Personal note from Meredith Bekemyer, AFP Central Florida Social Chair on AFP membership:
We hope to inspire the Development Leaders of our community and serve as a resource through offering a multitude of resources and trainings. My membership with AFP has been invaluable. The professional networking opportunities, training by top industry leaders as well as the industry resources truly makes the membership worthwhile. Our social committee gives our members the opportunity to connect with each other, share best practices, or simply unwind with peers in a fun, casual environment.
I think AFP has the best professional development around for fundraisers! I leave the monthly luncheons, webinars, and other events feeling not only inspired and recharged, but more importantly, I always have practical takeaways that I can go back to my organization and implement.
Additionally, I have met some amazing people that I can turn to for advice, ideas, or support!