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The AFP Southern Minnesota chapter is one of newest and fastest growing AFP chapters in the United States. Since it's inception in 2003, members from throughout Southern Minnesota have experienced great benefits from chapter meetings, peer networking, training opportunities, and National Philanthropy Day activities. Collectively, the current chapter membership brings years of experience in the fundraising field. This expertise, along with resources of AFP International make membership a must for all Southern Minnesota fundraising professionals. 

General Times for Chapter Meetings

3:30pm - 3:45pm Gathering and Networking

3:45pm - 4:00pm Introductions/Announcements

4:00pm - 5:00pm Program Presentation TBD

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Jan 9 - Resource Development Operations Specialist
The Resource Development Operations Specialist is charged with data management and ePledge campaigns, account management and support, project coordination and operational support to the Resource Development team. This position performs work that is critical to the field staff’s ability to focus its efforts outward and spend more face-to-face time with donors and corporate partners, and to the organization’s effectiveness in collecting, maintaining, and utilizing data effectively. ... more >
Sep 10 - National Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day ... more >
Aug 19 - 2015 National Philanthropy Day Award Nominations
2015 National Philanthropy Day Award Nominations ... more >
Aug 19 - 2015 National Philanthropy Day Award Nomination Packet
2015 National Philanthropy Day Award Nomination Packet ... more >
Feb 22 - Advanced Professional Spotlight: Mike House
We talk with Mike House, president and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta, about his job, the use of acronyms, managing a large staff and the moment he realized he wanted to be a leader and a CEO. ... more >
Feb 21 - AFP Top Ten (Week of February 22, 2017): Demystifying Data, Rage Donations, Donor-Centered Charities & More!
(Feb. 22, 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 >
Feb 21 - AFP Position on Repeal of the Johnson Amendment
Discussion about repealing the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits charities from engaging in partisan, electoral politics. AFP stakes out its position, opposing repeal on a number of grounds. ... more >
Feb 21 - Why Are There So Few Male Fundraisers?
Fundraising has been a female-dominated profession for decades. Why is that, and is it going to change any time soon? AFP members provide some ideas and perspective. ... more >
February 27, 2017 - Board Meeting
March 14, 2017 - Chapter Meeting
April 24, 2017 - Board Meeting
May 9, 2017 - Chapter Meeting
July 24, 2017 - Board Meeting