Upcoming Meetings:

Joint meeting of the AFP Chapters - June 14, 2022

RSVP Required to afpsouthernmn@gmail.com by June 6, 2022.

Please indicate:
In-Person attendance (Please include any dietary restrictions)
Virtual attendance

No cost to attend. AFP members and non-members are welcome.


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. 

Why join AFP? 

Here are some of the reasons our members love the Southeastern Minnesota AFP Chapter!

Rebecca Snapp

"I joined AFP within my first 3 years of becoming a professional fundraiser, thinking that this organization would provide me with training opportunities and teach me to be a better fundraiser. What I didn't know then is that, while I was right, this group has also given me access to the collective knowledge of 30+ year veterans of the development field in my community, a solid base in ethical practice, and connections to wonderful friends."

- Rebecca Snapp, Director of Community Engagement - Salvation Army

Mary Wilder

"As an AFP member, I have the opportunity to draw on a wealth of resources and expertise as well as connect with other leaders in the community."

- Mary Wilder, Executive Director - Gift of Life Transplant House

Glance at Upcoming Events:

The Reading Center - Shining Stars Gala
November 12TH, 2022
See Past Event Information

Boys & Girls Club of Rochester - A Chair Affair
February 25TH, 2023
See Past Event Information

The Salvation Army - Taste of the Town
April 28TH, 2023
See Past Event Information

Current News:

Congratulations, members on our recent recognition as an IDEA Champion Chapter! We are one of 98 chapters who have earned this designation.

The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives in AFP's goal of advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA). 

As part of this recognition we have earned One Free Membership! This free membership can be awarded to a new recruit who joins us before December 31, 2022. AFP asks that we recruit this member to support our chapter's continued efforts to achieve a diverse membership. Please reach out to Gail for further information.