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.


Learn more about Advancement Northwest.


Now accepting scholarship applications!


The goal of our scholarship program is to build 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 under-represented in the fundraising profession. 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 your peers'. 

Scholarship recipients get lots of great benefits, including: 

  • A one-year introductory membership to AFP Advancement Northwest
  • Admission to several programs for early- to mid-career scholarship tracks throughout the year
  • The opportunity to be paired with a fundraiser mentor for one year

Visit the scholarship page for more details and to apply. 

Applications due February 29, 2016!


Save the date: 1st Annual Forum on Strategic Fundraising

June 16-17, 2016
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

Mark your calendars for our 1st Annual Forum on Strategic Fundraising! This will be our only major professional development event of the year will blend the most in-depth and intensive events in our history into two days of active learning, deep discussions and inspired networking. Save the date for this regional event, revitalize your commitment to your profession and enrich your personal career fulfillment by coming together with fellow fundraisers who share your passion for the world of philanthropy. Learn more in early 2016 about the discounted rates that will be available to Advancement Northwest members.


Join us in welcoming our 2016 leaders


AFP Advancement Northwest members have voted in a fantastic group of officers, vice presidents and board members who will lead us in 2016. Learn more.


Thanks for an amazing National Philanthropy Day

It was wonderful to see so many treasured friends and colleagues for our 2015 National Philanthropy Day luncheon. What an inspiring celebration of outstanding philanthropists and our shared commitment to ensuring that nonprofits throughout our region have the support they need to thrive. Thank you to everyone who joined us to honor these passionate philanthropic leaders:

  • Harley Marine Services - Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation for its strong corporate giving culture and philanthropy to children’s, health and human service organizations.
  • Joanne Bamford, Cal Bamford and Holly B. Hunt - Outstanding Philanthropic Family. The couple and their daughter support Tacoma through their contributions to education, human services and the arts.
  • Seattle Works - Outstanding Philanthropic Organization for its 25 years of exemplary work in fostering volunteerism and in mobilizing leaders for nonprofit boards and public commissions.
  • Sanitary Service Company (SSC) - Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business for its longtime support of Western Washington University and more than 100 other Whatcom County community organizations.
  • Jerry and Charlene Lee - Outstanding Philanthropists. The chairman of MulvannyG2 Architecture and his wife are shining examples of giving one’s “time, talent and treasure” to support our community.
  • Ryan Shannon - Outstanding Young Philanthropist for his fundraising and community-building efforts to support the homeless, feed the hungry and work to end world poverty.