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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 >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >