Upcoming Events

Education programs, conferences, networking, volunteer involvement and professional advancement are among the many benefits you will receive from involvement with AFP – Greater Philadelphia Chapter

 *cancellations less than 3 business days prior will not receive a refund*  
*Please note members will not be able to swap their registration for events with a non-member.*


 September 14, 2017

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*2 CFRE Credits (Pending Approval)*

Do your board members show up for meetings on time, prepared and ready for action?  The strength of your nonprofit board is directly related to the strength of the foundation of your organization.  The key to engaged and motivated board members is clarity of purpose and accountability.  In this session we will not only look at best practices and trends for ’good governance’, but we will also discuss tools your organization can adapt to power your board into action.

Attendees of this session will learn:

  • The roles and responsibilities of board members
  • Tools for good governance
  • How to combat undesirable board behavior

Speaker: Elizabeth C Vibber, MS- Marketing Director 

Liz Vibber has over 27 years of experience providing strategic consultation to both the public and private sectors. She currently directs the marketing and management consultation services for clients of Bee, Bergvall & Co., Certified Public Accountants and their affiliate, the Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management.  Such services include the development of business and strategic plans, board governance and executive searches, as well as the facilitation of mergers and acquisitions within the nonprofit sector.  She has earned a Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations from Kutztown University.  Liz serves on the Board of the Central Bucks Family YMCA where she is also chair of the strategic planning committee.

Pricing: $25/Members $100/Nonmembers

October 10, 2017

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*2 CFRE Credits (Pending Approval)*

Program Description

#CouchesDontCount: the true story of taking a couch to the streets of Philadelphia to raise awareness for homeless youth will explore the use of hashtag campaigns in raising awareness for an organization through a real life example. Valley Youth House’s #CouchesDontCount campaign launched in October 2015 to raise awareness for LGBTQIA homeless youth in Philadelphia, which resulted in: increased exposure and name recognition, strong new media relationships, featured news stories & articles, and new donors, volunteers, and supporters.

The campaign will continue throughout 2016 and beyond with a new round of Pop Up events scheduled for June. Presenters will speak about the inception of the campaign, successes (and failures), and offer pointers for participants who are interested in pursuing a hashtag campaign.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define what a hashtag campaign is.
  2. Think creatively about their agency’s services & tie that into a hashtag campaign.
  3. Build relationships with media outlets, donors, supporters, corporations & more through a hashtag campaign.


Valerie Johnson, Assistant Director of Development for the SE Region at Valley Youth House

Lansie Sylvia, J2 Desgin Partnership

2018 Programs:

AFP-GPC is now seeking proposals for the 2018 calendar year!  Interested? Check out our RFP. Deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, June 23, 2017.

Member Requested Topics Include:
  • Major Gifts For Beginners
  • How to Engage Younger Donors and Diverse Donors
  • Best Practices of Non-Profits Finances (and other business skills programs)
  • Campaign Development – Evaluating Donor Management Software
  • How to Create a Fundraiser From Scratch
  • Have a different idea? No problem–submit it to us!