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Friday, March 6, 2015: Marjorie S. Fisher Fellows Program Application deadline! 

Thursday, March 19, 2015: Capitalization for Non Profit Effectiveness - REGISTER NOW!

Thursday, March 26, 2015: Advanced Professionals Inugural Reception - R.S.V.P

Thursday, March 26, 2015: Career Advancement - Navigating Relationships for Success - REGISTER NOW!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015: Mentorship AFP Mentee & Mentor Application deadline! 

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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Feb 25 - Executive Vice President of Development
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan is seeking a leader for its development and marketing team. ... more >
Feb 24 - Consulting Analyst
Richner & Richner, LLC ( is searching for a qualified professional to join our team as Consulting Analyst. The Consulting Analyst will, primarily, be responsible for systematically evaluating the fundraising operations and aspirations of clients through interviews; consultations; site visits; the review and analysis of documents, processes and data; synthesizing the information gathered; drafting comprehensive reports; and presenting to clients. Creating the rationale for the recommendations of our Consultants is at the heart of the Consulting Analyst position. Analyst duties include: • Reviewing large quantities of client generated information collected through R&R’s proprietary diagnostic tool; • Interviewing prospective individual, corporate, and foundation donors and volunteers as part of client assessment work; • Facilitating focus groups; • Drafting project reports to be delivered to clients; • Originating various kinds of individual and small group presentations to clients; • Performing basic and in-depth research related to trends in the non-profit sector, particularly related to philanthropy; • Triaging and responding to client requests; and • Assisting with generating proposals and contracts for client work. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree. • Minimum of 5-7 years of fund development or related experience. • Outstanding analytical skills. • Strong organizational and planning skills. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet multiple project deadlines. • Strong orientation toward customer service. For the complete position description, please visit To apply, please email a cover letter and your résumé, including salary history and professional references, to by March 6, 2015. ... more >
Feb 20 - Manager of Events
Vista Maria, a leading childwelfare agency, delivers innovative care, support,treatment and education to vulnerable youth so that they heal, believe in their worth and build the skills needed to succeed. We ensure that vulnerable youth and families are supported, prepared and equipped to achieve lifelong success. ... more >
Feb 20 - Development Assistant
HURON CLINTON METROPARKS 13000 High Ridge Dr. | Brighton, MI 48114 | 800-477-2757 JOB POSTING: Development Assistant Performs a variety of routine and complex administrative and clerical work in support of the Development Office. Participates in all fundraising activities including donor and public relations, direct marketing appeals, and special events. This will include but not limited to the management of the donor database, management of the fulfillment process and handling inquiries from donors professionally and promptly. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Graduation from college with a degree in a related field preferred. • Preferred experience in a not-for-profit development office. • Ability to work independently. • Ability to utilize computer system to include word processing, spreadsheet, and database software applications. • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. • Ability to operate listed tools and equipment. • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures, filing, and record management. • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the public. • Ability to perform essential duties. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Job will remain open until filled. ... more >
Feb 19 - Director, Philanthropy Operations
The Children’s Center of Wayne County is seeking a Philanthropy Operations Director in our Philanthropy Department: This position will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of donor data and accurate, timely reporting of philanthropy metrics and analytics in addition to overall department budgeting, reporting, analysis, project/events revenue/expense management and strategic plan execution. ... more >
Feb 27 - Chapter Boards Lead by Example in Achieving 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2013 Every Member Campaign (EMC). These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts to the EMC. ... more >
Feb 26 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada receives a $400,000 boost to expand diversity and inclusion efforts
(Toronto, Ontario) – The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada has received a multiyear grant, valued at $403,674, from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade to create a fellowship program that will support and train fundraisers from diverse backgrounds. La Fondation canadienne pour la philanthropie de l’AFP vient d’obtenir une subvention pluriannuelle d’une valeur de 403 674 $ de la part du ministère des Affaires civiques, de l’Immigration et du Commerce international de l’Ontario afin de mettre sur pied un programme de bourses visant à soutenir financièrement et à former des professionnels en philanthropie de divers horizons. ... more >
Feb 25 - Top Ten (Week of February 25, 2015): The Magic of Human Connectors in Fundraising
(Feb. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including 16 ways to get a meeting with your major donor prospect; 17 tips on working smarter, not harder; the surprising benefits of volunteering; things to know before tacking your next fundraising (writing) assignment; and more! ... more >