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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 activites through which the chapter fulfills this mission include education and training, promoting credentialing, providing resources, networking, forging alliances, mentoring, advocacy and recogntion.

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.

News & Upcoming Events

May 31, 2015: Deadline to Make a Nomination for the 2015 National Philanthropy Day Awards

June 17, 2015: Monthly Educational Luncheon Meeting, To Keep or Discontinue Special Events . . . That is the Question

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May 15 - Development Director
Casa Esperanza is seeking a talented Development Director with strong fundraising experience, including special events, sponsorship solicitation and the ability to develop and nurture relationships with key volunteers, major donors, and corporate sponsors. ... more >
May 15 - Director of Development
The Director of Development is responsible for all fundraising and resource development activities. Responsibilities include achieving fundraising goals, cultivating and stewarding donors, sponsorship development, corporate fundraising, fundraising events, annual appeals, and major and planned giving. ... more >
May 8 - Director of Development, UNM School of Engineering
Join a dynamic team of development professionals working to advance the mission of the University of New Mexico. Established in 1906, the UNM School of Engineering is the largest engineering school in the state and has maintained a strong tradition as one of the country’s leading educators of engineers and computer scientists. The School offers accredited undergraduate degree programs and graduate programs leading to MS, ME, and PhD degrees in a research-intensive environment. ... more >
May 6 - Director of Development
The UNM Foundation seeks an experienced, results-oriented individual with successful major gift experience for the position of Director of Development for the University of New Mexico, College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences. The successful applicant will join a team of professionals in implementing a comprehensive development program. The candidate will work closely with the Dean of the College, the Senior Director of Development for Arts and Sciences, faculty, staff, volunteers, and friends to identify prospects, develop strategies leading to solicitation, and steward major donors. ... more >
May 6 - Development Associate
Responsible for implementation of annual fund plans, the development of fundraising-related communications/solicitations, special events, and alumni relations at Bosque School. ... more >
May 22 - Comments of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Cancer Charities Charged With Fraud by FTC
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) released this statement in response to the recent action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against three national charities, Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society. ... more >
May 20 - 2014 Chapter Impact Campaign Donors
Thank you to the chapters that made a gift to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy supporting one or more strategic initiatives: Capacity Building for the Foundation, the Diverse Communities Scholarship Program, Professional Education and Career Development and Research and Innovation. ... more >
May 19 - Top Ten (Week of May 20, 2015): How to Write When You Have Nothing to Say
(May 20, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including solving problems by learning how to share; a look at the latest data on smartphones and what it means for fundraising; seven disciplines for nonprofit sector excellence; transforming staff into champions; and more! ... more >
May 19 - Parliament Hill Day Builds Trust, Sets Stage for Future Advocacy
(May 20, 2015) Last Thursday, May 14, 2015, more than 35 representatives from a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations, including AFP, participated in the first Hill Day in Ottawa to educate Parliament about the importance of Canada’s charitable sector and the impact it has upon society. ... more >
May 19 - How Big Picture Thinking Will Improve Your Fundraising Event
(May 20, 2015) You more than likely have a checklist when planning your annual event. However, when you are immersed in the minutia of details that have to be executed it’s possible you are missing some of the big-picture items that can make the difference between a good event and a great event. ... more >