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Friday, September 4, 2015: Deadline for Distinguished Volunteer Submission - SUBMIT NOW!

Thursday, September 17, 2015: AFP Connects Panera Bread Southfield - REGISTER NOW!

Thursday, September 24, 2015: Fundraising Etiquette - REGISTER NOW!

Thursday, October 1, 2015: Deadline for Chamberlain Scholarship Program Application - APPLY NOW!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015: Social Media and Ethics in Fundraising - SAVE THE DATE

Wednesday, October 28, 2015: Ethics in Fundraising - SAVE THE DATE

Thursday, November 12, 2015: National Philanthropy Day Dinner - REGISTER NOW!

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$50 Professional or Associate New Member Discount! Fill out the membership invitation as usual, but deduct $50.00 from the total and include this coupon with your payment.

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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Sep 1 - Executive Director
The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of Equality Michigan, with primary responsibility for leading the organization, including the, advocacy, field operations and fund development activities, managing the organization’s day-to-day activities and operations, and serving as the primary spokesperson for the organization. Headquartered in Detroit Michigan, Equality Michigan is a statewide group dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. ... more >
Aug 27 - Donor and Data Communications Specialist -Development Officer
The Donor and Data Communications Specialist will enter and track all revenue raised through fundraising efforts in Judson’s donor database (Raiser’s Edge). Over time the Specialist, with the Chief Development Officer, will seek to expand the value for Judson Center by improving use of the database as a fully integrated relationship management tool over the lifetime of the donor cycle. This position reports directly to the VP of Development/Chief Development Officer. ... more >
Sep 1 - New Charity Platform/Fact Sheet Available for Chapters, Members to Highlight Sector
(Sept. 1, 2015) With the October election quickly approaching, AFP is encouraging members to highlight the new federal charity platform developed by a coalition of charitable organizations and associations. ... more >
Sep 1 - Chatting about Donor Retention with John Greenhoe, CFRE
(Sept 1, 2015) Last year, AFP's most popular webinar was presented by John Greenhoe, CFRE, on discovery calls, so naturally we invited him back to present again this year. The topic for his webinar this year is Donor Retention, including how discovery calls play a part. We got to chat with John recently about donor retention, discovery calls and how he plans on topping his webinar from last year. Click here to register for his AFP webinar on September 16. ... more >
Aug 30 - New National Philanthropy Day Supplement from AFP & The Globe and Mail
Once again, The Globe and Mail and the Association of Fundraising Professionals are teaming up to produce a supplement that will kick off the 2015 giving season by recognizing National Philanthropy Day on November 13. Read on to find out how to leverage this marketing with donors and volunteers alike. ... more >
Aug 30 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Announces 2015-2016 Officers
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada has announced its roster of 2015-2016 officers and directors under the leadership of chair Leah Eustace, ACFRE. ... more >
Aug 30 - Imagine Canada Releases Paper on Charities as an Economic Sector
A recent paper released by Imagine Canada examines the role of Canada's nonprofit sector from a broad economic view. Jennifer Leddy, LLB provides an overview of key discussion points emphasizing the importance of this type of discussion for all charities. ... more >