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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 2013 Ten Star Award.  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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Sep 4 - Specialist, Relay for Life ( Fundraiser ) - homebased in Rapid City, SD
Executes a portfolio of Relay For Life events, with accountability for significant income targets, as well as event-related mission and advocacy activities. Ensures goal achievement through the effective leadership, engagement, empowerment, and mobilization of event volunteers. ... more >
Aug 4 - Resource Development Manager
The Resource Development Manager will provide leadership and day to day management to Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity’s Resource Development strategy. A successful candidate will be a successful relationship builder, closer, detailed record keeper, and will exhibit a high level of follow through and confidentiality. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >
Sep 10 - National Philanthropy Day®—Tell Us YOUR Philanthropic Idol!
To help celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), AFP is asking people to submit short videos about their philanthropic idol (and how their idol inspires them to get involved), with the top five most popular videos earning the submitters $500 each for their favorite charity! Learn more. ... more >
Sep 8 - Top Ten (Week of September 8, 2014): Strategic Strategeries on Strategy!
(Sept. 8, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on donor retention strategies, where to find nonprofit salary information, five lessons nonprofits can learn from startups, crowdfunding strategies, new fundraising writing (yes, wait for it) strategies, and more! ... more >
Sep 8 - AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Application Form Now Available
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to open up the application process for the scholarship fund for members of diverse communities to attend the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. ... more >