I am very happy to announce the AFP Triangle Chapter’s annual giving drive, the Every Member Campaign, has begun! The Every Member Campaign (EMC) is AFP Triangle’s annual effort to unite our members in the spirit of giving, part of a larger campaign across all AFP chapters. The Every Member Campaign supports the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and helps ensure that every member has access to programs that advance ethical and effective fundraising.
Your gift to the Every Member Campaign helps provide grants for scholarship, education and research, seed funding for new programs and resources, and support for strategic initiatives such as diversity and ethics education. AFP International sets our EMC goal each year, and when we achieve our goal 25% of EMC contributions raised locally from AFP Triangle members returns to our chapter as a grant and helps support our local chapter activities.
In a show of leadership, 100% of our Board of Directors participated in the campaign in 2011, and we fully anticipate that same demonstration of commitment this year. In addition, we will begin featuring our members – that means YOU – each month in an Every Member Campaign profile. This year’s EMC Chair, Clarenda Stanley, will be reaching out to our membership to highlight EMC donors, the impact they’ve made on others and the impact they’ve felt through their AFP involvement.
I ask that you renew your commitment or become a new participant in this important annual giving effort. We need your help to reach our new 2012 fundraising goal of $6,600! Giving is easy. All you have to do is donate securely online or donate using this EMC pledge form. It is important that you make sure to identify yourself as a member of the Triangle chapter when donating, so that your gift is properly credited to our chapter and has the added benefit of helping us achieve our goal.
If you have any questions or would like to be included in the monthly profiles, please contact EMC Chair Clarenda Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.677.1400 ext. 120.
Remember, you are every member. As a chapter, AFP Triangle members give, and give generously. I am proud to be part of a chapter of leaders. Your philanthropic investment will ensure that the vitality of our chapter continues to advance the professional growth of our members.
Thank you for supporting the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and your Triangle Chapter.
Genevieve Joseph is President of the AFP Triangle Chapter, and Individual Gifts Officer for NC Prevention Partners.