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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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The Michigan State University College of Law Office of Advancement seeks to hire a dynamic and ambitious Senior Communications Specialist to join the Office of Advancement staff. ... more >
Aug 31 - Executive Director
The Lapeer County Community Foundation seeks an energetic and dynamic leader to work with our Board of Trustees to grow our foundation and to work with our many partners and constituents in developing our region. ... more >
Aug 11 - Part-Time 24 Hour/Week Development Administrator Position - CASA
CASA for Kids, Inc. Barry & Eaton Counties is an EEO nonprofit organization that trains volunteers as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children under court jurisdiction due to abuse or neglect to ensure their best interest and timely permanency planning. Position: Part-Time 24 hour/week position based at the Eaton County Office. ... more >
Aug 1 - Regional Gift Planning Advisor - Michigan State University
As the Regional Gift Planning Advisor, the successful candidate will research selected individuals to develop strategy for and cultivate potential planned and major gift donors. In addition, the Regional Gift Planning Advisor will acquire and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of gift planning strategies and vehicles, along with an understanding of tax and trust laws applicable to the basic estate planning fundamentals, including estate and gift tax, income tax, transfer of property, trusts and wills, and privately held assets. ... more >
Jul 26 - Senior Prospect Development Consultant - Michigan State University
As a member of the Prospect Development Team, the Senior Prospect Development Consultant provides leadership, oversight and strategy for the Regional and Central Programs with regard to prospect management, research and analysis. Using an account management model, the consultant manages several fundraising initiatives and oversees all prospect management and research activity for assigned regional and central programs. The position serves as a partner to ensure excellence in service to fundraisers in pipeline and portfolio development. This position will work closely with the Executive Director, Senior Associate Director of Prospect Management and Research, and the Associate Director Regional and Central Programs to ensure efficient portfolio and prospect management ... more >
Sep 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 19, 2016): Getting Your Welcome Email Right, Data-Driven Nonprofits, More!
(Sept. 19, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
Sep 20 - 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2016 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Sep 14 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 12, 2016): Copywriting Secrets, Gen Z & Direct Mail, Donors Do Research, More!
(Sept. 12, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
Sep 14 - What I Learned From Serving on AFP’s Conference Education Advisory Committee
Sarah David shares what she learned from reviewing the hundreds of proposals to speak at AFP’s International Fundraising Conference—and what it means for you as a presenter and a participant! ... more >