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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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Sep 12 - Assistant Director of Development, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources - MSU
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Advancement team is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and results-oriented individual, to join its dynamic fundraising team as the Assistant Director of Development. The Assistant Director will be instrumental in helping the college achieve increased fundraising success. ... more >
Sep 12 - Director of Regional Development – West and Northern Michigan - MSU
As MSU strategically executes and concludes its second billion-dollar plus campaign, the Regional Director of Development will assume a leadership role in planning and spearheading a regional campaign effort in the West/Northern Michigan area, in cooperation with our University Advancement major market strategy. This includes recruiting and training volunteers, qualifying and cultivating prospects, developing and reviewing proposals, and actively soliciting gifts on behalf of MSU. ... more >
Sep 12 - Development and Outreach Officer - St. Vincent Catholic Charities
As a member of the Development Team, the Development and Outreach Officer has primary responsibility for building and sustaining private support for STVCC. The Development and Outreach Officer handles donor relations management, institutional and individual giving (with special focus on gifts in the $1-5k level). This also includes successful implementation of the Benevon Model and the strategic positioning of STVCC in the local market as the first choice for donors in our community. The core responsibilities of managing relationships with donors, identifying prospects, and leading donor retention efforts at STVCC. ... more >
Aug 27 - Director of Development, The Nature Conservancy, Michigan Chapter
ABOUT US The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 70 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more. ... more >
Aug 7 - Senior Development Officer
The Senior Development Officer has overall responsibility for fund development at Rose Hill. This individual reports to the Rose Hill Center President & CEO and partners with the Rose Hill Center Board Chair and the Rose Hill Foundation President to ensure an effective fundraising strategy, while developing and nurturing relationships with donors and donor prospects. The Senior Development Officer supervises departmental staff and is a member of the organization’s senior leadership team. ... more >
Oct 17 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of October 17, 2018): Talking About Bequests, Direct Mail Follow-Up, Barriers to Retention & More!
(Oct. 17, 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 >
Oct 15 - What's your National Philanthropy Day Strategy?
Share your Chapter's tips and tactics for leveraging National Philanthropy Day to its maximum impact. ... more >
Oct 9 - AFP Member Spotlight: Sheree Allision, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters / Boys and Girls Clubs of Miramichi, New Brunswick
As a way to connect the many members of AFP in Canada, every month we spotlight frontline fundraisers who work tirelessly for their organizations. In this issue we introduce you to Sheree Allison, CFRE. ... more >
Oct 9 - Attend AFP ICON 2019 Through the Diverse Communities Scholarship
Apply now for the Diverse Communities Scholarship to attend ICON 2019. ... more >
Oct 9 - AFP's Day in the Ridings: Why Public Policy Matters
You've heard about the Day in the Ridings (DITR) event to introduce the association and our key policy issues to Members of Parliament. But what are those key issues? Read on for a quick overview of the issues your AFP Canadian Government Relations Committee is working on. ... more >