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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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Oct 13 - Senior Associate Director of Prospect Management and Research - Michigan State University
The Senior Associate Director manages a team of data driven professionals responsible for managing the Advancement unit’s efforts to manage prospects and portfolios through leveraging systems, business processes, and interpersonal relationships. ... more >
Oct 13 - Development Associate - Michigan State University
The Development Associates will serve as entry level fundraisers within the central office of University Advancement. ... more >
Oct 13 - Corporate and Foundation Analyst for Prospect Development - Michigan State University
As a member of the Corporate and Foundation Relations Department, the Corporate and Foundation University Development Analyst is responsible for identifying and evaluating potential corporate and foundation donors for University-wide initiatives in need of funding as well as for projects of individual colleges or units. ... more >
Aug 27 - Associate Director of Development, Major Gift Officer - MSU
The Associate Director of Development will manage a portfolio of individual major gift prospects to fully develop potential gift (cash and deferred) income to support students, programs and faculty in the College of Education. ... more >
Aug 21 - Crowdfunding Project Manager - Michigan State University
The Crowdfunding Project Manager (Assistant Director of Annual Giving) will report to the Associate Director of Annual Giving. This position will oversee the day-to-day operation and support of two new online fundraising projects in University Advancement: a new campus-wide crowdfunding platform and an online “day of giving” campaign. ... more >
Oct 29 - Top Ten (Week of October 27, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Oct. 27, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including unusual but effective ways to market your charity; innovations in global fundraising; social media awareness plans that actually work; the fastest way to ruin your appeal letter and more! ... more >
Oct 29 - 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Online Donation Processing Software
(Oct. 29, 2014) Many fundraisers who have decided to purchase new online donation processing software come to the conclusion, too late, that the price they paid for their software was the least expensive part of their decision. Ossie Hinds, president and CEO of Cornerstone Group of Companies, leads you through five questions to ask before making the decision to buy new online donation processing software. ... more >
Oct 23 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2013
(May 13, 2014) More than 63 percent of fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada saw their average incomes rise in 2013, even as average salaries fell by nearly eight percent compared to 2012, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study. ... more >
Oct 23 - Explore AFP’s Special Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers (Updated October 23, 2014)
The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help members carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. ... more >
Oct 22 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >