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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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Mar 26 - Development Assistant WKAR- TV/AM/FM, College of Communication Arts and Sciences - MSU
Priorities for this position include building annual support from individuals; stewarding relationships with members; maintaining donor records and providing query reports, as well as maintaining relationships with outside vendors. ... more >
Mar 26 - Assistant Director of Development - Special Gifts, Intercollegiate Athletics - MSU
The Assistant Director of Development – Special Gifts will identify, cultivate and solicit gifts and pledges with donors capable of making gifts from $10,000 - $50,000. Manage and develop a portfolio of 150-200+ prospects and donors on behalf of Michigan State Athletics. Steward current donors and help them maximize benefits related to MSU Athletics. Frequent in state travel is required as well as regular participation in evening and weekend activities. ... more >
Mar 26 - Senior Director of Development, College of Human Medicine - MSU
Directs, plans, coordinates and implements the fund raising administrative and operational activities for the College of Human Medicine. Leads, mentors and coaches fundraising staff and volunteers in order to increase the level of monies received from the private sector. This includes supervision of professional staff, recruiting and training volunteers, conducting a needs assessment of programs, identifying and cultivating prospects, developing and reviewing proposals and actively soliciting contributions. Note that this position is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and includes weekly travel to the East Lansing campus. ... more >
Mar 13 - Assistant Vice President of Development - Olivet College
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Advancement and serving as a member of the Advancement leadership team, the Assistant Vice President for Development is responsible for planning and managing the major, planned, corporate and foundation giving efforts for the College ... more >
Mar 13 - Regional Director of Development - Olivet College
The Regional Director of Development serves as a representative for Olivet College, especially among constituents with a record of, or the potential for, major gifts. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP, Relationship Science Announce Strategic Partnership
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with Relationship Science (RelSci), a technology solutions company that enables organizations to strategically leverage the collective connections of employees, executives, and board members in order to shorten fundraising cycles and identify high-impact donors. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP Texas Lobbying Event a Huge Success
AFP chapters from across Texas came together in Austin at the State Capitol building in early March to raise awareness of philanthropic and fundraising policy issues at the second AFP Texas Legislative Action Day. ... more >
Mar 25 - Top Ten (Week of March 23, 2015): The Lure of Poverty Porn for Nonprofits
(March 23, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including what nonprofits can learn from Uber and AirBnb; the psychology of distractions; why you should crowdfund for your nonprofit; 10 insanely useful (and free!) Twitter tools for nonprofits; five ways to sabotage your call-to-action; and more! ... more >
Mar 25 - Bernard Ross Reveals the Next Big Thing in Fundraising!
(March 25, 2015) Have you ever wondered what your donors are thinking? Life would be so much simpler if you could read their minds. Now, we're actually a step closer to knowing. To understand what your donors are thinking, you first need to understand how they think. That’s where veteran consultant and author Bernard Ross, director of The Management Centre, and fundraising consultant Alan R. Hutson, Jr., principal and Managing Partner of The Monument Group, can help. ... more >
Mar 25 - Discover What Company CSR Executives are Thinking
(March 25, 2015) So, what are considered best practices in CSR? Does a CSR program bolster a company’s reputation? How does the company know one way or the other? How do companies keep on top of tracking, measuring and reporting impact? What is the future of CSR? What will the implications be for both corporations and the nonprofit sector? These, and other questions, will be addressed in the session “Understanding CSR from the Corporate Perspective” at the AFP International Fundraising Conference (Baltimore, March 29-31, 2015). ... more >