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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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Mar 20 - Development Director, Haven House
Provides leadership to Haven House’s fund development programs. Plans, develops, and manages fund development activities, processes and programs to grow the donor base and increase the fund raising capacity of the organization consistent with the goals and objectives of Haven House. The Fund Development Director works in partnership with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and the other Directors of Haven House as a member of the management team, and reports to the Executive Director. ... more >
Feb 12 - Director of Marketing and Communications, The Community Foundation
The Director of Marketing and Communications is a full-time, salaried position. Coordinates all marketing, communications, publications, media, social media and events for the organization. In coordination with the Executive Vice President, develops and implements an annual marketing plan designed to attract and inspire existing and future donors, reach a broad base of diverse constituents, and maximize the visibility of the foundation’s work. ... more >
Jan 18 - Public Media Director of Annual Giving (classification: Development Officer II/S) WKAR - College of Communication Arts and Sciences Michigan State University
WKAR Public Media is seeking a Director of Annual Giving to lead a team in reaching fundraising goals and participate as a collaborative member of the Broadcasting Services/WKAR development team to build annual support from individuals; recruit new members/donors, steward relationships with members; strategically direct members to join Sound Vision Society, increase average gifts; create and implement plans for online and on-air fundraising campaigns to acquire new donors, secure add gifts, and lapsed gifts; coordinate fundraising campaigns and direct mail timelines; manage and improve our sustainer giving program; utilize the station’s Allegiance database while constantly seeking new methods to increase revenue and supervise fulfillment member services staff. ... more >
Jan 17 - Development Assistant WKAR - College of Communication Arts and Sciences - Michigan State University
WKAR seeks a Development Assistant to join and support our Advancement team. This position will have a high level of responsibility related to $3 million cash resources generated through WKAR TV and radio fundraising; act as the customer services specialist as the first in line to handle donor inquiries; participate as a collaborative member of the broadcasting services/WKAR development team to build annual support from individuals and corporations. The successful candidate will have professional fundraising experience including direct mail and annual giving appeals and donor centric approach to moves management; skills in grammar, writing, and editing; strong organizational skills; demonstrated experience to successfully work independently, as a team, and effectively prioritize workload; be a detailed orientated individual with experience working within various databases. ... more >
Jan 17 - Vice President of Development, The Community Foundation of Greater Flint
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint “CFGF” is a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of Genesee County. CFGF enables people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the issues they care about - immediately or through their will. The Community Foundation of Greater Flint serves the common good in Genesee County – building a strong community by engaging people in philanthropy and developing the community’s permanent endowment – now and for generations to come. We are conducting a search for a Vice President of Development. ... more >
Mar 21 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of March 19, 2018): Emailing Donors, Better Photos, Donor-Advised Photos & More!
(Mar. 19, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Mar 20 - Three Things You Need to Know About Hosting a Charity Auction
(Mar. 20, 2018) An auction can be one of the best ways to raise money for your cause—provided you know what you're doing, of course. Here's a bit of advice to help you get started. ... more >
Mar 20 - Mastering the Four Fundamentals of Diversity in Giving
The AFP Webinar on Diversity in Giving: Moving from Awareness to Action, presented by Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE, and Dr. Janice Gow Pettey on March 14, highlighted the need for fundraising today to be tailored to the interests, value, and traditions of the many, replacing the one size fits all approach. ... more >
Mar 20 - AFP Young Professional Spotlight: Leah Heister
AFP talked with Leah Heister, one of our first Outstanding Young Professionals, about how she got involved in fundraising, what it’s like to work in the consulting field, and the importance of networking and mentoring. ... more >
Mar 20 - April is National Financial Literacy Month—Ways to Educate Donors About Financial and Charitable Planning
April 2018 is the 14th anniversary of National Financial Literacy Month and an important opportunity for all charities to help educate donors about financial challenges and how planning—and including philanthropy in your planning—can help overcome those challenges. ... more >