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AFP SOUTHERN MINNESOTA CHAPTER

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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Mar 17 - Director of Development, 20 hours/wk
Bachelor's Degree and three years fundraising experience required. This position is responsible for annual fundraising, events, marketing, social media and acknowledgement. ... more >
Mar 11 - 2015-2016 Scholarships
AFP Southern Minnesota is offering several funding opportunities as part of a comprehensive scholarship program that serves to: support chapter members’ career development expand knowledge and skill in fundraising build effective fundraising leadership for nonprofit community organizations develop chapter membership Interested people may apply for funding as many times as they wish, but can receive only one scholarship award per year. Scholarships are rewarded based on funding available and financial need. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Chamberlain Scholarship The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy sponsors the Chamberlain Scholarship, which was founded in memory of Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE. Mr. Chamberlain was instrumental in establishing the AFP and was a deeply committed philanthropist and volunteer. APPLICATION DUE DATE IS ________ This opportunity is open to all AFP Chapters which may name one grant recipient per year to attend the AFP International Conference on Fundraising This is a one-time award and recipients must be first-time attendees of the AFP International Conference on Fundraising The 2016 annual International Conference on Fundraising will be held in _________________. (go to www.afpfc.com for details) Once a Chamberlain Scholar has been selected, a special registration packet will be sent directly to the scholar from AFP International Headquarters. Chapter Scholarship - AFP International Conference The AFP Southern MN Chapter offers a Chapter Scholarship for AFP International Conference on Fundraising to be used for travel up to $1,000. APPLICATION DUE DATE IS ________ The same rules apply as above National Philanthropy Day Scholarship November 6 is designated as National Philanthropy Day (NPD) and this day has been planned annually by AFP since 1986 to honor individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities and the world. SCHOLARSHIPS ... more >
Mar 11 - 2015-2016 Scholarships
AFP Southern Minnesota is offering several funding opportunities as part of a comprehensive scholarship program that serves to: support chapter members’ career development expand knowledge and skill in fundraising build effective fundraising leadership for nonprofit community organizations develop chapter membership Interested people may apply for funding as many times as they wish, but can receive only one scholarship award per year. Scholarships are rewarded based on funding available and financial need. ... more >
Dec 3 - Development Director
Wisconsin Public Radio is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, energetic self-starter eager to build relationships on behalf of WPR and the Wisconsin Public Radio Association, and lead us to new levels of success. The Director is responsible for setting and achieving goals in all development areas including Membership, Corporate, Grants, Major and Planned Giving. Requirements include 4-yr degree; demonstrated fund raising success; ability to lead and motivate others; 8–10 years progressively responsible management experience with a broad portfolio in not-for-profit organizations or equivalent. Details and application instructions can be found at: http://www.wpr.org/job-opportunities ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP, Relationship Science Announce Strategic Partnership
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with Relationship Science (RelSci), a technology solutions company that enables organizations to strategically leverage the collective connections of employees, executives, and board members in order to shorten fundraising cycles and identify high-impact donors. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP Texas Lobbying Event a Huge Success
AFP chapters from across Texas came together in Austin at the State Capitol building in early March to raise awareness of philanthropic and fundraising policy issues at the second AFP Texas Legislative Action Day. ... more >
Mar 25 - Top Ten (Week of March 23, 2015): The Lure of Poverty Porn for Nonprofits
(March 23, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including what nonprofits can learn from Uber and AirBnb; the psychology of distractions; why you should crowdfund for your nonprofit; 10 insanely useful (and free!) Twitter tools for nonprofits; five ways to sabotage your call-to-action; and more! ... more >
Mar 25 - Bernard Ross Reveals the Next Big Thing in Fundraising!
(March 25, 2015) Have you ever wondered what your donors are thinking? Life would be so much simpler if you could read their minds. Now, we're actually a step closer to knowing. To understand what your donors are thinking, you first need to understand how they think. That’s where veteran consultant and author Bernard Ross, director of The Management Centre, and fundraising consultant Alan R. Hutson, Jr., principal and Managing Partner of The Monument Group, can help. ... more >
Mar 25 - Discover What Company CSR Executives are Thinking
(March 25, 2015) So, what are considered best practices in CSR? Does a CSR program bolster a company’s reputation? How does the company know one way or the other? How do companies keep on top of tracking, measuring and reporting impact? What is the future of CSR? What will the implications be for both corporations and the nonprofit sector? These, and other questions, will be addressed in the session “Understanding CSR from the Corporate Perspective” at the AFP International Fundraising Conference (Baltimore, March 29-31, 2015). ... more >