Volunteer Opportunities

Numerous volunteer opportunities are available to members to increase their leadership skills, network with other chapter members and for professional development opportunities. 

OpportunityDescriptionContact Carolyn Caldwell, Volunteer Coordinator, for volunteer opportunities.  carolyn@raisingawarenessraisingfunds.com

Coordinates affinity groups within the chapter such as NextGen and Small Shop. 
AFP EDUCATION COURSES  Plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates the annual AFP education program (e.g. Fundamentals of Fundraising and CFRE Review Courses).

BE the CAUSE COMMITTEEOversees the Be the Cause Campaign to garner support from members to support the AFP Foundation of Philanthropy.  



COLLEGIATE CHAPTER COMMITTEEExplores and implements ways to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to fundraising as a profession, the importance of philanthropy, and the vital role of ethics in professional practice. Current collegiate chapters have connected students with professionals and employers, given them hands-on experience through service projects, and educational opportunities.


DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEEImplements, incorporates and monitors the chapter’s diversity/inclusion goals and objectives into all aspects of chapter operations. 


FINANCEOversees monthly and annual budgeting process and chapter earned revenue programs.  Develops additional ideas for new/increased chapter revenues.

JOB BANK COMMITTEECoordinates web-site postings for employment opportunities offered by local nonprofits.


MARKETING/PR COMMITTEEImplements all marketing communications for chapter activities and revisions of the chapter web site. 
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Responsible for Membership recruitment, retention, membership events and annual meeting/holiday social. 
MENTORING COMMITTEE  Promote & manage this one-to-one mentoring program including recruitment of participants, organization of events and evaluation.   
MONTHLY EDUCATION PROGRAMSResponsible for providing educational opportunities for Chapter members including monthly luncheons, special educational opportunities, and the educational component of National Philanthropy Day. 
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY Coordinates all event details, communications/print collateral, program, décor, & day-of logistics for the chapter’s premier event. 
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY NOMINATIONS Seeks nominations for, oversees selection of awardees for annual premier event; serves as primary contact for awardees.


PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE (Part of the Marketing Committee)Educates membership on AFP legislative and regulatory policy re: current/emerging issues affecting fundraising and nonprofits. Works with National to assist members with formulating strategies to develop contacts with federal, state/provincial, and local policy makers. 

Promotes and manages advertising opportunities through the online Consultant and Resource Directory.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEEResponsible for reviewing scholarship applications and awarding scholarship monies available from the Chapter. 
SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEEDevelops the year’s sponsorship opportunities & packet early in the year, then follows up & confirms NPD sponsorships.    
At-Large Board Member and Volunteer Placement Coordinator

Carolyn Caldwell, CGP

Principal - Raising Awareness, Raising Funds

8400 Riverside Drive
Powell OH 43065-9501



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