Dear Greater Detroit AFP Members,
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!
As President and longstanding board member I have seen firsthand the growth of the Greater Detroit Chapter and we're not stopping anytime soon!! The growth is because of you: attending events, volunteering on committees and being vocal advocates of the merits of philanthropy throughout our community and beyond. So THANK YOU!
Yes there is still work left to do. However, there will always be a hill to climb and goals to accomplish. With committed members like you the sky is the limit!!
Enjoy the rest of your summer. Look forward to seeing each of you at an upcoming AFP event.
Thank you for making our community a better place!
Paul Miller, CFRE
AFP Greater Detroit Chapter
National Philanthropy Day News
CELEBRATE PHILANTHROPY AT
THE 26TH ANNUAL
Thursday, November 9th
The Henry, Dearborn
National Philanthropy Day is a nation-wide event celebrated
by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter with a dinner and recognition program. The dinner and program celebrate and honor the passion, commitment and leadership of Southeastern Michigan's philanthropists, distinguished volunteers and those in the fundraising profession.
There are many ways to be involved with this wonderful event;
become a sponsor
submit a distinguished volunteer(s)
, and of course,
! For those organizations that have not attended or may have skipped a year, we hope you'll join us this year. You and your organization will not be disappointed!
Registration opens today! So don't miss out on celebrating philanthropy and all the positives, both large and small, that have resulted in making our community a better place!
Click here to purchase tickets
Partner with AFP for National Philanthropy Day
Would you like to reach hundreds of philanthropists, distinguished volunteers, and individuals active in nonprofits throughout Southeastern Michigan?
If your answer is yes, then consider partnering with the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter for National Philanthropy Day!
On November 9th, National Philanthropy Day will honor the great contribution that philanthropists and volunteers have made to our lives, community, and nation. Generous support from organizations such as yours will help to advance the education of fundraising professionals, while offering maximum exposure for your organization. Submit your sponsorship commitment by September 8th for recognition in event invitations, and by September 29 for recognition in the event program and on event signage.
Do not miss this opportunity to get your organization's name in front of more than 700 community boosters, business leaders, philanthropists and volunteers in Southeast Michigan! For more information, visit the Sponsorship Page on the AFP website or contact Sponsorship Committee Chair Rebecca Hepner.
Only 3 Weeks Left to Submit Your Distinguished Volunteer Form!
Is there a volunteer at your organization that
directly contributes to your success? One who inspires you with their passion and motivation for your cause?
Do you have a board member, donor, or committee chair that always goes the extra mile --- closing the gap on donations or always willing to do what they can to help out?
Is there a volunteer that your organization couldn't operate without?
Please celebrate them, their commitment to your organization and philanthropy as a whole at the 26th annual National Philanthropy Day dinner on November 9th at The Henry in Dearborn. Simply fill out the form and tell us a bit about your volunteer. Their photo and bio will be included in the program book that will be available at the National Philanthropy Day dinner. We only ask that you host your volunteer at the event.
Please note that submitting your Distinguished Volunteer(s) is different than nominating someone for a Philanthropy Award. While Philanthropy Awardees are chosen by the AFP National Philanthropy Day committee from the nominations received, all Distinguished Volunteer submittals are accepted and included in the program book. We do ask that your organization purchase the ticket(s) for your Distinguished Volunteer(s) and host them at the event. There's still time to submit your Distinguished Volunteers
. Organizations and sponsors can submit multiple Distinguished Volunteers.
Congratulations 2017 AFP Greater Detroit Philanthropy Awardees!
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) of Greater Detroit is pleased to announce the 2017 AFP Philanthropy Award recipients who will be honored at the National Philanthropy Day Dinner, Thursday, November 9 at The Henry in Dearborn. Awards are presented in eight categories, outlined here, and awardees are selected based on their exceptional philanthropic contributions and commitment to enhancing Southeastern Michigan.
MAX M. AND MARJORIE S. FISHER AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIST
nominated by Beaumont Health and Beaumont Foundation
EDMUND T. AHEE JEWEL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISER
nominated by College for Creative Studies
OUTSTANDING CORPORATION AWARD
Mercedes Benz Financial Services,
nominated by Cranbrook Educational Community
OUTSTANDING FOUNDATION AWARD
Ilitch Charities, nominated by College for Creative Studies
DR. JOHN S. LORE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING EXECUTIVE
nominated by Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
SPARKY ANDERSON AWARD FOR YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY
nominated by The Empowerment Plan
NEAL SHINE AWARD FOR MEDIA COMMITMENT
nominated by Southwest Solutions
GEORGE W. ROMNEY AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN VOLUNTEERISM
nominated by Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, University of Michigan School of Social Work, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University
Michigan Non-Profit Association offering scholarships to international fall conference!
The Michigan Non-Profit Association is offering scholarships to its international fall conference, October 25 -27.
This October, MNA is proud to co-sponsor Our Common Future, a can't-miss gathering of more than 1,000 changemakers from all across America. Industry and philanthropy, charity and politics - they all have a role in Our Common Future, and they'll all be at the conference. Come hear headline leaders interviewed by headline journalists. Visit neighborhoods to see how good ideas grow to reality. Experience the arts as an agent of social change, and acquire the tools you need to increase your own agency and impact.
If your organization has a budget of $1 Million or less, you may be able to attend the conference, held right here in Detroit, for only $313!
If your organization is a MNA member, click
to learn more.
If your organization is not a MNA member, click
to learn more.
Save the Date for Upcoming Programs!
Top 10 Fundraising Risks for Nonprofits; inspired by Melanie Lockwood Herman's article of the same name
with David Ripple, President of The Remington Group
August 30 at American Cancer Society
Key Indicators for Fundraising Success
with Danielle Jones, CFRE, Director of Investor Relations at Ann Arbor SPARK
September 28 at SPARK Central Innovation Center
Diversity & Inclusion Workshop
Development Day Chicago: The Changing Lens of Philanthropy
October 3 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago
Click here for more information.
26th Annual National Philanthropy Day
November 9 at The Henry
Sponsorship Opportunities are Available for All Programs!
As an AFP Greater Detroit program sponsor, you will show your organization's commitment to cultivation a culture of giving in the region. You will receive sponsorship recognition in front of Southeastern Michigan's not-for-profit leaders. You will also help support AFP Greater Detroit's work in promoting high ethical standards in fundraising, with proceeds dedicated to the chapter's education, scholarship and diversity programs.
Join AFP Greater Detroit
It's a Great Time to Become a Member!
For 50 years, AFP has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. Learn more about AFP, its activities and people, and how you can be involved.
Questions? Call the AFP Membership Department at (800) 666-3863.
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