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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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Aug 27 - Associate Director of Development, Major Gift Officer - MSU
The Associate Director of Development will manage a portfolio of individual major gift prospects to fully develop potential gift (cash and deferred) income to support students, programs and faculty in the College of Education. ... more >
Aug 21 - Crowdfunding Project Manager - Michigan State University
The Crowdfunding Project Manager (Assistant Director of Annual Giving) will report to the Associate Director of Annual Giving. This position will oversee the day-to-day operation and support of two new online fundraising projects in University Advancement: a new campus-wide crowdfunding platform and an online “day of giving” campaign. ... more >
Aug 21 - Learning Designer and Instructor - Michigan State University
A valued member of the Business Analytics, Data and Training Services within Advancement Information Systems and Donor Strategy (AIS-DS) team, the Learning Designer and Instructor is responsible for designing and facilitating database, business intelligence and reporting tools training programs which are specific to the needs of University Advancement’s processes and systems in support of the strategic objectives of University Advancement. ... more >
Jul 28 - Gift Planning Support Specialist - Michigan State University
Work closely with the Director and Associate Director of Gift Planning, the Office of General Counsel, as well as, various offices on and off campus, to establish and administer a bequest administration program to monitor the progress of bequest expectancies; and, effectively increase Gift Planning awareness and response from prospects through gift planning marketing materials and strategies. ... 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 >
Aug 26 - Top Ten (Week of August 25, 2014): 6 Signs of a Well-run Nonprofit Organization
(Aug. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how slactivists aren’t so bad afterall, which digital campaign tools you should be using (and the ones you should be forgetting), how to inspire action from tragedy, who is making the ‘overhead’ pledge (and how you can too!), how to cash-in on #GivingTuesday, what a nonprofit infographic should look like (and do) and why your nonprofit needs to be using LinkedIn! ... more >
Aug 26 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >
Aug 13 - Top Ten (Week of August 11, 2014): #GivingTuesday Campaign Planner
(Aug. 11, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on taking your ‘ask’ to the next level, cashing in on the new Millennial craze: Snapchat, discovering what to do in integrated fundraising (from an undercover donor!), making the most out of interns at your nonprofit, knowing the oddball reasons why your donors donate to your organization, how to tap into donor data to boost donor retention and how to make the most of a special occasion and holiday to strike a chord in your donors! ... more >