AFP New Jersey Chapter Honored As Ten Star Chapter

AFP New Jersey Chapter receives the Ten Star Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.
Feb. 13, 2012 - PRLog -- (Arlington, Va.) – The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) New Jersey has been named a 2011 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 229 chapters in AFP, 96 chapters received the Ten Star Award for 2011.

“It is my pleasure to work with a tremendous Board of Directors and volunteers that provide such high-level programming for the participants of our activities.  We are fortunate to be recognized for providing top-notch professional education to the individuals that are driving philanthropy in our state,“ said Michael J. Baker, CFRE, Board President of the AFP New Jersey Chapter.

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 New Jersey Chapter, which is playing a key role in the New Jersey 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 the fundraising, and I’m pleased to recognize their outstanding efforts. If individuals and organizations in the New Jersey area have questions about fundraising and philanthropy, they should definitely contact the AFP New Jersey Chapter.”

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.

For more information on the Ten Star Award process, please visit  

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 30,000 members in 229 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information, visit

The New Jersey Chapter of AFP, one of the largest chapters, is an individual member association that advances philanthropy through education, training and advocacy across the state. We provide programs and services on research, experience and the highest code of ethical principles and standards of professional practice.

To learn more go to and click join now to become a member of the AFP-NJ Chapter. Visit us on Twitter (AFPNJChapter); Facebook (afpnjchapter) or LinkedIn (groups/New Jersey Chapter Association of Fundraising).
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