(Arlington, Va.) – The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Calgary & Area Chapter has been named a 2021 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. Just one-third of all AFP chapters are named Ten Star Chapters, so the Calgary & Area Chapter is one of a select group of chapters to earn this honor.

“Achieving our Ten Star status is an accomplishment that truly belongs to the volunteers and members of our chapter. It is a recognition of the commitment of the fundraising professionals in our community to advancing the profession, supporting our colleagues and our organizations, especially over the last year. What we do as fundraisers makes a difference. AFP Calgary & Area Chapter is proud of the impact our members are making in Calgary and surrounding communities,” said Marni Halwas, President of AFP Calgary & Area Chapter.

Ten Star Chapters are recognized at the annual AFP International Conference on Fundraising (ICON). Chapters also earn the privilege of displaying the Ten Star logo on their website, newsletters and stationary.

Criteria for the award are determined by AFP Global 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 www.afpglobal.org

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Since 1960, AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP’s more than 26,000 individual and organizational members raise over $115 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world. For more information or to join the world’s largest association of fundraising professionals, visit www.afpglobal.org. For more information about the AFP Calgary & Area Chapter, visit www.afpcalgary.ca.  

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