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Signature Events


AFP Southern Arizona Events

Learn about our signature events below, and then head to our calendar to see upcoming dates and register.


Monthly Breakfast Meetings

Monthly breakfast meetings are held via Zoom on the second Friday of the month.

Meetings begin with networking  at 11:30 a.m.  Speakers begin their educational sessions at 12:00 p.m. on topics such as ethics, diversity, planned giving, board governance, annual giving, and more! Meetings generally include a question and answer session with the presenter at the end of the session and many presentations count toward CRFE credits.

Registration fees for most meetings are:

MEMBERS: $10.00  NON-MEMBERS: $20.00

Registration fees support the chapter’s operations, including providing outstanding educational presentations as well as scholarships for memberships and continuing education. Due to hardships caused by COVID-19, and in an effort to make this education more accessible to all, we have added a free community-supported option. If you are seeking the community supported option, please simply email with your name, the meeting you would like to attend, and the number of attendees.) Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for the meeting.

National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – to the enrichment of our lives, our community and our world. Though the primary goal of the event is to celebrate Tucson’s generous spirit, the National Philanthropy Day luncheon is the primary fundraiser for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southern Arizona Chapter.

National Philanthropy Day

State Conference

Every three years, the AFP So AZ chapter hosts a state conference focusing on fundraising education and emerging issues facing the nonprofit sector.

State Conference

International Conference

The core benefit of AFP’s International Conference on Fundraising (AFP ICON) is the extensive series of sessions presented by many of the best fundraising practitioners in the world. Presentations are geared to help you address skills and trends affecting fundraising in any economic climate.

The breadth of topics and depth of knowledge at this event cannot be found anywhere other than at AFP ICON. Most courses count toward continuing education for your CFRE. Visit to learn about future international conferences.