Upcoming Events

    • March 16, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • ZOOM
    • 80

    Managing our Virtual Work

    presented by Norman LeClair, Chief Stewardship Officer with Corban OneSource

    HOT TOPICS for NOW and as the world continues to CHANGE!

    • On-boarding virtually
    • Transition from in-person to virtual and vice versa as things shift to in-person again
    • Dealing with emotions, communicating and isolation
    • Managing different levels of anxiety during this time (this goes for managers and to those being managed)
    • Reinventing job descriptions as the world around continues to change and our needs change for the organization

    SUBMIT your HOT TOPICS and questions  BEFORE the meeting - email Chandra@afptampabay.org


    Tuesday, March 16, 2021

    11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


    AFP MEMBERS - $10.00

    AFP Tampa Bay MEMBERS (Covid Hardship) - Free

    GUESTS - $15.00


    APPLIED for 1 hour CFRE Credit

    • March 23, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    New in the Profession Roundtable

    The New in the Profession Committee invites you to join us for a virtual roundtable discussion to share the topics you’d like AFP Tampa Bay to provide training and support for in 2021! RSVP  to receive the Zoom info.
    Questions about the New in the Profession Committee? Contact, Amanda Jacobson, New in the Profession Chair at ajacobson@uwsuncoast.org.
    • April 06, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)

    AFP Tampa Bay Membership Committee Meeting

    Contact Membership Chair Meagan Heller for more information.

    Email Meagan

    • April 20, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    • 99

    Listening To and Talking With Donors: Applying Research to Reality

    presented by Michael Buckley, CFRE, The Killoe Group

    Leaders within non-profit organizations spend a great deal of time and energy ensuring that their organization’s mission and vision are communicated widely and  accurately.  While that approach is effective to build trust within your community, a more personalized approach must be taken when building individual donor relationship.

    Instead of communicating to donors and prospects, we must listen and communicate with them to be most effective and to ultimately reach out goal.

    This session will highlight what is known about effective communication skills and discuss how to apply that information to cultivation, solicitation and stewardship within the donor pipeline.

    In this session, participants will...

    • Review qualified research about effective listening skills that builds trust with donors;
    • Examine common misconceptions about effective communication skills, both in general and in relation to donors; Discuss strategic questions to pose to donors that will result in stronger relationships;
    • Discover how to read emotions and reactions and how to handle rejection;
    • Learn how to use effective storytelling to communicate the organization’s mission and vision;
    • Develop appropriate strategies for prospect pool management for gift officers, board members and organizational leadership.


    Tuesday, April 20, 2021

    11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


    AFP MEMBERS - $10.00

    AFP Tampa Bay MEMBERS (Covid Hardship) - Free

    GUESTS - $15.00


    APPLIED for 1 hour CFRE Credit



    Mike Buckley is a non-profit consultant, coach, and speaker working with small and medium-sized organizations to achieve sustained results. As a career fundraiser with nearly 20 years in the industry, Mike's extensive experience includes annual campaign audits and management, capital campaign leadership, interim and ad-hoc program leadership, and providing inspirational counsel to his clients. Mike is an impactful and sought-after speaker on topics including actionable fundraising data, donor personas, and strategic planning.

    • May 18, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    • 100

    How to Fundraise in a Crisis & Delight Donors in Virtual World

    presented by Rachel Muir, CFRE

    Fundraising takes a truckload of guts on a good day. So how do you fundraise in a time of overwhelming anxiety, stress, and uncertainty? This workshop is dedicated to helping you bravely navigate turbulent times with rock-solid inspiration to help you confidently fundraise.  Our special guest Rachel Muir, CFRE is sharing a bounty of free and affordable tools and ideas to delight your donors, stand out, get virtually face-to-face, and know if your message is getting through.  You’ll also get bonus free and expensive tools to help you rock your subject lines, deliver uber-thoughtful stewardship without ever licking a stamp, and achieve mobile open rates as high as 98%!  This session is loaded with winning strategies so you can dramatically deepen donor relationships and unleash giving at new levels.   You’ll walk away with a confidence boost to fundraise with a renewed sense of pride, passion and purpose and be well on your way to becoming your donor’s favorite charity!  


    Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


    AFP MEMBERS - $10.00

    AFP Tampa Bay MEMBERS (Covid Hardship) - Free

    GUESTS - $15.00


    APPLIED for 1 hour CFRE Credit



    When she was just 26 years old, Rachel Muir founded Girlstart, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls in math, science, engineering and technology. She was told as a child that girls are not good at math and science. One day, a major light bulb went off over her head and she decided to do something. She jumped in and started Girlstart in the living room of her apartment with $500 and a credit card.  Several years later she had raised over 10 million dollars and was featured on Oprah, CNN, and the Today show.  She veered away from the typical ED or CEO titles, and her business cards said, Rachel Muir, Girlstart, Fearless Leader.

