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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.

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Jan 25 - Assistant Director of Philanthropy - Kettering
Kettering University is looking for an exceptional development professional with demonstrated experience in 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 550 corporate sponsors. ... more >
The Assistant Director of Development is a key member of the Office of Advancement team who plans and executes the Law College scholarship effort, annual giving initiatives, manages the college’s Advancement website including copy and promotional writer for department initiatives and events, as well as ensures that the site is up to date and material is rotated and photos changed. The new assistant director will work with annual giving donors and conduct programmatic and individual fund-raising and will write and produce law college promotional materials, such as invitations, brochures and the like. They may also assist with planning and execution of and attend department events. Developing and implementing a sound social media strategy for the office will be a part of the position. ... more >
The Director of Development is responsible for the leadership of all fund-raising programs for the College of Medicine. He or she is responsible for building broad-based private support for all aspects of the College of Medicine through the building and management of a comprehensive program. The primary focus will be establishing major and leadership gifts as well as coordinating fund-raising efforts with annual giving, corporate and foundation, planned giving, gift processing, and other fund-raising support operations such as donor relations and stewardship. Further responsibilities will include the successful completion and follow-up for the current capital campaign. ... more >
Oct 5 - Director of Development, The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum - MSU
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (the Broad) at Michigan State University (Michigan State) seeks an innovative and accomplished development professional to serve as its next Director of Development. This is a unique opportunity for a seasoned advancement professional to play a key role in strengthening and building the philanthropic potential of one of the most exciting new museums of contemporary art in the world. Opened in November, 2012, the Museum was designed by Pritzker Prize- winning architect Zaha Hadid. More than 70% of the 46,000-square foot facility is dedicated to exhibition space displaying the world’s most accomplished artists of our time. The Director will partner with the museum leadership to set strategy for the short and long-term growth of an art museum poised to transform the cultural landscape of Michigan State University, the state of Michigan, and the United States. ... more >
Feb 3 - 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 >
Feb 2 - AFP Top Ten (Week of February 3, 2016): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Feb. 3, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. This week’s top ten includes discussions on relationship fundraising (from Adrian Sargeant); revising and reinvigorating your mission statement; building donor confidence in your organization; turning a “no” into a “yes” and corporate fundraising in the small shop. ... more >
Feb 2 - Money Wellness: Unleash the Power to Big Gifts
(Feb. 2, 2016) Fundraising is such a goal-oriented occupation that we don’t ever really consider our relationship with money or our donors’ relationship with money. That relationship can have a huge effect on how we raise funds—and how people give! AFP had a chance to chat with Laura Fredricks recently about this relationship—what she terms Money Wellness—which is the topic of her upcoming webinar on February 11. ... more >