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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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Dec 5 - Major Gift Director, Conservatory of Music and Dance
The Major Gift Director for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance leads the fundraising activities of the school in concert with the Dean. Responsibilities include donor visits, proposal development, and identification and solicitation of major gifts (more than $25,000) from individuals, corporations, and foundations. In addition, the MGD develops annual fundraising plans based on the school’s priorities as identified by the Dean. Serving as the liaison between the Conservatory of Music and Dance and the UMKC Foundation, the MGD is an integral member of the UMKC Foundation team. The position must sustain positive and mutually rewarding relationships between the Conservatory of Music and Dance and its donors; partner with other Major Gift and Advancement Directors to determine the best strategies for effective stewardship of donors; maintain ongoing and active networking with internal and external constituencies; and oversee recognition events, marketing and communications for the school’s donors. The Major Gift Director has a dual reporting relationship to one of the UMKC Foundation’s Assistant Vice Presidents and the Dean of the Conservatory of Music and Dance. ... more >
Nov 7 - Director of Development
Cultivate Kansas City, a non-profit working to grow food, farms and communities in support of a sustainable, healthy, and local food system in greater Kansas City, is seeking an experienced Director of Development. S/he will be a strategic thinker who will enhance Cultivate’s development efforts. S/he will approach the raising of funds with an entrepreneurial mindset and an ability to inspire others to get involved. S/he will be committed to helping Cultivate Kansas City continue to grow and to deepen and extend our impact. ... more >
Oct 24 - Director of Development
The mission of ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council is to unleash the power of the arts. ArtsKC is seeking a motivated fundraising professional to lead the organization's development efforts. ... more >
Oct 23 - National Philanthropy Day 2016
National Philanthropy Day 2016 ... more >
Dec 9 - 22 Greatest Legacy Hits from 2016 AFP Congress
Didn't make it to AFP Congress this year? Don't despair, David Love is giving you his summary of four legacy gift presentations (including his own!). ... more >
Dec 7 - Long-Time AFP Staff Member to Head U.S. Foundation for Philanthropy
Lori Gusdorf , CAE, who has been with AFP for more than 25 years, has been named Executive Vice President of the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy. ... more >
Dec 6 - 2016 National Philanthropy Day in Canada
Derek Fraser shares some special thank you’s to those who helped with the success of National Philanthropy Day 2016. And plans are already well underway for NPD 2017! ... more >
Dec 6 - Inclusion and Philanthropy: Fellows Recognized at 2016 AFP Toronto Congress
The second cohort of Fellows have completed the AFP Inclusion and Philanthropy program! ... more >
Dec 6 - Government Relations Update: Political Activity Consultations Still Underway
(Dec. 6, 2016) AFP is encouraging all members to participate in the ongoing, online consultations regarding charity participation in "political activities." ... more >