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2018 Call for Nominations for the US Foundation Fundraising Board

June 29, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the AFP U.S. Foundation for Philanthropy it is my privilege as Chair of the Committee on Appointment to invite you to participate actively in the Foundation’s nominating process this year.

Members of the Committee on Appointment rely heavily on our colleagues to identify experienced and committed candidates who are uniquely suited to lead the US Foundation as members of our Fundraising Board who have extensive experience and expertise in fundraising.  Your personal engagement in identifying outstanding candidates is essential to our future success and will guarantee that the Foundation’s board continues to be representative of the finest leaders in the profession.

Nominees for the Fundraising Board are not required to be an AFP member.

I urge you or your chapter to nominate any qualified candidate to serve on the US Foundation Fundraising Board who has distinguished himself or herself by serving in a chapter leadership role or someone who is in the volunteer service to philanthropy and the fundraising community.  Individuals who have served previously may return to the board after a minimum one-year break in service, but are not eligible to serve in an Officer position they have previously held.

General Information

The AFP US Foundation is responsible for generating resources to fund:

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leadership Development
  • Research
  • Capacity Building 

The US Foundation’s continued success depends on personal commitment and active involvement of all members of the Fundraising board in matters of fundraising.

Individuals elected to serve on the board must embrace the responsibility to lead and demonstrate the capacity to support the US Foundation’s mission.  Fundraising board members are expected to be vigorous advocates and enthusiastic and effective communicators, as well as play an integral role in the Foundation’s fundraising, research, education and leadership development initiatives. 

Positions Available in 2018

The Committee on Appointment will meet to prepare a slate of candidates for election in 2017 to serve on the Fundraising Board beginning January 1, 2018.  

Officers and directors whose terms will expire on December 31, 2017 are eligible to apply for the 2018 for the Fundraising Board.

Nominating Process

You may nominate yourself, a colleague, or invite your chapter to nominate you or a colleague.  Prior to making a nomination, please carefully review the criteria for service below. 

You will find the nomination form by clicking on the link provided below.  It is a real-time interactive nomination form that will be sent to staff once you submit it.  Please note that the form will only save if you return to it on the same device where you started it.  A current brief bio and photo must accompany the completed nomination form. 

Please provide as much relevant information as possible about the candidate.  Some candidates may be asked to supply supplementary information to the committee to ensure thoughtful consideration.  Please contact your nominee in advance of submitting the nomination to determine willingness to serve. 

ALL nominations must be submitted by August 18, 2017.

Evaluation criteria used by the committee to select directors include:

  • Extensive experience and documented expertise in fundraising;
  • Volunteer service to philanthropy and the fundraising community locally, nationally and/or internationally;
  • Experience and/or employment in the profession or in an industry sector that serves philanthropy and/or fundraising; and,
  • Advocacy for diversity and inclusion within the fundraising profession and the philanthropy community.

Other criteria that might also be used for consideration:

  • A record of meaningful giving to the AFP Foundation and advocacy for professional fundraising;
  • AFP Membership current and in good standing (signed the Code of Ethical Standards); and
  • Volunteer service to AFP locally, nationally and/or internationally.

Thank you in advance for taking an active role in this year’s nomination process and for encouraging your chapter to do the same.  Should you have any questions whatsoever about the process, please don’t hesitate to contact me, our staff, or any member of the Committee on Appointment.  We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate all you DO and GIVE to promote excellence.


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Susan Earl Hosbach, CFRE
Chair, Committee on Appointment
AFP US Foundation for Philanthropy


2017 AFP US Foundation Committee on Appointment Members

Susan Earl Hosbach, CFRE, Chair

Helen Arnold, CFRE
Brian Bonde, ACFRE
Bob Carter, CFRE
Catherine Connolly, MBA, CFRE
Michael Delzotti, CFRE
Ann Hale, MA, CFRE
Jason Lee, JD
Josh Newton, CFRE
Don Taylor, CFRE
Karen Rotko-Wynn, CFRE

Lori Gusdorf, CAE, Staff
Rebecca Knight, Staff