Volunteers Needed!

AFP-NJ relies on a strong pool of volunteers to provide its programs and services. Individuals are needed to assist in the recruitment of volunteers to assist with chapter activities and tasks. You may help with one or all of the following:

  • Planning and fulfilling kick-off of volunteer recruitment initiative
  • Greeting luncheon attendees and ask each person if they are interested in considering a volunteer task
  • Making calls to thank members for membership and review volunteer opportunities
  • Staffing a booth at the annual Conference on Philanthropy

Please consider volunteering on any of the committees listed below. Click on each link to review descriptions and contact information.

Conference on Philanthropy

AFP New Jersey’s annual Conference on Philanthropy, held each November, is the event requiring the greatest amount of volunteer time and expertise. The committee meets throughout the year, beginning with the evaluation closing out one conference, through to the execution of the subsequent year’s event. Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of tasks which include:

  • Planning and strategy sessions of the Committee
  • Chairing a subcommittee which may include public relations, conference program
  • Recruiting presenters and speakers
  • Event logistics
  • Securing sponsorships
  • Stewardship of exhibitors
  • Setting-up during the week of the conference
  • Day-of assistance

Those interested in making a commitment to serve during the planning or execution of the conference are asked to contact 2019 Conference Chair:  George Hayes at ghayescfre@gmail.com.

Program Committee

Each summer, the program committee conducts a one-day retreat and maps out the monthly luncheon program, workshop events, annual Frank Whitley Lecture, and other professional programming determined by the committee. Volunteers are needed to:

  •  Participate in the annual retreat
  •  Assume responsibility for one (or more) luncheons or workshop
  •  Oversee of the Frank Whitley Lecture
  •  Additional tasks necessitated by programmatic decisions

Those interested in making a commitment to serve on the program committee or assist with a specific task are asked to contact: AFP board vice president for professional advancement,Vicki Bixel.

Chapter Website/Social Media

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Participate in occasional ad hoc meetings regarding website review and social media strategy.
  • Serve as the editor of website and social media
  • Serve as a member of the digital communications team, supporting event and activities promotions.

Those interested in assisting with any of the above tasks may contact: Lori Richmond, afpnjchapter@comcast.net.

Resource Development

The AFP-NJ Chapter relies on the philanthropic support of individuals – both members and non-members – business and corporations and foundations that recognize and value the Chapter’s mission to advance philanthropy through education, training and advocacy across the state. AFP-NJ bases its programs and services on research, experience and the highest code of ethical principles and standards of professional practice. The Resource Development Committee seeks gifts, sponsorships and strategic relationships for programs and individual events conducted throughout the year.

Additionally specific tasks for donor stewardship include:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of a structured stewardship plan as it relates to donors and sponsors for the Chapter.
  • Work in collaboration with the sponsorship committee in the solicitation and follow-up with prospective sponsors for the Chapter.
  • Assist in the follow-up with AFP Chapter members who may be new or lapsed donors for the Every Member Campaign.
  • Assist in the celebration of fellow AFP Chapter members who commit to support the Every Member Campaign throughout the year.

Those interested in making a commitment to serve on the Resource Development Committee or assisting with a specific task are asked to contact Stacy Greene, stacybgreene@gmail.com.

Membership Recruitment

The New Jersey Chapter of AFP, one of the largest of 200  chapters worldwide, is an individual member association that advances philanthropy through education, training and advocacy across the state. Member benefits, annual programming, and the continued vitality of the chapter, rely on a strategic initiative to identify, recruit and retain members. The membership committee focuses on articulating and promoting member benefits, and engaging current members in volunteering and mentoring.

Membership Retention

Of particular importance to AFP-NJ is sustaining a strong member base in order to provide the foundation and consistency from which new programs and initiatives can be launched. Communicating member benefits, seeking feedback and input from members, and creating a productive synergy between members and the chapter board as all aspirations for membership retention.

Those interested in making a commitment to serve on the member services committee, or assisting with any of its initiatives, are asked to contact AFP-NJ board vice president for member services, Nicole Hudson, NHudson@childrens-specialized.org.


The Chapter has developed a mentoring program as an additional service to our membership. AFP-NJ mentors are experienced nonprofit professionals who can act in an advisory capacity to junior colleagues in determining long-term strategy, developing policy, fine tuning a project and providing expertise on specific areas that may be a challenge. A mentor may also be of help in just planning day-to-day activities.

AFP-NJ mentors may serve a variety of lengths of time in relationship to the individual being mentored. The length of time depends on needs, the level of help, or the specific focus. A mentor with a defined goal may be finished in a matter of weeks, or a relationship may be more open-ended.

For more information on this members only program, contact Kerry Herbert, kherbert@cpcbhc.org.