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Welcome to the AFP Capital Area Chapter Website!

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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Jun 27 - Director of Regional Development – Greater Chicago - MSU
Michigan State University Advancement seeks a seasoned, independent-working, motivated fundraiser to plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive major gift fundraising activities for individuals in Illinois and Wisconsin, with primary emphasis on the greater Chicago metro area where we have over 22,000 alumni and friends. As a Regional Director of Development, he/she focuses efforts on donors and prospects whose philanthropic capacity is $100,000 and more, managing a portfolio of approximately 200 identified major gift prospects for discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The Director averages 12 to 15 face-to-face visits per month which result in significant progress toward major gifts or the qualification and rating of new prospects, and 2 to 4 major gift solicitations per month that garner capital, endowed, annual, and deferred support. The Director may work from a home office within the region (preferred location is in the greater Chicago metro) or reside in Michigan and travel to the Chicago area regularly. Already a very experienced fundraiser, communicator, and collaborator who understands the unique nature of the region, he/she becomes knowledgeable about MSU colleges and constituency units, representing them to the Illinois and Wisconsin area alumni and friends and soliciting them on behalf of colleagues on campus and/or the university as a whole. Whether working independently, with their regional fundraising colleagues, or as part of a team, he/she juggles day-to-day fundraising with the multiple demands of working with donors/prospects, hosting events and arranging individual appointments for University leadership, building networks of volunteers who take active roles in the current capital campaign, and documenting activity on University Advancement’s database. The Director of the Greater Chicago Region will be part of the Office of Individual Giving team at MSU, which includes Regional Major Gifts, Office of Gift Planning, Developm ... more >
Jun 27 - Development Officer II, Eli Broad College of Business - MSU
The Eli Broad College of Business Advancement team is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and results-oriented individual, who has an understanding of and appreciation for the Eli Broad College of Business, to join its dynamic fundraising team as the Associate Director of Development. The Eli Broad College of Business has a goal of $136 million, as part of the $1.5 billion Empower Extraordinary Campaign for MSU, a key priority for the college is a $62 million capital project. The Associate Director will be instrumental in helping the college achieve this aggressive goal by identifying, cultivating and soliciting individuals for significant 6- and 7-figure support as well as periodic special purpose appeals and programs with business, industry and interested foundations. ... more >
Jun 27 - Development Officer II, MSU College of Law - MSU
The Michigan State University College of Law seeks an accomplished, strategically-minded, results-oriented development professional to serve as its next Director of Development. In partnership with a dynamic and energetic dean, the Director of Development will lead and provide strategic direction to an advancement program that includes major gift fundraising, leadership annual giving, alumni engagement and communications. In addition to providing this programmatic oversight, this individual will lead the College in exceeding its $23 million fundraising goal as part of the Empower Extraordinary campaign. The next Director of Development will also map out and execute a post-campaign strategy designed to maintain the momentum generated by the campaign and increase the donor base. With 18 months remaining, the College currently is at 94% of its campaign goal. ... more >
Jun 27 - Supportive Housing Manager - GREATER LANSING HOUSING COALITION
Coordinate GLHC’s supportive housing program services, manage grant reporting for all supportive housing programming and assist in overseeing apartments located in mid- Michigan. ... more >
Jun 27 - Director of Development - St. Vincent Catholic Charities
STVCC seeks a highly motivated leader that has an energetic attitude that embraces our mission, vision and core values with exceptional interpersonal skills, while understanding the importance of relationship building as our Director of Development. We are in the initial stages of launching a capital campaign to build capacity and advance our mission over time. S/He is expected to be a strategic leader who can elevate STVCC’s fundraising and ensure that it prospers. With exceptional ethics and accountability, the Director will be responsible for all development efforts to ensure the strategic positioning of STVCC in the regional market as the first choice for donors. The successful candidate will be mission driven and report directly to and support the CEO. ... more >
Jun 28 - Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month 2017
To commemorate Pride Month, AFP talked with LGBTQ members about their experiences in the fundraising community, working with donors and boards, and what advice they have for fundraisers of all backgrounds. ... more >
Jun 28 - AFP Top Ten (Week of June 28 2017): Millennial Giving, Creating Urgency, Getting Major Donor Visits & More!
(June 28, 2017) 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 >
Jun 28 - Ten Secrets to Optimizing Your Online Donation Process for Maximum Dollars Raised and Retained
Learn a little about Steven Shattuck, how fundraising is a family affair for him, and what he’ll share in his upcoming July 12, 2017 webinar on mobile giving and donor retention. ... more >
Jun 27 - Leadership Society Members
Leadership Society members actively support the work of AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada as board and committee members, mentors, and advisors. Members of the Leadership Society demonstrate sustaining commitments to the profession through their individual, cumulative giving of at least $10,000 and annual gifts of $1000 or more. ... more >
September 14, 2017 - September Program
October 12, 2017 - October Program
November 9, 2017 - November Program
December 14, 2017 - December Mixer