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Living in St. Louis, you know that at its heart, our region a special and philanthropic place.  

Each and every day, the important work you do demonstrates that you are a leader in effecting change in our community, making it a much better place for all of us. These three words — Empower, Strengthen, Transform — describe WHAT you do as a fundraiser and WHY you do it. 

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Dec 7 - Chief Development Officer
Apply at The Chief Development Officer will provide leadership in planning, development and oversight of a broad scope of program activities related to major gifts, deferred giving, annual giving, special event fund raising and associated donor stewardship for the agency. ... more >
Oct 25 - Director of Development
Mary Ryder Home’s mission is to serve St. Louis’s most vulnerable senior women, nourishing their social, physical, and emotional needs, and enhancing their quality of life through compassionate care. The Agency, partnered with United Way of Greater St. Louis, has been actively serving low-income indigent, elderly & disabled women for over 85 years in the Central West End. MRH provides residential care facility living, medication administration, assistance with daily living and 24 hour protective oversight. Our clientele represents a fast growing segment of the St. Louis population and MRH wants to ensure financial viability to continue serving these women with high quality Staff, programming and facilities. The Mary Ryder Home is seeking a talented fundraising professional to lead philanthropic outreach and manage our giving program. This is an exceptional opportunity for you to make a significant impact on the lives and quality of life for our residents by attracting new and sustainable resources to the organization. This position is responsible for developing systems and process to engage the Board of Directors, staff and other key stakeholders in successfully achieving the agency’s fundraising goals. The position reports to the Executive Director. ... more >
Dec 7 - Long-Time AFP Staff Member to Head U.S. Foundation for Philanthropy
Lori Gusdorf , CAE, who has been with AFP for more than 25 years, has been named Executive Vice President of the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy. ... more >
Dec 6 - 2016 National Philanthropy Day in Canada
Derek Fraser shares some special thank you’s to those who helped with the success of National Philanthropy Day 2016. And plans are already well underway for NPD 2017! ... more >
Dec 6 - Inclusion and Philanthropy: Fellows Recognized at 2016 AFP Toronto Congress
The second cohort of Fellows have completed the AFP Inclusion and Philanthropy program! ... more >
Dec 6 - Government Relations Update: Political Activity Consultations Still Underway
(Dec. 6, 2016) AFP is encouraging all members to participate in the ongoing, online consultations regarding charity participation in "political activities." ... more >
Dec 6 - Webcast: Innovating with Confidence Session Now Available Online
The AFP Congress webcast on innovation as a survival strategy for charities is now available online! Read on for more information on this raved-about session led by U.K fundraiser Lucy Gower. ... more >