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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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The Assistant Director of Annual Giving works collaboratively with the Director of Annual Giving & Donor Services in creating, managing and implementing a successful annual giving program. The Assistant Director coordinates and manages projects within the annual giving program, including direct mail, digital and web-based channels and telemarketing to raise funds for college programs. The position, in collaboration with annual giving and department colleagues, will develop and oversee strategies for philanthropic education, increasing gift participation, retention and reacquisition and increasing overall giving. ... more >
The Director of Stewardship & Donor Engagement is responsible for designing, implementing and coordinating an institution-wide, comprehensive stewardship program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels. This self-motivated and solution-oriented individual will serve as the lead advancement staff member working to ensure that both the donor’s intent and the college’s needs are respected, and to sustain positive and mutually-rewarding relations between the college and its donors. ... more >
Oct 5 - Major Gifts Officer
JOIN THE ARMY’S GROWING FUNDRAISING TEAM IN THE CENTRAL TERRITORY and become part of an exciting new major gifts program making a profound impact! ... more >
Oct 5 - Assistant Director of Development/Michigan FFA Foundation Director - MSU
The Michigan FFA Foundation is one of the premier FFA Foundations in the country. With its structure supported by Michigan State University, the Foundation has achieved a level of fundraising success that makes sustainable annual and long term goals, realistic and achievable. The FFA Foundation helps support over 5,300 FFA members across Michigan by making a difference in the lives of students, developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agriculture education. ... more >
Oct 5 - Associate Director of Development college of Veterinary Medicine - MSU
The College of Veterinary Medicine Advancement team is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and results-oriented individual, who has an understanding of and appreciation for the field of veterinary medicine, to join its dynamic fundraising team as the Associate Director of Development. College of Veterinary Medicine has a goal of $100 million as part of the $1.5 billion Empower Extraordinary Campaign for MSU. The Associate Director will be instrumental in helping the college achieve this aggressive new goal by identifying, cultivating and soliciting individuals for significant 6- and 7-figure support as well as periodic special purpose appeals and programs with business, industry and interested foundations. ... more >
Dec 2 - Complimentary Live Webcast (Nov. 22, 2016): How to Innovate With Confidence
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada and Vitreo Group are pleased to present a complimentary live webcast on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on How to Innovate With Confidence. ... more >
Nov 30 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 30, 2016): Donor Communications, Top-Heavy Philanthropy, 2017 Trends, More!
(Nov. 30, 2016) 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 >
Nov 28 - Take It From An Experienced Millennial: Asking a Millennial For Money is Difficult
(Sept. 3, 2013) As if you didn’t already know that. But did you know there ARE ways to get through to Millennial donors? Who better to take a cue from than a successful Millennial himself—who, yes, does give. ... more >
Nov 15 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 16, 2016): Robo-Advisers, Stronger Fundraising Secrets, Training Board Members, More!
(Nov. 16, 2016) 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 >
Nov 15 - 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2016 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >