Message from the Chapter President, Shannon Coull, CFRE
It is an honour to serve as the President of South Eastern Ontario’s AFP chapter.
The AFP South Eastern Ontario chapter serves communities between Brockville and Belleville, Ontario. This includes Kingston, Prince Edward County, Trenton, Napanee and all of the important communities in between.
Our active chapter currently comprises nearly 90 members from large institutions, as well as medium and small organizations. Our goal is to support the highest standard of commitment, ethics, and professionalism within the fundraising profession. Our chapter is focused on providing members and friends, in the charitable & not for profit sectors, with opportunities to network, learn, and share knowledge and experiences.
All chapters are members of and are supported by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). AFP advances philanthropy through its 33,000 members in more than 244 chapters throughout the world. AFP has inspired global change, has given credibility to our industry and has supported efforts that have generated over $1 trillion world-wide. AFP’s individual and organizational members raise over $115 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America, and millions more around the world.
Like many chapters, AFP – South Eastern Ontario creates opportunities for continuing education and accreditation within the philanthropic sector. We offer monthly seminars focused on specific areas of philanthropic interest, host a full-day annual conference showcasing the best of the best in our industry and celebrate individuals and organizations that have made a difference in our communities at our Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards event.
If you are interested in learning more about AFP and how you can become involved, please feel free to connect with me directly; or even better, join us at one of our monthly lunch and learn seminars. We would be more than happy to show you the value of becoming a member of AFP SEO.
Shannon Coull, CFRE President AFP-SEO Chapter