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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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Apr 14 - Director of Development and Stewardship
The Director of Development and Stewardship shall provide direction for the Foundation’s relationship-based fundraising programs. ... more >
Apr 6 - Executive Director Healthcare Foundation Northern Indiana
The Executive Director will be responsible for team management, strategy development and execution of activities dedicated to increasing philanthropic activity for the foundation while taking it to new levels. This includes developing strategies for increasing the organization’s philanthropic income capabilities in an efficient, sustainable and reliable manner. The developed economic resources for the Foundation support the mission, facilities and activities of the hospitals, and affiliate organizations of Franciscan Alliance, Inc. The Executive Director (with 3 divisional peers) will report to the Corporate Executive Director. This position also has a dotted line reporting relationship their respective Hospital President(s). This position will lead Development and Administrative professionals, partner with the hospital President(s) and the Divisional Foundation Board of Directors, and work in close coordination with key corporate foundation staff. Essential Duties • Major Gifts (= $5,000) & Annual Fund o Annually develop and implement a fundraising plan based on year-to-year analysis of program progress and the health needs of the communities that the divisional healthcare facilities serve. o Design and implement program for Major Gifts and Annual Fund that is efficient and creative. o Assert leadership in the oversight, direction and supervision of activities and volunteers. o Identify, cultivate, solicit, and close Major Gift donors (see Gift Solicitation & Close section for more details). o Create appeals to raise funds for programs and projects of the division’s healthcare facilities including, but not limited to the following vehicles: Employee Gifts, Physician Gifts, Special Events, Major Gifts, Direct Response, Corporate Gifts • Divisional Board o Recruit, onboard, lead, and educate an effective, engaged, and diverse Foundation Board of Directors o Facilitate and develop relationships, while being the key person for Foundation Board activities a ... more >
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 >
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 >
May 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of May 24, 2017): Why Companies Are Donating Their Profits, Planned Giving ROI & More!
(May 24, 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 >
May 24 - Senate Motion Introduced to Review Impact of Charitable Sector on Canada
(May 24, 2017) Senator Terry Mercer, CFRE ,has introduced a motion to appoint a Special Committee that would examine the impact of laws and policies governing charities, and to review the impact of the entire sector on Canada. ... more >
May 24 - Survey of Millennial Donors Indicates They Will Likely Give More as They Mature
Millennials, the generation born from 1982 to 2000, show signs of taking up the mantle of charitable giving from older generations as they mature, according to a new study commissioned by Dunham+Company and conducted by Campbell Rinker. ... more >
May 24 - Tax Policy Proposals Would Reduce Charitable Giving, New Study Finds
(May 24, 2017) Tax policy changes proposed by Congress and the Administration would reduce charitable giving by up to $13.1 billion, new research conducted by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy indicates. ... more >
May 23 - Member Exclusive Free Webinar: Career Planning, the Strategic Plan of You
(May 10, 2017) Continuing our series of member exclusive webinars this session looks at career planning. As professional fundraisers we spend a lot of time planning. Events, strategic plans, development plans, all get our attention. Does your career planning get as much attention? Just like successful major gifts, learn to make the right moves at the right time. This session will also include a review of CFRE and ACFRE credential process. ... more >