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Welcome to CA, Yosemite Chapter
Association of Fundraising Professionals


The Yosemite Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals encompasses the mid-Central Valley of California, with members from Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne Counties.

If you are:

  • a development professional
  • have fundraising as part of your job responsibilities
  • a volunteer involved in the philanthropic process
  • interested in fundraising at any level
  • interested in a fundraising career
  • just want to know more about AFP

We welcome you! We promote:

  • professional development
  • networking
  • and volunteer opportunities

We reflect a cross-section of the nonprofit community from organizations of all sizes. We also welcome consultants and resource partners who serve our industry. We welcome professionals at all career levels.


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Mar 15 - Monthly Newsletter
The latest from AFP Yosemite Chapter! ... more >
Mar 12 - Development Director
Aurora Theatre Company produces challenging, literate, and intelligent theatre for its audiences, and the Development Director creates and implements annual and long-term fundraising strategies to advance the work of Aurora. ... more >
Dec 19 - About AFP CA, Yosemite Chapter
We have a new Board for 2018! Names and email can be found here. ... more >
Mar 21 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of March 19, 2018): Emailing Donors, Better Photos, Donor-Advised Photos & More!
(Mar. 19, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Mar 20 - Three Things You Need to Know About Hosting a Charity Auction
(Mar. 20, 2018) An auction can be one of the best ways to raise money for your cause—provided you know what you're doing, of course. Here's a bit of advice to help you get started. ... more >
Mar 20 - Mastering the Four Fundamentals of Diversity in Giving
The AFP Webinar on Diversity in Giving: Moving from Awareness to Action, presented by Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE, and Dr. Janice Gow Pettey on March 14, highlighted the need for fundraising today to be tailored to the interests, value, and traditions of the many, replacing the one size fits all approach. ... more >
Mar 20 - AFP Young Professional Spotlight: Leah Heister
AFP talked with Leah Heister, one of our first Outstanding Young Professionals, about how she got involved in fundraising, what it’s like to work in the consulting field, and the importance of networking and mentoring. ... more >
Mar 20 - April is National Financial Literacy Month—Ways to Educate Donors About Financial and Charitable Planning
April 2018 is the 14th anniversary of National Financial Literacy Month and an important opportunity for all charities to help educate donors about financial challenges and how planning—and including philanthropy in your planning—can help overcome those challenges. ... more >