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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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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 >
Jun 4 - Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons announces the search for a CEO who can lead the Council in providing Girl Scout’s pre-eminent programming which helps girls become leaders and builds courage, confidence and character through skill building. ... more >
Jun 4 - Director of Development - South Dakota & Nebraska
Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a Director of Development to provide strategic direction and leadership for the development efforts in the assigned region. The primary responsibilities are to identify, cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations to support the conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited. ... more >
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 >
Jul 1 - 2015 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Jul 1 - 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 1 - Top Ten (Week of July 1, 2015): 13-Step Process to Building and Strengthening Your Mid-Level Giving Program
(July 1, 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 >
Jul 1 - Canada: First Federal Platform Proposal for Charities Includes New Minister, Federal Department
A coalition of charities and nonprofit associations, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, has developed the first-ever federal platform proposal for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. ... more >
Jul 1 - Educator, Author and Advocate Geoff Canada To Speak at 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Honors
Geoff Canada, former president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report, will be the closing speaker at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors held at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Nov. 12. ... more >