posted Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by Catherine Rogg
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) West Michigan has been named a 2015 Ten Star Chapter.
Every year, AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. Of the 241 chapters in AFP, 84 chapters received the 2015 Ten Star Award.
Ten Star Chapters are recognized at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. Chapters also earn the privilege of displaying the Ten Star logo on their website, newsletters and stationary.
“I want to congratulate the AFP West Michigan chapter which is playing a key role in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and the entire West Michigan area in promoting ethical and effective fundraising and educating the public about the importance of philanthropy and wise giving,” said Andrew Watt, FInstF, president and CEO of AFP. “Our Ten Star Chapters have demonstrated outstanding programming and leadership for fundraising, and I’m pleased to recognize their exceptional efforts.
Criteria for the award are determined by AFP International Headquarters. A list of several goals is published annually, and chapters must accomplish 10 of these goals during the year and submit a nomination form for verification to be honored.