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National Philanthropy Day Philanthropy Award Nominations due May 26th!

Upcoming Events: 

Tuesday, May 13 - Direct Mail Marketing Case Study: Food Gatherers - REGISTER NOW!

Tuesday, May 20 - Understanding Philanthropic Psychology:  The Key to Unlocking The Real Potential of Your Supporter Base - REGISTER NOW!

Monday, May 26 - Nominate a Deserving Individual or Organization! Submit your Philanthropy Award Nominations by May 26th!

Thursday, June 5 - CO-SPONSORED EVENT - Leave a Legacy - Development Day Conference - REGISTER NOW!

Thursday, June 19 - AFP Connects Networking Reception at Cliff Bell's! - REGISTER NOW!

Wednesday, July 16 - The Why and How of Millennial Engagement Webinar - REGISTER NOW!

August 14 & 15Fundamentals of Fundraising Two-Day Course - REGISTER NOW!

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

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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Apr 17 - Gleaners Livingston Distribution Center Director
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan is searching for the ideal candidate to oversee its work in Livingston County. This is a management position that involves fund raising and donor stewardship, supervision of staff, and community and media relations. The ideal candidate will be familiar with Livingston County. More information at ... more >
Apr 12 - Development Director
826michigan, Volunteer-driven, Non-profit, Development, ... more >
Apr 12 - Volunteer Subcommittee Member
Marian High School Advancement Committee Fund Development Subcommittee is seeking a volunteer committee member. ... more >
Apr 10 - Director of Development
Detroit Country Day School seeks a Development Director to help them reach their educational and financial goals. ... more >
Apr 9 - Vice President of Fund Development
Heritage Community of Kalamazoo, the oldest and only locally governed non-profit senior housing community in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is seeking a dynamic individual to join our executive team as Vice President of Fund Development. To learn more about the position and for application instructions please visit our website,, and click on the career tab; or contact Myra Johnson, Vice President Human Resources, 269.276.4048. ... more >
Apr 16 - 2014 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Apr 16 - AFP Expands to Reach More Communities
At the recent AFP board meeting held in conjunction with the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, we were delighted to announce the chartering of two new AFP chapters: the AFP Bermuda Chapter and the AFP BC, Okanagan Chapter. The new additions bring us to 235 chapters worldwide, extending our reach beyond 30,000 members and countless nonprofit organizations. ... more >
Apr 15 - Top Ten (Week of April 16, 2014): 5 Unusual Direct Mail Techniques to Try
(Apr. 16, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how networking can turn into big dollars, why you need to stay true to your work ethics, how one massive capital campaign can affect other local nonprofits, getting involved in creating the crowdfunding bill of rights and how (and why!) to engage your donors BEFORE you ask for money. ... more >
Apr 15 - How To Get Big Donations—Through Your iPhone!
(Apr. 15, 2014) Experienced in internet donation processing, Philip King of Cornerstone Group of Companies talks to us about big mobile donations and how integrating fundraising channels is a key step in getting more donations! Learn from King and Cornerstone’s clients’ experiences with mobile donations—you too can cash in through your iPhone. ... more >
Apr 8 - Your AFP Foundation For Philanthropy In Canada Is Making A Difference!
(Apr. 7, 2014) As fundraisers, the notion of "what's in it for me?" is usually not our normal approach to things. Yet, you can be confident that your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada is having a positive impact on professional development programs across the country. Check out these infographics on the reach of various scholarship and regional initiatives. ... more >