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Welcome to the Brandywine Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals!

Founded in 1984, the AFP Brandywine Chapter strives to advance the profession of fundraising and the institution of philanthropy for the public good. We serve the communities of the Brandywine Valley, including Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Eastern Maryland, and Southwestern New Jersey.

Members include development professionals of all levels, executive directors, funders, and volunteers. Our members represent educational institutions, the arts, health and human services, and environmental agencies.

We welcome you to learn more about the AFP Brandywine Chapter!

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Aug 18 - Senior Director of Development - College of Engineering
Responsible for major gift fundraising including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift donors for the College. The Senior Director reports to the Assistant Vice President, Colleges and Programs and is accountable to the Dean of the College of Engineering for the establishment of fundraising goals for the College as well as accomplishing these goals. ... more >
Aug 15 - Communications Manager
The ACLU of Delaware is seeking an ambitious, dynamic and experienced communications manager to play a leadership role developing and implementing our communications strategy and overseeing media relations. Both traditional and new media will be utilized to promote our public message and enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of the principles of freedom, justice and liberty. This is an incredibly exciting time to join the ACLU. For almost 100 years, we have been at the forefront of every major civil liberties fight in our country’s history. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or a women’s right to choose, we take up the toughest civil liberties issues to protect us all from government abuse and overreach and to promote fairness and equality. With ACLU affiliate offices in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, we fight tirelessly in the courts, in the halls of government, and through community engagement to defend the U.S. Constitution and expand its impact. Our strength and resourcefulness as a national network are unsurpassed. We are a passionate, highly motivated group of attorneys, public policy advocates, communication experts, community organizers and fundraisers, and we’re looking for exceptional talent to join our team. The ACLU of Delaware is an exciting, fast-paced place to work. We focus our efforts on criminal justice reform, prison reform, and quality education for all students no matter their socioeconomic status or learning challenges—while also protecting core constitutional principles such as free speech and defending against discrimination. We are a small but mighty, closely knit staff who produce substantial outcomes that improve the lives of Delawareans up and down state. Death penalty reform, protecting women in prison from sexual assault, and securing a woman’s right to c ... more >
Aug 15 - Operations & Administrative Coordinator (Part-Time)
The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware (ACLU-DE) is a nonprofit, membership organization devoted to defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the U.S. and Delaware Constitutions. We accomplish our mission by: • Educating the people of Delaware about important civil liberty issues; • Protecting and advancing our rights and freedoms by participating in the legislative process; and • Providing legal assistance to secure the benefits of constitutional protections when necessary. The ideal candidate will become an integral part of our small, yet highly productive office team. Creativity, versatility and a can-do attitude are essential for success. ... more >
Aug 14 - Director of Development
The Director of Development is responsible, working with staff and the Board Development Committee, to develop a strategic work plan for fund development, including a calendar, budget, and initiatives for engaging the full Board in implementing the work plan collaboratively with staff. He or she is also responsible for overseeing the development and periodic refreshment of the overall Case for Support, Case Statements for key program areas, and other fund-raising related communications in concert with the strategic marketing plan. He or she oversees the development of gift acceptance policies, establishes and maintains the department's reporting practices, including tracking of sources and uses of funds, designs and ensures execution of donor recognition, including stewardship protocols and practices, and leads communications with and training of the Board. The Director of Development will oversee Donor Fundraising, Events, Grants, and develop a strategy to increase and maintain contacts with Donors. ... more >
Aug 16 - A New Narrative for Canadian Fundraising
Canada is not immune to charitable issues and negative news stories. The recent media attack on fundraisers and nonprofits in the UK spotlighted the risk of being unprepared to defend the fundraising profession and its activities. In this introduction, prepared as part of a Rogare discussion paper on the topic, Scott Decksheimer explores the problem, challenges and opportunities for building a new narrative for Canadian fundraising. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 16, 2017): Texting, Fundraising Nuggets, Writing Captivating Headlines & More!
(Aug. 16, 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 >
Aug 15 - Scholarships: Advance Your Fundraising Career With Scholarship Support
The deadline is only a couple weeks away. Apply now for financial scholarships for the upcoming conference year! ... more >
Aug 15 - Speaker Discovery Series: Everyone Has a Story to Tell
In July, eight future speaking stars stepped into the spotlight in the inaugural installment of the "Speaker Discovery Series,” a pathway for new speakers to become part of the AFP speaking community and a safe space for fundraisers to share their experiences. ... more >