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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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Apr 27 - Major Gift Officer, Mid-Michigan - FAMILY LIFE RADIO
The Major Gift Officer is a key position at Family Life Radio and will make an impact for Christ throughout our multiple Michigan station coverage areas. The right person to fill this role will vision-cast and steward relationships within a portfolio of approximately 100 individuals and businesses. This will include providing prayer support, mission and vision updates, and proposal presentations that result in funding for ministry campaigns, events, and initiatives. Requires proposal writing and presentation skills and the ability to report return-on-investment in terms of community and spiritual impact. Must have excellent initiative, administration and organizational skills, proficiencies in all Microsoft Office applications, and ability to travel within the region and flexibility to work some evenings and weekends to accommodate donors’ availability. ... more >
Apr 24 - Director of Advancement - Lumen Christi Catholic School
The Director of Advancement has as their primary purpose to provide assistance, leadership, and vision to the President in conducting a comprehensive development/institutional advancement program for Lumen Christi Catholic School in order to support the school’s Catholic mission. The Director of Advancement reports to the school President and is responsible for programs and events that relate to fundraising, alumni affairs, family programs, public relations, and communication. In collaboration with the President, he/she will also be responsible for managing the advancement staff and functions including; annual giving, alumni relations, major gifts, capital campaigns, gift records, data base management, student philanthropy education, special events, planned giving, communications, plans to market the school’s Catholic image and increase student enrollment, attract financial gifts and support for the school from individuals, foundations and corporations. ... more >
Apr 24 - Professional Support - Coordinator of Scholarships & Operations - LCC Foundation
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Coordinator for Scholarships and Operations oversees all of the functions related to both Foundation and College scholarship awards, and Foundation operations and program fund expenditures and billings and assists with the development of the Foundation annual budget. Oversees grants awarded to, and by, the Foundation. Serves as the Foundation liaison to the Foundation Finance and Executive committees. Individual will be a member of the College-wide Scholarship team and be able to clearly articulate scholarship processes and policies within the Foundation. Maintains a high level of communications with donors, prospects, students, volunteers, LCC staff. Has knowledge of basic fundraising skills including cultivation and solicitation of donors. Works with Foundation staff to plan and host events. Able to work independently and in a team setting. Participate with the Foundation staff in creating new resources that will support LCC students and programs. ... more >
Mar 30 - Assistant Director of Annual Giving Programs, Telemarketing - MSU
. The Assistant Director will develop and maintain positive relations with all internal and external customers (including collegiate development officers and Deans). Additionally, the Assistant Director will be responsible for researching and analyzing trends, results and new initiatives and report on each while developing new strategies to increase results for fundraising programs, and assisting with high-end annual gift donor solicitation. This position will require the ability to work evening hours and weekends. ... more >
Mar 30 - Development Associate - MSU
The Development Associates will serve as entry level fundraisers within the central office of University Advancement. They will work within an environment heavily concentrated on mentorship and professional coaching that will afford the candidate an opportunity to learn the art and science of fundraising at Michigan State University. The set curriculum will focus on portfolio management of individuals, with an emphasis on the discovery/qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of Michigan State University alumni/donors primarily focused within the state of Michigan. ... more >
Apr 26 - Earth Day and Environmental Fundraising
With Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, AFP is looking at the state of environment fundraising and advocacy. Part I here looks at American organizations, and Part II will look at environmental organizations around the world. ... more >
Apr 26 - Trump Administration Releases Broad Tax Plan
On April 26, 2017,the White House today released a broad one-page outline of its plan to overhaul the tax code, addressing a few key areas while generally remaining light on details. ... more >
Apr 26 - Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation Named Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation Named Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation ... more >
Apr 19 - Donors 3.0 — “Show Me The … Diversity?”
(Apr. 19, 2017) Being an inclusive organization is another measure to include in your donor stewardship report. Zaina-Sophie Salibi argues for a pro-active approach to becoming savvy in both the theory and practice of diversity and inclusion. ... more >
Apr 19 - AFP Banff Compass 2017, May 8-11
This year's theme for AFP Banff Compass is "Inspiring Your Future; Leading Through Transition." It's an intimate, affordable conference in a must-visit location. Read on for more information! ... more >