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Welcome to the AFP Central Missouri Chapter

The Central MO AFP chapter is rapidly growing and addressing the challenges and questions non-profits and fundraisers face. We have the unique opportunity to meet these challenges with Mid-Missouri flair. AFP Central Missouri Chapter is a professional association whose membership is comprised of persons involved in development, grant writing, non-profit management, and fundraising consulting that is dedicated to to fundraising and philanthropy.  It is a chapter of the international organization, Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Our membership continues to grow as our chapter works to achieve two primary goals:

• Foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals
• Preserve and promote philanthropy, volunteerism and high ethical standards in the fundraising profession

Please see our Upcoming Programs page for this month's meeting and see our Events Calendar for future meetings.

Help us improve this chapter! Please send suggestions or comments on what you'd like to see from this chapter of AFP to centralmoafp@gmail.com.


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Mar 29 - Donor Relations Director/Major Gifts Officer
The Salvation Army is hiring a Donor Relations Director/Major Gifts Officer in the Columbia area. The DRD/MGO is responsible for ongoing and proactive relationship management, strategic communications plans, gift cultivation, and solicitation activity, with an assigned caseload of qualified and potential major donors. ... more >
Feb 17 - Director of Philanthropy
Do you care about nature and enjoy the outdoors? Do you want to get things done and make a difference? If so, then we want to meet you! We are The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas and we are looking for a Director of Philanthropy to lead our staff and board team. Please visit our website to learn more at www.nature.org/careers and to apply to Job #45214. All applications are confidential. Deadline is March 2, 2017. EOE ... more >
Apr 24 - Earth Day and Environmental Fundraising
With Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, AFP is looking at the state of environment fundraising and advocacy. Part I here looks at American organizations, and Part II will look at environmental organizations around the world. ... more >
Apr 19 - Donors 3.0 — “Show Me The … Diversity?”
(Apr. 19, 2017) Being an inclusive organization is another measure to include in your donor stewardship report. Zaina-Sophie Salibi argues for a pro-active approach to becoming savvy in both the theory and practice of diversity and inclusion. ... more >
Apr 19 - AFP Banff Compass 2017, May 8-11
This year's theme for AFP Banff Compass is "Inspiring Your Future; Leading Through Transition." It's an intimate, affordable conference in a must-visit location. Read on for more information! ... more >
Apr 19 - It’s a Small World: Customizing Fundraising Strategies for Global Audiences
Over the past five years, Kiwanis Children’s Fund, Lions Clubs International, and Rotary International combined have raised more than a billion dollars in nearly 30 currencies from donors in over 200 countries. So, together they have more than a few good ideas for customizing fundraising strategy to appeal to diverse domestic and international audiences. ... more >
Apr 19 - Advanced Professional Spotlight: Questions for Barb Coury, CFRE
Barb Coury, CFRE, is regional chief development officer for the American Red Cross in the state of Indiana. Oh, and she’s ALSO our CCS Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Learn about her career, her secrets to fundraising success, and why she loves working at the Red Cross. ... more >