The Mid-America Conference on Fundraising was initiated in 1986. At that time, the conference was sponsored by the Nebraska and Iowa Chapters of what is now the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The first conference was held at the Omaha Marriott Hotel and was chaired by Russ Raker.
The Mid-America Conference on Fundraising is the longest running multi-state chapter conference in the United States. The partner AFP Chapters share a heritage of involvement and activity providing high quality conferences throughout the plains states.
Since the AFP Chapters are volunteer driven, the responsibility to host, manage and coordinate each Mid America Conference annually falls on volunteer shoulders.
The following AFP Chapters participate in the hosting rotation:
- Greater Kansas City
- Central Iowa
- North Dakota
- South Dakota