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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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Aug 27 - Director of Development
The Director of Development will be directly responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual major donors, alumni, and corporate, government and foundation prospects for Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum. ... more >
Aug 26 - Grant Writer
Focus: HOPE (Detroit) is seeking a full-time Grant Writer. General Statement of Duties: Assists in the securing of short- and long-term financial and program support from public and private sources to Focus: HOPE. Work involves a high degree of interaction with funders. Research, grantwriting, compliance reporting, assembling and maintaining contracts and correspondence with funding sources are all required. Also involves a high degree of interdepartmental communication and team effort. Assist with program development and evaluation processes. A very high level of professionalism and organization skill is required in all aspects of the job. ... more >
Aug 22 - Program Coordinator (Detroit Based)
The Program Coordinator of Learning Services provides significant coordination, input and support in the design, development, implementation, and expansion of CMF education programs, learning activities, event planning/coordination, project planning/coordination, communications, information management, and member services. ... more >
Aug 22 - Assistant Director of Development
Organization's Overview: Detroit Police Athletic League’s mission, in partnership with the Detroit Police Department and 1,500 trained, adult volunteers, is to build character in 11,000 low-income, at-risk, disadvantaged Detroit youth (ages 4-19) through athletic and leadership programs. The organization provides year-round activities in 11 different sports, from football and cheer to golf and lacrosse. PAL centers its work on three Global Goals for youth: 1.) Participants of high character (Respect, Responsibility, Appreciation of Diversity, Teamwork and Leadership); 2.) Healthy and active youth (a minimum of one hour of activity at least five times a week); 3.) Civically-engaged athletes (giving back to the community through park clean-ups and other activities). ... more >
Aug 22 - Director of Development & Communications
Organization's Overview: Detroit Police Athletic League’s mission, in partnership with the Detroit Police Department and 1,500 trained, adult volunteers, is to build character in 11,000 low-income, at-risk, disadvantaged Detroit youth (ages 4-19) through athletic and leadership programs. The organization provides year-round activities in 11 different sports, from football and cheer to golf and lacrosse. PAL centers its work on three Global Goals for youth: 1.) Participants of high character (Respect, Responsibility, Appreciation of Diversity, Teamwork and Leadership); 2.) Healthy and active youth (a minimum of one hour of activity at least five times a week); 3.) Civically-engaged athletes (giving back to the community through park clean-ups and other activities). ... 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 >
Aug 26 - Top Ten (Week of August 25, 2014): 6 Signs of a Well-run Nonprofit Organization
(Aug. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how slactivists aren’t so bad afterall, which digital campaign tools you should be using (and the ones you should be forgetting), how to inspire action from tragedy, who is making the ‘overhead’ pledge (and how you can too!), how to cash-in on #GivingTuesday, what a nonprofit infographic should look like (and do) and why your nonprofit needs to be using LinkedIn! ... more >
Aug 26 - 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 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >