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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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Mar 26 - Associate Director of Development & Special Gifts - Grosse Pointe Hospital
Beaumont, Grosse Pointe, MI Campus. Responsible for assisting with the major gift, annual gift and special events fund raising for the Grosse Pointe Hospital. Manage a portfolio of mid – major gift prospects including developing identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies. Prepare strategic plans for each prospect and report on activities associated with the portfolio. Also assist with special event fundraisers and donor cultivation events (i.e. Beaumont Grosse Pointe Golf Classic); donor recognition events; and any activities associated with the Grosse Pointe Foundation Program. ... more >
Mar 25 - Associate Development Director
The Great Lakes Field Service Council (GLFSC) is currently searching for a detail oriented Associate Development Director to support, assist, and help increase the productivity of the development department while ensuring the accuracy of all donor data. Exact duties and responsibilities are determined by the department head, but will include donor data management, gift processing and acknowledgement, administrative support, meeting management, communication management, and tasks specific to the department’s objectives and success. ... more >
Mar 23 - Senior Grant Writer
Grant writing, grants research and management of corporate/foundation portfolio are core responsibilities of the position with an established national organization focused on inclusion in classical music. ... more >
Mar 23 - Foundation Relations and Grants Officer
Foundation Relations and Grants Officer The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is seeking a highly-qualified applicant to join our team as a Foundation Relations and Grants Officer. The Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization located in Detroit that works to improve the health and well-being of young people and their families, particularly in Southeast Michigan. The Foundation Relations and Grants Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporate and foundation donors, primarily those with grant programs. Qualified candidates will have three or more years of progressively responsible experience in fund development or a related field, with writing experience. Specific experience in grant proposal writing is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Please send a writing sample along with a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to no later than April 15, 2015. Please also send a writing sample. ... more >
Mar 23 - Program Officer
Program Officer The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation seeks an energetic professional to support its grant-making program. The Program Officer serves as a liaison to grant seekers and conducts initial reviews of letters of inquiry and grant applications. This officer is also responsible for obtaining progress and final reports regarding grant impact and scheduling program site visits. The successful candidate will possess an undergraduate degree, five or more years of progressively responsible experience in a senior level position and possess knowledge of healthcare policy, healthcare delivery systems and issues affecting the health of children. For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: no later than April 15, 2015. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP, Relationship Science Announce Strategic Partnership
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with Relationship Science (RelSci), a technology solutions company that enables organizations to strategically leverage the collective connections of employees, executives, and board members in order to shorten fundraising cycles and identify high-impact donors. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP Texas Lobbying Event a Huge Success
AFP chapters from across Texas came together in Austin at the State Capitol building in early March to raise awareness of philanthropic and fundraising policy issues at the second AFP Texas Legislative Action Day. ... more >
Mar 25 - Top Ten (Week of March 23, 2015): The Lure of Poverty Porn for Nonprofits
(March 23, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including what nonprofits can learn from Uber and AirBnb; the psychology of distractions; why you should crowdfund for your nonprofit; 10 insanely useful (and free!) Twitter tools for nonprofits; five ways to sabotage your call-to-action; and more! ... more >
Mar 25 - Bernard Ross Reveals the Next Big Thing in Fundraising!
(March 25, 2015) Have you ever wondered what your donors are thinking? Life would be so much simpler if you could read their minds. Now, we're actually a step closer to knowing. To understand what your donors are thinking, you first need to understand how they think. That’s where veteran consultant and author Bernard Ross, director of The Management Centre, and fundraising consultant Alan R. Hutson, Jr., principal and Managing Partner of The Monument Group, can help. ... more >
Mar 25 - Discover What Company CSR Executives are Thinking
(March 25, 2015) So, what are considered best practices in CSR? Does a CSR program bolster a company’s reputation? How does the company know one way or the other? How do companies keep on top of tracking, measuring and reporting impact? What is the future of CSR? What will the implications be for both corporations and the nonprofit sector? These, and other questions, will be addressed in the session “Understanding CSR from the Corporate Perspective” at the AFP International Fundraising Conference (Baltimore, March 29-31, 2015). ... more >