Bay Area Voices of Philanthropy is the blog of the Golden Gate chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Our goal is to build a repository of useful and thought-provoking content that's relevant to our members as well as the larger fundraising community in the Bay Area. Our posts take the form of articles, opinion pieces, member interviews and really, anything that might be of interest to those who work - or are connected to - the world of philanthropy. We'd love to hear from you. Do send us your ideas and pitches for submissions at or submit a piece through this form.


Member Spotlights

Hans Cardenas
Director of Individual and Leadership Giving, San Francisco Opera

By Tracy Vanderneck, MSM, CFRE

A letter to AFP Golden Gate members from Kelley Coe, President; Lucy Porras, President-Elect; and
Esther Landau, Immediate Past President

Member Spotlights

Chirag Patel (He/Him/His)
Director of Planning & Development, Native American Health Center (NAHC)

By Joshua Gilstrap via e2b teknologies

A letter to AFP Golden Gate Members from Kelley Coe, AFP Golden Gate President and Lucy Porras, AFP Golden Gate President-Elect

By Tony Martignetti via Planned Giving Accelerator

By Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE