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September 9th: National Philanthropy Day Distinguished Volunteer Recognition Form Deadline - Submit Now!

September 17th: AFP Greater Detroit Service Project 

October 6th: AFP Members Only Networking Event

October 25th: Closing the 'Pothole' Between Diversity and Inclusion - REGISTER NOW! 

November 10th: 25th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner - REGISTER NOW!

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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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Aug 23 - Vice President of Marketing and Development
MATRIX HUMAN SERVICES Founded in 1906, Matrix is one of the oldest and largest non-profits serving the city of Detroit. With over 550 full time employees and almost 40 locations, Matrix covers a broad cross section of the City’s population. Matrix’s primary mission is providing Pre-K Head Start programming along with family support services to people living in poverty. In addition, Matrix operates a community center on the east side of Detroit, three teen runaway shelters, and one of the largest Ryan White HIV outreach programs in the City. More information can be found at or on Twitter @matrix_detroit ... more >
Aug 23 - Foundation Relations Manager/Grant Writer
The Foundation Relations Manager/Grant Writer works with the Chief Development Officer (CDO), CEO, and Chief Operating Officer (COO) to identify program needs, identify foundations and other funders (i.e. federal, state, local, etc.) whose funding priorities are consistent with Judson Center’s needs, project manage all grant request/proposal submissions and manage a portfolio with current and potential funders to cultivate and steward relationships. ... more >
Aug 19 - Major Gifts Officer Senior
UM-Flint is seeking a Major Gifts Officer Senior to develop and execute long-range plans and strategies to identify, cultivate and solicit from alumni and friends. ... more >
Aug 19 - Senior Director of Development, Troy
The Beaumont Foundation is looking to strengthen their team with top level fund development professionals. Four to six years in healthcare philanthropy is preferred, or and/or candidates with a strong track record of securing major gifts. For full job descriptions, go to ... more >
Aug 23 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 22, 2016): From Passion to Professionalism, Cardinal Rules and Deadly Sins, More!
(Aug. 22, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
Aug 23 - Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement
(August 23, 2916) Corporations, like individual donors, require cultivation and stewardship in order to have the most rewarding relationship. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of corporate citizenship and philanthropy at Blackbaud, about what corporations are looking for in offering nonprofits support, the subject of her upcoming webinar, Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement, on August 31. ... more >
Aug 22 - Avoid These Major Missteps When Asking for Major Gifts (Part I)
(August 22, 2016) One of the biggest mistakes development directors make when trying to raise major gifts is not asking. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, discusses this and other shortcomings that fundraisers commonly make in this article. If you want to do more than avoid mistakes and become a major gifts master, check out her new online course. ... more >
Aug 18 - Philanthropy in Action!
Have a photo of philanthropy in action you want to share? Email with your pic, a caption, and a short description of your organization. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 17, 2016): How Is Nonprofit Overhead Still a Thing, How Does It Feel NOT To Give, More!
(Aug. 17, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >