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Welcome to the MO, Mid-America Chapter

The mission of the AFP Mid-America Chapter is to support and promote the work of ethical, professional fundraisers who facilitate philanthropy in the Greater Kansas City area.


October Breakfast Forum:, in partnership with MAPGC
Gifts Can Be Dangerous:  How & Why Gift Acceptance Policies and Procedures are Really Superheroes, with Cathy Sheffield

Friday, October 13  8:00am - 9:30am
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

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Thursday, November 9, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm at Plexpod Westport Commons
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Congratulations to our National Philanthropy Day 2017 honorees - learn more here!
Interested in sponsoring National Philanthropy Day? Click here to learn more!
In honor of National Philanthropy Day, AFP is offering a $50 discount to join AFP - learn more here!

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Have questions about getting involved with AFP? Contact our Chapter Administrator.


The Mid-America Chapter has the networking, educational and career advancement opportunities fundraisers need at every stage of their career. Make a big difference! Join or renew your membership to AFP today! Join now and save! Click here for more details!

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Sep 22 - Grants Writer/Director
The Grants Director has responsibility for identifying, researching, cultivating, and writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects as well as submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. This position is both strategic and tactical, working closely with both leadership volunteers and staff, reporting to the Chief Development Officer. The incumbent will work closely with associates and volunteers to proactively seek out grants and successfully secure new and renewal funding from foundations, corporations, and government. ... more >
Sep 18 - Fund Development Specialist
TFI Family Services is looking for a qualified Fund Development Specialist to join our team! Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree with previous program development experience required. To excel in this position, a candidate must have a passion for directing production of fundraising events, researching grant opportunities, as well as developing and implementing cost-effective marketing and outreach strategies. Join us as we work to maximize the mission of charitable organizations! ... more >
Sep 20 - Become a Detective for Good
(Sept. 20, 2017) Sarah Richards, a Young Professional member, talks about her “detective work” for her cause as a prospect researcher and finding the clues for engaged donors and inspired gifts. ... more >
Sep 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 20, 2017): Getting the Second Gift, Instagram Tips, Killing Independent George & More!
(Sept. 20, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Sep 13 - International Survey Reveals Trends, Preferences and Habits behind Philanthropic Giving Worldwide
(Sept. 12, 2017) Donors around the world overwhelmingly prefer to give online, according to the inaugural Global Trends in Giving Report. ... more >
Sep 12 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 13, 2017): Overcoming Donor Resistance, Thank-You Letters, Standing Out Using Social Media & More!
(Sept. 13, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Sep 8 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >