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Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, February 24, 2016: Operation Rubber Tree: a case study on tripling fundraising in 36 months. - REGISTER NOW! 

Friday, March 18, 2016: Mentorship AFP Greater Detroit - Mentee and Mentor Applications due

Tuesday, March 29, 2016: What does it take to be a good Major Gift Officer? - REGISTER NOW!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016: Setting Up the Small Shop for Big Results - REGISTER NOW!   

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, May 12, 2016: Keynote: Tom Ahern & Simone P. Joyaux

Wednesday, June 8, 2016: Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeastern Michigan: Development Day Conference

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, July 21 - Friday, July 22, 2016: AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course


Check out the AFP Greater Detroit 2015 Annual Meeting photos!


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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Feb 8 - Fund Development Specialist
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is seeking a full-time Fund Development Specialist in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor Region. The Fund Development Specialist will develop cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for a significant population of major giving donors. ... more >
Feb 8 - Director of Development
Founded in 1980, the Michigan Environmental Council (“MEC”) of Lansing, Michigan, is a coalition of more than 70 organizations promoting public policies to ensure that Michigan families will enjoy clear waters, clean beaches, beautiful landscapes, and healthy communities for years to come. We are seeking a dynamic, experienced professional to join our team as Director of Development. This position provides leadership for the creation and implementation of strategic fund development initiatives including: major and annual giving, direct mail, events, donor stewardship and recognition, and administration related to development. ... more >
Feb 4 - Office Assistant Foundation
JOB SUMMARY The McLaren Oakland Foundation seeks a contingent Office Assistant to be responsible for the cleanup and data entry of the Foundation’s constituent database. Using The Raiser's Edge fundraising software, the Office Assistant will remove duplicate entries, establish complex relationships, accurately assign attributes, enter new foundations, and research and update constituent information. The Office Assistant will protect the integrity of the Raiser's Edge database by effectively capturing donor information, retrieving data, and creating reports. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma Extensive contact with department staff and various staff members. May come in contact with physicians, patients and/or patients’ families Excellent communication skills. Ability to compose letters and memos with a minimum of information/facts given. Ability to type 25 wpm. Analytical ability necessary to handle routine and non-routine administrative details Experience using Raiser's Edge software Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: https://re11.ultipro.com/mcl1000/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=27818 ... more >
Feb 10 - Storytelling for Fundraisers
(Feb. 10, 2016) Let us tell you a story. It’s a story about how you as a fundraiser are making the world a better place. It’s about how your organization is feeding, clothing preserving, advocating for, healing, teaching, protecting and serving—however it is you do—your chosen charges. Used skillfully, the power of storytelling can have transformative results. AFP had a chance to chat recently with master storyteller Tom Ahern about using storytelling in fundraising, the topic of his upcoming webinar. ... more >
Feb 9 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Feb. 8, 2016) The newest AFP Canada toolkit walks you through the process of working with government officials on behalf of your charity and/or the issue it represents. Now, the question is, are you ready to start using the information to further GR public policy relevant to the nonprofit sector? ... more >
Feb 9 - Andrew Watt, FInstF Again Named a Distinguished 2016 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Co-honorary Chair
(Feb. 1, 2016) In February, The Financial Awareness Foundation selected their distinguished 2016 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy co-honorary chairs representing thought leadership within Academia, Media, and Financial & Nonprofit Associations. Once again, AFP President & CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF will join this prestigious group. ... more >
Feb 8 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >