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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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Dec 29 - Technical Writer - MSU Community Music School
Works with the Director at the Community Music School to seek external funding for educational programs and outreach initiatives by researching local, state, and national sources and then compiling research materials, interviews, and collecting information to write and edit grant proposals for the external funding. ... more >
Dec 18 - Prospect Development Consultant - MSU
As a member of the Prospect Development Team, the Prospect Development Consultant provides leadership, oversight and strategy for designated colleges/units with regard to prospect management, research and analysis. ... more >
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 >
Jan 29 - Giving USA 2014
(July 16, 2014) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Jan 28 - Top Ten (Week of January 26, 2015): Helping Volunteers Fall in Love with the Mission
(Jan. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including why you should start peer-to-peer fundraising this year; why selling alone can’t close your first “sale;” a cautionary case study on board management; monthly giving programs for the small shop; and more! ... more >
Jan 28 - Call for Research Papers in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is accepting proposals under its Research Awards program with a deadline of April 30, 2015. Up to $10,000 is available and grant notifications will be made by the end of May with the expectation that the research will be completed by December 31, 2015. ... more >
Jan 28 - Technology: Fundraisers and Donors Not Yet on the Same Page
(Jan. 28, 2015) A new report by Give Central, a web-based donation platform, underscores the disconnect between the increasing ability and eagerness of nonprofits to take advantage of rapidly evolving technology—and the reluctance of donors to take advantage of the same. ... more >
Jan 26 - How to give to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada offers a range of convenient giving options. Select the option that's best for you! ... more >