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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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Sep 15 - Major Gifts Officer
The Salvation Army is hiring several Donor Relations Directors/Major Gifts Officers (DRD/MGO) across the Central Territory! ... more >
Apr 22 - Vice President of Resource Development
The Vice President of Resource Development oversees and develops plans to develop the resources to support United Way of Olmsted County (UWOC) mission. The Vice President (VP) will be responsible for achieving clearly defined revenue goals through cultivation of relationships throughout all levels of the community. ... more >
Apr 6 - Development Systems Specialist
Gundersen Health System, based in La Crosse, Wis., serves more than 500,000 residents of western Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa. It is anchored by one of the nation’s largest multi-specialty group practices, a 325-bed teaching hospital with Level II Trauma Center, and more than 45 regional facilities. Specialty outreach, telemedicine, distance learning, digital imaging and other services link Gundersen with regional clinics, hospital affiliates and referring providers in a 19-county area. ... more >
Jan 26 - Special Events Specialist
The Special Events Specialist primary focus is for creation, development and execution of annual fundraising and awareness strategies in support of Gundersen Medical Foundation. A primary focus (but not limited to) will be Steppin’ Out in Pink activities. Strategies should reflect annual financial growth. The Specialist primary role is to provide full support, assistance and guidance in partnership with the Special Events Manager and Program Assistant in all special events. The Specialist will manage a multitude of special event initiatives on an annual and as needed basis while cultivating, soliciting and providing stewardship to growing individual and business donor constituency groups. The Specialist will have a visible presence in all events. ... 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 >