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Please note our new address as of January 1, 2017 -  28226 Delton, Madison Heights, MI 48071. The phone number (248-579-5004) will remain the same. 

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AFP GDC Detroit Perspective 2017: The Foundation Sector (featuring the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan) - March 30th 9:00-11:00 AM

Come to learn more about the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM) and the foundation field. Katie Brisson, Vice President, Program, will provide a broad overview of CFSEM’s competitive grant programs and strategies. Randy Ross, Associate Vice President, Donor Relations, will present on the services that CFSEM offers to nonprofit agencies and individual donors.  Katie and Randy will also provide some perspective on the broader foundation community and strategic ways for nonprofits to build relationships with foundation staff.

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a full-service philanthropic organization leading the way to positive change in our region. As a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations, the Foundation supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development and civic affairs.  Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $892 million through more than 59,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties.  For more information, please visit

Member price is $35 and non-member is $50


Katie Brisson, Vice President Program

Randy Ross, Associate Vice President, Donor Relations

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AFP GDC Detroit Major Gifts: Doing It Right and Doing It Right Now Engaging your donors in the most important conversations that lead to transformative gifts. - April 12 8:30 - 10:30 AM 

Major Gifts is a critical component of a successful philanthropy department and an effort that has significant meaning for every nonprofit organization’s sustainability.  This session will directly address how you can develop and organize your major gift fundraising effort. Scaled to the size of your current development operation, we will discuss together how you can:

  • Achieve strong results, 
  • Categorize, prioritize and move your donors,
  • Develop metrics, and 
  • Engage your donors in the most meaningful conversations. 

This session is led by Melissa Weisse, CFRE, Chief Philanthropy Officer at Leader Dogs for the Blind, who leads the organization’s national fundraising effort and a team of 12 development professionals. The general operating budget of Leader Dogs for the Blind is generated entirely by philanthropy and major gifts.

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20450 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076

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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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The 2017 Mentorship Application submission is now open!

The Mentorship AFP provides assistance and guidance for those who are just beginning their fundraising careers. 

The cost of this program is a benefit of AFP Membership. There is no additional expense!

Download an application here! Don't miss out the deadline is March 24th. 

2016 National Philanthropy Day

Relive the fun through the photos taken at the November 2016 National Philanthropy Day event!

2016 National Philanthropy Day Photos


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