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Sponsorship and Promotional Opportunities

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) exists to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals, to preserve and enhance philanthropy and volunteerism, and to promote the highest ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

Partnership Opportunities

Internationally, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in over 230 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing and advocacy. The AFP Greater Detroit Chapter’s membership is 380+ strong and collaborates annually with regional and national organizations to deliver quality, ethical fundraising instruction and information to professionals in southeastern Michigan.

As an AFP Partner, you will enjoy year-round recognition and exposure for your organization in communications and at events attended by members of AFP Greater Detroit Chapter and hundreds more nonprofit professionals and philanthropists.  This is the best value that provides the greatest visibility for your company in the greater Detroit area.

AFP Partner - $20,000

Benefits include:
  • Your company prominently recognized at Chapter monthly programs for one year
  • Your company prominently recognized as “AFP Greater Detroit Chapter Leadership Partner” in the Crain’s Detroit Business Philanthropy issue (usually run in November)
  • You receive a standing invitation to distribute your marketing materials at all Chapter events for one year
  • Your company prominently as “AFP Greater Detroit Chapter Leadership Partner” on the home page of the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter web site (includes a link to company web site) for one year
  • Your company’s logo featured as “AFP Greater Detroit Chapter Leadership Partner” in each Chapter monthly e-Newsletter, an electronic news brief sent to the entire AFP Greater Detroit Chapter membership and business partners (includes link to your company’s web site) for year
  • One (1) focus article in a Chapter monthly e-Newsletter of your choice
  • Opportunity for you and your guest to attend Chapter programs of your choice during your sponsorship year as special guests of the chapter
  • Your company prominently recognized at AFP Greater Detroit Chapter 25th Annual National Philanthropy Day program, the Chapter’s premier annual event  (including banner and company information in event program) and four (4) complimentary event tickets

 

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Monthly Educational Programs

The AFP Greater Detroit Chapter holds monthly educational programs on a range of timely topics for fundraising and nonprofit professionals and volunteers.  Each year, hundreds of Chapter members and non-members attend these programs.  As a Sponsor, you will link your company to our core mission of professional development for the benefit of our nonprofit community.

Presenting Sponsor - $1,000 (on-site event)

Benefits include: 

  • Company name on all promotional materials and advertising
  • Recognition in all weekly e-mails and e-Newsletter articles promoting the event
  • Recognized as Event Sponsor on website
  • Reserved table and eight (8) tickets for event
  • Company name listed as sponsor at the event
  • Brochure/literature from sponsor given to each attendee when they arrive
  • Introduction at the event with five minutes to speak at the microphone

Supporting Sponsor - $500 (on-site event)

Benefits include: 

  • Company name on all promotional materials and advertising
  • Recognition in all weekly e-mails and e-Newsletter articles promoting the event
  • Recognized as Supporter Sponsor on website
  • Reserved table and four (4) tickets for event
  • Company name listed as sponsor at the event
  • Brochure/literature from sponsor given to each attendee when they arrive

Presenting Sponsor - $250 (online/webinar event)

Benefits include: 

  • Company name on all promotional materials and advertising
  • Recognition in all weekly e-mails and e-Newsletter articles promoting the event
  • Recognized as Event Sponsor on website

 

Full-Day Educational Program

The AFP Greater Detroit Chapter holds an annual full-day educational program on topics ranging from diversity and inclusion to major gift fundraising.

 

Presenting Sponsor - $5,000

Benefits include: 

  • Prominent recognition at the event
  • Prominent company listing on event promotions and other event materials
  • Company listed as Event Sponsor on AFP Greater Detroit Chapter website
  • Company recognition in e-Newsletter articles promoting the event
  • Opportunity to share company literature at event
  • Opportunity for company representative to briefly speak at the microphone about their organization and introduce key speaker
  • Eight (8) complimentary event registrations

Strategic Sponsor - $2,500

Benefits include: 

  • Recognition at the event
  • Company listing on event promotions and other event materials
  • Company listed as Strategic Sponsor on AFP Greater Detroit Chapter website
  • Company recognition in e-Newsletter articles promoting the event
  • Four (4) complimentary event registrations

Advocate Sponsor - $1,000

Benefits include: 

  • Recognition at the event
  • Company listing on event promotions and other event materials
  • Company listed as Strategic Sponsor on AFP Greater Detroit Chapter website
  • Company recognition in e-Newsletter articles promoting the event
  • Two (2) complimentary event registrations

Supporter Sponsor - $500

Benefits include: 

  • Company listing on event promotions and other event materials
  • Company listed as Strategic Sponsor on AFP Greater Detroit Chapter website
  • Company recognition in e-Newsletter articles promoting the event

 

AFP Connects

AFP Connects is a quarterly networking event that allows for fundraising and nonprofit professionals to meet in a casual environment.  These events not only allow attendees to get to know one another, but also allow non-members to learn more about AFP.

