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Celebrate Philanthropy- attend the National Philanthropy Day Dinner!
115 days and counting till the 26th Greater Detroit National Philanthropy Day Dinner, being held on November 9th at The Henry in Dearborn. Highly consider attending- better yet, sponsor a table! Use this opportunity to celebrate philanthropy and all the positives that have resulted.

If your organization is planning to attend, click here to fill out the form and RSVP today. Of course you can do this at a later date, but why wait? Cross this off your to-do list; payment can occur later leading up to the event. Personally, once September hits my schedule goes into overdrive, so purchasing the sponsorship today helps me out later. Just remember that space is limited, as there are only 750 seats at the Henry Hotel!

For those organizations that have not attended or maybe skipped a year, I hope you attend. You, and more importantly your organization, will not be disappointed. This event has been described as "the Oscars for SE Michigan non-profits." Don't miss out on celebrating with your fellow fundraisers!

Enjoy the summer and the warm weather. My son has already started football practice- can't believe that fall is just around the corner... Hope to see you this fall at the NPD Dinner on November 9th!

Thank you for making our community a better place!  

Paul Miller, CFRE
AFP Greater Detroit Chapter

Ps: Visit for more information about National Philanthropy Day and AFP Greater Detroit upcoming events.

Mark Your Calendar for the 26th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner!NPD
Thursday, November 9, 2017

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.
Call for Distinguished Volunteers is Now Open!
Nominate a Deserving Individual or Organization!  

Submit Your Distinguished Volunteer
Is there a volunteer or board member at your organization that directly contributes to your success? One who inspires you with their passion and motivation for your cause? If so, then you have a DISTINGUISHED VOLUNTEER!

Please celebrate them, their commitment to your organization and philanthropy as a whole at the National Philanthropy Day dinner. For more information on submitting your Distinguished Volunteers, click here. Submit your Distinguished Volunteer form
by September 8th.

National Philanthropy Day Sponsorship Opportunities
Become a Sponsor 

We invite you to partner with AFP Greater Detroit to honor and recognize these awardees! For more information on how you can become a sponsor of National Philanthropy Day, click here. Confirm your commitment by completing our online sponsorship form

Questions? Please contact Rebecca Hepner, Sponsorship Chair at

Current NewsCurrent
Nike Community Store in Detroit to Give $50,000 to Local Organizations!

Nike has announced that applications for the 
next round of funding through the Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF) are now being accepted through July 31, 2017. The Community Store in Detroit will award a total of $50,000 via grants of $5,000 to $10,000 each to local organizations that are focused on getting kids active.

The online grant application along with the required information can be accessed at Please see their press release for more details.

Join AFP Greater DetroitJoin
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.

To join online, go to  For a list of AFP Membership Benefits, click here.  

Questions?  Call the AFP Membership Department at (800) 666-3863.
Programs Programs

Save the Date for Our 2017 Programs!

Ethics Workshop

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

Diversity & Inclusion Workshop

26th Annual National Philanthropy Day
November 9 at The Henry
Click here for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available for All Programs!Sponsorship

As a 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. 

Please contact Rebecca Hepner at for more information.
Job ListingsJobs

Have an open position you are looking to fill with a great development professional? 

Post your open position to the Greater Detroit Job Page and connect to over 375 qualified candidates. 

We'll even send your listing out via e-mail to all active AFP Greater Detroit members!

$100-AFP Great Detroit Members

Want more information? Click here to visit AFP Greater Detroit's job center or contact Leslie Carmona at

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