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The AFP Southern Minnesota chapter is one of the 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.

Scholarships are available for membership. Checkout our scholarships page for more information!


Local Membership Benefits  

Chapter Meetings & Networking Opportunities
Chapter benefits include regularly scheduled meetings. The meeting agenda includes regular segments including Advancing Philanthropy, Professional Ethics, Getting to Know You, Today's Program, and Tools of the Trade. 

Social and professional networking precedes and follows each meeting. Appetizers or dessert are served. There is no cost to attend meetings for members.  Non-members can attend once at no charge and $20 thereafter. 

In addition, regularly scheduled networking opportunties are held on the altering months that a chapter meeting is not scheduled.  

AFP Webinars
The Southern Minnesota Chapter participates in the AFP International Webinar. This training resource engages world-recognized speakers on a wide range of development topics. Fundraisers in the region can attend AFP Webinarsin addition to regular chapter meetings to enhance professional development.

Programs are scheduled from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. with networking time 30 minutes before the teleconference. Registration including the cost of printed materials is no cost for members and $20 for non-members. For a list of upcoming Webinar topics view our events calendar.  

Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities
As AFP Southern Minnesota grows, leadership and volunteer opportunities are available for members. The activities of AFP Southern Minnesota can have a lasting positive impact on the future of philanthropy in our region. Volunteer opportunities are available for membership services, National Philanthropy Day activities, professional advancement and programming, and scholarship programs.  

Members-only area of this website which includes an updated membership directory, compensation and benefits survey and more.


Definition of Diversity and Inclusion for AFP Southern Minnesota


Describes the extent to which the AFP Chapter of Southern Minnesota has membership from diverse backgrounds, with diverse human characteristics and perspectives and from diverse communities.


AFP Southern Minnesota values the perspectives and contributions of all members. We strive to incorporate the needs and viewpoints of diverse stakeholders into the design of the chapter’s services. AFP Southern Minnesota intentionally encourages a sense of belonging and respects pluralism. AFP Southern Minnesota actively works for a diverse membership as well as fostering a culture of inclusion.