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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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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 >
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 >
Aug 23 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 22, 2016): From Passion to Professionalism, Cardinal Rules and Deadly Sins, More!
(Aug. 22, 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 >
Aug 23 - Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement
(August 23, 2916) Corporations, like individual donors, require cultivation and stewardship in order to have the most rewarding relationship. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of corporate citizenship and philanthropy at Blackbaud, about what corporations are looking for in offering nonprofits support, the subject of her upcoming webinar, Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement, on August 31. ... more >
Aug 22 - Avoid These Major Missteps When Asking for Major Gifts (Part I)
(August 22, 2016) One of the biggest mistakes development directors make when trying to raise major gifts is not asking. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, discusses this and other shortcomings that fundraisers commonly make in this article. If you want to do more than avoid mistakes and become a major gifts master, check out her new online course. ... more >
Aug 18 - Philanthropy in Action!
Have a photo of philanthropy in action you want to share? Email paffairs@afpnet.org with your pic, a caption, and a short description of your organization. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 17, 2016): How Is Nonprofit Overhead Still a Thing, How Does It Feel NOT To Give, More!
(Aug. 17, 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 >
September 8, 2016 - Roundtable Discussion
September 13, 2016 - Board Meeting
October 11, 2016 - Chapter Meeting
November 8, 2016 - National Philanthropy Day 2016
December 7, 2016 - Social