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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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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 - Impact Coordinator - Academic Success
TITLE: Impact Coordinator - Academic Success REPORTS TO: Unit Director JOB SUMMARY: The Impact Coordinator for Academic Success is responsible for utilizing the resources of the organization and community to provide services and academic programs for the members of the organization which are consistent with the organization’s youth development mission and goals. The Impact Coordinator for Academic Success also sets the example in demonstrating Club Values, has a high level of communication with parents, and community partners, focuses on program development and implementation; measurement outcomes and actively participates in all Club meetings. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITES: Academic Success Duties: 1. Ensure Academic programs are being developed and implemented 2. Evaluate Academic based programs and activities for impact and for accurately reporting on those programs to the BG Club team, funders, and Board 3. Ensure quantitative and qualitative measurements are developed and implemented ensure quality, fun, engaging and effective programs. 4. Contribute to the creation of the overall Club’s climate for youth development 5. Establish a program setting that insures the health and safety of members 6. Provide effect outreach to youth in schools and within other areas of the community 7. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, Club members, parents, volunteers, community groups, school district and community agencies General Program Duties: 8. Assist with and run day to day programs at Club, and develop special events focused around member engagement and community engagement – Days of Service, Back to School, etc. 9. Provide leadership, direction and problem solving in delivering guidance services to youth Administrative Duties: 10. Supervise care and maintenance of department equipment, supplies, and facilities 11. Assist with administrative duties as needed 12. Provide adequate communication with pare ... 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 >
Jan 26 - Annual Fund Manager
The Manager of Annual Support, in collaboration with the Chief Development Officer, is responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating and directing a comprehensive, coordinated and effective annual giving (philanthropic) program. ... more >
May 31 - AFP Top Ten (Week of June 1, 2016): Recognizing the Reality of Recognition, Planet Philanthropy, More!
(June 1, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
May 31 - Finalists Selected for National Philanthropy Day® Honors
Twenty-four finalists across six categories, including Outstanding Philanthropist and Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, have been announced for the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) third annual National Philanthropy Day® Honors, recognizing extraordinary generosity, selflessness, innovation and leadership in giving, volunteering and engagement. ... more >
May 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of May 25, 2016): Women’s and Girls’ Causes, Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy, More!
(May 25, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >