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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 - 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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Oct 30 - Director of Development Operations
The Director of Development Operations is part of the Detroit Zoological Society's senior leadership team and is responsible for leading and implementing DZS development operations. ... more >
Oct 29 - Executive Director - Pewabic
More than a century ago Mary Chase Perry Stratton founded Detroit's Pewabic, a pottery, actively pushing the boundaries of ceramic practice through exploration, experimentation and the development of ground-breaking techniques. Today, Pewabic is a center for the promotion and development of contemporary ceramics and the living repository of a rich tradition that continues to influence artists and collectors. Like the city of Detroit, Pewabic is writing a new chapter in its history, firmly establishing itself as a leader among Detroit's arts institutions. Pewabic is a multi-faceted, non-profit organization. It maintains a thriving retail and design operation and supports the work of more than 100 ceramic artists throughout the region. Pewabic pottery and tile designs are manufactured on-site. Pewabic operates a museum honoring its role in the development of ceramics and cares for a growing collection of Pewabic pottery that illustrates its history. The pottery provides ceramic art education to children and adults throughout the Detroit metropolitan area. The organization operates with an annual budget of $2,850,000.00. It has a full and part-time staff of 45 and a 23 member Board of Trustees. For further information about Pewabic, please go to the website: ... more >
Oct 28 - Managing Director-Marketing and Programs
The Michigan Theater Foundation is a non-profit film, performing arts and historic preservation organization. It is an independent community-based, mission-driven institution which is locally treasured and has an excellent regional and national reputation. Its primary product and mission focus is on Art House cinema exhibition. We seek applications for the position of Managing Director-Marketing and Programs. The Managing Director-Marketing and Programs, working with the CEO/Executive Director, determines the year round artistic vision of the historic Michigan and State Theaters in Ann Arbor, the artistic vision and execution dynamics of the Cinetopia International Film Festival in Detroit/Ann Arbor presented annually in June. The Managing Director-Marketing and Programs must have skill, talent and deep knowledge about event marketing in large metropolitan areas, film festival programming, marketing and operations experience. Candidates must also have experience managing year-round cinema and performing arts programs in multiple venues. Most importantly, the Managing Director-Marketing and Programs must be a top tier manager - organized, an excellent communicator who is capable of working with a long-serving and talented management team who has aggressively grown the size, reputation and impact of this entrepreneurial arts institution, located near a major international airport in a highly regarded college town, Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is located just 40 miles from Detroit, one of American’s most fascinating urban centers. ... more >
Oct 29 - Top Ten (Week of October 27, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Oct. 27, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including unusual but effective ways to market your charity; innovations in global fundraising; social media awareness plans that actually work; the fastest way to ruin your appeal letter and more! ... more >
Oct 29 - 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Online Donation Processing Software
(Oct. 29, 2014) Many fundraisers who have decided to purchase new online donation processing software come to the conclusion, too late, that the price they paid for their software was the least expensive part of their decision. Ossie Hinds, president and CEO of Cornerstone Group of Companies, leads you through five questions to ask before making the decision to buy new online donation processing software. ... more >
Oct 23 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2013
(May 13, 2014) More than 63 percent of fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada saw their average incomes rise in 2013, even as average salaries fell by nearly eight percent compared to 2012, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study. ... more >
Oct 23 - Explore AFP’s Special Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers (Updated October 23, 2014)
The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help members carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. ... more >
Oct 22 - 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 >