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A Must See May 8th!

Back in the day, NBC Television used to market Thursday night as "Must See TV". Shows like Seinfeld, Cheers, Friends, and Will & Grace were all part of that. NBC was right, as those shows were iconic. I'm excited to announce that AFP Greater Detroit has a Must See Program scheduled for this spring... A worldwide leader in fundraising, Adrian Sargeant, will be presenting on Monday, May 8, right here in Metro Detroit - "MUST SEE TV" for any nonprofit!

Adrian Sargeant will highlight topics such as:
  • What Does It Take to Double or Triple Your Income?
  • Driving Donor Retention and Loyalty: Lessons from Research
  • Massively Improving Donor Communication: Relationship Fundraising 2.0
  • And more...

Don't wait! RSVP today, as space is limited. The event will be held May 8, from 8:00 am - 2:45 pm at VisTaTech Center on the campus of Schoolcraft College in Livonia. For more information on the program and the presenter click here.

Kudos to the AFP Program Committee for continually lining up very worthwhile and relevant programs throughout the year. I look forward to seeing you at this Must See Event on May 8.

Thank you for making our community a better place!

Paul Miller, CFRE
President
AFP Greater Detroit Chapter

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General Motors is committed to fostering smart, safe, and sustainable communities around the world. GM has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for two of its giving focus areas: Hometown Giving and STEM Education. Funded projects should help achieve the desired social outcomes of each portfolio. Grants of $25,000 and above will be provided.  

Letters of Inquiry Due May 12, 2017! 

Click here to download the RFP and submit an online letter of inquiry.
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Sponsorships Needed for Upcoming AFP Programs

AFP Detroit is looking for sponsors for all of upcoming programs and events, all of which are listed further down in the newsletter. This is a great opportunity to speak to room of development professionals.   Please see below for details regarding sponsorship levels and corresponding benefits.
 
Presenting Sponsor - $1,000 (on-site event) 
  
Benefits include:
  • Company name on all promotional materials and advertising
  • Recognition in all weekly e-mails and e-Newsletter articles promoting the event
  • Recognized as Event Sponsor on website
  • Reserved table and eight (8) tickets for event
  • Company name listed as sponsor at the event
  • Brochure/literature from sponsor given to each attendee when they arrive
  • Introduction at the event with five minutes to speak at the microphone 

Supporting Sponsor - $500 (on-site event) 
  
Benefits include:
  • Company name on all promotional materials and advertising
  • Recognition in all weekly e-mails and e-Newsletter articles promoting the event
  • Recognized as Supporter Sponsor on website
  • Reserved table and four (4) tickets for event
  • Company name listed as sponsor at the event
  • Brochure/literature from sponsor given to each attendee when they arrive
AFP has other sponsorship opportunities too. Please contact Rebecca Hepner at Rebecca_Hepner@usc.salvationarmy.org for more information.
Massive Fundraising with Adrian Sargeant AdrianS
May 8, 8:00 AM - 2:45 PM

Join us for this exciting half-day presentation with featured keynote speaker Adrian Sargeant! Sargeant is one of the world's leading authorities on how to achieve growth in philanthropy. To learn more about Sargeant, click here. Topics to be discussed during his presentation include:

Click here for more information on Sargeant's presentation.

Cost: AFP members $100; non-members $150.

VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152

Register Here

AFP GDC Connects
May 11, 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening of networking, appetizers, and cocktails. This is a casual event, so
don't worry if you are running late or have to leave early!

This reception is FREE for AFP Members and just $10 for Non-Members! Be sure to pre-
register so that we can plan accordingly. 

Granite City
699 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084

Register Here

AFP Ann Arbor Network: Perspectives on Developing a Culture of Philanthropy
May 11, 8:00 - 10:00 AM (first 30 minutes reserved for networking)

Everyone knows culture eats strategy for breakfast. So how do you go about engaging your whole staff in fostering a culture of philanthropy? In this panel presentation you will hear from an executive director, program staff, board member, and development director on how they contribute to the culture of philanthropy at Ozone House. A facilitated panel discussion will explore what they've learned, where they've made mistakes, and how they support the fundraising function of the organization.   Click here for full event details.

Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building, Room 1504800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Cost: AFP members $10; non-members $20

Register Here

Be sure to save the date for these upcoming events!

Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan: Development Day Conference
June 7, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM at VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College
Click here for more information and to register.

Giving USA 2017: What does it mean for you and your organization? with Richner & Richner
June 27

AFP GDC Connects
July 13
Click here for more information.

CFRE Review Course
July 13-14 at American Cancer Society
Click here for more information and to register.  

Ethics Workshop
August

Key Indicators for Success in Fundraising with Danielle Jones, CFRE, Director, Development at Ann Arbor SPARK
September

Diversity & Inclusion Workshop
October
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