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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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Jun 29 - Associate Director of Development, International Studies and Programs
Together, ISP and MSU’s Office of University Development are seeking a mature, self-motivated individual with experience and understanding of cross-cultural communication and engagement to serve as the Associate Director of Development. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development for ISP, the Associate Director will focus on individual giving, engaging and soliciting individual prospects for international programs with a major gift capacity. ... more >
Jun 29 - Director of Philanthropy - Corporate and Foundation Relations
Kettering University is looking for an exceptional development professional with demonstrated experience in corporate and foundation fund raising. Join a collaborative advancement team with an alumni base filled with entrepreneurs and leaders in engineering, science, technology, mathematics and business and over 55 corporate sponsors. ... more >
May 27 - Associate Director, Alumni and Donor Relations
The Associate Director of Alumni and Donor Relations is responsible for the business operations of the ADR unit. He or she directly supervises three members of the ADR team, and reports to the Director. ... more >
May 21 - Assistant Director of Development, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and the Office of University Advancement is seeking a confident, creative and enthusiastic individual to become an instrumental part of its advancement program. The Assistant Director of Development for CANR at Michigan State University, the University’s flagship college, will support the entire development team through implementation of a comprehensive fund raising program for CANR, MSU Extension and AgBioResearch all while working with many of the more than 75,000 members of the college’s alumni base. This individual will use the skills that they have developed through past fund raising experience to: -solicit major gifts ($30,000-$100,000) for the College; -manage the volunteer relations as it relates to fund-raising activities, -manage the annual fund campaigns for the College; The Assistant Director reports to the Senior Director of Development for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, MSUE and AgBioResearch. ... more >
Jun 24 - IRS Advisory Panels Calls for Review of Charity Form 990, Mandatory E-Filing
(June 24, 2015) The Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT), of which AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FinstF, is a member, has recommended that the Internal Revenue Service institute mandatory electronic filing of the Form 990. ... more >
Jun 24 - Top Ten (Week of June 24, 2015): From Figures to Fundraising: How to Apply Giving USA
(June 24, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to allocate a marketing budget to your social media strategy; the president’s role in a fundraising campaign; using volunteers to beta-test your organization; nine rules for ethical donor prospect research; how to nurture happy fundraisers; and more! ... more >
September 10, 2015 - Engaging Your Board Members
October 8, 2015 - Crowdfunding
November 12, 2015 - Ethics
December 3, 2015 - Annual Meeting & Member Mixer