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Wednesday, May 20, 2015: Engaging Your Board in Fundraising for the Small Shop (IHQ Webinar) - REGISTER NOW!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015: Development Day Conference - REGISTER NOW!

Thursday, June 11, 2015: AFP Connects Angelina Italian Bistro - REGISTER NOW!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Philanthropy Awards in eight award categories. Click here for the nomination form due May 27th, 2015. 


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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May 21 - Development Coordinator & Database Manager
Primary Purpose: To manage the SFS donor database, Raiser’s Edge, including gift processing, gift acknowledgement, donor and prospect list generation, campaign reports, financial reports, prospect tracking and updates, and mailing list production; to manage written and verbal communications with donors, staff and volunteers; to assist in creating annual development calendar and donor strategies; and to assist with special events and general support for the fundraising, marketing and communications programs. ... more >
May 21 - Director of Development
Director of Development for the College of Business, University of Michigan-Dearborn ... more >
May 18 - Development Systems Manager
The Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order is currently seeking a Development Systems Manager (DSM). The DSM is responsible for the coordination, utilization and management of data in line with the objectives and needs of the Province, as well as the reporting between the Development and Finance offices. ... more >
May 18 - Senior Program Officer
The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation is looking to add a Senior Program Officer to continue to broaden their tremendous commitment to enriching humanity by strengthening and empowering children and families in need. A minimum of 5-7 years experience in a grant-making organization or related non-profit professional experience is required. To apply for this position and to visit the complete job description, go to www.nppn.co. ... more >
May 22 - Comments of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Cancer Charities Charged With Fraud by FTC
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) released this statement in response to the recent action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against three national charities, Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society. ... more >
May 20 - 2014 Chapter Impact Campaign Donors
Thank you to the chapters that made a gift to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy supporting one or more strategic initiatives: Capacity Building for the Foundation, the Diverse Communities Scholarship Program, Professional Education and Career Development and Research and Innovation. ... more >
May 19 - Top Ten (Week of May 20, 2015): How to Write When You Have Nothing to Say
(May 20, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including solving problems by learning how to share; a look at the latest data on smartphones and what it means for fundraising; seven disciplines for nonprofit sector excellence; transforming staff into champions; and more! ... more >
May 19 - Parliament Hill Day Builds Trust, Sets Stage for Future Advocacy
(May 20, 2015) Last Thursday, May 14, 2015, more than 35 representatives from a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations, including AFP, participated in the first Hill Day in Ottawa to educate Parliament about the importance of Canada’s charitable sector and the impact it has upon society. ... more >
May 19 - How Big Picture Thinking Will Improve Your Fundraising Event
(May 20, 2015) You more than likely have a checklist when planning your annual event. However, when you are immersed in the minutia of details that have to be executed it’s possible you are missing some of the big-picture items that can make the difference between a good event and a great event. ... more >