How to Think About and Talk About Polarizing Issues

Barbara Grant will lead a discussion about the challenges we face as nonprofit leaders and development professionals. When the stakes are high, it can be hard to navigate difference productively. Whether you are working with colleagues internal to your organization or constituents externally, this high-energy, interactive session, will introduce you to tools that help put polarizing issues on the table in a productive way and support forward movement.

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Generosity Treasure Hunt

Tired of bad news? Hungry for news about generous Washingtonians making life better here at home and around planet earth? This year, we want a nominations pool for National Philanthropy Day that crushes myths about philanthropy – MEANING – we want stories of philanthropy from *every corner of our community*. HELP US FIND THOSE STORIES!


2018 Forum On Strategic Fundraising

June 7 - 8, 2018
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

Join us for the Pacific Northwest’s most intensive and comprehensive training event for nonprofit fundraisers. Whether you're new to fundraising or an experienced major gift officer, a board member or chief development officer, a communications manager or executive director – you will grow your fundraising acumen at our Forum on Strategic Fundraising!  

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Early bird registration ends April 16th!


2018-2020 Strategic Plan

Last year, the Advancement Northwest Board adopted a new strategic plan, with the goal of increasing generosity across Washington State. We intend to do this by supporting you – the philanthropic community in Washington – through career-advancing programs; building a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable board and membership; and by ensuring we have smart structures in place to run your chapter. 

Plans must be informed by those in action. Your feedback, observations, and questions will inform and enrich our plan. With your leadership, we will continue to evolve and adjust to ensure membership to AFP Advancement Northwest gives you the return on your investment you deserve. 


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