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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.

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2017 Mid-America Conference on Fundraising
April 2 - 5, 2017 at the Marriott on the Plaza in Kansas City, MO
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Feb 28 - Vice President of Development
The primary function of the Vice President (“VP”) of Development is to provide the leadership and vision to achieve the fundraising goals and objectives of the organization. The VP of Development has the primary responsibility for managing a comprehensive development plan to ensure a broad-base of community awareness, involvement and support to obtain the resources necessary to fund Capper services and provide additional funds for long-term investments. To achieve these goals, the VP of Development manages fundraising activities and volunteer services. ... more >
Feb 23 - Fundraising Officer
These mission-critical roles serve as the key steward for a rich portfolio of current and prospective philanthropists in support of the American Red Cross. You will be expected to meet annual revenue targets by identifying, engaging, cultivating, and ultimately soliciting major gifts from regional donors, thereby advancing the organizational mission and creating meaningful impact in the lives of both donors and beneficiaries of that mission. This position will engage and steward individual donor relationships. ... more >
Feb 15 - Associate Director of Foundation Relations and Grant Writer
Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) seeks an Associate Director of Foundations Relations and Grant Writer for this 21st Century health care provider and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that every individual has the knowledge, opportunity, and freedom to make informed, private decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. The Associate Director of Foundation Relations and Grant Writer will work directly with staff, volunteers, donors, and community partners to secure significant funding for PPGP. A collaborative style, strong work ethic, excellent research and interpersonal skills, and knowledge and enthusiasm of the job are essential. ... more >
Feb 9 - Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts
Emporia State University Foundation is seeking an organized, persistent and energetic person to serve as Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts with the primary responsibility of raising funds. This position will be responsible for a broad array of development duties including: raising funds by soliciting new donors, cultivating current donors, and identifying prospective donors and scheduling fundraising appointments. Applicant must have excellent communication and writing skills, initiative, and flexibility in hours. Some weekends, evenings, and travel is expected. Experience in fundraising, sales, marketing or transferable skills desired. For complete description including application instructions, visit Review of applications will begin immediately. Background check is required. Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law. ... more >
Mar 21 - Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP members everywhere are invited to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 54th International Conference on Fundraising, April 30- May 2, 2017, in San Francisco, Ca. ... more >
Mar 21 - AFP Member Spotlight: Susan Earl Hosbach, CFRE
She’s been in fundraising for 25 years, an AFP volunteer for 23 and a recipient of our Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership. AFP talks with Susan about her career arc (starting out in sports broadcasting!) and working in smaller shops where one has to do it all. ... more >
Mar 17 - AFP Statement on President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint
The Association of Fundraising Professionals, the largest community of charities and fundraisers in the world, has released the following statement from its Interim President and CEO Jason Lee regarding the release of President Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint. ... more >
Mar 15 - Fundraising Professionals Name Dr. Claire Routley as 2017 Emerging Scholar of the Year
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has selected Dr. Claire Routley, research fellow at the University of Plymouth and one of the UK’s leading experts on legacy giving, as its 2017 Emerging Scholar Award. ... more >
Mar 15 - Giving 3.0: Embracing the New Diversity in 21st Century Philanthropy
(Mar. 15, 2017) AFP sits down with this year’s diversity speaker at the AFP International Fundraising Conference, Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson, and discusses with her how much progress the sector has made in the areas of diversity and inclusion. ... more >