The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Southern Minnesota chapter is one of AFP's most active and engaged small chapters in the United States. Since its inception in 2003, the chapter has been a pilot site for several new AFP Global programs, and members have served on the AFP Global and AFP Foundation for philanthropy Boards. Chapter members from throughout Southern Minnesota have experienced great benefits from chapter meetings, peer networking, and professional training opportunities. Collectively, the current chapter membership has a wealth of experience in all aspects of fundraising. This expertise, along with resources of AFP Global, make membership a must for all Southern Minnesota fundraising professionals.