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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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Nov 17 - Senior Director of Development - International Studies and Programs
Michigan State University seeks a results-oriented individual to lead its highly successful advancement team as the Senior Director of Development for International Studies and Programs. ... more >
Oct 13 - Development Associate - Michigan State University
The Development Associates will serve as entry level fundraisers within the central office of University Advancement. ... more >
Jul 21 - Director of Philanthropy, Individual Gifts - Kettering University
Join the Kettering University team as Director of Philanthropy, Individual Gifts and participate in Kettering's mission, vision and values. ... more >
Jun 17 - Associate Director of Development, Major Gift Officer - MSU
As MSU strategically positions itself to enter its second billion-dollar plus campaign, the Associate Director will play a key role in assisting with planning and development strategy towards a $70 million+ campaign effort – focused on endowment and expendable support -- for the College of Education at MSU. ... more >
May 22 - Director of Annual Giving - Olivet College
The Director of Annual Giving serves as a representative for Olivet College, especially among constituents with a record of, or the potential for, annual gifts. ... more >
Nov 26 - Research Papers: Diverse Communities in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration's Partnership Project along with the AFP ON, Greater Toronto Chapter and AFP ON, Ottawa Chapter coordinated a series of twelve conferences for fundraising professionals, donors and volunteers to develop a greater understanding of the giving traditions and charitable interests of these diverse communities in Ontario. ... more >
Nov 26 - Top Ten (Week of November 26, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including new evidence that touching the heart—and avoiding the head—may be more powerful in solicitations; tons of resources on youth philanthropy; how to make the most of YouTube (it’s the second most used search engine!); how direct mail is changing; and more! ... more >
Nov 25 - Isabel Allende to Speak at 2015 International Fundraising Conference
Isabel Allende, the celebrated Chilean-American novelist, memoirist, and advocate for empowerment of women and girls worldwide, will speak at AFP’s 2015 International Fundraising Conference on Baltimore, March 29 – 31. ... more >
Nov 19 - Top Ten (Week of November 17, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to guard privacy on the Internet; the fundamentals of crowdfunding; solving the great mysteries of donor retention; more lessons in nonprofit storytelling; a discussion on the limitations of strategic philanthropy; and more! ... more >