“The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.”

Benjamin Franklin


There is no better way to…

Advance your career.
Learn new fundraising practices.
Give back to the development profession.
Share your skills.
Meet some cool people and have fun!

…than by volunteering on AFP-GPC Committees!

Committees are always accepting new members.
To get involved right away, complete the Committee Interest Form.

Volunteer with AFP-GPC: Get Involved! Get Experience! Get Connected!

There’s no better way to give back to the chapter or the not-for-profit profession than by volunteering for one of our committees. Joining a committee is a great opportunity to expand your network and share your skills to advance the fundraising profession as well as learn new practices from your colleagues. For those members with an interest in a particular sector of the philanthropic community, the chapter offers the opportunity to participate in one of our special interest group networks.

Committees are always accepting new members. To get involved right away and ensure maximum participation as a committee member, please complete and submit your Committee Interest Form. Join your chapter colleagues who have chosen to advance their networks and careers while enhancing member programs and services. Make an investment in your profession and yourself.

We invite you to share your time and talents and hope you will also benefit by increasing your networking among a range of skilled fund-raising professionals, developing new skills, working on committees, having fun, and supporting your local AFP chapter.

Please consider volunteering in one of the following areas:

Government Relations Committee 

The Government Relations and Legislative Affairs Committee is responsible for coordinating and advancing the Chapter’s federal and local public policy priorities adopted by the AFP-GPC Board of Directors and AFP Global.  The committee helps to educate the public about the fundraising profession and the importance of philanthropy and protects the interests of donors, fundraisers and charities related to laws and regulations about giving, volunteering, and nonprofit operations.  The committee engages elected and government officials and actively monitors the issues and legislative changes at all levels of government that could both potentially impact membership and develop strategies and plans to advocate on behalf of membership.To learn more about this committee email Jason Arbacheski.

IDEA Committee

Develops recommendations for programs that ensure diversity in AFP' GPCs membership and leadership; develops resources for individuals in the sector that increase diversity, equity, and inclusion; develops resources for chapters to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. To learn more about this committee, email the chair, Simone Jeffers

Leading Philanthropy Committee

Organizes the annual, day-long educational event for all levels of fundraising professionals.  To learn more about this committee email either of the two Co-Chairs, Josie Burri or Natalie Busillo.

Marketing & Communications Committee

Informs members of activities occurring within the chapter, as well as Fundraising News in the Greater Philadelphia Region. To learn more about this committee email the Chair, Rachel McLaughlin and Dan Getman

Membership Committee

Works to increase chapter membership by developing strategies to recruit new members and retain current members. Also develops new members benefits. To learn more about this committee email the Co-Chairs, Dean Farrar or Ashley Myers

Mentoring Committee

Matches mentors with early career fundraisers in year-long-relationships to help fundraising professionals strengthen their skills and networking capabilities. To learn more about this committee, email the chair Dean Farrar or call (215) 805-1592

NPD Awards Committee

Reviews nominations for National Philanthropy Day Awards and recommends slate for AFP-GPC Board review. To learn more about this committee, email Jason Arbacheski or Rob Weinstein

National Philanthropy Day Committee

Organizes annual luncheon in celebration of National Philanthropy Day and recognizes philanthropists within the Greater Philadelphia region. To learn more about this committee email either of the two Co-Chairs, Melanie Richter or Micheal Ticzon.

New Member “Buddy” Committee

Matches new members and veteran members in a relaxed atmosphere to develop beneficial one-on-one relationships between members and deepen the relationships of new members with AFP. To learn more about this committee, email the chair, Don Neimetz

Program Committee

Develops workshops, one and half day seminars and breakfast networking events to provide professional development and training opportunities to AFP members and non-members. To learn more about this committee email the Co-Chairs, Liz Hefner, or  Colleen Becht Foltz.

Sponsorship Committee

Works to increase annual chapter and event-specific (Leading PhilanthropyNational Philanthropy Day, etc.) support by developing strategies to attract new sponsors and retain current sponsors. Also develops sponsorship benefits and publishes the annual chapter Resource Directory. To learn more about this committee email the Co-Chairs, Kelly Grattan or Kevin Quinn.