We Want You! New Committee Members Welcome


Our AFP Greater Madison chapter is looking for new committee members!

We have numerous areas you can help out, get to know some of the best fundraising professionals in Madison/Dane County, and also gain experience for your own career. Email Jen Davie, admin@afpmadison.org, if interested or have questions!

See the options below: 

Membership and Engagement

The committee is tasked with welcoming new members with personal contact and networking opportunities, provides information to interested prospective members and works to recruit new members. This committee also plans quarterly networking opportunities.

National Philanthropy Day

Plans and conducts the National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon (held annually in November), our major annual special event that celebrates and honors outstanding contributions to philanthropy in our community.

Professional Development

Provides opportunities for members to enrich their skills and add to their knowledge base. Volunteers plan programming including identifying topics and recruiting speakers. Programs (speakers) and roundtables (open discussion) occur on alternating months.


Promotes the availability of scholarships and reviews applications on a regular basis. Volunteers also work with scholarship recipients in follow up tasks such as writing about their use of the scholarship.

Communications Committee
Connect with our AFP Greater Madison community through your help with features and stories for our monthly newsletter, social media posts and other content. We get to tell the story of our amazing fundraisers and relationship builders and the impact we have in the community!


"Attending AFP programs over the years was incredibly helpful, especially as a new fundraising professional, but the true value of AFP Greater Madison came when I joined the Communications Committee. I got the opportunity to learn from veteran committee members, make closer connections in the community when reaching out for stories for the newsletter, and overall gain a deeper understanding of the fundraising landscape in Madison. I felt supported in the committee whether it was pitching a story idea or needing to step back from responsibilities for a while to focus on other things. I highly recommend joining any AFP Greater Madison committee if you want to build stronger connections in the community, want to give back, and want to have some fun." 

-Marissa DeGroot, Assistant Director for Campus-Wide Communication with UW Madison Office of Undergraduate Advising and former longtime Communications committee chair