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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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May 21 - Assistant Director of Development, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and the Office of University Advancement is seeking a confident, creative and enthusiastic individual to become an instrumental part of its advancement program. The Assistant Director of Development for CANR at Michigan State University, the University’s flagship college, will support the entire development team through implementation of a comprehensive fund raising program for CANR, MSU Extension and AgBioResearch all while working with many of the more than 75,000 members of the college’s alumni base. This individual will use the skills that they have developed through past fund raising experience to: -solicit major gifts ($30,000-$100,000) for the College; -manage the volunteer relations as it relates to fund-raising activities, -manage the annual fund campaigns for the College; The Assistant Director reports to the Senior Director of Development for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, MSUE and AgBioResearch. ... more >
Mar 26 - Development Assistant WKAR- TV/AM/FM, College of Communication Arts and Sciences - MSU
Priorities for this position include building annual support from individuals; stewarding relationships with members; maintaining donor records and providing query reports, as well as maintaining relationships with outside vendors. ... more >
Mar 26 - Assistant Director of Development - Special Gifts, Intercollegiate Athletics - MSU
The Assistant Director of Development – Special Gifts will identify, cultivate and solicit gifts and pledges with donors capable of making gifts from $10,000 - $50,000. Manage and develop a portfolio of 150-200+ prospects and donors on behalf of Michigan State Athletics. Steward current donors and help them maximize benefits related to MSU Athletics. Frequent in state travel is required as well as regular participation in evening and weekend activities. ... more >
Mar 26 - Senior Director of Development, College of Human Medicine - MSU
Directs, plans, coordinates and implements the fund raising administrative and operational activities for the College of Human Medicine. Leads, mentors and coaches fundraising staff and volunteers in order to increase the level of monies received from the private sector. This includes supervision of professional staff, recruiting and training volunteers, conducting a needs assessment of programs, identifying and cultivating prospects, developing and reviewing proposals and actively soliciting contributions. Note that this position is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and includes weekly travel to the East Lansing campus. ... more >
May 22 - Comments of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Cancer Charities Charged With Fraud by FTC
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) released this statement in response to the recent action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against three national charities, Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society. ... more >
May 20 - 2014 Chapter Impact Campaign Donors
Thank you to the chapters that made a gift to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy supporting one or more strategic initiatives: Capacity Building for the Foundation, the Diverse Communities Scholarship Program, Professional Education and Career Development and Research and Innovation. ... more >
May 19 - Top Ten (Week of May 20, 2015): How to Write When You Have Nothing to Say
(May 20, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including solving problems by learning how to share; a look at the latest data on smartphones and what it means for fundraising; seven disciplines for nonprofit sector excellence; transforming staff into champions; and more! ... more >
May 19 - Parliament Hill Day Builds Trust, Sets Stage for Future Advocacy
(May 20, 2015) Last Thursday, May 14, 2015, more than 35 representatives from a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations, including AFP, participated in the first Hill Day in Ottawa to educate Parliament about the importance of Canada’s charitable sector and the impact it has upon society. ... more >
May 19 - How Big Picture Thinking Will Improve Your Fundraising Event
(May 20, 2015) You more than likely have a checklist when planning your annual event. However, when you are immersed in the minutia of details that have to be executed it’s possible you are missing some of the big-picture items that can make the difference between a good event and a great event. ... more >