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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 8 - Development & Communications Director
Development and Communications Director ... more >
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 >
Apr 16 - GR Update: Parliament Hill Day and "Friends in High Places"
AFP and other organizations will be holding a Lobbying Day on Thursday, May 14. Plus, there is a new government relations presentation being offered for AFP chapters. Find out more! ... more >
Apr 15 - New International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising an Eye-Opening Experience
(April 15, 2015) Two Canadians are among the first graduates of the new International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF). In this first person account, Robert Tomas shares his thoughts on the new designation and the learning outcomes of the program. ... more >
Apr 14 - Giving USA 2015
(April 15, 2015) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Apr 13 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Receives $400,000 Boost to Expand Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
From diversity to inclusion 2.0! The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship has funded the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada for a second project to create a fundraising fellowship program. ... more >
Apr 13 - Alberta Plan Lowers Charitable Tax Deduction Rate
A proposed reduction in Alberta's charitable tax credit is a concern for charitable causes in the province. Read on for AFP's response and action plan. ... more >