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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.

Hoffman Lampo Marty 2013AFP Mid-America Chapter Past Presidents Jane Lampo, CFRE (1998),  Diane Marty, CFRE (2008-2009),
and Stuart Hoffman, CFRE (2004) enjoy the AFP Holiday Social


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2012 Ten Star


The Mid-America Chapter received the Chapter Ten Star Award, which recognizes the Chapter as a model in accomplishing the goals set forth by AFP and chapter leadership. The Chapter is also a past recipient of the Founders' Award for Public Service, honoring chapter achievements in promoting and maintaining high standards of public service and conduct.


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Sep 22 - Executive Director
This growing established 501(c3) Wichita based foundation is looking for an Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for growth, strategic and fiduciary planning and implementation. This person will also be responsible for overseeing the administration and daily operations of the foundation. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing and community outreach. ... more >
Sep 19 - Advancement Coordinator
The Advancement Coordinator is responsible for managing the advancement database and all gift processing, as well as coordinating all required data queries and reports, assisting with ongoing donor service/stewardship activities and oversee daily office tasks. ... more >
Sep 18 - Senior Director of Development, Alumni and Annual Fund
The Senior Director of Development is responsible for securing private support from alumni and friends of the university. This position is responsible for planning, oversight, implementation and evaluation of alumni relations, annual fundraising activities, special and cultivation events and endowed scholarship fundraising activities. This position supervises three direct reports. ... more >
Sep 17 - Director of Marketing & Donor Relations
Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City seeks a strategic communications and customer relations minded individual to serve as its director of marketing & donor relations. Working with a volunteer marketing and donor relations committee, the director will strategize around, lead and manage the donor relations program, including acknowledgment, donor recognition, reporting of philanthropic impact and more, all in support of Jewish Federation’s financial resource development goals. ... more >
Sep 16 - Vice President of Development
The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, one of the area's oldest animal welfare organizations and KC's first "no-kill" shelter is seeking an outgoing, energetic fundraising professional to join our leadership team as Vice President of Development. The Vice President of Development is responsible for all fundraising efforts and results. Working collaboratively with fellow staff, board members and volunteers, he or she oversees special events, marketing, grants, major gifts, and planned giving, as well as direct-mail, electronic, and face-to-face solicitation. The VP of Development ensures that HSGKC has a high profile in the fundraising, donor and business communities, and may act as a spokesperson, along with President/CEO, VP Humane Services and the VP of Clinic Services, on behalf of the Humane Society. Working with the President/CEO, the VP of Development creates and manages the budget for the Development Department. ... more >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >