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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! Membership Coupon

Please take a few minutes of your time to tell us about your experience at the event, so we can better serve you in the years to come!  NPD 2014 Feedback Survey

Relive the fun through the photos taken at the National Philanthropy Day event! Click here for the full album.

The 2014 Broadcast Sponsor, DPTV in partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund produced this year's National Philanthropy Day awardee vignettes.  Click here to view!

Upcoming Events:

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

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

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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Nov 19 - Marketing & Communications Director
The Great Lakes Field Service Council (GLFSC) is currently searching for a dynamic and talented is currently seeking a talented and dynamic Marketing and Communications Director, responsible for the strategic development and implementation of internal and external communications, spearheading the strategy and development for integrated marketing and fund development objectives. The Director is responsible for creative direction and execution, brand management, collateral development, and online strategy, ensuring a consistent and constant message. ... more >
Nov 19 - Gifts Processing and Database Coordinator
JARC, a metro Detroit nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives and erasing barriers for men, women and children with disabilities, is seeking a part time Gifts Processing and Database Coordinator. The Coordinator is directly responsible for the comprehensive management of the donor database (Raiser’s Edge), gifts processing and acknowledgments, assist with data segmentation, direct mail coordination, creating and processing reports, donor inquiries, and general office duties. This position reports to the Chief Development Officer and is an integral part of the Development Team, which supports all fundraising, marketing, communication and volunteer activities of the agency. QUALIFICATIONS: Proficiency with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge software (or other database software), Microsoft Windows, MS Office, and MS Outlook. Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills. Web communication and social media knowledge, preferred. 5 years related experience or BA degree preferred. Send resumes to jobs@jarc.org Reference: development ... more >
Nov 19 - Development Officer-Foundation Relations
The Great Lakes Field Service Council (GLFSC) is currently searching for a dynamic and talented Development Officer with a focus on Foundation Relations. The Development Officer-Foundation Relations will oversee submission, tracking, reporting and renewing private foundation funding with a strong emphasis on grant writing. He or she will also be responsible for identifying new public and private funding opportunities. The ability to coordinate and manage relationships with multiple departments within the organization as well with external prospects and donors is integral to this position. ... more >
Nov 26 - Top Ten (Week of November 26, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including new evidence that touching the heart—and avoiding the head—may be more powerful in solicitations; tons of resources on youth philanthropy; how to make the most of YouTube (it’s the second most used search engine!); how direct mail is changing; and more! ... more >
Nov 25 - Isabel Allende to Speak at 2015 International Fundraising Conference
Isabel Allende, the celebrated Chilean-American novelist, memoirist, and advocate for empowerment of women and girls worldwide, will speak at AFP’s 2015 International Fundraising Conference on Baltimore, March 29 – 31. ... more >
Nov 25 - Research Papers: Diverse Communities in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration's Partnership Project along with the AFP ON, Greater Toronto Chapter and AFP ON, Ottawa Chapter coordinated a series of twelve conferences for fundraising professionals, donors and volunteers to develop a greater understanding of the giving traditions and charitable interests of these diverse communities in Ontario. ... more >
Nov 19 - Top Ten (Week of November 17, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to guard privacy on the Internet; the fundamentals of crowdfunding; solving the great mysteries of donor retention; more lessons in nonprofit storytelling; a discussion on the limitations of strategic philanthropy; and more! ... more >