Greater Houston Chapter
Background & History
The Association of Fundraising Professional’s Greater Houston Chapter (AFP-GHC), one of the top in the nation with the largest collection of fundraisers and non-profit leaders in the region, fulfills its mission of “Driving Philanthropy” each year when its 600+ members in large and small organizations collectively raise over $1,000,000,000 to advance charitable causes across the Greater Houston Area. Additionally, AFP-GHC advances ethical and effective fundraising by training over 2,500 individuals at all levels of their career in the art and science of fundraising. The Greater Houston Chapter is a national association 10 Star recipient–a designation earned by very few members of our national organization. It assures you that we are committed to ethical fundraising at the highest level. AFP-GHC, because of the size and variety of its membership, represents the largest and smallest shops in our region with impressive purchasing power and a donor base of the wealthiest and most civically engaged citizens in our community. Click here to read the complete history.
AFP, an association of professionals throughout the world, advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising. The core activities through which AFP fulfills this mission include education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing and advocacy.
Fundraising is viewed as a credible and respected profession for civic betterment throughout the world.
AFP is committed to excellence in providing the highest quality services and products for our members and other constituents. We are responsive to their needs and strive to exceed expectations.
The AFP-GHC Strategic Plan lays out six core values:
Professionalism–The role of fundraising professionals is an essential, noble pursuit and advances the greater Houston nonprofit community.
Learning / education– The assurance of relevant and high quality educational opportunities for fundraising professionals at all career points and in all staff roles.
Ethical fundraising– Universal adherence to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, and assuring that fundraising professionals are informed of ethical fundraising practices and the tenets of the Donor Bill of Rights.
Integrity – Transparency in the management of chapter finances and governance.
Fun– An environment of camaraderie and building bonds between fellow fundraising professionals.
Inclusiveness– Welcoming all fundraising professionals, regardless of employment status, organizational size, or professional position, and encouraging all to become active participants in the chapter.