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Wednesday, October 8 - Dialogue on the Complexities of Race in Philanthropy

Wednesday, November 12 - National Philanthropy Day Dinner

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

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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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Jul 23 - Officer, Corporate Partnerships
Location: This person can reside in a city close to an airport in the following states: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee or Michigan Summary: The Development Department at the American Red Cross is looking for fundraisers and/or sales representatives with experience and a proven record of success in fundraising and sales. This role includes developing cultivation and solicitation strategies, creating proposals for funding priorities, and coordinating activities with other Development units and with chapters to maximize gift potential. The Officer also serves as the point-of-contact for assigned donors to help grow their fundraising objectives and relationship with the Red Cross, and will work with large corporations and foundations. Responsibilities: Manages a portfolio of corporate prospects, develops fundraising strategies for assignments and takes primary responsibility for fulfillment and stewardship. Creates customized proposals to meet both donor intention and organizational needs. Cooperates with chapters to take initiative in developing targeted approaches and to build chapter capacity for corporate giving. Sets metrics and prepares reports relevant to progress, impact and stewardship. Liaises with other Development units and Departments, fostering strong working relationships and effective communication. Conducts research and verification of corporations to determine potential donors. May provide corporate giving resources and training to Red Cross field representatives. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Communications, Business, English, Organizational Development, Psychology, or a relevant field. A minimum of five years experience with demonstrated success in major gifts, corporate fundraising, sales, or communications. Extensive knowledge of fundraising and/or marketing principles/techniques in large organizations. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including strong interpersonal, negotiation a ... more >
Jul 14 - Director of Development, Detroit
As buildOn’s Development Director, Detroit you will apply your expertise in development and donor stewardship to strategically execute the Detroit development plan. ... more >
Jul 31 - Crowdfunding Part 1—The Fundraising Fad, Turned Staple
(July 30, 2014) Bringing in billions of dollars each year, with a steady increase as of late (up 50 percent from 2012 to 2013), the crowdfunding “fad” doesn’t seem to be letting up. This round-up will help you fully understand crowdfunding and the different options available, the pros and cons to running a campaign, when you should (and shouldn’t) resort to crowdfunding and some inspirational campaigns that will give you the extra push you need! ... more >