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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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Jul 29 - Director of Development
The Director of Development is responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of a comprehensive development plan in collaboration with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and chairs of the development committees. ... more >
Jul 28 - Executive Director
The Executive Director of the Lansing Promise is a focused, driven leader committed to the Lansing community and strengthening the organization’s internal operations, fiscal accountability, efficiency, service excellence and fund development – so that it can more effectively meet its mission of helping students achieve his/her potential. The successful candidate is expected to exercise a high degree of discretion and independent judgment and will work without routine supervision. ... more >
Jul 28 - Annual Giving Analyst
This position provides statistical, analytical and reporting support to the director of Annual Giving; queries various databases to retrieve relevant donor and prospect data in order to aid in the identification of target audiences; analyzes the results of annual giving projects and campaigns; assists in the reporting and presenting of unit efforts and activities; oversees department projects; compiles and analyzes information in order to produce and assist with departmental reports; performs research and analysis necessary to assist with the overall administration of the unit or in support of assigned functional or project area(s) within a unit including running, analyzing, and compiling fundraising progress reports related to the department; analyzes donor and prospect behavior in order to aid in better targeting of university-wide and unit specific solicitations; coordinates and compiles information in order to produce fulfillment reports; generates, analyzes, and prepares PowerPoint unit reports for biannual vice president reviews; inputs, tracks and manages the campaign related data in the Advance database for all Annual Giving related solicitations; generates, analyzes, and prepares annual report packets necessary for college review meetings; assists in developing plans, objectives, policies and procedures for the day-to-day operations of the department or assigned administrative area(s). ... more >
Jul 28 - Assistant Director, Student Events and Programming
Directs, plans, and coordinates activities and programs for Future Alumni, a program of the MSU Alumni Association (MSUAA). Manages multiple high profile initiatives from conception to completion. Manages and directs the Sparty Mascot Program. Plans, coordinates and directs MSU student sections, The Izzone and the hockey spirit section (The A-Team), including supervision of student directors. Coordinates The Izzone Reunion, Family Weekend Tailgate, and the Izzone Campout. Leads, mentors, and coaches student employees and volunteers in the coordination of activities and participation in on- and off-campus events that integrate the perspectives of students. Directs, plans, and coordinates with the assistance of the MSUAA marketing team a comprehensive on campus marketing and communications plan to increase the exposure and recognition of the MSUAA and Future Alumni brand and initiatives. Monitors event activities to ensure compliance with regulations, satisfaction of participants, and resolution of any programs that arise. ... more >
Jul 28 - Assistant Director for Leadership, Annual Giving
Plans, coordinates and implements fundraising activities and programs including identifying potential donors, designing marketing materials, recruiting and organizing the volunteer staff, and soliciting monies in order to increase and secure donor support for MSU. ... more >
Jul 29 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jul 29 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 29, 2015): 22 Power Questions to Ask Your Major Gift and Capital Campaign Donors
(July 29, 2015) Learn about a number of great topics in this week’s top ten, including how to shoot high-quality video using your table or smart phone; 15 game-changing donor prospect tools; why peer-to-peer fundraising is so effective; whether you’re forging—or forcing—a relationship with a donor; and more! ... more >
Jul 27 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada: Your Gift at Work
(June 9, 2015) The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada has put together some infographics to illustrate how your donation is strengthening the fundraising profession and the philanthropic sector in Canada. We’ll be showing new infographics in each Canada eWire. This week focuses on impact in scholarships, mentorships and regional initiatives. ... more >
Jul 23 - The 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report
(July 21, 2015) Salaries for professional fundraisers in the United States were flat in 2014, while they experienced solid growth in Canada, according to the AFP 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report. ... more >
Jul 15 - Top Ten (Week of July 15, 2015): Seven Things You Can Ask a First-Time Donor to Do Before Asking for More Money
(July 15, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including key takeaways from the 2015 World Wealth Report; five strategies for getting more corporate sponsorships; the power of non-cash gifts; a nifty guide to major donor prospect research; myths about techies and philanthropy; and more! ... more >
September 10, 2015 - Engaging Your Board Members
October 8, 2015 - Crowdfunding
November 12, 2015 - Ethics
December 3, 2015 - Annual Meeting & Member Mixer