The Association for Fundraising Professionals of North Louisiana (AFP) is celebrating their 26th year of National Philanthropy Day, to be held Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bossier City, Louisiana. AFP will be honoring United Way of Northwest Louisiana as this year’s Outstanding Philanthropic Organization.

AFP North Louisiana is an official chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that represents nearly 30,000 members in more than 205 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing, and advocacy.

The Shreveport-based chapter hosts its annual National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon to recognize the contributions that individuals and organizations make to the nonprofit community throughout North Louisiana. The National Philanthropy Day Luncheon honors philanthropic leaders, organizations, and fundraising professionals, who reflect the true spirit of generosity, leadership, and community.

Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day® (NPD)— is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to both (1) put that word into action and (2) recognize the change that word has brought to our communities.

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