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2020 Impact Statement

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Thank you to 2020 donors

Letter to chapter members:

Dear Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Houston Chapter Member, 

Since 1969, our chapter has fostered learning, networking, and raising funds for our community. Nonprofit fundraising – a profession of community impact made every day – can be daunting to someone without a network or professional training.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Houston Chapter has served as that training and network resource for us, encompassing a diverse group of friends, mentors and colleagues from whom we consistently learn and grow in our careers.

Why give to AFP Greater Houston this year?

  • 655 members of our Chapter have connected, networked and shared ideas – all with an unwavering commitment to the highest ethical standards!
  • 1023 people have learned at programs featuring local and national fundraising experts to help you learn and grow at every stage of your career.
  • $5,000 in scholarships have removed barriers to membership and attending fundraising conferences.
  • 20 mentors and mentees have fostered professional relationships.
  • Our chapter formally committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA).
  • More than 1,000 community leaders celebrated Philanthropy Day and honored 8 philanthropic leaders. 

All of this could not happen without you. Your gift has and continues to make a big impact in the professional development of our colleagues!

  • Leadership Development – which includes AFP LEAD and developing specific programs for leadership development for the fundraising profession.
  • IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) – which includes diversity scholarships and also programs like the ongoing Women’s Impact Initiative.
  • Chamberlain Scholarships to help fundraising professionals attend the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. 
  • Capacity Building which allows the Foundation to use the funds where they are most needed.

That’s why we’re reaching out – to ask that you consider investing in yourself through this year’s BE the CAUSE campaign. Our chapter goal is $9,000. Our board believes strongly in this investment and as of this writing, 100% of our current Board of Directors has made a pledge or gift to support this year’s campaign. Along with other colleagues who have already made their gifts, we’ve raised 90% of our goal to date!

Please join us today and make your gift online at We look forward to expanding our chapter programs and initiatives to better serve you in this generous region we share!

With thanks,


            Rebecca Lamb                                                                   Beth Wilson
            2020 President                                                           2020 Be the Cause Chair