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Welcome to the IN, Northwest Chapter

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Indiana, Northwest Chapter fosters the growth of development of philanthropy, the fundraising profession, the Chapter, and its individual members. 

Be sure to check the event calendar for future workshops and events, as well as the job postings.

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Jan 31 - Grants Manager
To establish, manage, and coordinate a comprehensive program to secure grants from foundation, corporate, and government sources for programs and services of the Franciscan Alliance hospital(s) for which the regional foundation is dedicated, including the identification and research of grant opportunities for projects identified by the local Hospital Administration and its Grants Committee, creating an annual grants plan, and preparing and submitting grant proposals. This position also oversees the reporting and monitoring of all existing and newly attained grants for the regional Hospital(s). The Grants Manager reports to the Director of Grant Administration, and works in close coordination with the Corporate foundation’s Executive Director, Corporate foundation’s Accounting Supervisor, the regional foundation’s Executive Director, hospital(s) President and/or CEO. THIS POSITION IS LOCATED AT THE CORPORATE FOUNDATION OFFICE IN MISHAWAKA, INDIANA. ... more >
Jan 31 - Healthcare Director of Development
Director Development FA Foundation - Northern IN Director Development FA Foundation - Northern IN Foundation 1201 South Main Street Crown Point, IN 46307 Full-Time; 40 Hrs/Wk Days Up to 50% Travel WHAT WE NEED Healthcare Development Director WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR A successful medical practice certainly includes a top-notch medical staff but it starts with a core group of business professionals. Our Director of Development maintains and grows the donor base for a variety of initiatives at a regional division of Franciscan Alliance Foundation. It’s a job with a lot of hats and one that requires a strong personality to wear them. Are you a strong communicator? Are you a good leader? Do you have good analytical and strategic planning skills? Would you like to put your skills to work in an environment that values faith and people? We’d like to meet you. WHAT YOU WILL DO • Create and execute an annual solicitation strategy of physicians, including, but not limited to employed physician of the hospital and physicians. • Work to establish and grow a viable employee giving program across the region; annually evaluate employee giving strategies as part of the overall Foundation team. • Devise and execute strategies to ensure effective major gift growth as well as identify major gift prospects for campaigns and major gifts. • Follow protocols for prospect management using the Foundation’s database/fund management system. • Manage portfolios of regional corporate donors and physician leaders/donors. • Follow database entry best practices as determined by the Corporate Foundation office. • Acquisition and stewardship. • Collaborate with the regional Franciscan Alliance Marketing team to improve awareness of the Foundation. WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Experience and knowledge of all support functions of medical practices. • Knowledge and use of all Office products. • Strong ... more >
Dec 2 - Director of Development
Dunes Learning Center is seeking an experienced development professional with existing relationships, knowledge of local funders, and an ability to hit the ground running. Learn more at ... more >
Dec 2 - Development Director
The Development Director is responsible for working in partnership with the Executive Director, Development Coordinator, Board of Directors, and Fundraising Committee to further build upon the resources needed to fulfill all facets of the organization’s mission. This new position within the organization will have a primary focus, under the supervision of the Executive Director, on the following: strengthening development and volunteer capacity; advancing the fundraising and strategic plans; broadening relationships and partnerships with individuals, foundations, and corporations; increasing organizational capacity by securing new funding sources; enhancing outreach events; maximizing donor and volunteer retention; and expanding the mission into a broader geography. ... more >
Feb 22 - Advanced Professional Spotlight: Mike House
We talk with Mike House, president and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta, about his job, the use of acronyms, managing a large staff and the moment he realized he wanted to be a leader and a CEO. ... more >
Feb 21 - AFP Top Ten (Week of February 22, 2017): Demystifying Data, Rage Donations, Donor-Centered Charities & More!
(Feb. 22, 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 >
Feb 21 - AFP Position on Repeal of the Johnson Amendment
Discussion about repealing the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits charities from engaging in partisan, electoral politics. AFP stakes out its position, opposing repeal on a number of grounds. ... more >
Feb 21 - Why Are There So Few Male Fundraisers?
Fundraising has been a female-dominated profession for decades. Why is that, and is it going to change any time soon? AFP members provide some ideas and perspective. ... more >