!

I.D.E.A. Committee:

AFP is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) in the fundraising profession, the philanthropic sector and throughout all of society. AFP is involved in numerous projects and partnerships related to IDEA.

The I.D.E.A. Committee is charged with educating its chapter members on IDEA issues, ensuring the chapter operates keeping these principles in the forefront throughout all its activities and leads the execution of the IDEA Champion tracker to obtain the designation annually.


Programming & Education Committee:

Plans and implements monthly educational programs, including selection of topics and recruitment of speakers according to the needs/wants of the membership.Provides needed information for sessions to obtain CFRE credit.


Scholarship Committee:

The Scholarship Committee is responsible for promoting and awarding scholarships that benefit AFP’s professional members. As a result of these efforts, more members or prospective members should be interested and engaged in AFP’s mission and programs.


National Philanthropy Day:

Plans and executes activities for Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week held each November.


Communications Committee:

Develops communication strategy and implements internal and external activities for the chapter, including public relations and electronic messages.


Ethics Committee:

Promotes responsible and ethical behavior by its AFP members, volunteer professionals and the philanthropic community. The Ethics committee is responsible for collaborating with the Program Committee every October to host an educational program focused on Ethics, required by AFP Global to be eligible for the Chapter Ten Star/Ten Star Gold Award. Please let us know if you have a specific topic or question that you think AFP members should learn more about!


Be The Cause Committee:

The AFP Foundation’s mission and purpose is to generate additional resources for strategic initiatives critical to advancing ethical and effective fundraising. The “Be The Cause” Campaign is the AFP Foundation’s largest annual campaign.

Our Tampa Bay Chapter “Be The Cause” campaign gives our members an opportunity to do what we ask others to do every day in our professional roles as fundraisers – to make a charitable gift to support a very important cause. A gift to the “Be The Cause” benefits our professional fundraising community by funding chapter development and scholarships that provide for the professional growth of our membership.


Membership Committee:

The Membership Committee is in charge of increasing the Tampa Bay chapter's membership through retention and recruitment. The committee carries out the membership recruiting and retention plan, works in conjunction with the diversity committee and programming committee to encourage member participation, and promotes diversity. In order to promote membership and member involvement at the local and national levels, the Committee communicates with current and potential members and organizes events. These activities include new member orientation, AFP Socials, and networking opportunities, among others.


Government Relations:

Government Relations works to protect the interests of donors, fundraisers and charities related to laws and regulations about giving, volunteering and nonprofit operations in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. The committee educates AFP Tampa Bay members on relevant legislation or changes that may impact the nonprofit sector. Coordinates with AFP Global to partake in annual lobby week.


AFP Tampa Bay Conference:

Plans and hosts AFP Tampa Bay’s annual One Day Conference (historically in September)


New in the Profession:

Builds resources to support young professionals and those new to the fundraising sector. Our primary responsibility is leading the chapter's annual mentorship program.


Planned Giving Symposium Committee:

Plans and hosts the annual Planned Giving Symposium in partnership with our colleagues at the Charitable Gift Planners of Tampa Bay organization

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