Want to Attend the 2017 AFP International Fundraising Conference Next Year?

The AFP North Carolina Triad Chapter Accepting Applications for the 2017 Chamberlain Scholarship. One Chamberlain Scholarship is available to an AFP Triad Chapter member in good standing to attend the 2017 AFP International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco, California, April 30-May2, 2017. This opportunity is designed to help you develop your knowledge and skills in fundraising. The selected Chamberlain Scholar will receive the full conference registration fee (minus a $10 processing fee, which we will cover) from AFP International. The recipient also agrees to make a presentation to a chapter meeting sharing highlights of the conference. Click HERE for Scholarship guidelines, or see below.

The Chamberlain Scholarship Program honors Ralph Chamberlain, CFRE, a long-time fundraiser and supporter of AFP.  Mr. Chamberlain helped to form one of the organization’s first chapters, the Greater New York Chapter and served as both chair of the association and the foundation. Because of his long-time support of the Foundation for Philanthropy, the AFP Board of Directors renamed the Conference Scholar Program in 2000 to honor Mr. Chamberlain’s memory and commitment to the fundraising profession.

For the application form, please click HERE. Deadline is 5 PM on Thursday, October 27, 2015. The AFP Triad Scholarship Committee will make the selection by October 29, 2015. For questions about the application form or the Chamberlain Scholarship requirements, contact paul.crellin@conehealth.com

Chamberlain Scholarship Guidelines   

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is proud to offer the Chamberlain Scholarship Program for the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. This program is designed to help individuals serving nonprofit organizations develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising.

  • The scholarship will be paid directly to the international conference registration and will not be sent to chapters or scholarship recipients.
  • Chamberlain Scholars are responsible for registering themselves online for the conference by using a special discount code that will be provided via email from IHQ in early November. Scholars are responsible for making their own travel and lodging arrangements.
  • Chamberlain Scholars who had already registered before they were named a Chamberlain Scholar are required to request a refund in writing. Instructions will be provided in the congratulatory email. Scholars will be refunded all but $10.00 of the amount they paid for registration.
  • Chamberlain Scholars must wait for special registration codes from AFP International before he or she can register online at reduced rates.

Chapters will select one Chamberlain Scholar based on the following criteria:

  • Candidate is employed as a fundraising professional or, if candidate is an executive director, a substantial amount of time must be devoted to fundraising.
  • Candidate has never attended an AFP or NSFRE International Conference on Fundraising as a registered participant (unless as a member of the Conference Host Committee).
  • Candidate must agree to complete an online evaluation form about his or her experience at International Conference.
  • Only one individual from any local organization or institution may be selected.

In addition to these criteria, the AFP Scholarship Committee will consider diversity and financial need when allocating scholarship funds.

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