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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 18 - Marketing Manager Position - Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation
A tale as old as time. Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation seeks a team member to tell our story of changing lives and communities’ one gift at a time. The successful applicant will have excellent writing, graphic design, and online engagement skills. Nonprofit fundraising experience a big plus. ... more >
Sep 18 - Development/Donor Relations Manager - Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation
Passionate about fundraising and nurturing donor relationships? Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation is adding a new team member to develop and grow a portfolio of loyal mid-range donors. Collaborate with our small but mighty team to change lives and communities one gift at a time. ... more >
Aug 31 - Development Associate - MSU University Advancement
The Development Associates will serve as entry-level fundraisers within the central office of University Advancement. They will work within an environment heavily concentrated on mentorship and professional coaching that will afford the candidate an opportunity to learn the art and science of fundraising at Michigan State University. The set curriculum will focus on portfolio management of individuals, with an emphasis on the discovery/qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of Michigan State University alumni/donors primarily focused within the state of Michigan. ... more >
Aug 29 - Director of Development - MSU Lyman Briggs College
Imagine working in the best of both worlds…having the ability to tap the resources of a research-extensive Big 10 University while spearheading the advancement activities of a small, focused community environment: the residential college known as Lyman Briggs. ... more >
Aug 29 - Major Gifts Officer/Athletics - Olivet College
The Director of the Comet Club serves as a representative for Olivet College, especially among constituents with a record of, or the potential for, gifts in support of Athletics. They report to the Sr. Regional Director of Development and serve as a member of the Office of Advancement charged specifically with directing the college’s Comet Club program to generate increased philanthropic revenue and donor participation to help fulfill the mission of Olivet College Athletics. Success will be defined by the degree of success the individual achieves in developing lasting relationships for the college leading to increased financial support and increased alumni, parent and friend participation in team affinity programs. ... more >
Sep 20 - Become a Detective for Good
(Sept. 20, 2017) Sarah Richards, a Young Professional member, talks about her “detective work” for her cause as a prospect researcher and finding the clues for engaged donors and inspired gifts. ... more >
Sep 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 20, 2017): Getting the Second Gift, Instagram Tips, Killing Independent George & More!
(Sept. 20, 2017) 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 >
Sep 13 - International Survey Reveals Trends, Preferences and Habits behind Philanthropic Giving Worldwide
(Sept. 12, 2017) Donors around the world overwhelmingly prefer to give online, according to the inaugural Global Trends in Giving Report. ... more >
Sep 12 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 13, 2017): Overcoming Donor Resistance, Thank-You Letters, Standing Out Using Social Media & More!
(Sept. 13, 2017) 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 >
Sep 8 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >