Celebrate 2017 National Philanthropy Day
with us and register today!

National Philanthropy Day brings together the donors who support the causes that our local and global communities hold dear, the fundraisers who connect donors' passions to nonprofit missions and each of us who believes in the power of philanthropy to make the world a better place.




Ana Mari Cauce 
President, University
of Washington


Please join us as we celebrate the following awardees:

Volunteer for National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day is planned by a volunteer committee of non-profit and business professionals. We are looking for volunteers for this year's event. If you would like to find out how you can get more involved in the planning or day-of logistics, please contact the Advancement Northwest Office.

Stand for Your Mission: Fundraising and Advocacy for Maximum Mission Impact

You're invited to join us for a new program, an inspirational warm-up to our National Philanthropy Day luncheon. Please join us for Stand for Your Mission: Fundraising and Advocacy for Maximum Mission Impact on Thursday, Nov. 2 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity to learn and share ideas with thoughtful change-makers. Learn more about this special event and register today!

Apply today for a 2018 Scholarship - application deadline is October 31

The goal of AFP Advancement Northwest's scholarship program is a thriving community of leaders who fundraise. We award scholarships each year, focusing on diversity in any form and giving preference to applicants from populations that are underrepresented in the profession - including people of color, people with disabilities and fundraisers for small shops and rural organizations. 

No matter where you are in your fundraising career, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship if you're eager for the opportunity to engage in the sector and work with colleagues to foster your own leadership ability as well as your peers'. We're looking to create two scholarship cohorts: one for early-career fundraisers (with 0-2 years in the field) and one for mid-career fundraisers (with 2+ years in the field. 

Learn more about the scholarship program and apply today!

Diverse Communities Scholarship program offered by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is now accepting applications for the Diverse Communities Scholarship program for members of diverse communities to attend the AFP International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans, LA, on April 15-17, 2018. Deadline for application submissions is October 31, 2017. Selected candidates will be notified by email by December 1, 2017. 

This fund is broken out into three categories: 

  • African American
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (GLBT)
  • General Diversity Fund

AFP is pleased to offer $1,500 scholarships ($799 conference registration fee + some travel expenses) for each of the currently identified AFP diverse communities. For more information and instructions on how to apply, check out the Diversity section of the AFP International website.


Building leaders who fundraise 
and inspiring fundraisers who lead 

As one of the largest AFP chapters in the world, Advancement Northwest is transforming the relationship between donors and fundraisers, building a more vital culture of philanthropy and stronger communities for us all. We believe the fundraising profession must rise to meet the highest standards of innovation and find creative solutions to help philanthropists make an even bigger impact in advancing the ever-growing needs that nonprofit organizations serve.