AFP First Coast Collegiate Chapter at UNF

The First Coast Collegiate Chapter at UNF is a campus organization affiliated with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). This organization provides networking and relevant career experience to UNF students who are interested in a career in the nonprofit industry or who are tasked with raising money for their on-campus organization.

This is an excellent networking community for all members regardless of their interest. 

What is AFP?

The Association of Fundraising Professionals represents more than 30,000 members in 206 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certificate programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

Why join the UNF collegiate chapter:

  • To explore exciting and challenging career opportunities in the non-profit industry, the third largest employer in the U.S. economy.
  • Learn proven techniques for raising funds for your UNF organization.
  • To solve social services needs and increase exposure to the arts and culture.
  • To gain invaluable real-world leadership and career experience.
  • Start building your post-graduation resumé now from your involvement and experience.

Benefits of membership:

  • Networking with non-profit executives who could be potential employers after graduation.
  • Network with your campus peers and organizations.
  • Opportunity to attend monthly AFP First Coast Chapter luncheon meetings.
  • Opportunity to shadow non-profit executives and fundraising professionals.
  • Learn more about the nonprofit industry and to gain valuable first-hand experience.
  • Meet other students with similar interests.
  • Absolutely a resumé builder.
  • Access to the AFP international job bank for available positions in the non-profit sector.
  • Access to free campus workshops, webinars and other various educational programs.
  • Chance to build a career portfolio of projects and programs you took part in as a member.
  • Opportunity to attend local conferences and professional development seminars.
  • Great way to network with the sister chapter at Flagler College in St. Augustine.
  • Earn a Collegiate Certificate of Fundraising from AFP IHQ.

AFP Collegiate Certificate of Fundraising:

Through membership of AFP, collegiate members have the opportunity to complete and receive a fundraising certificate from AFP International Headquarters. Completion of this Certificate is a way to communicate your comprehensive understanding of fundraising by demonstrating your commitment to ethical and effective fundraising practices through education, work and volunteer experience.


The program is designed to be achievable in one year, but you may take up to three years to complete the criteria if desired. You are responsible for tracking, documenting and providing information for each section on the attached tracking sheet. This is an opportunity you DO NOT want to have absent from your resumé  



The possibilities are endless.

To Join:

Please fill out the two applications and email to or drop by Alumni Hall, Room 2218.


AFP UNF Chapter Application

AFP International Application