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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 16 - Director of Development - MSU Extension
Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) and University Development at Michigan State University seek an established fundraiser to provide leadership in training, donor cultivation and soliciting gifts of all sizes while developing a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. MSUE’s more than 600 staff members across Michigan provide a gateway for campus experts to connect with communities. For more than 100 years, MSUE has helped people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities, and businesses throughout the State of Michigan. ... more >
Feb 16 - Senior Director of Development College of Human Medicine - MSU
The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, nationally recognized as one of the nation's pioneers of community-based medical education, seeks a strategic, collaborative, and skilled leader to serve as its next Senior Director of Development to lead the fundraising program. This is an exceptional opportunity for a seasoned advancement professional to expand and develop an already robust fundraising program and to execute a $100 million capital campaign as part of Michigan State’s historic $1.5 billion capital campaign. ... more >
Feb 16 - Business Analyst - MSU
A valued member of the University Advancement Business Analytics, Data and Training Services Team, the role of the Business Analyst is to provide strategic and actionable insights in support of the Fundraising and Alumni Relations efforts at Michigan State University. The Business Analyst will support the strategic objectives of University Advancement by analyzing and interpreting financial and engagement statistics, conducting robust campaign performance analytics, market and customer trend studies, web analytics, and behavior analysis. ... more >
Feb 13 - Development Writer - MSU
Advancement Marketing & Communications, a unit within University Advancement, is seeking a collaborative, discreet, and diligent professional to research, write and edit content and material that support University Advancement’s mission through fundraising strategies such as: donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition. ... more >
Feb 8 - Executive Director, Greater Lansing Housing Coalition
The Executive Director (“ED”) is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition (“GLHC”) to ensure the organization’s success in achieving its mission and program goals and objectives. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED guides the strategic vision of the organization and provides direction and leadership toward achieving GLHC’s annual and long-term goals. The ED is responsible for all oversight of all administrative aspects of the GLHC and has responsibility for program, personnel, and financial management, as well as community relations and fund development. ... more >
Feb 15 - 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 >
Feb 14 - Comments on the CRA's Guidelines on Political Activities of Charities
AFP is advocating for Canadian charities to help demystify the Canada Revenue Agency's position on "Political Activities of Charities." Read this excerpt from AFP’s recommendations recently submitted to the CRA for discussion and consideration. ... more >
Feb 14 - UPDATE: Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program
After three years of successful programming, AFP's Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy has become a vital contributor to an increased understanding of diversity in the nonprofit sector. Find out how you can get involved to ensure the continuation and growth of this important program! ... more >
Feb 14 - Three Ways to Supercharge Your Grant Proposal
(Feb. 14, 2017) When it comes to successful grant writing, "the devil is in the detail," says Melissa Manzone. Read on for three practical ways to write better proposals and increase the odds of winning your next grant. ... more >