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Where will you be the 4th Wednesday of every month?

(Hopefully with the Great Smoky Mountain AFP us at the United Way of Greater Knoxville.)

Looking forward to launching into 2014-a great year of programs, networking, mentorships, & educational opportunities with fellow members, guests and frequent non-member attendees (we have to do something about that...) and hopefully YOU!

Have a program idea or request?  Please contact Angelia Jones at 

Interested in joining but would like more information on scholarships or local membership benefits?  Please contact Katie Fitch at (Membership forms may be downloaded by clicking on AFP Membership above.)

Have general questions or suggestions, contact me at


Paul Bowman

2014 Great Smoky Mountain AFP President &

Director of Gift Planning, Holston Conference Foundation

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Jun 16 - Database Administrator
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville has an opening for a database administrator with experience with Raiser’s Edge software within the Diocese’s Office of Stewardship and Strategic Planning. ... more >
Jun 11 - Full Time Development Director
Full-time Development Director for busy/growing East Tennessee nonprofit. Major gifts experience required. Excellent communication skills required, including public speaking and working with the media. Contact Sandy Rees at for more information. ... more >
May 16 - Grants and Research Coordinator
Knoxville Leadership Foundation seeking a Grants and Research Coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating and supporting grant proposal packaging, grant maintenance and grant compliance for assigned areas of the organization. ... more >
Jul 22 - Top Ten (Week of July 23, 2014): How Storytelling Defines Your Brand and Helps You Reach New Audiences
(July 23 2014) Learn about storytelling and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on the impact of crowdfunding (in a great infographic); engaging millennial donors; running a small shop; monotasking—not multitasking!; thanking everyday heroes and how Jean Case instills the value of giving back. ... more >
Jul 22 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Apr. 7, 2014) The newest AFP Canada toolkit walks you through the process of working with government officials on behalf of your charity and/or the issue it represents. Now, the question is, are you ready to start using the information to further GR public policy relevant to the nonprofit sector? ... more >
Jul 21 - Fundraising Professional Hail New York Case Settlement, Encourage Donors to Take Wise Giving Steps
AFP applauds the work of the New York State Attorney’s General Office and reminds donors of the importance of direct mail, while cautioning charities to be careful with their donor lists. ... more >
Jul 17 - Big Vote in the House on Thursday for IRA Rollover, Other Charitable Provisions
(July 15, 2014) The House of Representatives is expected to vote this Thursday legislation that would make the currently expired IRA Rollover provision permanent. AFP is encouraging members to contact their Congressperson TODAY! ... more >