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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 15 - Distinguished Volunteer Form Deadline

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

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

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!

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

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 12 - Program Grant Writing/Research Specialist
Primary Purpose: Develop the agency’s capacity for program grant writing opportunities. Have the initiative and prior expertise in creating an efficient, results oriented grant writing function for the agency. Extensive experience in working with program staff to produce fundable agency program initiatives required. ... more >
Sep 5 - Executive Director - Michigan Chapter
: Provides the overall leadership and management for those strategies designed to create cost effective and on-going sources of revenue, community presence, as well as support for mission enhancement for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) within Michigan. ... more >
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 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >
Sep 10 - National Philanthropy Day®—Tell Us YOUR Philanthropic Idol!
To help celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), AFP is asking people to submit short videos about their philanthropic idol (and how their idol inspires them to get involved), with the top five most popular videos earning the submitters $500 each for their favorite charity! Learn more. ... more >
Sep 8 - Top Ten (Week of September 8, 2014): Strategic Strategeries on Strategy!
(Sept. 8, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on donor retention strategies, where to find nonprofit salary information, five lessons nonprofits can learn from startups, crowdfunding strategies, new fundraising writing (yes, wait for it) strategies, and more! ... more >