Hosting Sponsor - $250 in kind

Benefits include: 

  • Provides hosting site as well as food/beverages for the event
  • Company listed as Hosting Sponsor on website and in all weekly e-mails and e-Newsletter for event
  • Recognized as Hosting Sponsor at the event with opportunity to introduce yourself and business
  • Literature provided by sponsor available to attendees

Presenting Sponsor - $250

Benefits include: 

  • Company listed as Presenting Sponsor on website and in all weekly e-mails and e-Newsletter for event
  • Recognized as Presenting Sponsor at the event with opportunity to introduce yourself and business
  • Literature provided by sponsor available to attendees

 

26th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner

The National Philanthropy Day dinner is the Chapter’s premier annual event, and this year celebrates 26 years of honoring outstanding contributions of philanthropists, distinguished volunteers, and those individuals active in nonprofits throughout the Southeastern Michigan community. We invite you to become a partner to recognize these individuals and organizations.  Join over 700 like-minded community boosters, business leaders and colleagues to share in this annual event.

Presenting Sponsor - $20,000

  • 3 tables of ten (10) seats at the Awards Dinner
  • Your company recognized as “Presenting Sponsor” in Crain’s Detroit Business Philanthropy issue (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in the event slideshow
  • Your organization listed as a “Presenting Sponsor” on the AFP GDC website in October, November and December
  • One full-page of recognition for your company in event program (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in the 26th Annual National Philanthropy Day press release (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in event invitation (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company name listed at the registration area and cocktail reception, providing exposure to more than 700 event attendees
  • Banner on the AFP GDC website during the months of October, November and December
  • Your company’s logo prominently displayed on sponsorship banner at event
  • Complimentary tickets for 4 to attend one Chapter event within the year
  • Recognition of your company’s support from the podium by the event emcee
  • Your company listed and linked on the AFP GDC e-Newsletter during October, November, and December of your sponsorship year (if committed by the 25th of the month prior)
  • 1 page, 4 color spread in Crain’s Giving Guide, with bonus distribution at this year’s 26th Annual National Philanthropy Day
  • Opportunity to sponsor one of the awards
  • 1 article in the event program
  • 1 Email to NPD participants
  • Dedicated sponsorship banner at event
  • A list of the attendees for mailings
  • Ability to nominate volunteer(s) for Distinguished Volunteer Award
  • Recognized in all media as “Presenting Sponsor”
  • Customized promotion on social media

Diamond Sponsor - $15,000

  • 2 tables of ten (10) seats at the Awards Dinner
  • Your company recognized as “Diamond Sponsor” in Crain’s Detroit Business Philanthropy issue (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in the event slideshow
  • Your organization listed as a “Diamond Sponsor” on the AFP GDC website in October, November and December
  • One full-page of recognition for your company in event program (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in the 26th Annual National Philanthropy Day press release (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in event invitation (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company name listed at the registration area and cocktail reception, providing exposure to more than 700 event attendees
  • Banner on the AFP GDC website during the months of October, November and December
  • Your company’s logo prominently displayed on sponsorship banner at event
  • Complimentary tickets for 4 to attend one Chapter event within the year
  • Recognition of your company’s support from the podium by the event emcee
  • Your company listed and linked on the AFP GDC e-Newsletter during October, November, and December of your sponsorship year (if committed by the 25th of the month prior)1 page, 4 color spread in Crain’s Giving Guide, with bonus distribution at this year’s 26th Annual National Philanthropy Day
  • Opportunity to sponsor one of the awards
  • 1 article in the event program1 Email to NPD participants
  • Ability to nominate volunteer(s) for Distinguished Volunteer Award
  • Customized promotion on social media

