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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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Upcoming Events:

 

Wednesday, October 1 - Last day to submit Chamberlain Scholarship application!

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

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

Friday, October 31 - Last day to submit Diverse Communities International Conference Scholarship application

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

Thursday, December 4 - Board Engagement in Fundraising - 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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Oct 1 - Major Gifts Officer
Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and WRCJ 90.9 FM (WRCJ) seeks a Major Gifts Officer with demonstrated experience in managing relationships and securing support from donors who are capable of making gifts of $1,000 - $10,000+ to support its mission and operations. Prospects will generally be individuals and family foundations (those with few formal processes or staff) capable of making major donations as annual, planned, endowment, capital, and/or project gifts. The Major Gifts Officer will nurture current relationships, cultivate new relationships and participate in major donor special events. ... more >
Sep 23 - Director of Institutional Advancement
Sacred Heart Major Seminary seeks a results oriented marketing and communications leader to plan, manage and execute a comprehensive program that effectively communicates the mission, vision, and values of the Seminary for the purpose of increasing charitable support, promoting student recruitment, and increasing alumni engagement. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in using electronic communications to help an organization advance its mission. ... more >
Sep 22 - Development Campaign Director
Assess the needs of Arbor Hospice and develop a plan to move forward with its comprehensive capital campaign. ... more >
Sep 22 - Interim Director of Major and Planned Gifts
Plan, organize, and implement next steps for prospects, donors, and volunteer leaders through the end of calendar 2014 and the early part of calendar 2015. Ensure consistent and appropriate contact with prospects to keep moving toward a successful solicitation and long-term involvement with Arbor Hospice. ... more >
Oct 1 - Incorporating Stories Into Your Fundraising Program
(Sept. 24, 2014) On Oct. 8, Leah Eustace, ACFRE, chief idea goddess at Good Works, will present a webinar on "Incorporating Stories into Your Fundraising." In a preview of her webinar, Leah talks about the unique power of stories and how they affect human psychology. ... more >
Oct 1 - Top Ten (Week of September 29, 2014): How to Handle List Removal Requests
(Sept. 29, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to prevent your donors from hitting information overload; the best ways to approach Millennial donors; great examples of videos that inform and inspire; and 112 (yep, 112!) tips to raise more money through direct mail. ... more >
Oct 1 - Boosting Fundraising Skills with Assessments and Training
(Oct. 1, 2014) To survive and thrive in the charitable environment, the American Red Cross is becoming more proactive in its approach to development and positioning fundraising as a science and skill-driven process within the organization. ... more >
Oct 1 - October 20 – 26: National Estate Planning Awareness Week
With more than 120 million people across North America not possessing updated estate plans, AFP and Financial Awareness Foundation are working together to promote National Estate Planning Awareness Week, Oct. 20-26. ... more >