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The AFP Topeka Chapter meets every 2nd Friday of the month at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library from 11:30am-1pm. Each month a different topic is presented.

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Sep 27 - Fund Development Specialist
TFI Family Services is looking for a qualified Fund Development Specialist to join our team! Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree with previous program development experience required. To excel in this position, a candidate must have a passion for directing production of fundraising events, researching grant opportunities, as well as developing and implementing cost-effective marketing and outreach strategies. Join us as we work to maximize the mission of charitable organizations! ... more >
Sep 27 - President and CEO
Junior Achievement of Kansas, a nonprofit organization, is the leader in educating our youth about careers, money and managing the economics of life. In partnership with schools, and volunteers from the workforce and diverse corporate and community partners, JA integrates curriculum on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness into the classroom for students, kindergarten through high school. Serving more than 28,000 students annually, we have played an important role in Kansas’s workforce and economic development, and we are an integral component to the college and career-readiness conversation. The Board of Directors, headquartered in Topeka, is seekingcandidates for the position of President.The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in corporate, foundation and special event fundraising, as well as strong leadership, interpersonal and communications skills. Diverse responsibilities in this role includeboard development, strategic planning, financial management, and staff management/development. The position requires working at a fast past, being nimble and have the ability to adapt to the rapidly changing environment we live in. The ideal candidate is a visionary and strategic leader with the ability to manage a complex organization with multiple business units and departments. ... more >
Sep 5 - Director of Development
The director’s primary responsibility is the strategic management and execution of a comprehensive major gifts development program, including the coordination of supporting initiatives in the areas of donor relations and stewardship. Reporting to the CEO, s/he will lead efforts focusing on increasing major gift revenue, growing the base of donor support, collaborating with the planned giving officer on planned giving strategies, coordinating proposal development, and strengthening the major and principle gift pipeline. S/he will lead the development team, supervise the Donor Records Manager, and collaborate effectively with the Director of Annual Giving, the CEO, the Rock Springs Executive Director and other team members on comprehensive funding initiatives. The director will provide leadership for campaign planning and execution, working effectively with the Board of Trustees to ensure funding success. Please send letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to rbaer@kansas4hfoundation.org ... more >
Jul 14 - Resource Development Director
Position Objectives: Key elements of the YWCA NE Ks resource development program include: donor acquisition and fund-raising events; an annual giving program; research for new grant opportunities; and corporate and foundation giving. The person in this position is also responsible for developing messaging, managing website content and social media, and all written communications. This includes database management; and donor research, website and social media management. ... more >
Jul 12 - Director of Institutional Advancement
Salary Range: 65k - 75k The Salina Art Center seeks an energetic and experienced director of institutional advancement to lead the Art Center’s development program. This position reports to and works closely with the executive director to develop strategies to ensure the Art Center’s future success and sustainability. The director of institutional advancement is responsible for the design, implementation, and management of the Art Center’s annual development plan. This includes major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, donor development, grants, membership, fundraising events, corporate sponsorships, and endowment initiatives. This position manages the marketing and membership coordinator and collaborates with other administrative staff to accomplish these responsibilities. The director of institutional advancement is the liaison between the Art Center and the Salina Art Center Endowment Foundation, a separate 501(c)(3) organization. ... more >
Dec 6 - Senate Passes Bill Tax Reform Bill Without Universal Charitable Deduction
(Dec. 6, 2017) Despite intense lobbying from the nonprofit sector, the universal charitable deduction was not included in the final Senate tax reform bill, which could lead to drops in charitable giving of $20 billion or more every year. ... more >
Dec 6 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week (December 6, 2017): Crowdfunding, Lifestyle Giving, Year-End Giving & More!
(Dec. 6, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Dec 6 - Donor Perceptions: Larger Charities More Effective, Smaller Charities More Efficient With Funds
(Dec. 6, 2017) The size of a charity does influence perceptions for most donors, according to the latest survey in the Donor Mindset Study, a series of research reports about American donors. ... more >
Nov 29 - Blackbaud Institute Reveals Key Factors Dramatically Transforming the Donor Marketplace
(Nov. 29, 2017) Fewer donors are giving to fewer organizations, and new in-depth analysis from the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact examines the drivers behind this shift. ... more >
Nov 22 - Ann Hale to Lead AFP Volunteer Leadership in 2018
(Nov. 22, 2017) AFP membership has approved the proposed slate of board of directors for 2018, and Ann Hale, CFRE, has been selected to serve a second year as chair. ... more >