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AFP Greater Madison Chapter is a partnership of people and organizations devoted to advancing ethical and effective philanthropy through education, professional development, networking and outreach. Our core purpose is to advance ethical and effective fundraising.


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Dec 18 - Major Gifts Officer - Research
The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gift prospects and donors for gifts that will benefit Marshfield Clinic's research efforts. The primary emphasis of the Major Gifts Officer / Research is to raise funds for endowments and endowed chairs. The Major Gifts Officer/Research works as an effective member of the Development team while maintaining close relationships and ongoing communication with Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation staff. They need to understand the mission and needs of Marshfield Clinic and communicate these with potential and current donors. ... more >
Dec 15 - Executive Assistant
Seeking a highly professional and qualified Executive Assistant to work with one of our clients, who is located in Madison, WI. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who enjoys working with a wide range of personalities and has a strong administrative background. This candidate must thrive in an independent environment, with the ability to maintain high productivity with limited direction. Our client looks to us to provide not only impeccable administrative services, but also as a partner to help put processes into place, increase efficiencies, and offer suggestions on tools that may help their business. This client is seeking an assistant who is detail oriented, an extremely quick learner, professional, and has a high level of integrity for themselves and their career ... more >
Dec 12 - Fund Development Associate
The Fund Development Associate will provide leadership, strategic initiative, and management of our multi-faceted fund-raising efforts including events, corporate sponsorship, direct mail, and other approaches to increase the League’s financial support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other sources. The Development Associate will support the development work of the Executive Leadership Team and operate in partnership with other development staff including the Grant Specialist, Events Coordinator, and Volunteer Coordinator. The Development Associate will also assist with communication activities to help cultivate and steward existing and prospective new donors. We seek a team player with strong organizational, project management, interpersonal, written communication, and computer skills. At least 5 years development experience required. ... more >
Dec 12 - Grant Development Specialist
The Urban League of Greater Madison is seeking a Grant Development Specialist (half-time). The Grant Development Specialist will be responsible for identifying and assessing public and private grant opportunities, managing submission deadlines, and leading the grant writing and editing process. Must demonstrate excellent writing, organizational, research, and analytical skills. At least 3 years of grant writing experience is required. ... more >
Dec 12 - Director of Development
This newly created senior level position will report directly to the Executive Director and will be responsible for securing philanthropic support. WMC seeks a dynamic, creative, personable and driven individual to seize the opportunities that a “start-up” situation provides. The Director of Development will need to be passionate about the Center’s mission, skilled in planning and building a fundraising program from the ground floor, possess solid organizational skills and have the ability to work effectively with the Center’s veterans, Board of Trustees and volunteers. ... more >
Dec 17 - IRA Rollover Approved by Congress, Heads to White House For Signing
(Dec. 17, 2014) With the White House threatening a veto of a bill to make the IRA Charitable Rollover and other provisions permanent, Congress turns to a one-year extenders package. ... more >
Dec 17 - BE the CAUSE Campaign Chapter Results!
Thanks to the efforts of your chapter, our collaborative BE the CAUSE Campaign has raised $405,734 in gifts and pledges from 4,872 donors as of December 15, 2014. This represents 87% percent of our $465,750 goal. So far, 63 chapters have met or exceeded their campaign goals and another 42 chapters are within $250 of their goals. ... more >
Dec 17 - Top Ten (Week of December 17, 2014): You Need Data Nerds!
(Dec. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including the motivations of NextGen donors; more #GivingTuesday roundups; questioning nonprofit sustainability; the state of disaster philanthropy; when to make transformative changes; six degrees of major gift fundraising; and more! ... more >
Dec 17 - Charitable Giving, Donor Retention Levels Increasing, Reaching Near Pre-Recession Levels
(Dec. 17, 2014) For the fourth consecutive year, charitable organizations across the U.S. saw growth in both the level of funds they raised, as well as how well they retained donors from year to year, according the 2014 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >
Dec 10 - AFP Toronto Chapter Celebrates 20th Anniversary Milestone
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter has honoured staff member Cynthia Quigley by establishing a bursary fund in her name. Read on to find out more. ... more >