Welcome to the AFP Maryland Chapter!


We are proud to be designated as both a 2024 Ten Star Chapter and 2024 IDEA Champion! 
Every year, AFP International honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. Just one-third of all AFP chapters were named Ten Star Chapters.


Our Mission

To foster the growth and development of a culturally diverse population of fundraising professionals, enhance philanthropy by encouraging giving and volunteering, and promote ethics in fundraising and sound non-profit management throughout Maryland.

AFP-Maryland will be recognized as a leading advocate on fundraising and philanthropic issues in our community and the professional organization of choice for fundraising professionals.

Our Goals

The AFP Maryland Chapter endeavors to offer the professional and volunteer fundraising community exceptional opportunities for continuing education, professional advancement, certification and exchange of relevant information.

  1. Membership: Strengthen membership through diversity, recruitment, retention,  and engagement.
  2. Professional Advancement: Provide excellent and relevant fundraising programs, education, and training.
  3. Communications: Enhance AFP Maryland communications to all stakeholders in the philanthropic community, including but not limited to members, potential members, fundraising professionals, donors, and vendors.
  4. Governance: Be effectively governed, efficiently managed, appropriately structured, and soundly funded.


AFP Maryland is a 501(c)(3) organization under the Association of Fundraising Professional's group exemption. Our federal tax ID is 52-1600646. Your AFP Maryland chapter is governed by a set of by-laws drafted and approved by AFP International, and adopted by our membership.  Read the by-laws approved in November 2014.  Our form 990-Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax is prepared annually by Kahline CPA, PA. Financial statements can be found on Guidestar.

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

Over 300 members and other development professionals meet frequently to learn from AFP International’s resources and participate in a range of chapter offerings.
Our regular programs and events 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.