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The Association of Fundraising Professionals Capital Area Chapter is the premiere organization for fundraisers and nonprofit professionals in the mid-Michigan region. We currently represent nearly 300 members from the leading nonprofit charities, foundations, and consultants across the region. Whether you’re already a member, looking to join, or just learning more about us, we’re glad you’re here! Please take a look at our many offerings.

Our Mission
The Capital Area Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals advances philanthropy by fostering the development and growth of fundraising professionals and promoting ethical and effective fundraising standards.

Our Vision
The vision of AFP Capital Area Chapter is to be the leading resource in strengthening the fundraising profession and the philanthropic community in mid-Michigan.


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Aug 8 - Campaign Coordinator - Access to Justice Campaign
The Access to Justice Campaign seeks a Coordinator to develop and execute campaign strategies to generate funds to help low-income individuals in Michigan gain access to the civil justice system. ... more >
Aug 2 - Part-Time Office Assistant/Administrative Assistant - United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan
United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan (UCP) is hiring a contract “Reader Assistant/Administrative Assistant” to work directly for a UCP employee who is blind. The Reader Assistant will perform various office duties, including administrative support to the UCP employee and drive her to meetings when necessary. ... more >
Aug 2 - Director of Development, Student Affairs and Services - Michigan State University
Michigan State University seeks a results-oriented Director of Development to lead a fundraising program for the Division of Student Affairs and Services. The Division serves the entire student population of the university through a variety of organizational entities. All of this support is rooted in three over-arching themes for the student population: leadership development and experiential learning to facilitate transition; student engagement through identity and affinity; and an enhancement of a lifestyle rooted in health, wellness, and safety. This division requires an experienced development officer with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and creativity in linking philanthropic passions to programs of interest. In addition to facilities-based fundraising priority, this Director will have to assess both programmatic activities of the division and potential philanthropic investors. Starting with a strong strategic focus based on past fundraising success, this Director will work to build a portfolio of approximately 150 individuals by holding approximately 12 meetings a month with prospective donors. To accomplish these objectives, the Director will work closely with both the Vice President of Student Affairs and Services, and the Executive Director of Constituency Programs. ... more >
Jul 10 - Associate Director, International Advancement - MSU
Reporting to the Senior Director of International Advancement, and working in a high volume, highly complex organizational setting, the Associate Director of International Advancement coordinates international alumni engagement, donor relations, and parent fundraising for MSU’s Office of International Advancement. The associate director will be responsible for developing a strategic framework for engagement and discovery of alumni in key international markets under the guidance of International Advancement team, and in collaboration with key colleges across campus, MSU Alumni Association, University Advancement, as well as with the area studies centers and education/service units in MSU’s International Studies & Programs. ... more >
Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Director of Alumni Engagement serves asa representative for Olivet College charged specifically with managing the college’s alumniengagement programs. These programs seek to connect the college specifically with its alumni,but also current students, parents and friends in communities across the country. Success will bedefined by the quantity and quality of relationships the individual establishes and maintains tosupport the fulfillment of the mission of Olivet College. ... more >
Aug 23 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
Aug 22 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 23, 2017): Donor Stewardship Across Generations, Writing Video Scripts, Welcome Emails & More!
(Aug. 23, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Aug 16 - A New Narrative for Canadian Fundraising
Canada is not immune to charitable issues and negative news stories. The recent media attack on fundraisers and nonprofits in the UK spotlighted the risk of being unprepared to defend the fundraising profession and its activities. In this introduction, prepared as part of a Rogare discussion paper on the topic, Scott Decksheimer explores the problem, challenges and opportunities for building a new narrative for Canadian fundraising. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 16, 2017): Texting, Fundraising Nuggets, Writing Captivating Headlines & More!
(Aug. 16, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
September 14, 2017 - September Program
October 12, 2017 - October Program
November 9, 2017 - November Program
December 14, 2017 - December Mixer