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Mark Your Calendar for the 26th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner!

Thursday, November 9, 2017 
at The Henry in Dearborn

National Philanthropy Day is the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter's premier event to celebrate and honor the passion, commitment and leadership of Southeastern Michigan's philanthropists, distinguished volunteers and those in the fundraising profession. 

Become a Sponsor of the 2017 National Philanthropy Day Dinner!
We invite you to partner with AFP Greater Detroit to honor and recognize the awardees! For more information on how you can become a sponsor of National Philanthropy Day, click here.  Confirm your commitment by completing our online sponsorship form here.   

Questions?  Please contact Rebecca Hepner, Sponsorship Chair at

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Submit Your Distinguished Volunteer Today!
Is there a volunteer at your organization that directly contributes to your success?  One who inspires you with their passion and motivation for your cause? 

Do you have a board member that always goes the extra mile - closing the gap on donations or always willing to do what they can to help out? 

Is there a volunteer that your organization couldn't operate without? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have a DISTINGUISHED VOLUNTEER

Please celebrate them, their commitment to your organization and philanthropy as a whole at the 26th annual National Philanthropy Day dinner on November 9th at The Henry in Dearborn. Submissions are open now for your Distinguished Volunteers! Simply fill out the form and tell us a bit about your volunteer. Their photo and bio will be included in the program book that will be available at the National Philanthropy Day dinner. We only ask that you host your volunteer at the event.
Submit your Distinguished Volunteer form by Friday, September 8th.

Questions?  Please contact our 2017 National Philanthropy Day committee chairs, Sommer Brock at, or Ashley Ashkenazi at  

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Upcoming Events

CFRE Refresher Course (2-Day Course)CFRE logo

July 13 & 14

The AFP CFRE Refresher Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. It is an intensive program intended to provide an overview, organized around the domains of the CFRE exam, rather than on specific fundraising strategies. This course helps participants identify gaps in their knowledge by working through abbreviated case studies. 

The AFP CFRE Refresher Course consists of an introductory chapter and six content chapters corresponding with the six CFRE test domains.  Click here for full event details.

Day 1 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMDay 2 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Day 2 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information, click here.

Approved CFRE credit hours: 16 

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20450 Civic Center Dr., Southfield, MI 48076 

Member Price $399; Non-Member Price $499

Due to cancellations, a few seats are now open.  Contact Nicole Smith at to register, or click the "Register Here" button to be contacted about registration.

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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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