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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 11 - Part-Time 24 Hour/Week Development Administrator Position - CASA
CASA for Kids, Inc. Barry & Eaton Counties is an EEO nonprofit organization that trains volunteers as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children under court jurisdiction due to abuse or neglect to ensure their best interest and timely permanency planning. Position: Part-Time 24 hour/week position based at the Eaton County Office. ... more >
Aug 1 - Regional Gift Planning Advisor - Michigan State University
As the Regional Gift Planning Advisor, the successful candidate will research selected individuals to develop strategy for and cultivate potential planned and major gift donors. In addition, the Regional Gift Planning Advisor will acquire and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of gift planning strategies and vehicles, along with an understanding of tax and trust laws applicable to the basic estate planning fundamentals, including estate and gift tax, income tax, transfer of property, trusts and wills, and privately held assets. ... more >
Jul 26 - Senior Prospect Development Consultant - Michigan State University
As a member of the Prospect Development Team, the Senior Prospect Development Consultant provides leadership, oversight and strategy for the Regional and Central Programs with regard to prospect management, research and analysis. Using an account management model, the consultant manages several fundraising initiatives and oversees all prospect management and research activity for assigned regional and central programs. The position serves as a partner to ensure excellence in service to fundraisers in pipeline and portfolio development. This position will work closely with the Executive Director, Senior Associate Director of Prospect Management and Research, and the Associate Director Regional and Central Programs to ensure efficient portfolio and prospect management ... more >
Jul 26 - Associate Director of Advancement, College of Social Science - Michigan State University
The Associate Director of Development will focus efforts on face to face contact with prospects whose philanthropic capacity is $100,000 and more, managing a portfolio of 150 to 200 major donor prospects. It is expected that the Associate Director will average 15 to 20 face to face strategic visits which result in “moves” toward major gifts, and 2 to 4 major gift solicitations per month. The bulk of the Associate Director’s time will be devoted to prospects in the Northeast portions of the U.S. (NY, NJ, MA, CT), with special emphasis placed on Michigan, where the vast majority of our prospects reside. The Associate Director will play a pivotal role in the identification and qualification of major donor prospects in preparation for MSU’s next capital campaign. ... more >
Jul 26 - Director of Development - Fair Food Network
Fair Food Network seeks a hands-on and strategic Director of Development to lead the design and implementation of a new major gifts program and improved fundraising systems. The Director of Development will play a key role in identifying donor prospects using Fair Food Network’s existing networks and connections, as well as through personal initiative. He/she will then develop, solicit and steward these prospects in support of FFN’s mission. The Director of Development will also lead continued growth in managing institutional giving and our success in securing government and foundation grants. The Director of Development will also manage our ongoing work with institutional fundraising. ... more >
Aug 23 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 22, 2016): From Passion to Professionalism, Cardinal Rules and Deadly Sins, More!
(Aug. 22, 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. ... more >
Aug 23 - Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement
(August 23, 2916) Corporations, like individual donors, require cultivation and stewardship in order to have the most rewarding relationship. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of corporate citizenship and philanthropy at Blackbaud, about what corporations are looking for in offering nonprofits support, the subject of her upcoming webinar, Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement, on August 31. ... more >
Aug 22 - Avoid These Major Missteps When Asking for Major Gifts (Part I)
(August 22, 2016) One of the biggest mistakes development directors make when trying to raise major gifts is not asking. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, discusses this and other shortcomings that fundraisers commonly make in this article. If you want to do more than avoid mistakes and become a major gifts master, check out her new online course. ... more >
Aug 18 - Philanthropy in Action!
Have a photo of philanthropy in action you want to share? Email with your pic, a caption, and a short description of your organization. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 17, 2016): How Is Nonprofit Overhead Still a Thing, How Does It Feel NOT To Give, More!
(Aug. 17, 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. ... more >