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Chapter Ten Star/Ten Star Gold Awards

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The Chapter Ten Star/Ten Star Gold Awards honor those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan.

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2024 Ten Star/Ten Star Gold Tracker
2024 Ten Star/Ten Star Gold Application - Will Open Fall 2023

AFP’s Strategic Plan is the blueprint for organizational growth and success in the future. For the strategic plan to be effective, it must be implemented through a partnership between AFP Global and the local chapters. As each chapter contributes its part to the overall Strategic Plan, AFP will meet its goals and continue to advance philanthropy and the fundraising profession around the world.

Program Mission
The Chapter Ten Star & Ten Star Gold award honors those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan.  Both Awards encourage chapters to perform specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.

Ten Star Eligibility
All Chapters can earn the Ten Star or Ten Star Gold Awards. There is no limit to the number of Ten Star Awards that can be presented in a given year. Regardless of size, budget or resources, as long as a chapter fulfills the necessary 12 goals (for Ten Star) or 18 Goals (for Ten Star Gold) it is eligible. The chapter must submit an award application by January 31, 2024 for activities completed during 2023. The application must be signed by the chapter president and one other board member.

Process and Deadline
Several goals are required of all chapters for both the Ten Star and Ten Star Gold awards. Chapters can decide which optional goals to accomplish. Optional criteria and required criteria are listed beneath the main AFP Strategic Plan Goals so chapters may correlate their accomplishments to the advancement of the Association’s strategic goals and reinforce the vital role chapters and chapter leaders play.

Chapters must submit the application form by the deadline date. Submit all forms via the electronic application. All nominations must be received on or before Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time).

All application forms will be acknowledged by automated confirmation e-mail. AFP Global reserves the right to confirm and verify goals on a nomination-by-nomination basis. Any disputes to the Ten Star or Ten Star Gold nominations must be received at AFP Global by March 1, 2024. The AFP Chapter Support Committee will make final determination on any disputed applications.

Application Resources
2023 Chapter Impact Gift Form (US / Canada)
2023 100% Board Participation Form (US / Canada)
AFP Global 2021-2023 Strategic Plan
Sample Code of Conduct
Member Demographics - Case for Updating Your Member Profile

Award Presentation
AFP will verify and determine which chapters have accomplished the necessary goals to earn the Chapter Ten Star Award or Ten Star Gold award. 

Ten Star & Ten Star Gold Chapters will be recognized at AFP’s 2024 ICON and on the AFP website. All recipients will receive a complimentary web/audioconference registration to be used in 2024, and use of a Ten Star or Personalized Ten Star Gold logo to promote the success of your chapter on your chapter website, newsletters, stationery, etc.

Ten Star Gold Chapters will receive the following additional rewards:

  • One free AFP Global membership scholarship to use in your chapter
  • Recognition at Chapter Presidents Council meeting
  • Listing in Advancing Philanthropy

If you have any questions about the Chapter Ten Star Awards Program, please contact

Congratulations to our 2023 Ten Star Gold Winners!

AFP AB, Edmonton & Area Chapter
AFP AL, Alabama Chapter
AFP AR, Arkansas Chapter
AFP AR, Northwest Chapter
AFP AZ, Southern Chapter
AFP CA, Golden Gate Chapter
AFP CA, Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter
AFP CA, Orange County Chapter
AFP CA, San Diego Chapter
AFP CA, Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter
AFP CA, Silicon Valley Chapter
AFP CA, Yosemite Chapter
AFP CO, Colorado Chapter
AFP FL, First Coast Chapter
AFP FL, Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter
AFP FL, Indian River Chapter
AFP FL, Miami Chapter
AFP FL, Palm Beach County Chapter
AFP FL, Southwest Chapter
AFP FL, Tampa Bay Chapter
AFP FL, Treasure Coast Chapter
AFP GA, Atlanta Chapter
AFP IA, Greater Tri-State Chapter
AFP IL, Chicago Chapter
AFP KY, Greater Louisville Chapter
AFP LA, Baton Rouge Chapter
AFP LA, Greater New Orleans Chapter
AFP MB, Manitoba Chapter
AFP MD, Western Maryland Chapter
AFP MN, Southern Minnesota Chapter
AFP MO, Greater Kansas City Chapter
AFP MO, St. Louis Regional Chapter
AFP NC, Charlotte Chapter
AFP NC, Triad Chapter
AFP NJ, Southern Chapter
AFP NS, Nova Scotia Chapter
AFP NV, Las Vegas Chapter
AFP NY, Hudson-Mohawk Chapter

AFP OH, Central Chapter
AFP OH, Cincinnati Chapter
AFP OH, Greater Cleveland Chapter
AFP OH, Greater Springfield Chapter
AFP OH, Mahoning-Shenango Chapter
AFP OH, Northwest Chapter
AFP OR, Oregon & SW Washington Chapter
AFP PA, Berks Regional Chapter
AFP PA, Greater Philadelphia Chapter
AFP PA, Western Chapter
AFP QC, Quebec Chapter
AFP SC, Lowcountry Chapter
AFP SC, Piedmont Chapter
AFP SD, South Dakota Chapter
AFP TN, Great Smoky Mountain Chapter
AFP TN, Memphis Chapter
AFP TN, Southeastern Chapter
AFP TX, Central Chapter
AFP TX, East Chapter
AFP TX, Fort Worth Metro Chapter
AFP TX, Greater Austin Chapter
AFP TX, Greater Dallas Chapter
AFP TX, Greater Houston Chapter
AFP VA, Hampton Roads Chapter
AFP WA, South Sound Chapter
AFP WI, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter
AFP WI, Upper Mississippi Valley Chapter


Congratulations to our 2023 Ten Star Winners!

AFP AB, Calgary & Area Chapter
AFP AK, Alaska Chapter
AFP AZ, Greater Arizona Chapter
AFP BC, Greater Vancouver Chapter
AFP BC, Interior Chapter
AFP CA, Capital Chapter
AFP CA, Desert Communities Chapter
AFP CA, Greater Los Angeles Chapter
AFP CA, Inland Empire Chapter
AFP CA, Monterey Bay Chapter
AFP CO, Southern Chapter
AFP CT, Fairfield County Chapter
AFP DC, Washington DC Metro Area Chapter
AFP DE, Brandywine Chapter
AFP FL, Central Chapter
AFP HI, Aloha Chapter
AFP IA, Central Chapter
AFP IL, Central Chapter
AFP IL, Rockford Area Chapter
AFP IN, Indiana Chapter
AFP IN, Northeast Chapter
AFP KS, Greater Wichita Chapter
AFP KY, Bluegrass Chapter
AFP LA, North Chapter
AFP MA, Massachusetts Chapter
AFP MI, Capital Area Chapter
AFP MI, Greater Detroit Chapter
AFP MI, West Michigan Chapter

AFP MN, Minnesota Chapter
AFP MX, Noreste Chapter
AFP NC, Triangle Chapter
AFP NC, Western Chapter
AFP NF, Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter
AFP NH, Northern New England
AFP NJ, New Jersey Chapter
AFP NV, Sierra Chapter
AFP NY, Central Chapter
AFP NY, Genesee Valley Chapter
AFP NY, New York City Chapter
AFP NY, Western Chapter
AFP OH, Greater Dayton Region Chapter
AFP ON, Canada South Chapter
AFP ON, Central Ontario Chapter
AFP ON, Golden Horseshoe Chapter
AFP ON, Ottawa Chapter
AFP ON, South Eastern Ontario
AFP PA, Eastern Chapter
AFP PA, Northwestern Chapter
AFP TN, Nashville Chapter
AFP TX, Texas Plains Chapter
AFP VA, Shenandoah Chapter
AFP WI, Greater Madison Chapter
AFP WI, Northeast Chapter

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