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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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Mar 26 - Development Assistant WKAR- TV/AM/FM, College of Communication Arts and Sciences - MSU
Priorities for this position include building annual support from individuals; stewarding relationships with members; maintaining donor records and providing query reports, as well as maintaining relationships with outside vendors. ... more >
Mar 26 - Assistant Director of Development - Special Gifts, Intercollegiate Athletics - MSU
The Assistant Director of Development – Special Gifts will identify, cultivate and solicit gifts and pledges with donors capable of making gifts from $10,000 - $50,000. Manage and develop a portfolio of 150-200+ prospects and donors on behalf of Michigan State Athletics. Steward current donors and help them maximize benefits related to MSU Athletics. Frequent in state travel is required as well as regular participation in evening and weekend activities. ... more >
Mar 26 - Senior Director of Development, College of Human Medicine - MSU
Directs, plans, coordinates and implements the fund raising administrative and operational activities for the College of Human Medicine. Leads, mentors and coaches fundraising staff and volunteers in order to increase the level of monies received from the private sector. This includes supervision of professional staff, recruiting and training volunteers, conducting a needs assessment of programs, identifying and cultivating prospects, developing and reviewing proposals and actively soliciting contributions. Note that this position is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and includes weekly travel to the East Lansing campus. ... more >
Mar 13 - Assistant Vice President of Development - Olivet College
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Advancement and serving as a member of the Advancement leadership team, the Assistant Vice President for Development is responsible for planning and managing the major, planned, corporate and foundation giving efforts for the College ... more >
Mar 13 - Regional Director of Development - Olivet College
The Regional Director of Development serves as a representative for Olivet College, especially among constituents with a record of, or the potential for, major gifts. ... more >
Apr 23 - Nominations Now Open for the AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize
Applications for the 2016 AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize are due Nov. 1 to AFP International Headquarters. To be considered for the Prize, works must be published by a commercial publishing house or a professional organization between December 1, 2013 and November 1, 2015. Publications must be based on either applied or basic research. ... more >
Apr 22 - AFP Submits Comments to Senate on Tax Reform, Charitable Incentives
(April 22, 2015) AFP has submitted comments to the Individual Income Tax and Business Income Tax Working Groups of the Senate Finance Committee, calling on the Senate to keep the charitable deduction in its current form and look for other incentives to encourage charitable giving, including the IRA Rollover Provision. ... more >
Apr 21 - Top Ten (Week of April 22, 2015): Don’t Panic! Avoid The Content Creation Crunch
(April 22, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to keep your donors engaged in a cause; top five strategies to raise more money from foundations; looking at what causes men tend to support; how to get off the dang fundraising treadmill; and more! ... more >
Apr 16 - GR Update: Parliament Hill Day and "Friends in High Places"
AFP and other organizations will be holding a Lobbying Day on Thursday, May 14. Plus, there is a new government relations presentation being offered for AFP chapters. Find out more! ... more >
Apr 15 - New International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising an Eye-Opening Experience
(April 15, 2015) Two Canadians are among the first graduates of the new International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF). In this first person account, Robert Tomas shares his thoughts on the new designation and the learning outcomes of the program. ... more >