President’s Message

Dear Friends,Peter_Hansen_(by_Paul_Wusow)

Many thanks for your interest in AFP NJ (Association of Fundraising Professionals – New Jersey Chapter).

AFP NJ has a great deal to offer you — strengthening your fundraising skills, learning best ethical practices, networking with colleagues across the region, finding a mentor, and gaining important leadership experience.

As the Board President, I am pleased to invite you to join the AFP NJ Chapter. When you do, you will become part of a dynamic and innovative nonprofit professional community like no other.

If you are already a member, please accept our thanks and I encourage becoming involved in the NJ Chapter.   There are many opportunities for our members to help advance the Chapter and their leadership skills.

AFP has over 30,000 fundraising professionals around the world, and over 400 throughout New Jersey. We provide programs, services and resources for fundraising professionals at nonprofits of all shapes and sizes. Without question, your membership in AFP NJ will be rewarding professionally and personally.

I am a proud member of AFP for 14 years and have grown significantly as a fundraising professional as a result. From learning how to make better major gift solicitations to understanding effective donor communications channels, AFP has provided a real return on investment to me and my employers. I am also fortunate to have built relationships with colleagues across the State and around the nation through my membership.

I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming luncheons, workshops and programs!

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact me at

Best wishes and thank you!


Peter H. Hansen, CFRE
AFP NJ Chapter

Senior Vice President of Development
New Jersey Performing Arts Center