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AFP – Indiana Chapter has a blog! And here’s how we are using it

 AFP International was founded in 1960.

The Indiana Chapter was founded in 1982.

And Facebook…………….. 2004.

Through AFP Indiana‘s 30 year history, the association has kept its mission of fostering the growth of development of philanthropy, the fund-raising profession, the Chapter, and its individual members.  We have done this by holding meetings, workshops, discussions, Indiana Fundraising Days, and more, and the best way to continue to foster growth of the profession, the Chapter, and its individual members is by growing in the same way as the profession and its members.

Fundraising and social media are becoming more and more intertwined with every new blog post about how to engage donors with all of Facebook‘s changes, with every picture that is pinned to someone’s Pinterest board, and with every Retweet, +1, Stumble, Share and so on.

social surf

flickr photo by spillarke

Through this blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter page and more, the AFP Indiana Chapter will be fostering growth of the fund-raising profession, your individual skill set as fund-raisers and the Chapter as a whole.  Join us in any way you would like – subscribe to this blog, LIKE our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter – that is the nature of social media right? Meet your audience where they are!

Posts about direct mail pieces, annual fund programs, capital campaigns, chapter events and fundraising in general will be found here.  Want to guest post? Click here. Most posts will be from External Communications committee member, Willie Matis, but other posts will come from board members and other committee members as well.


We are lucky enough to begin our blog and revamped social media efforts on the same day as Nathan Hand‘s Brown Bag Series presentation titled – SOCIAL MEDIA FUNDRAISING.  Hope to see you there, but if not, check out our LIVESTREAMED EVENTS page.  Nathan’s presentation will be streaming live with ways to chat and interact with others who are tuning in.



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