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The Association of Fundraising Professionals New Mexico Chapter is the leading organization for fundraisers and nonprofit professionals. We currently represent over 125 members from the leading nonprofit charities, foundations, and consultants across the state. Whether you’re already a member, looking to join, or just learning more about us, we’re glad you’re here! Please take a look at our many offerings.

Our Mission:
The AFP New Mexico Chapter, an association of professionals, advances philanthropy by empowering people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising. The core activities through which the chapter fulfills this mission include education and training, promoting credentialing, providing resources, networking, forging alliances, mentoring, advocacy and recognition.

There are many levels of membership in AFP-NM, including one to fit you. If you work at a small organization, membership is only $150.00 per year, while young professionals under thirty can join for just $75.00. Learn more about AFP membership categories here.  Are you interested in joining AFP-NM but need financial assistance? Visit our Chapter Member Scholarship page.

Upcoming Events:

December 14 Monthly Meeting: "Applying the 80:20 Rule to Fundraising, Career & Life" - Christie Baskett, CFRE, AFP-NM's Outstanding Fundraising Professional

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Nov 15 - Advancement Associate
Heading Home, an agency working to make Homelessness rare, short-lived and non-recurring seeks an energetic, detail-oriented team-player to manage fundraising data-entry, donor records, special events registration data, calendars and donor correspondence in support of an experienced and focused Advancement Team raising annual, major, event and planned gifts. Applicants should have writing, excel and Etapestry or related data-base experience, and be able to focus time on detailed donor data entry, donor correspondence, report-design/generation and donor event-management with care and enthusiasm. Please submit a cover letter demonstrating letter-writing ability and a resume to to arrive no later than noon on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 and with “Advancement Associate Position Application” in the memo field of the email ... more >
Nov 14 - Government Grants Writer
St. Martin's Hope Works seeks an experienced professional to join its team as a government grants writer. The individual selected will identify and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities and campaigns as well as conduct the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to government entities. ... more >
Oct 25 - Associate Director of Advancement, Albuquerque Academy
Position oversees the parent annual fund giving program and the comprehensive donor relations program, including prospect and donor cultivation and stewardship events and projects. ... more >
Oct 23 - Associate Director of Development & Communications
Explora seeks an Associate Director of Development and Communications for a wide variety of duties related to fundraising, donor relations, membership, and internal/external communications. This Associate Director will supervise a team of staff responsible for effort in these areas, working closely with the supervising director to develop strategies and techniques and with other departments to ensure proper coordination with varying clients and needs. The Associate Director will share responsibility for meeting the organization’s annual fundraising and membership goals and will coordinate and facilitate fundraising programs from inception to participant appreciation; lead special event planning and execution; network and create relationships with members, donors, and prospective donors; oversee scheduling and submission of grants; identify new grant opportunities for the organization and determine their priority; conduct meetings with donors; oversee publications and advertising; and more. The Associate Director will work closely with Explora’s senior leadership team, Board of Directors, and other development staff to carry out a broad-based fundraising plan targeting individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies to support Explora’s annual goals. ... more >
Nov 16 - AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Nov 15 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week (November 15, 2017): Discovering What Donors Want, Challenges of Donor Clubs, Ethics and Donor Retention & More!
(Nov. 15, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Nov 14 - Blackbaud Institute Reveals Key Factors Dramatically Transforming the Donor Marketplace
(Nov. 15, 2017) Fewer donors are giving to fewer organizations, and new in-depth analysis from the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact examines the drivers behind this shift. ... more >
Nov 13 - AFP Calls on Senate to Approve Non-Itemizer Deduction to Prevent Drop in Charitable Giving
(Nov. 13, 2017) With the current Senate tax reform bill estimated to decrease giving significantly, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of charitable fundraisers in the world, urges all Senators to support an amendment to create a non-itemizer charitable deduction. ... more >
December 9, 2017 - AFP-NM Full Board Meeting
December 14, 2017 - AFP-NM Monthly Meeting
February 16, 2019 - February 16, 2018 - Funders Forum