Welcome to the AFP Maryland Chapter!

AFP Maryland is your source for professional development in Baltimore, Annapolis, and the surrounding counties!

Nearly 400 members and other development professionals meet frequently to learn from AFP International’s resources and participate in a range of chapter offerings, including: 

Regular programs and events that provide a wide range of education and training and opportunities for networking; roundtables to connect with peers around topics of interest and relevance; mentoring that brings experienced professionals together with those new to fundraising or who want to learn a new skill; a local job bank for job seekers; plus our annual Fundraising Day conference and National Philanthropy Day celebration. Check us out, join our chapter, get involved, and celebrate our profession!


Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Chamberlain Scholarship

The AFP International Conference 2020 (AFP ICON 2020) Returns to Baltimore March 29-31, 2020!

Each year, The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy offers the Chamberlain Scholarship Program for one recipient to attend the conference for free. This program is designed to help individuals serving nonprofit organizations develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising. 

Complete a scholarship application below. 

Applications must be received at the AFP Maryland office by Friday, October 25 for consideration. 

Chamberlain Scholarship Application

Upcoming Program: From Uh-Oh to A-Ha!  Landmines and Triumphs in Fundraising 

Thursday, October 17, 8:00 a.m.

Location: Ulman Foundation;  1215 East Fort Ave. Baltimore, MD

If you've ever thought "What was I thinking?" about a fundraising program run amok, this session is for you. Learn from experienced fundraisers about lessons learned in the trenches. Along the way, build your fundraising savvy with success stories. Walk away armed with sure-fire ways to supercharge your development prowess. 

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Randi Benesch, Director of Advancement, Baltimore Center Stage
  • Katie Norton, External Relations, Sr. Director, Ulman Foundation
  • Ellen Torres, CFRE, Development Director, Alzheimer's Association of Maryland
  • Linda Taggert, Vice President Development, Maryland Public Television 
Learn more and register