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The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 31,000 members in 235 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For 25 years the South Dakota AFP chapter has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. Our members have access to a rich network of people with varied experience and perspectives.

With your AFP membership, you’ll not only experience immediate benefits but also acquire skills, knowledge and insights about fundraising that will serve you for the rest of your career.

The saying is true - “membership has its privileges.”



South Dakota AFP earned the 2014 Ten Star Award.  This is the second consecutive year the Chapter has achieved this distinction.  The Chapter Ten Star award honors those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan.  This Award encourages chapters to perform specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.  Congratulations to the Chapter!




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Jul 15 - Membership and Advocacy Manager
Excellent opportunity to join a national non-profit advocacy organization with representation throughout the United States! ... more >
Jul 7 - Director of Annual Giving
The Director of Annual Giving is the leader of all annual giving initiatives, playing a central role in the Office of Development at Augustana. The Director is responsible for the successful management of Augustana’s efforts to generate renewable gifts on an annual basis. In addition, the Director advises and guides all other annual giving programs, including but not limited to the Athletic A-Club, Library Associates, and the Friends of the Performing Visual Arts. The Director is responsible for developing and implementing annual giving strategies integrating direct mail, phone, web-based appeals and personal solicitations. The Director utilizes volunteer committees to assist with Augustana Fund strategy and goals. The Director ensures that the Augustana Fund effort is successfully integrated with the work of major gift fundraising, alumni relations and institutional marketing, and employs best practices to create efficiencies and maximize opportunities for success. ... more >
Jun 18 - Development Officer
The mission of the Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove is learning, healing, and celebrating nature's beauty with tropical butterflies and marine life. This position develops an integrated plan to achieve the objectives, strategies, and tactics for fundraising; especially in the areas of planning, writing, constituency relations, public awareness and engagement, donor solicitation, donor research, and grantsmanship. ... more >
Jun 15 - Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Dakota State University invites applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement. The Vice President will work closely with a new President, experienced leadership team, and a Foundation Board committed to ensuring that Dakota State University has sufficient resources to carry out its mission and pursue its vision with distinction. The Vice President for Institutional Advancement will have the opportunity to build and grow the Dakota State University Foundation staff and Advancement program. ... more >
Jul 27 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada: Your Gift at Work
(June 9, 2015) The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada has put together some infographics to illustrate how your donation is strengthening the fundraising profession and the philanthropic sector in Canada. We’ll be showing new infographics in each Canada eWire. This week focuses on impact in scholarships, mentorships and regional initiatives. ... more >
Jul 23 - The 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report
(July 21, 2015) Salaries for professional fundraisers in the United States were flat in 2014, while they experienced solid growth in Canada, according to the AFP 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report. ... more >
Jul 22 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 22, 2015): Three Keys to Donor Retention
(July 22, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including seven critical types of donor data, seven common ways people abuse conference calls; email subject lines that get results; innovative ideas from SOFII’s I Wish I Had Thought of That; and more! ... more >
Jul 20 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jul 15 - Top Ten (Week of July 15, 2015): Seven Things You Can Ask a First-Time Donor to Do Before Asking for More Money
(July 15, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including key takeaways from the 2015 World Wealth Report; five strategies for getting more corporate sponsorships; the power of non-cash gifts; a nifty guide to major donor prospect research; myths about techies and philanthropy; and more! ... more >