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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 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 >
Oct 5 - Associate Director of Development, College of Ag. & Natural Resources - MSU
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, along with AgBioResearch, Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) and the Office of University Advancement, is seeking an accomplished, responsive and collaborative member of its External Relations team. This team member will be the primary development liaison with AgBioResearch and MSUE, and will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni and friends of CANR, MSUE, and AgBioResearch, as well as business, industry and foundations, in support of the Land Grant mission and the units’ priorities. The ability to think and act strategically will be critical to the success of this position. 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 face to face strategic visits which result in “moves” toward major gifts, and 2 to 4 major gift solicitations per month. The Associate Director will assist in prospect identification, and volunteer recruitment and training through MSU’s capital campaign. The Associate Director reports to the Senior Director of Development and External Relations. ... more >
Oct 5 - Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations, College of Ag. & Natural Resources - MSU
This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining a portfolio of corporate and foundation relationships for CANR in key sectors including food, water, packaging, biofuel, and natural resources. The position’s main priority will be charitable gifts, with a secondary focus on grants for research. ... more >
Oct 5 - Director of Philanthropy - Corporate and Foundation Relations - Kettering University
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 550 corporate sponsors. ... more >
Sep 3 - Associate Director of Foundation Relations - Michigan State University
Michigan State University, Advancement is now seeking an Associate Director of Foundation Relations. The Associate Director of Foundation Relations is responsible for maintaining a portfolio of 50-60 private foundation donors and prospects for Michigan State University and for coordinating and directing activities that will ensure regular and increased support from these foundations to fulfill the University’s goals and priorities. ... more >
Oct 7 - Educator, Author and Advocate Geoff Canada To Speak at 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Honors
Geoff Canada, former president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report, will be the closing speaker at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors held at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Nov. 12. ... more >
Oct 6 - Nine Fundraisers Earn International Advanced Diploma
(Oct. 7, 2015) Nine members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) are among the first class of graduates to earn the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) developed by AFP, the London-based Institute of Fundraising and the Amsterdam-based European Fundraising Institute. ... more >
Oct 6 - Chatting about Social Media Ethics with David Tinker, CFRE, and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE
(Oct. 7, 2015) Engaging with donors online is now a must and more and more social media platforms provide not just access to individuals, but also to a great deal of personal information about them. But as someone once said to a certain web-slinging superhero, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Ahead of their upcoming AFP webinar, we recently chatted with David Tinker, CFRE and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE about how to responsibly and ethically interact with donors and donor information online. Click here to register for their webinar on October 14. ... more >
Oct 5 - NPD Manual
The National Philanthropy Day Manual is designed to help AFP chapters plan for their annual NPD event. ... more >
Oct 5 - New Report: Less Than Half of Donors Give Again to Organizations That They Supported in the Previous Year
(Oct. 1, 2015) While gains in giving out paced losses at charities in 2014, the number of donors fell, with less than half supporting the same organization two years in a row, according to the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >