2016 Board Slate Finalized for AFP Central Florida

In accordance with the Chapter’s bylaws, the Committee on Directorship is presenting this 2016 slate of officers and directors to our membership for consideration and ratification at the AFP Central Florida Chapter’s annual meeting.

Officers and members of the executive committee appear in the shaded area. Teams responsible for Chapter functions are grouped in a box under the appropriate vice president. The order in which directors are listed has no meaning. We look forward to your participation at the Wednesday, December 9 member meeting.


Nominations are being accepted for 2016 AFP Central Florida Board Service

AFP logo colo.phpAFP Central Florida is recruiting volunteer leaders for its 2016 Board of Directors. The AFP Central Florida board is comprised of talented AFP members who plan and implement programs that support the professional growth of our members; and whose support helps to advance the fundraising profession in our region. Board members commit to serving a one-year term beginning January 1, 2016. Each board position has a specific area of responsibility and works with other board members in an integrated and collaborative manner to achieve the chapter’s annual objectives and long-term goals. Expectations are outlined in the nomination package with additional individual discussions scheduled during slate creation.

AFP CFC Board Application Package 2016

  1. Complete the attached 2016 Board of Directors application. Only AFP Central Florida members in good standing are eligible to apply.
  2. Submit the AFP CFC Board Application Package 2016 as an email attachment to mail@afpcentralflorida.org.
  3. A member of the AFP Committee on Directorship will contact you to discuss your application and areas of interest.
  4. Applicants will be notified on or before November 5, 2015 with results of board selection.
  5. A proposed slate of 2016 Board of Directors will be compiled by the Committee on Directorship and emailed to the AFP Central Florida membership by November 4, 2015.
  6. A vote to approve the 2016 Board of Directors slate will occur at the AFP Central Florida annual meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Only AFP Central Florida members in good standing are eligible to vote.


Thank you to the 2014 National Philanthropy Day sponsors.

celebrateAFP Central Florida would like to enthusiastically thank our 2014 National Philanthropy Day sponsors. This event acknowledged the entire spectrum of services that the non-profit and civic and service sectors provide in our community, as well as the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society.

Thank you to the 2014 National Philanthropy Day Title Sponsors.

Thank you to the 2014 National Philanthropy Day Title Sponsors.

Welcome SponsorWestgate Resorts FoundationAward Sponsors

The Assistance Fund

Central Florida Foundation

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

Embraced by Grace

Florida Hospital Foundation

Heart of Florida United Way Orlando Health Foundation

Orlando Magic Youth Foundation

YMCA of Central Florida

Signature Sponsors

Golden Corral Corporation

Neiman Marcus Rosen Hotels and Resorts

UCF School of Public Administration

Supporting Sponsors

Bryce L. West Foundation

SeaWorld Orlando

Wings of Hope Foundation

Reflections from the 2014 AFP International Conference

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Make a Positive Shift
The overarching theme throughout the AFP International Conference on Fundraising was to encourage our non-profits, our institutions, our organizations to shift the way we do business. At the conference there were threads of concepts to help infuse new ideas into our work; perhaps engage a different constituency, volunteer base, or community partner. They even suggested the novel (gasp) idea of reviewing old processes to become more efficient.

Enhance What Exists
This idea of modifying our thinking, rather than completely changing it, may be more fiscally palatable to our, often underfunded, organizations. Shifting does not need to be an expensive endeavor to our organizations. That is one of the highlights from the conference. It is not an expensive database change, not a complete overhaul.  Shifting is honing, defining, and becoming more strategic. Even if it’s something small; perhaps a change in language? A realignment of strategy for efficiency. Earlier this year, our Central Florida Board of Directors encouraged members to attend monthly educational sessions, even ones that may seem like review, in order to harvest new ways of implementing tactics, strategies, and tips that each program highlighted. The book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has passed by my desk during my career. And I always admired Habit # 7: Sharpen the Saw. Preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have–you.

AFP Membership Provides Value

AFP Central Florida President  Donna Marino, CFRE AFP Member since 2007

AFP Central Florida President
Donna Marino, CFRE
AFP Member since 2007

I believe that is what AFP provides for our members every day: a fresh perspective. It may be reminders of best practices with a new twist on ways to implement ideas. Shifting the way we think can improve efficiency, allow us to better meet the needs of donors, and has the potential to enhance our program and services to the community.

The 2014 AFP Central Florida Board of Directors continue to support your needs by providing value in your membership, guidance in your professional career and continued inspiration as you continue to serve our Central Florida community.