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Association of Fund Raising Professionals Alaska Honored as Ten Star Chapter

(Arlington, Va.) – The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Alaska Chapter has been named a 2013 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. Of the 231 chapters in AFP, only 112 chapters received the 2012 Ten Star Award.

AFP Alaska Chapter president Beth Johnson said “We are honored to receive this designation. Our Chapter represents over 120 members—all professional fundraisers working every day to grow support for Alaska non-profits and their missions. Ten Star status reflects our commitment to inclusion and ethical standards and excellence in delivering professional development opportunities in our sector.”

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

“I want to congratulate the AFP Alaska Chapter, which is playing a key role in the state of Alaska in promoting ethical and effective fundraising and educating the public about the importance of philanthropy and wise giving,” said Andrew Watt, president and CEO of AFP. “Our Ten Star Chapters have demonstrated outstanding programming and leadership for the fundraising community, and I’m pleased to recognize their outstanding efforts. If individuals and organizations in the state of Alaska have questions about fundraising and philanthropy, they should definitely contact the AFP Alaska Chapter.”

Criteria for the award are determined by AFP International 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.afpnet.org.

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