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Wednesday, October 14, 2015: Social Media and Ethics in Fundraising - REGISTER NOW!

Monday, October 19, 2015: How to Actually Talk with a Planned Giving Prospect Part II - REGISTER NOW!

Thursday, October 22, 2015: MEMBERS ONLY Event Detroit Public Library - RSVP NOW!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015: Ethics in Grant Seeking Workshop - REGISTER NOW!

Monday, November 2, 2015:  Deadline for Diverse Communities International Conference Scholarship Application - APPLY NOW!

Thursday, November 12, 2015: National Philanthropy Day Dinner - REGISTER NOW!

VOLUNTEER to help at the National Philanthropy Day Dinner on November 12th. With nearly 900 guests registered last year, we can always use the help. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015: Campaign Planning 101 - REGISTER NOW!

$50 Professional or Associate New Member Discount! Fill out the membership invitation as usual, but deduct $50.00 from the total and include this coupon with your payment.

Welcome to the Greater Detroit Chapter 

Mission: The Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Detroit Chapter is the premiere resource for fundraisers in Southeast Michigan as Detroit’s main driver of philanthropy in our community. 

AFP Greater Detroit, seeks to foster the professional development and growth of fundraising professionals, to preserve and enhance philanthropy and volunteerism, and to promote the highest ethical standards in the fundraising profession worldwide.

AFP Greater Detroit believes that diversity and inclusion create a strong, vital and unified force for the effective pursuit of an organization's mission and achieving philanthropic success.  Through it's educational programs, AFP Greater Detroit acts as a resource to fundraising and nonprofit professionals throughout Southeastern Michigan.  AFP Greater Detroit offers the best networking opportunities, an unwavering commitment to the highest ethical standards, and the most exciting and cutting edge educational and professional advancement opportunities. Learn how you can get involved and join AFP today!

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Oct 12 - Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences
The Eastern Michigan University Foundation is seeking a talented Director of Development for the College of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Michigan University with strong fundraising experience and the ability to develop and nurture relationships with key volunteers, major donors, and corporate partners. Interested candidates with over 5 years development experience send a cover letter and resume to: ... more >
Oct 7 - Director, Major Gifts
The American Cancer Society seeks a Director, Major Gifts for the Michigan region working out of their Detroit/Southfield office location. ... more >
Oct 7 - Educator, Author and Advocate Geoff Canada To Speak at 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Honors
Geoff Canada, former president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report, will be the closing speaker at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors held at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Nov. 12. ... more >
Oct 6 - Nine Fundraisers Earn International Advanced Diploma
(Oct. 7, 2015) Nine members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) are among the first class of graduates to earn the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) developed by AFP, the London-based Institute of Fundraising and the Amsterdam-based European Fundraising Institute. ... more >
Oct 6 - Chatting about Social Media Ethics with David Tinker, CFRE, and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE
(Oct. 7, 2015) Engaging with donors online is now a must and more and more social media platforms provide not just access to individuals, but also to a great deal of personal information about them. But as someone once said to a certain web-slinging superhero, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Ahead of their upcoming AFP webinar, we recently chatted with David Tinker, CFRE and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE about how to responsibly and ethically interact with donors and donor information online. Click here to register for their webinar on October 14. ... more >
Oct 5 - NPD Manual
The National Philanthropy Day Manual is designed to help AFP chapters plan for their annual NPD event. ... more >
Oct 5 - New Report: Less Than Half of Donors Give Again to Organizations That They Supported in the Previous Year
(Oct. 1, 2015) While gains in giving out paced losses at charities in 2014, the number of donors fell, with less than half supporting the same organization two years in a row, according to the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >