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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 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 >
Feb 6 - Development Director
Child Care Aware® of Kansas is a statewide organization that strives to ensure that families have access to affordable, high-quality child care. We lead projects, support trainings, and advocate for positive changes that impact the lives of children and families. Our vision is that all communities across Kansas value and support early childhood development. Our mission is to work to ensure that high-quality early education is available to all Kansas families and children. Child Care Aware® of Kansas seeks to hire a Development Director, a new position for our organization. The job description is shown below. Interested applicants should submit an Email resume, cover letter and salary history to Leadell Ediger, Executive Director, The interview process is expected to begin in mid-March. The successful candidate must reside in Kansas. ... more >
Feb 1 - Director of Advancement and Planned Giving
The Director of Advancement and Planned Giving holds the primary responsibility for deferred and planned gifts. The director serves as a key resource to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, supports the institutional advancement team through training and portfolio management, and works with donors to secure philanthropic support. ... more >
Feb 22 - Advanced Professional Spotlight: Mike House
We talk with Mike House, president and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta, about his job, the use of acronyms, managing a large staff and the moment he realized he wanted to be a leader and a CEO. ... more >
Feb 21 - AFP Top Ten (Week of February 22, 2017): Demystifying Data, Rage Donations, Donor-Centered Charities & More!
(Feb. 22, 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 >
Feb 21 - AFP Position on Repeal of the Johnson Amendment
Discussion about repealing the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits charities from engaging in partisan, electoral politics. AFP stakes out its position, opposing repeal on a number of grounds. ... more >
Feb 21 - Why Are There So Few Male Fundraisers?
Fundraising has been a female-dominated profession for decades. Why is that, and is it going to change any time soon? AFP members provide some ideas and perspective. ... more >