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AFP Greater Detroit Chapter Meeting PLUS Gary Dembs photo Talent with Purpose: How Your Role as a Fundraising Professional is Changing

March 29, 8:00 - 9:45 AM

Join AFP Greater Detroit Chapter for a member meeting! Make your membership work for you- use this opportunity to come together to share and learn with your colleagues and peers.  

Gary Dembs, President and Founder of Non-Profit Personnel Network, will review the skill sets you need to be a successful development professional, at every level; address what various sectors look for when recruiting staff (e.g., human services, health care, education, arts and culture, etc.); and address how to strategize for your next fund development career position.

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Tom Ahern Returns to Detroit Tom Ahern photo 

April 27, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

Donor communications expert Tom Ahern is back in metro Detroit this year. Don’t miss your chance to see him, since he won’t be at the AFP International Fundraising Conference! 

The New York Times called Tom Ahern "one of the country’s most sought-after creators of fund-raising messages." Recognized internationally in the fundraising community, he has a wealth of practical knowledge that will help fundraising shops of any size raise more money. Each year, he trains thousands of fundraisers—and you can be one of them!

Bring your team, your head of communications AND your CEO for full day learning how you can raise more money with your current donor base!

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Welcome to the Greater Detroit Chapter

MISSION: The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter (AFP GDC) will be valued as the premier resource for fundraisers in Southeast Michigan as the 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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Mar 22 - Development Manager
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