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In honor of National Philanthropy Day® AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional or Associate member categories by November 30, 2014!

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Upcoming Events:


Wednesday, October 1 - Last day to submit Chamberlain Scholarship application!

Thursday, October 2 - A Night at the Museum - FREE AFP Member Only Event - RSVP NOW!

Wednesday, October 8 - Dialogue on the Complexities of Race in Philanthropy - REGISTER NOW!

Friday, October 31 - Last day to submit Diverse Communities International Conference Scholarship application

Wednesday, November 12 - National Philanthropy Day Dinner - REGISTER NOW!

Thursday, December 4 - Board Engagement in Fundraising - REGISTER NOW!

Wednesday, December 10 - AFP Greater Detroit Chapter Annual Meeting sponsored by The Henry Ford

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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Sep 23 - Director of Institutional Advancement
Sacred Heart Major Seminary seeks a results oriented marketing and communications leader to plan, manage and execute a comprehensive program that effectively communicates the mission, vision, and values of the Seminary for the purpose of increasing charitable support, promoting student recruitment, and increasing alumni engagement. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in using electronic communications to help an organization advance its mission. ... more >
Sep 22 - Development Campaign Director
Assess the needs of Arbor Hospice and develop a plan to move forward with its comprehensive capital campaign. ... more >
Sep 22 - Interim Director of Major and Planned Gifts
Plan, organize, and implement next steps for prospects, donors, and volunteer leaders through the end of calendar 2014 and the early part of calendar 2015. Ensure consistent and appropriate contact with prospects to keep moving toward a successful solicitation and long-term involvement with Arbor Hospice. ... more >
Sep 19 - Program Officer - Social Innovation
The Skillman Foundation is seeking a Program Officer to execute and manage the launch, implementation and growth of Skillman’s Social Innovation work. In partnership with VP, Social Innovation, this position is also responsible for helping to develop and coordinate all fundraising and development activities that support the work the Detroit Children’s Fund and our program strategy areas. This position will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support. A complete job description can be viewed at: This position is a full-time salaried position. The Skillman Foundation offers competitive salary offerings and excellent benefits. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to No phone calls please. Responses to this job posting are requested by October 17, 2014. ... more >
Sep 19 - Annual Fund Coordinator (part time)
The Henry Ford has a part-time opportunity for an Annual Fund Coordinator. This position is responsible for working closely with IAT colleagues and the Communications team, coordinating the design, production, and dissemination of annual fund appeal materials. (S)he is also responsible for ensuring proper tracking of annual fund participation using The Raiser’s Edge donor database. The Annual Fund Coordinator will assist with producing and mailing IAT correspondence. In addition, the Coordinator will assist with check-in and provide support at The Henry Ford special events. The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for philanthropy and a passion to support The Henry Ford’s vision to be a nationally recognized destination and force for fueling the spirit of American innovation and inspiring a “can-do” culture. ... more >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >