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VALUES PROMOTED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) serves the public trust by promoting ethical and effective fundraising. AFP members are guided in their ethical decision-making by the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, which is grounded in a set of values that fundraisers aspire to honor in their lives and work. When these values are evident in our fundraising practice, we believe that our work leads to integrity in our personal, professional, organizational and public lives.

An ethical fundraiser aspires to:

Observe and adhere to the AFP Code and all relevant laws and regulations; Build personal confidence and public support by being trustworthy in all circumstances; Practice honesty in relationships; Be accountable for professional, organizational and public behavior; Be transparent and forthcoming in all dealings; and, Be courageous in serving the public trust.

In addition to the Code of Ethics, your local chapter has adopted policies that help guide our members in their professional development and affiliation with the Great Smoky Mountain chapter of AFP.  To view those policies please click here

If you have questions about certain policies or our bylaws please contact Chapter President Paul Bowman at (paulbowman@holston.org)


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May 5 - Development Manager
The Development Manager is an energetic professional who will assist the Development Department of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in meeting its annual fundraising goals. This position ensures successful direct mail solicitations, online giving, and works with the Development Director to manage the corporate donor and sponsorship programs. The Development Manager will also be responsible for cultivation of their own portfolio of individual and corporate donors and sponsors. This individual also analyzes direct mail results, designs and produces annual fund appeals, and creates appropriate donor upgrade strategies. Salary range: mid $30’s-$40, depending on experience. ... more >
Mar 6 - Major Gifts Officer
As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. ... more >
Feb 19 - Development Director
The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) seeks a Development Director to manage and guide all fundraising activities. Under the management of the Executive Director, the Development Director will work with ETHS Board of Directors and committees. ... more >
Feb 9 - Grants & Research Assistant
The Clarence Brown Theatre (CBT) seeks a Grants & Research Assistant (GRA), to help guide the CBT’s grant writing activities. In tandem with the CBT’s Managing Director, the GRA will identify/research granting opportunities, write all grant proposals, and ensure compliance and reporting on granted funds. The ideal candidate will have exemplary written/verbal communication skills, possess a strong attention to detail, have experience in the non-profit fundraising environment and a sense of humor. An appreciation of the performing arts is a plus. ... more >
May 20 - 2014 Chapter Impact Campaign Donors
Thank you to the chapters that made a gift to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy supporting one or more strategic initiatives: Capacity Building for the Foundation, the Diverse Communities Scholarship Program, Professional Education and Career Development and Research and Innovation. ... more >
May 20 - Comments of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Cancer Charities Charged With Fraud by FTC
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) released this statement in response to the recent action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against three national charities, Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society. ... more >
May 19 - Top Ten (Week of May 20, 2015): How to Write When You Have Nothing to Say
(May 20, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including solving problems by learning how to share; a look at the latest data on smartphones and what it means for fundraising; seven disciplines for nonprofit sector excellence; transforming staff into champions; and more! ... more >
May 19 - Parliament Hill Day Builds Trust, Sets Stage for Future Advocacy
(May 20, 2015) Last Thursday, May 14, 2015, more than 35 representatives from a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations, including AFP, participated in the first Hill Day in Ottawa to educate Parliament about the importance of Canada’s charitable sector and the impact it has upon society. ... more >
May 19 - How Big Picture Thinking Will Improve Your Fundraising Event
(May 20, 2015) You more than likely have a checklist when planning your annual event. However, when you are immersed in the minutia of details that have to be executed it’s possible you are missing some of the big-picture items that can make the difference between a good event and a great event. ... more >