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In honor of National Philanthropy Day® AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional or Associate member categories by November 30, 2014!

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Monday, September 8 - Distinguished Volunteer Form Deadline

Tuesday, September 9 - Fundraising Etiquette - REGISTER NOW! sponsored by Bloomerang

Tuesday, September 16 - Analytics & Measures - REGISTER NOW!

Thursday, October 2 - A Night at the Museum - FREE AFP Member Only Event - RSVP NOW!

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

Wednesday, November 12 - National Philanthropy Day Dinner - REGISTER NOW!

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

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 2 - Advancement Communications Coordinator
The Eastern Michigan University Foundation is seeking an Advancement Communications Coordinator. This person will play a significant role in shaping a robust program of content-driven communications, marketing tools, and services designed to promote fundraising priorities and enhance the EMU’s ability to connect with donors. Required Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Integrated Marketing, Public Relations or a related field. - 2-4 years of communication and/or project management experience - Strong writing and editing skills - Must possess the ability to work collaboratively and to lead project groups toward a common goal - Must have ability to integrate multiple concepts, tasks and media into a cohesive, strategic communications plan - Experience with web content management systems and e-mail marketing management systems - High-level of internet proficiency, including use of third party social media tools and websites, such as Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn - Experience in print management and media relations desirable Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to: emuf_communications@emich.edu ... more >
Sep 2 - Top Ten (Week of September 1, 2014): 5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Reach Millennials
(Sept. 1, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on raising awareness for your cause (circa #IceBucketChallenge), why school fundraisers need a complete overhaul, the awesome reasons why you should be using infographics in your content marketing, why it's essential to have a personality when trying to appeal to your target audience, how to do recon when the wrong automated email goes out, why video is ESSENTIAL for your nonprofit and how to get in on the #GivingTuesday movement that is less than 100 days away! ... more >
Sep 2 - Five Mistakes When Orchestrating Your Online Event
(Sept. 3, 2014) Online fundraising grew 13.5 percent in 2013, proving that online fundraising events are going to be important money-makers of the future. But before you jump online and create an event, there are some things that you need to know about what NOT to do. Read on to see the five mistakes you don’t want to make—plus examples of how some organizations hit it out of the park! ... more >
Sep 2 - Member Motion (September 2014)
AFP members are making moves and doing even more incredible work in fundraising and philanthropy. Join us in celebrating their achievements! Don’t forget to let us know about your announcements, appointments, promotions and recognitions! ... more >
Sep 2 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
Aug 28 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >