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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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Iconic is seeking contracted support to deliver membership development services for one client. Membership development firms and independent contractors are invited to submit brief proposals outlining expertise and interest in fulfilling this role. The successful candidate will be a subcontractor to Iconic supporting program services for an existing contract held by Iconic. ... more >
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. They serve as a member of the Office of Advancement charged specifically with the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individuals and corporations with an interest in and capability of supporting the mission of Olivet College. Success will be defined by the degree of success the individual achieves in building lasting relationships that secure major gifts matching the interests of donors with the most important opportunities of the college. ... more >
Mar 29 - Major Gift Officer - The American Red Cross
As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. ... more >
Mar 29 - Director of the Advancement Internship Program and Associate Director of Special Constituencies - Michigan State University
Michigan State University Advancement seeks a seasoned, independent-working, motivated advancement professional to plan, implement, and continually enhance a comprehensive university advancement internship program for a small, yet growing, cohort of MSU undergraduate students. In this role, he/she will plan, coordinate and implement a summer internship program for a small cohort of MSU students who are interested in learning more about advancement as a profession. The director will hire a graduate student to help manage the day-to-day operations of the internship program, and determine the program design and fundraising experiences that will provide wide-ranging overview of the various professional paths within University Advancement at Michigan State University. ... more >
Mar 29 - Williamston Schools Foundation Campaign Support Person
The Campaign Support Person will provide administrative support for all activities during the course of all phases of the campaign. ... more >
May 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of May 25, 2016): Women’s and Girls’ Causes, Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy, More!
(May 25, 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 >
May 18 - Leaving a Legacy for Your Community
(May 18, 2016) May is National LEAVE A LEGACY™ Month across Canada. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a national public awareness program designed to encourage Canadians to leave a gift through their will to a charity of their choice. An article by Roger Ali that charities can use in their own communications as well. ... more >
May 18 - How to Make a Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect
(May 18, 2016) Too often we measure success in dollars raised and forget that long-range fundraising is all about building relationships. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Gail Perry about donor visits and cultivation, the subject of her upcoming webinar on May 26. ... more >
May 18 - AFP Top Ten (Week of May 18, 2016): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(May 18, 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 >