    A winner of Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life award, Rachel is a three time finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, was named “Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and one of Fast Company Magazines “Fast 50″ Champions of Innovation. 

    When Rachel finally came up for breath, she took a second look at a guy named Mark she grew up with and after knowing each other for only 33 years, they married. They have 13 year old boy/girl twins.

    Rachel has been featured in CosmoGIRL!, Texas Monthly, Glamour, and The Dallas Morning News, and most recently Fundraising Success Magazine.  Her career includes leading an online fundraising consulting practice for a major software company and managing major gift portfolios for some of the country’s largest and most successful nonprofits.  Rachel is a sought after fundraising speaker and keynote.  In addition she leads retreats and custom trainings to transform people into confident, successful fundraisers.  

    She has served on numerous boards and has the T-shirts to prove it.

    Rachel would one day like to have Michelle Obama’s arms, Kristin Wiig’s sense of humor and the nerve to say some of the absolutely astounding remarks that come out of Amy Shumer’s mouth.

    Email Rachel at rachel@rachelmuir.com or schedule a free 15 minute consultation with her here

    Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachelmuir

    • June 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 08, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Orlando, Florida

    Planet Philanthropy Registration is Open

    Planet Philanthropy is the premier fundraising conference for Florida!

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Florida Caucus invites you to the annual Planet Philanthropy Conference, in person, to be held in Orlando, Florida, June 6-8, 2021 at the Caribe Royale. We are expecting more than 250 fundraising professionals, non-profit leaders and board members to attend to learn through our thought- provoking plenary sessions, skill-building workshops, networking opportunities and industry exhibits.

    Over 35 educational opportunities will be organized into workshop sessions on June 7 and 8 and divided among the following tracks:

    Annual Giving & Direct Mail 

    Major Gifts & Prospect Development

    Marketing & Social Media

    Planned Giving & Grant Writing

    Special Events & Trends in Philanthropy

    Stewardship & Donor Relations

    We are working with the Caribe Royale to provide a conference that you can feel comfortable attending. Our conference planning committee is consulting with the hotel and event industry associations to incorporate best practices, as well the recommendations of public health experts and standards set by the federal, state and local governments to keep everyone safe and healthy.

    • Registration is now open. CLICK HERE to register now.
    • If you kept your registration active for Planet Philanthropy 2020, your registration for 2021 will carry over.
    • Group Discounts Register five people from your organization and the sixth person is FREE! Note: All team members must be registered. When registering a group, the main contact will receive an email with instructions to forward to additional attendees in order for them to complete their own registration. No other discounts apply.
    • Scholarships: No conference scholarships are available through AFP Florida Caucus. Please consult your local AFP chapter for further information about the scholarships the chapter may offer.
    • Early bird registration will close on February 26, 2021.

    Plenary Speakers Overview

    Ryan Bell, Sunday Opening Plenary Session Keynote. Emmy winning marketer with 10+ years experience in leading teams, campaigns, launches, and strategy. Recognized by Forbes, Fortune, TechCrunch, Mashable, Entrepreneur, Inc and more for his work with companies ranging from startups to NFL, BMW, Special Olympics, The White House, and NATO.

    Alice L. Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE, Founding Partner, has more than thirty years fundraising experience, not including her tenure as the “top cookie salesperson” in Girl Scouts. Alice started her fundraising career as a volunteer at Wisconsin Public Television in Madison, Wisconsin, blowing bubbles onto the set during pledge breaks for the Lawrence Welk Show, which launched a 30+ year affiliation with public broadcasting.

    Tom Ahern has a BA and MA from Brown University and a Certificate in Advertising Art from the RI School of Design. He lives with his wife, esteemed nonprofit consultant Simone Joyaux, in Rhode Island and France. He is an award-winning copywriter and journalist. His 2019 clients for direct mail, capital campaign case statements, audits and training include USA for UNHCR; Save the Children Global; Swedish Medical (hospitals, Seattle); the Connecticut Humane Society; The Marine Mammal Center (Sausalito); Sharp Healthcare (nonprofit hospitals in San Diego) and the Native Plant Trust. Other recent clients include Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, the Anchorage Museum, Lollypop Farm (animal rescue), Friends of the Mississippi River ... and dozens more, large and tiny.