Platinum Sponsor – $10,000

  • 2 tables of ten (10) seats at the Awards Dinner
  • Your company recognized as “Platinum Sponsor” in Crain’s Detroit Business Philanthropy issue (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in the event slideshow
  • Your organization listed as a “Platinum Sponsor” on the AFP GDC website in October, November and December
  • One full-page of recognition for your company in event program (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in the 26th Annual National Philanthropy Day press release (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in event invitation (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company name listed at the registration area and cocktail reception, providing exposure to more than 700 event attendees
  • Banner on the AFP GDC website during October, November
  • Your company’s logo prominently displayed on sponsorship banner at event
  • Complimentary tickets for 2 to attend one Chapter event within the year
  • Recognition of your company’s support from the podium by the event emcee
  • Your company listed and linked on the AFP GDC e-Newsletter during October, November, and December of your sponsorship year (if committed by the 25th of the month prior)
  • 1/2 page, 4 color spread in Crain’s Giving Guide, with bonus distribution at this year’s 26th Annual National Philanthropy Day
  • Opportunity to sponsor one of the awards
  • Ability to nominate volunteer(s) for Distinguished Volunteer Award
  • Customized promotion on social media

Gold Sponsor - $5,000

  • Table of ten (10) seats at the Awards DinnerYour company recognized as “Gold Sponsor” in Crain’s Detroit Business Philanthropy issue (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in the event slideshow
  • Your organization listed as a “Gold Sponsor” on the AFP GDC website in October and November
  • One half-page of recognition for your company in event program (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in the 26th Annual National Philanthropy Day press release (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in event invitation (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed at the registration area and cocktail reception, providing exposure to more than 700 event attendees
  • Banner on the AFP GDC website during November
  • Your company’s logo prominently displayed on sponsorship banner at event
  • Complimentary tickets for 2 to attend one Chapter event within the year
  • Recognition of your company’s support from the podium by the event emcee
  • Ability to nominate volunteer(s) for Distinguished Volunteer Award

Silver Sponsor - $3,000

  • Table of ten (10) seats at the Awards Dinner
  • Your company recognized as “Silver Sponsor” in Crain’s Detroit Business Philanthropy issue (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in the event slideshow
  • Your organization listed as a “Silver Sponsor” on the AFP GDC website in October and November
  • One quarter-page recognition for your company in event program (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in the 26th Annual National Philanthropy Day press release (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in event invitation (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed at the registration area and cocktail reception, providing exposure to more than 700 event attendees
  • Ability to nominate volunteer(s) for Distinguished Volunteer Award

Bronze Sponsor - $2,000 

  • Table of ten (10) seats at the Awards Dinner
  • Your company recognized as “Bronze Sponsor” in Crain’s Detroit Business Philanthropy issue (if committed before print deadline)
  • Your company listed in the event slideshow
  • Your organization listed on the AFP GDC website during the month on November
  • Your company listing in event program (if committed before print deadline)
  • Ability to nominate volunteer(s) for Distinguished Volunteer Award

 

e-Newsletter

Our Chapter’s monthly e-Newsletter is sent electronically to our growing list of more than 800 current and past members, volunteers and business partners.

e-Newsletter Sponsor - $2,000

  • Your company logo/name prominently listed and your website link in monthly e-Newsletters for one year
  • Your company logo/name listing on AFP Greater Detroit Chapter web site for one year
  • Recognition at one (1) AFP Greater Detroit Chapter event as e-Newsletter sponsor and two (2) complimentary registrations to monthly event
  • Two (2) tickets to 25th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner (held in November), the Chapter’s premier annual event 

Job Posting e-Newsletter Sponsor - $2,000

  •  Your company logo/name prominently listed and your website linked in the monthly eBlast for one (1) year
  • Your company logo/name listed on the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter website for one (1) year
  • Up to ten (10) monthly job postings for one (1) year 
  • Two (2) tickets to 25th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner (held in November), the Chapter’s premier annual event 

e-Mail Blast

Company Email Blast - $100 member; $200 non-member

  • Send your company message to Chapter’s growing email list of more than 800 current/lapsed chapter members and business contacts. AFP Greater Detroit Chapter will send out message on your behalf.

Job Postings

Job Postings - $100 member; $200 non-member

Consultants may bring copies of any and all job postings to monthly educational programs for which you would like our attendees to be made aware of. 

Sponsorship Form

Please complete and return sponsorship form with payment to secure your yearly chapter sponsorship.

AFP Greater Detroit Chapter
28226 Delton
Madison Heights, MI 48071

or contact Rebecca Hepner at (248) 892-6355 or rebecca_hepner@usc.salvationarmy.org.