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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 >
Oct 19 - Gaining Actionable Insights For Your Charity
Now available! The 2015 What Canadian Donors Want user-friendly data template. Read on for more information. ... more >
Oct 19 - Trillium Foundation’s CEO Inspires Diversity Fellows on Inclusion, Leadership, Tenacity
This mantra is one of the thoughts that Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) CEO Andrea Cohen Barrack shared at the summer social for the 2016 Fellows of the Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship. Held at William’s Landing in downtown Toronto, the event featured Barrack’s insights into leadership, growth and how tenacity helped her persevere through the many obstacles she faced along the way. ... more >
Oct 18 - Three Steps to a Fantastic Board Retreat
(Oct. 17, 2016) Missed Amy Eisenstein’s recent webinar on Three Steps to a Fantastic Board Retreat? You can still order the archived webinar and learn from her vast knowledge and experience, and we’ve got Amy’s five questions with AFP below for even more insight. ... more >
Oct 18 - Building a Holistic Approach to Grant Seeking
(Oct. 17, 2016) It’s tricky – we know that nonprofits can’t live on grants alone, yet there is over 50 billion dollars awarded every year through foundations and corporate grants. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Cindy Adams, CEO of GrantStation, about what goes into investing in a healthy grant program, the subject of her upcoming webinar, Building a Holistic Approach to Grant Seeking on October 24. ... more >
Oct 17 - Public Policy Update: Opportunities to Contribute to Public Policy and Public Debate!
(Oct. 17, 2016) Take note of these opportunities to participate and have your voice heard. Whether the topic is political activities by charities or the impact of CASL on the nonprofit sector, your perspective matters! ... more >
November 10, 2016 - Ethics
November 16, 2016 - Board Meeting
December 21, 2016 - Board Meeting