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Please join your friends from the AFP Southern Minnesota Chapter for some holiday cheer and fun.

Tuesday, December 10 from 4-6 pm at Fiesta Cafe, 1645 N Broadway in Rochester.

Happy hour cash bar with appetizers provided!

Please RSVP to Vicki Allen by Dec 2nd to or call 507-990-6517.

Also, feel free to bring a prospective member - it'll be a fun way to wrap up our year!

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Nov 30 - Development Assistant
Camp Victory is looking for a Full Time Development Assistant ... more >
Nov 7 - Executive Director
The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board of Directors to provide leadership, vision, and direction for the organization. The Executive Director’s primary responsibility is fundraising but other responsibilities include representing the Foundation in the community, marketing and communication efforts, coordination of the annual fundraising event, and supports the administrative functions of the board. ... more >
Dec 15 - Events
The Southern Minnesota Chapter provides many opportunities to strengthen fund development skills and expand professional networks through regular meetings. Each meeting covers a timely topic from the world of fundraising such as major giving, planned giving, direct mail, ethics, and more. ... more >
Apr 16 - 2014 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Apr 16 - AFP Expands to Reach More Communities
At the recent AFP board meeting held in conjunction with the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, we were delighted to announce the chartering of two new AFP chapters: the AFP Bermuda Chapter and the AFP BC, Okanagan Chapter. The new additions bring us to 235 chapters worldwide, extending our reach beyond 30,000 members and countless nonprofit organizations. ... more >
Apr 15 - Top Ten (Week of April 16, 2014): 5 Unusual Direct Mail Techniques to Try
(Apr. 16, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how networking can turn into big dollars, why you need to stay true to your work ethics, how one massive capital campaign can affect other local nonprofits, getting involved in creating the crowdfunding bill of rights and how (and why!) to engage your donors BEFORE you ask for money. ... more >
Apr 15 - How To Get Big Donations—Through Your iPhone!
(Apr. 15, 2014) Experienced in internet donation processing, Philip King of Cornerstone Group of Companies talks to us about big mobile donations and how integrating fundraising channels is a key step in getting more donations! Learn from King and Cornerstone’s clients’ experiences with mobile donations—you too can cash in through your iPhone. ... more >
Apr 8 - Your AFP Foundation For Philanthropy In Canada Is Making A Difference!
(Apr. 7, 2014) As fundraisers, the notion of "what's in it for me?" is usually not our normal approach to things. Yet, you can be confident that your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada is having a positive impact on professional development programs across the country. Check out these infographics on the reach of various scholarship and regional initiatives. ... more >