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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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Jan 18 - Public Media Director of Annual Giving (classification: Development Officer II/S) WKAR - College of Communication Arts and Sciences Michigan State University
WKAR Public Media is seeking a Director of Annual Giving to lead a team in reaching fundraising goals and participate as a collaborative member of the Broadcasting Services/WKAR development team to build annual support from individuals; recruit new members/donors, steward relationships with members; strategically direct members to join Sound Vision Society, increase average gifts; create and implement plans for online and on-air fundraising campaigns to acquire new donors, secure add gifts, and lapsed gifts; coordinate fundraising campaigns and direct mail timelines; manage and improve our sustainer giving program; utilize the station’s Allegiance database while constantly seeking new methods to increase revenue and supervise fulfillment member services staff. ... more >
Jan 17 - Development Assistant WKAR - College of Communication Arts and Sciences - Michigan State University
WKAR seeks a Development Assistant to join and support our Advancement team. This position will have a high level of responsibility related to $3 million cash resources generated through WKAR TV and radio fundraising; act as the customer services specialist as the first in line to handle donor inquiries; participate as a collaborative member of the broadcasting services/WKAR development team to build annual support from individuals and corporations. The successful candidate will have professional fundraising experience including direct mail and annual giving appeals and donor centric approach to moves management; skills in grammar, writing, and editing; strong organizational skills; demonstrated experience to successfully work independently, as a team, and effectively prioritize workload; be a detailed orientated individual with experience working within various databases. ... more >
Jan 17 - Associate Director of Community Relations and Marketing, St. Vincent Catholic Charities
STVCC seeks an energetic, talented, public relations and communications professional to join its development team. The ideal candidate is an individual passionate about social justice and serving vulnerable children and families by using story-telling to connect donors and prospective donors to STVCC’s mission via interactive digital and traditional media outlets. ... more >
Jan 17 - Vice President of Development, The Community Foundation of Greater Flint
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint “CFGF” is a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of Genesee County. CFGF enables people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the issues they care about - immediately or through their will. The Community Foundation of Greater Flint serves the common good in Genesee County – building a strong community by engaging people in philanthropy and developing the community’s permanent endowment – now and for generations to come. We are conducting a search for a Vice President of Development. ... more >
Oct 23 - Director of Development, MSU Museum
Michigan State University seeks a results-oriented Director of Development to lead a fundraising program for the MSU Museum. The MSU Museum’s core mission is engaging and inspiring the campus and community through science and culture. The MSU Museum is committed to understanding, interpreting and respecting natural and cultural diversity. As Michigan’s land-grand university museum, this commitment to society is met through education, exhibitions, research and the building and stewardship of collections that focus on Michigan and its relationship to the Great Lakes, and the world beyond. This museum requires an experienced development officer with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and creativity in linking philanthropic passions to programs of interest. This Director will have to assess both programmatic activities of the Museum and potential philanthropic investors. Starting with a strong strategic focus based on the museum’s strategic ambitions, this Director will work to build a portfolio of approximately 150 individuals by holding approximately 12 meetings a month with prospective donors. To accomplish these objectives, the Director will work closely with both the Director of the Museum and the Executive Director of Constituency Programs. ... more >
Jan 16 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of January 15, 2018): Using Emotional Appeals, Planned Giving, Prospect Research & More!
(Jan. 15, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Jan 3 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of January 1, 2018): Nonprofit Marketing Nonsense, Board Retreats, Feeling Awkward about Bequests & More!
(Jan. 1, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Jan 2 - 2018 AFP Canada Board Approved
(Jan. 2, 2018) AFP sends its warm congratulations to the members who were recently approved by the membership to serve on the 2018 AFP Canada Board of Directors. ... more >
Dec 28 - Congress Approves Tax Reform Bills, Likely Leading to Drops in Charitable Giving
(Dec. 20, 2017) Research continues to show the final bill leading to drops of $13 – 20 billion in giving. Here’s a round-up of nonprofit provisions in the bill, as well as a statement from The Charitable Giving Coalition, chaired by AFP. ... more >