    The Hotel

    Planet Philanthropy June 6-8, 2021

    Caribe Royale, Orlando, FL

    8101 World Center Dr.

    Orlando, FL 32821

    Phone: (407) 238-8000 

    Group Code: Mention PP2021

    Toll-Free Phone: 1 800 823-8300

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Cut-off date is May 15, 2021

    • June 15, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 112

     Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    Membership Meeting

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    • June 28, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 30, 2021
    • (EDT)

    So much has changed in the past year. You know what hasn't?

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and AFP ICON is still here to give you all the fundraising training, trends, and meaningful connections you need to make more impact.

    AFP ICON VIRTUAL will return June 28-30, 2021, no matter what. And we’re planning to safely hold an in-person conference because we know how valuable and powerful that experience can be.

    Get ready for three unforgettable days, together as one fundraising community.

    Visit afpicon.com for more information!

    • July 20, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 112

     Tuesday, July 20, 2021

    Membership Meeting

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    • August 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 112

     Tuesday, August 17, 2021

    Planned Giving Symposium

    • September 21, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 112

     Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    AFP Tampa Bay Conference

    • October 19, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 112

     Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    Membership Meeting

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    • December 14, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • TBD
    • 112

     Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Membership Meeting

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Past events

March 03, 2021 Financial Planning on a Non-Profit Salary - MEMBERS ONLY
February 23, 2021 AFP Tampa Bay Membership Orientation
February 16, 2021 Managing the Ask...Essential Steps When Soliciting Major Donors - February 16th
February 02, 2021 AFP Tampa Bay Membership Committee Meeting
January 19, 2021 January 19th - Jason Lewis - Half Day
December 15, 2020 Apply Design Thinking for Fundraising ~ Elevate the Donor Experience
November 18, 2020 How COVID-19 is Changing the Hiring Process - MEMBERS ONLY
November 12, 2020 TBPW Story Submissions
November 09, 2020 Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Sponsorship Opportunities
October 27, 2020 AFP Tampa Bay Membership Orientation
October 20, 2020 10/20/2020 - Everything You Wanted to Know and Were Too Afraid to Ask About Ethics-Virtual Membership Meeting
October 07, 2020 AFP Tampa Bay Conference
September 29, 2020 AFP Tampa Bay Membership Orientation
September 15, 2020 September 15th - Virtual Conversation with a Philanthropist - Lorna Taylor of Premier Eye Care
September 04, 2020 AFP New in the Profession Coffee Hour with Kecia Carroll
August 18, 2020 August 18th - 2020 Virtual Planned Giving Symposium ~ The Art and Science of Planned Giving
July 21, 2020 July 21, 2020 - Zoom - Who the Heck "CARES" & What Do We Need to Know?
June 18, 2020 Virtual Coffee Hour with AFP- New in the Profession
June 16, 2020 June 16, 2020 - Advancing in your Career
June 07, 2020 POSTPONED - 2020 Planet Philanthropy
May 19, 2020 May 19th - Zoom - Navigating Through Covid-19 - A Panel Discussion
May 07, 2020 AFP’s New in the Profession: Happy Hour
April 21, 2020 April 21st -Session 2 Video Webinar - COMMUNICATING IN A TIME OF CRISIS: SOLID ADVICE FOR NONPROFITS
March 31, 2020 March 31st -Session 1 Video Webinar - COMMUNICATING IN A TIME OF CRISIS: SOLID ADVICE FOR NONPROFITS
March 17, 2020 POSTPONED: March 17th - Jason Lewis - Special Session & Lunch
February 18, 2020 February 18, 2020 - Diverse Perspectives on Philanthropy: A Conversation on Cross-Cultural Community Impact
January 21, 2020 January 21, 2020 Meeting - Click or Skip? What Words Work Best with Donors in Planned Giving Marketing? Presented by Claudine A. Donikian
January 14, 2020 January 14, 2020 - AFP Member Value Live Webinar-Florida Caucus
December 17, 2019 December 17, 2019 J. Lloyd Horton Award
November 15, 2019 National Philanthropy Day 2019
October 15, 2019 October 15th - Family Foundations & Trusts: Navigating Opportunities and Challenges
October 03, 2019 AFP Member Social
October 03, 2019 AFP Emerging Leaders Conference
September 17, 2019 September 17, 2019 - The In’s and Out’s of Corporate Funding
August 22, 2019 August 22 & 23 - CFRE Two Day Course - Janet Ginn, CFRE
August 20, 2019 August 20, 2019 - Planned Giving 101 & 201
July 16, 2019 July 16, 2019 - Ethics and Research: Get Worried...If You're NOT Doing Research!
June 16, 2019 2019 Planet Philanthropy
June 11, 2019 June 11, 2019 - Secrets of the 2nd Gift – the Key to Donor Retention
May 21, 2019 May 21- Conversation with a Philanthropist - Frank Morsani
April 16, 2019 April 16 - How Generation Z will Impact Your Fundraising
March 12, 2019 The Planned Giving Study: New Insights from Data on Planned Gifts
February 19, 2019 February 19 - AFP CEO Mike Geiger - AFP’s Statement Regarding Sexual Harassment in the Fundraising Profession
February 19, 2019 Young Professionals Conversation with Mike Geiger, President & CEO of AFP
January 15, 2019 Karen Osborne - January Special Session & Luncheon
December 18, 2018 December 18th Major Gifts Panel
November 14, 2018 National Philanthropy Day 2018
October 16, 2018 October 16th - Female Philanthropists: Leaders and Deciders
September 20, 2018 Mix and Mingle - Florida CraftArt Gallery
September 18, 2018 Fundraising Ethics: Are You Playing a Game of Jeopardy with Your Organization's Reputation?
August 24, 2018 Planned Giving Symposium - 2018
July 17, 2018 The Art and Science of Retaining Digital Donors
June 19, 2018 The 2018 Tax Act, Were You Trumped or Blowing the Trumpets?
June 17, 2018 2018 Planet Philanthropy
May 15, 2018 Conversation with a Philanthropist: Richard Gonzmart
April 27, 2018 Pop Up Networking at our Coffee Chat
April 17, 2018 The Realizing Potential Campaign for NSU
March 20, 2018 Philanthropy in the World of Sports
February 20, 2018 Using Giving Circles to Raise Unrestrited Cash & Identify Major Donors
January 25, 2018 Pop Up Networking & Coffee Chat
January 16, 2018 Karen Osborne - January Special Session & Luncheon
December 19, 2017 Lloyd Horton Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree Celebration
December 15, 2017 ATF: Alcohol, Tobacco & Fundraising ~ Ethical Challenges of Special Events ~ Lunch & Learn
November 15, 2017 National Philanthropy Day 2017
October 17, 2017 Why Don't Board Members Do What They're Supposed to Do?
September 19, 2017 September 2017 Meeting
August 30, 2017 Pop-Up Networking at our Coffee Chat - August
August 25, 2017 Planned Giving Symposium - 2017
August 17, 2017 Young Professionals Coffee & Chat - August
July 18, 2017 Use Your Accounting Team to Increase Your Fundraising
May 31, 2017 Pop-Up Networking at our Coffee Chat
May 16, 2017 Take the Fear Out of Asking for Major Gifts
April 18, 2017 Maximizing Fundraising Event Fundamentals: A Necessary Evil
April 04, 2017 Pop-Up Networking at our Coffee Chat
March 21, 2017 The Holistic Relationship begins with YOU
February 21, 2017 Major Gifts Panel
January 17, 2017 Lynne Wester - January Special Session & Luncheon
January 11, 2017 Mix and Mingle - Cooking Demo & Lunch
December 14, 2016 Jingle Jingle Let's Mingle
December 13, 2016 Keeping Off Santa’s Naughty List: What You Need to Know About Fundraising Ethics
November 15, 2016 National Philanthropy Day 2016
October 18, 2016 October Membership Meeting
October 18, 2016 INVITATION ONLY - Developing Your Fundraising Plan
September 20, 2016 Six Steps to Influence and Impact! Developing Your Own Leader Self-Identity - Leader P.O.V.
August 31, 2016 Planned Giving Symposium - 2016
July 19, 2016 Understanding the Powerful Tools Available to the Philanthropist
June 21, 2016 How to Approach Funders
May 17, 2016 Creating Engagement
April 19, 2016 What Your Data is Doing (or Not Doing) for You
March 15, 2016 Fundraising Marketing, Communications & Social Media
March 10, 2016 Professional Development Series
February 16, 2016 Five Secrets to Building a Fabulous Fundraising Board
January 19, 2016 Lynne Wester - January Special Session & Luncheon
December 15, 2015 Member Meeting
November 12, 2015 National Philanthropy Day 2015
October 20, 2015 Philanthropy in Diverse Communities
October 16, 2015 Ethics in Fundraising Workshop
September 15, 2015 Say `Yes' to Advocacy
August 06, 2015 Planned Giving Symposium - 2015
July 21, 2015 July Member Meeting
June 16, 2015 June Member Meeting
June 10, 2015 Mix & Mingle
May 19, 2015 Ten Keys to Success in Creating Sustainable Funding
April 21, 2015 Off the Field & Giving Back
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