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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 25 - Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communciations - Olivet College
The Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications is the chief marketing and communications strategist for Olivet College and must have a working knowledge of earned, owned (aka social and/or digital) and paid media and the advantages and disadvantages to best utilize them in the marketplace. The AVP is responsible for overall communications, messaging, marketing and branding activity with a particular focus on strengthening the reputation and dramatically increasing the positive visibility and awareness of Olivet among key target audiences: high school counselors, high school students – especially juniors and seniors – and their parents. Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the AVP works collaboratively with staff and faculty across Olivet’s campus to develop and execute the college’s strategic communications program in support of the institution’s mission, vision, values and goals. ... more >
Aug 13 - Associate Director of Development, Eli Broad College of Business
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 >
Aug 13 - Assistant Director of Annual Giving
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 >
Aug 13 - Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Eli Broad College of Business
The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic, results-oriented individual to join its highly successful fundraising team as the Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations. The Broad College is engaged in a substantial capital campaign, the MSU Empower Extraordinary campaign. The Assistant Director will be an integral member of a team that will focus 75% of their time and attention on more than 10,000 prospects whose philanthropic capacity is $99,000 or less. 25% of their time will be focused on strategic alumni engagement activities including engaging current board members in regional activities, building and advancing relationships in key geographic regions where a large number of MSU alumni and friends reside and increasing alumni engagement opportunities and improving the connection our alumni have with the Broad College. Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Development, the Assistant Director will manage a portfolio of 100-150 special donor prospects. In their gift work, the Assistant Director will employ an aggressive, strategic moves management program, averaging 10-12 face- to-face strategic visits per month and 2 to 4 solicitations per month. The Assistant Director will dedicate a significant amount of time to prospects in Michigan and the Great Lake States. In addition to these duties the Assistant Director will manage and coordinate engagement efforts for the Broad College in key regional areas. ... more >
Aug 6 - DIR/DEVELOPMENT/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
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 >
Aug 30 - New National Philanthropy Day Supplement from AFP & The Globe and Mail
Once again, The Globe and Mail and the Association of Fundraising Professionals are teaming up to produce a supplement that will kick off the 2015 giving season by recognizing National Philanthropy Day on November 13. Read on to find out how to leverage this marketing with donors and volunteers alike. ... more >
Aug 30 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Announces 2015-2016 Officers
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada has announced its roster of 2015-2016 officers and directors under the leadership of chair Leah Eustace, ACFRE. ... more >
Aug 30 - Imagine Canada Releases Paper on Charities as an Economic Sector
A recent paper released by Imagine Canada examines the role of Canada's nonprofit sector from a broad economic view. Jennifer Leddy, LLB provides an overview of key discussion points emphasizing the importance of this type of discussion for all charities. ... more >
Aug 30 - KISS Your Board: How to Inform your Board in Five Minutes or Less!
(Aug. 30, 2015) Mark Bowman shares how Canadian women continue to transform philanthropy through their unique approach to community engagement and connecting with the cause. Read on for tips on effectively stewarding this important group of donors. ... more >
Aug 30 - Mind the Gender Gap: Canadian Women’s Role in Philanthropy
(Aug. 30, 2015) Mark Bowman shares how Canadian women continue to transform philanthropy through their unique approach to community engagement and connecting with the cause. Read on for tips on effectively stewarding this important group of donors. ... more >
September 10, 2015 - Engaging Your Board Members
October 8, 2015 - Crowdfunding
November 12, 2015 - Ethics
December 3, 2015 - Annual Meeting & Member Mixer