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Welcome to the AFP New Mexico Chapter Website! 

NEW!  National Philanthropy Day Nominations Now Open!

The Association of Fundraising Professionals New Mexico Chapter and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network invite you to nominate a person, family, or organization that elevates the level of philanthropy and service in our state. This is your opportunity to honor those who inspire our entire community by highlighting examples of service to others. Award recipients will be honored at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Wednesday, November 5th, in recognition of their work in improving their communities every day.  Read more HERE

UP NEXT:  May 8th Monthly Luncheon Meeting - Topic - Events 

Planning an event - or trying to decide whether or not to have one?  Join us on May 8th for this panel discussion that will explore basic questions, suggest alternatives, and offer lessons learned.  Panelists include:

Melanie Burns,  Achievement Gallery & Flair Events
Elizabeth Cordova, United Way
Mark Gundlach, Embassy Suites - Day of the Tread

Moderator: Stephanie Miller, Roadrunner Foodbank

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ABOUT AFP-NM: AFP-New Mexico is proud to serve our members from around the state who are dedicated to fundraising and advancing the spirit of philanthropy. Our Chapter members – executive directors, development directors, consultants, grant writers, fundraising volunteers, and foundation executives – cover the range of New Mexico's vibrant nonprofit community.


AFP-New Mexico strives to provide you the tools and connections you need to excel in your job!

  • Monthly professional development luncheons on diverse fundraising topics
  • A sound mentoring program
  • Networking opportunities to stay connected with members and learn from each other

Please check out our programs, volunteer opportunities and get to know your Chapter leaders. If you’re not a member, join today and be connected.

I joined AFP to network with and learn from other fundraising professionals in New Mexico.  The educational advantages of AFP resources are endless.  My motto has always been ‘never stop learning and remain teachable.’ – AFP-NM Member Darlene Nelson

I am a member because I believe that our profession serves as a credible conduit between individuals, families, organizations, companies and powerful opportunities for a greater quality of life for all of us. – AFP-NM Member and Board Past President Lisa McCulloch

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Kathryn Anderson, Bachelor of Music New Mexico Biopark Society
Claire Canfield Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Gayle Dean San Juan College Foundation
Nicholas Klein NM Museum/Natl History Foundation
Laura Kuechenmiester Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails
Megan McCormick Metropolitan Homelessness Project
Erin McDermott Accion New Mexico • Arizona • Colorado
Travis Suazo Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Inc.

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Apr 15 - Chapter Awards
AFP-NM has consistently been awarded the Ten Star Chapter and Friends of Diversity designations. ... more >
Apr 14 - Chapter Financial Information
The Chapter's most recent Form 990 is now available. ... more >
Apr 7 - DONOR/PATIENT RELATIONS DIRECTOR
Presbyterian Healthcare Services, a not-for-profit system of hospitals is looking for someone to oversee our Luminary Circle Program. ... more >
Apr 1 - Nominate for 2014 Awards
Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2014 NPD Awards! ... more >
Mar 27 - Director of Development
Seeking a seasoned Director of Development who can lead a $4.3 million donor-supported ministry. ... more >
Apr 16 - 2014 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 >
Apr 16 - AFP Expands to Reach More Communities
At the recent AFP board meeting held in conjunction with the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, we were delighted to announce the chartering of two new AFP chapters: the AFP Bermuda Chapter and the AFP BC, Okanagan Chapter. The new additions bring us to 235 chapters worldwide, extending our reach beyond 30,000 members and countless nonprofit organizations. ... more >
Apr 15 - Top Ten (Week of April 16, 2014): 5 Unusual Direct Mail Techniques to Try
(Apr. 16, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how networking can turn into big dollars, why you need to stay true to your work ethics, how one massive capital campaign can affect other local nonprofits, getting involved in creating the crowdfunding bill of rights and how (and why!) to engage your donors BEFORE you ask for money. ... more >
Apr 15 - How To Get Big Donations—Through Your iPhone!
(Apr. 15, 2014) Experienced in internet donation processing, Philip King of Cornerstone Group of Companies talks to us about big mobile donations and how integrating fundraising channels is a key step in getting more donations! Learn from King and Cornerstone’s clients’ experiences with mobile donations—you too can cash in through your iPhone. ... more >
Apr 8 - Your AFP Foundation For Philanthropy In Canada Is Making A Difference!
(Apr. 7, 2014) As fundraisers, the notion of "what's in it for me?" is usually not our normal approach to things. Yet, you can be confident that your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada is having a positive impact on professional development programs across the country. Check out these infographics on the reach of various scholarship and regional initiatives. ... more >