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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 >
Apr 24 - Earth Day and Environmental Fundraising
With Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, AFP is looking at the state of environment fundraising and advocacy. Part I here looks at American organizations, and Part II will look at environmental organizations around the world. ... more >
Apr 19 - Donors 3.0 — “Show Me The … Diversity?”
(Apr. 19, 2017) Being an inclusive organization is another measure to include in your donor stewardship report. Zaina-Sophie Salibi argues for a pro-active approach to becoming savvy in both the theory and practice of diversity and inclusion. ... more >
Apr 19 - AFP Banff Compass 2017, May 8-11
This year's theme for AFP Banff Compass is "Inspiring Your Future; Leading Through Transition." It's an intimate, affordable conference in a must-visit location. Read on for more information! ... more >
Apr 19 - It’s a Small World: Customizing Fundraising Strategies for Global Audiences
Over the past five years, Kiwanis Children’s Fund, Lions Clubs International, and Rotary International combined have raised more than a billion dollars in nearly 30 currencies from donors in over 200 countries. So, together they have more than a few good ideas for customizing fundraising strategy to appeal to diverse domestic and international audiences. ... more >
Apr 19 - Advanced Professional Spotlight: Questions for Barb Coury, CFRE
Barb Coury, CFRE, is regional chief development officer for the American Red Cross in the state of Indiana. Oh, and she’s ALSO our CCS Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Learn about her career, her secrets to fundraising success, and why she loves working at the Red Cross. ... more >