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Thank You for Celebrating Philanthropy at the 26th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner!

Thursday, November 9, 2017 
at The Henry in Dearborn

National Philanthropy Day is the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter's premier event to celebrate and honor the passion, commitment and leadership of Southeastern Michigan's philanthropists, distinguished volunteers and those in the fundraising profession. 

Congratulations to our 2017 Philanthropy Awardees and Distinguished Volunteers, and thank you to our sponsors!

Relive the fun through photos taken at the National Philanthropy Day Dinner!  2017 National Philanthropy Day Dinner Photos

Learn more about the National Philanthropy Day Dinner here.


Upcoming Events

AFP Greater Detroit Chapter Annual Meeting Douglas Stewart photo
December 7, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 

It's Time to Celebrate! Join AFP Greater Detroit Chapter for our Annual Meeting Luncheon. Enjoy a plated lunch while we celebrate the achievements of our members over the past year and look forward to the successes of 2018! Douglas Bitonti Stewart, Executive Director for the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, will share his perspective and years of experience in fundraising.

Douglas Bitonti Stewart, Executive Director, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

For more information on our speaker, click here.

MSU Management Education Center
811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098

Member: $50; Non-Member: $75

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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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Nov 20 - Sr. Development Manager
The Senior Development Manager will lead, manage, develop, and expand individual and corporate sponsorship programs that build and strengthen links to potential and existing volunteers and donors and increase the Chapter's revenue. S/he will work in conjunction with the Development Director, resource team and senior volunteer leadership to increase the revenue of fundraising activities and ensure that the fundraising and non-fundraising priorities of JDRF grow through increased corporate, individual, volunteer, and other community involvement. S/he will organize and coordinate appropriate committees with volunteers to expand fundraising and non-fundraising programs. ... more >
Nov 20 - Vice President, Philanthropy
Trinity Health is seeking a dynamic, energetic, creative, and visionary leader to serve as its Vice President, Philanthropy, based in its Livonia, Michigan headquarters. ... more >
Nov 13 - Director of Development, College of Technology
The Eastern Michigan University Foundation (“EMU Foundation”) is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated fundraising professional to serve as Director of Development for the College of Technology. An integral member of the EMU Foundation team, the Director of Development for the College of Technology will design and implement major, planned, and corporate/foundation gift fundraising strategies to support programs and activities in the College of Technology. The ideal candidate for this position will work closely with the Dean and the faculty/staff within the College of Technology to identify and fulfill the top philanthropic priorities for the college. The College of Technology has seen significant growth and accomplishments over the last several years with new programs in mechanical and electrical engineering. With the leadership of the Dean and new Director of Development, great potential for enhanced fundraising opportunities exists. ... more >
Nov 22 - Ann Hale to Lead AFP Volunteer Leadership in 2018
(Nov. 22, 2017) AFP membership has approved the proposed slate of board of directors for 2018, and Ann Hale, CFRE, has been selected to serve a second year as chair. ... more >
Nov 22 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week (November 22, 2017): Using Your Form 990, Silence in Conversations, Donor Surveys & More!
(Nov. 22, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Nov 20 - AFP U.S. Legislative Update: Contact Your Senators the Week of Thanksgiving
(Nov. 20, 2017) AFP, the Charitable Giving Coalition and other organizations continue to reach out to the U.S. Senate regarding its tax reform bill and push Senators to support a universal charitable deduction. ... more >
Nov 20 - The Fundraising Effectiveness Project Releases Third Quarter Benchmark Report for Nonprofit Fundraisers
(Nov. 20, 2017) The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) released its third quarter findings and announced that both donor giving and donor retention is on a continued downward trend. FEP’s third quarter report indicates year-to-date giving through September 2017 is down by -4% compared to the same time period in 2016 and that donor retention is currently at its lowest point in five years, with an overall year-to-date retention of 45%. ... more >
Nov 20 - 2018 Accord Materials
As the chapter president, this is your opportunity to showcase the chapter. We strongly recommend that you engage your board in the work of completing the required reports. ... more >