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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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May 13 - Community Manager, Relay for Life (fundraiser)
The Community Manager, Relay for Life position is a community based fundraising position that focuses on recruiting, engaging and retaining our volunteers to deliver fundraising results for our organization. Located in Sioux Fall office or remote in Brookings, SD. Apply at www.cancer.org/careers ... more >
Apr 29 - Development Officer
Position Summary: Reporting to the Ministry Director, the Development Officer will provide leadership and coordination of a comprehensive mid-level and major gift, planned-giving, stewardship program, and of major fund raising events, which support the mission and ministries of the Center of Hope. ... more >
Apr 27 - Director of Leadership Giving
Reporting to the President of The Memorial Foundation, the Director of Leadership Giving is a new role to be filled by a key strategist and fundraising professional with proven success in the cultivation and stewardship of major donors. Inherent in this role is the opportunity to enhance and expand the major gifts program of the Foundation, providing strategic direction for increasing unrestricted, restricted, planned and campaign gifts from individuals. Full details about the position and requirements can be found at: https://alfordexecutivesearch.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2713pb6nymcs ... more >
Apr 27 - Campaign Associate
Sioux Empire United Way seeks a qualified, enthusiastic individual to join our Campaign Team. ... more >
May 22 - Comments of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Cancer Charities Charged With Fraud by FTC
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) released this statement in response to the recent action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against three national charities, Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society. ... more >
May 20 - 2014 Chapter Impact Campaign Donors
Thank you to the chapters that made a gift to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy supporting one or more strategic initiatives: Capacity Building for the Foundation, the Diverse Communities Scholarship Program, Professional Education and Career Development and Research and Innovation. ... more >
May 19 - Top Ten (Week of May 20, 2015): How to Write When You Have Nothing to Say
(May 20, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including solving problems by learning how to share; a look at the latest data on smartphones and what it means for fundraising; seven disciplines for nonprofit sector excellence; transforming staff into champions; and more! ... more >
May 19 - Parliament Hill Day Builds Trust, Sets Stage for Future Advocacy
(May 20, 2015) Last Thursday, May 14, 2015, more than 35 representatives from a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations, including AFP, participated in the first Hill Day in Ottawa to educate Parliament about the importance of Canada’s charitable sector and the impact it has upon society. ... more >
May 19 - How Big Picture Thinking Will Improve Your Fundraising Event
(May 20, 2015) You more than likely have a checklist when planning your annual event. However, when you are immersed in the minutia of details that have to be executed it’s possible you are missing some of the big-picture items that can make the difference between a good event and a great event. ... more >