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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.

Hoffman Lampo Marty 2013AFP Mid-America Chapter Past Presidents Jane Lampo, CFRE (1998),  Diane Marty, CFRE (2008-2009),
and Stuart Hoffman, CFRE (2004) enjoy the AFP Holiday Social


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2012 Ten Star


The Mid-America Chapter received the Chapter Ten Star Award, which recognizes the Chapter as a model in accomplishing the goals set forth by AFP and chapter leadership. The Chapter is also a past recipient of the Founders' Award for Public Service, honoring chapter achievements in promoting and maintaining high standards of public service and conduct.


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Jul 25 - Development Director
The Lyceum is currently seeking applicants for the new position of a full time Development Director. The Development Director will be responsible for the successful implementation of all the Theatre's fundraising programs: annual giving, corporate and foundation grants, government grants, show sponsors, planned giving and special fundraising events. The Development Director will provide special administrative and strategic oversight for these programs. ... more >
Jul 25 - Manager, Donor Development (37-14)
This position is responsible for generating revenue to support AAFP Foundation and AAFP philanthropic programs through identification, cultivation, solicitation, and ongoing management of major donor relationships. This individual will: • research and qualify major and planned giving prospects; • build and maintain donor/prospective donor relationships, including an assigned portfolio of individuals; • develop proposals and presentations to meet major donor philanthropic needs as well as those of the Foundation; • make solicitations and complete the fundraising cycle by working with donor and donor advisors to secure completed formal agreements, e.g., charitable remainder trusts, charitable gifts annuities, bequests, endowments, major gifts or pledges, etc. This position will develop, manage, and/or oversee a full range of fundraising initiatives as assigned, including planned giving campaigns, major gift campaigns, the securing of large annual gifts, participation in fundraising events and activities, database management, communications, and strategy and plan development. ... more >
Jul 22 - Regional Chief Development Officer
Summary: Responsible for strengthening and growing the donor base and the development program to meet assigned financial goals. Supports the Regional Chief Executive who is the chief fundraiser for the region. Drives a strong revenue-oriented culture based on market-driven targets. Leads a development team in planning, managing and implementing fund development strategies for the Region. Maintains their own portfolio of assigned major donors and prospects, and personally makes solicitations. Functions in a highly visible, externally facing role and will represent the Region in cultivating donors with the greatest capacity and managing leadership volunteers. Reports jointly to the Regional Chapter Executive and the Divisional Fundraising Vice President. Responsibilities: 1. Develops and executes annual and multi-year development strategies for the Region’s fundraising. 2. Accountable for achieving or exceeding Region’s minimum fundraising target and managing to fundraising expense target. Revenue target may increase due to major domestic disasters. 3. Partners closely with the RCE, DFVP and Board(s) in the Region to develop and execute the fundraising strategy in order to significantly grow annual revenues in the short term, while diversifying the funding base towards long-term sustainability. 4. Maintains his/her own portfolio of assigned major donors and prospects, responsible for personally making face to face donor solicitations and meeting national/regional fundraising metrics. 5. Serves as the primary staff liaison for the Board’s Philanthropy Committee. 6. Orients new Board members to their fundraising responsibilities and ensures that they receive the support they need to be successful volunteer fundraisers. 7. Works with RCE, DFVP and DVP to determine reporting structure for the FD staff in the Region (including Community Chapter FD staff) based on the Regional structure, and ensures the use of best practices for moves management and measuring staf ... more >
Jul 11 - National Philanthropy Day 2014
National Philanthropy Day 2014 ... more >
Jul 28 - AFP’s National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
Jul 22 - Top Ten (Week of July 23, 2014): How Storytelling Defines Your Brand and Helps You Reach New Audiences
(July 23 2014) Learn about storytelling and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on the impact of crowdfunding (in a great infographic); engaging millennial donors; running a small shop; monotasking—not multitasking!; thanking everyday heroes and how Jean Case instills the value of giving back. ... more >
Jul 22 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Apr. 7, 2014) The newest AFP Canada toolkit walks you through the process of working with government officials on behalf of your charity and/or the issue it represents. Now, the question is, are you ready to start using the information to further GR public policy relevant to the nonprofit sector? ... more >
Jul 21 - Fundraising Professional Hail New York Case Settlement, Encourage Donors to Take Wise Giving Steps
AFP applauds the work of the New York State Attorney’s General Office and reminds donors of the importance of direct mail, while cautioning charities to be careful with their donor lists. ... more >