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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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Feb 26 - Director of Development, Student Affairs and Services - MSU
Michigan State University seeks a results-oriented Director of Development to lead a fundraising program for the Division of Student Affairs and Services. The Division serves the entire student population of the university through a variety of organizational entities. All of this support is rooted in three over-arching themes for the student population: leadership development and experiential learning to facilitate transition; student engagement through identity and affinity; and an enhancement of a lifestyle rooted in health, wellness and safety. This division requires an experienced development officer with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and creativity in linking philanthropic passions to programs of interest. This Director will have to assess both programmatic activities of the division and potential philanthropic investors. Starting with a strong strategic focus based on past fundraising success, this Director will work to build a portfolio of approximately 150 individuals by holding approximately 15 meetings a month with prospective donors. To accomplish these objectives, the Director will work closely with both the Vice President of Student Affairs and Services, and the Executive Director of Constituency Programs. ... more >
Feb 11 - Director, Major Market Engagement - MSU Alumni Association
The Director of Major Market Engagement acts as the face-to-face representative of the MSU Alumni Association (MSUAA) in designated markets. The Director may work from an office at Michigan State University and travel to the region regularly or live within the designated region and work from a home office. ... more >
Feb 11 - Communications & Development Coordinator - League of Michigan Bicyclists
League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) seeks an energetic, well-organized, and detail-oriented person to fill the role of Communications & Development Coordinator (CDC). This is a full-time position based at LMB’s headquarters in Lansing, MI along the scenic Lansing River Trail. ... more >
Feb 11 - Sponsor a Student Program Associate - The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
If you’re looking for a job that changes lives every day, this is the position for you! Our Sponsor a Student Scholarship Program was established to supplement the cost of attendance for our students. We currently have 656 students either attending one of our two primary schools or attending a secondary school in the area through NAOP sponsorship. We are looking for an independent, critical thinking individual to assist with the coordination and day to day needs of this growing program. ... more >
Feb 11 - Development Director - The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors (PSBS) is seeking a Development Director (“DD”), who is energetic, innovative and a team player. Candidate must have the ability to lead a team responsible for meeting aggressive fundraising goals. This individual will have a strong history of prior success in creating and implementing a comprehensive development program, and cultivating and securing major gifts across all sources of funding. In addition, they will create and support a capacity expansion/capital campaign committee comprised of staff, board, and philanthropic leaders. ... more >
Feb 27 - Chapter Boards Lead by Example in Achieving 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2013 Every Member Campaign (EMC). These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts to the EMC. ... more >
Feb 26 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada receives a $400,000 boost to expand diversity and inclusion efforts
(Toronto, Ontario) – The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada has received a multiyear grant, valued at $403,674, from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade to create a fellowship program that will support and train fundraisers from diverse backgrounds. La Fondation canadienne pour la philanthropie de l’AFP vient d’obtenir une subvention pluriannuelle d’une valeur de 403 674 $ de la part du ministère des Affaires civiques, de l’Immigration et du Commerce international de l’Ontario afin de mettre sur pied un programme de bourses visant à soutenir financièrement et à former des professionnels en philanthropie de divers horizons. ... more >
Feb 25 - Top Ten (Week of February 25, 2015): The Magic of Human Connectors in Fundraising
(Feb. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including 16 ways to get a meeting with your major donor prospect; 17 tips on working smarter, not harder; the surprising benefits of volunteering; things to know before tacking your next fundraising (writing) assignment; and more! ... more >