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Thank You for Celebrating Philanthropy at 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. 

Congratulations to our 2017 Philanthropy Awardees and Distinguished Volunteers, and thank you to our sponsors!

Relive the fun through photos taken at the National Philanthropy Day Dinner!  2017 National Philanthropy Day Dinner Photos

Learn more about the National Philanthropy Day Dinner here.


Upcoming Events

CFRE Roundtable: Building a Strong Angie Schmucker photo Philanthropy Team
November 16, 8:30 - 10:30 AM 

This Roundtable discussion is specifically designed for CFRE and advanced professionals.  Success in development work depends largely on the team you have.  Whether you've hired one person or many, you have taken on one of the hardest parts of management.  This session will cover recruiting, hiring, on-boarding and motivating the members of your team.  We will also cover how to identify poor performers and what to do when you have one.  Bring your questions and share your own successes or challenges with the group.

8:30 - 9:00 AM   Registration & Light Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 AM Session 

Angie Schmucker, Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, Oakland University

For more information, click here.

Oakland University (campus map)
John Dodge House, Rochester, MI 48309

$25 per person

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AFP Greater Detroit Chapter Annual Meeting Douglas Stewart photo
December 7, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 

It's Time to Celebrate! Join AFP Greater Detroit Chapter for our Annual Meeting Luncheon. Enjoy a plated lunch while we celebrate the achievements of our members over the past year and look forward to the successes of 2018! Douglas Bitonti Stewart, Executive Director for the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, will share his perspective and years of experience in fundraising.

Douglas Bitonti Stewart, Executive Director, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

For more information on our speaker, click here.

MSU Management Education Center
811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098

Member: $50; Non-Member: $75

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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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Nov 13 - Director of Development, College of Technology
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