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Welcome to the AFP Capital Area Chapter Website!

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.



Click on the link below for details and registration! Registration deadline is Thursday, February 23rd. 

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Feb 16 - Director of Development - MSU Extension
Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) and University Development at Michigan State University seek an established fundraiser to provide leadership in training, donor cultivation and soliciting gifts of all sizes while developing a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. MSUE’s more than 600 staff members across Michigan provide a gateway for campus experts to connect with communities. For more than 100 years, MSUE has helped people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities, and businesses throughout the State of Michigan. ... more >
Feb 16 - Senior Director of Development College of Human Medicine - MSU
The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, nationally recognized as one of the nation's pioneers of community-based medical education, seeks a strategic, collaborative, and skilled leader to serve as its next Senior Director of Development to lead the fundraising program. This is an exceptional opportunity for a seasoned advancement professional to expand and develop an already robust fundraising program and to execute a $100 million capital campaign as part of Michigan State’s historic $1.5 billion capital campaign. ... more >
Feb 16 - Business Analyst - MSU
A valued member of the University Advancement Business Analytics, Data and Training Services Team, the role of the Business Analyst is to provide strategic and actionable insights in support of the Fundraising and Alumni Relations efforts at Michigan State University. The Business Analyst will support the strategic objectives of University Advancement by analyzing and interpreting financial and engagement statistics, conducting robust campaign performance analytics, market and customer trend studies, web analytics, and behavior analysis. ... more >
Feb 13 - Development Writer - MSU
Advancement Marketing & Communications, a unit within University Advancement, is seeking a collaborative, discreet, and diligent professional to research, write and edit content and material that support University Advancement’s mission through fundraising strategies such as: donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition. ... more >
Feb 8 - Executive Director, Greater Lansing Housing Coalition
The Executive Director (“ED”) is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition (“GLHC”) to ensure the organization’s success in achieving its mission and program goals and objectives. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED guides the strategic vision of the organization and provides direction and leadership toward achieving GLHC’s annual and long-term goals. The ED is responsible for all oversight of all administrative aspects of the GLHC and has responsibility for program, personnel, and financial management, as well as community relations and fund development. ... more >
Mar 21 - Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP members everywhere are invited to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 54th International Conference on Fundraising, April 30- May 2, 2017, in San Francisco, Ca. ... more >
Mar 21 - AFP Member Spotlight: Susan Earl Hosbach, CFRE
She’s been in fundraising for 25 years, an AFP volunteer for 23 and a recipient of our Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership. AFP talks with Susan about her career arc (starting out in sports broadcasting!) and working in smaller shops where one has to do it all. ... more >
Mar 17 - AFP Statement on President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint
The Association of Fundraising Professionals, the largest community of charities and fundraisers in the world, has released the following statement from its Interim President and CEO Jason Lee regarding the release of President Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint. ... more >
Mar 15 - Fundraising Professionals Name Dr. Claire Routley as 2017 Emerging Scholar of the Year
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has selected Dr. Claire Routley, research fellow at the University of Plymouth and one of the UK’s leading experts on legacy giving, as its 2017 Emerging Scholar Award. ... more >
Mar 15 - Giving 3.0: Embracing the New Diversity in 21st Century Philanthropy
(Mar. 15, 2017) AFP sits down with this year’s diversity speaker at the AFP International Fundraising Conference, Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson, and discusses with her how much progress the sector has made in the areas of diversity and inclusion. ... more >