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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 and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Introductions and announcements begin at 7:45 am, as time allows. Speakers begin their educational sessions at 8:00 am 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 meeting are:

MEMBERS: $25.00  NON-MEMBERS: $35.00

Due to hardships caused by COVID-19, we have added a FREE community-supported option. Please choose this option when registering if you or your organization are unable to pay the registration fee. 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.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Southern Arizona Chapter will host its 33rd annual National Philanthropy Day Awards luncheon on Friday, November 12, 2021.

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.