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Celebrate Philanthropy!
147 days and counting till the 26th Greater Detroit National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Dinner (Nov. 9th, The Henry, Dearborn ). NPD is now accepting award applications. What a great way to celebrate a donor or staff member of your organization who has made an impact - Celebrate Philanthropy! Find out more information on the NPD Awards here.

Second, highly consider attending the dinner - or better yet, sponsor a table. I know urgency is king in fundraising so here is a little dose of urgency to see if I can jump-start you into action! The Henry's ballroom is smaller than our previous venue - we may sell out! So don't wait to RSVP your organization. Become a sponsor and secure your table here.

For those organizations that have not attended or maybe skipped a year, I hope you attend. You and your organization will not be disappointed. I have heard others say this event is like the Oscars for Southeast Michigan nonprofits. Celebrate Philanthropy with your fellow fundraisers!

Enjoy the summer and the warm weather - I just saw an ad for the Lions Football Season; fall is not that far behind! 147 days to National Philanthropy Day. Hope to see you there to Celebrate Philanthropy!

Thank you for making our community a better place!

Paul Miller, CFRE
AFP Greater Detroit Chapter

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 NPD Award Nominations!
Nominate a Deserving Individual or Organization!  

Award Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Philanthropy Awards in eight award categories.  Celebrate or honor an individual or organization today!  Categories and criteria are outlined here . For a list of past awardees, click here .

Submit your nomination forms by Monday, June 19th!

Questions?  Please contact Steve Ragan, chair of the 2017 National Philanthropy Day Awards Committee at
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 here

Questions? Please contact Rebecca Hepner, Sponsorship Chair at
Call for Designs
We invite you to submit a design for the 26th Annual National Philanthropy Day dinner event materials. Designs must include both the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter and National Philanthropy Day Logos and should be submitted in a high resolution JPEG or PDF format. The winning design will be used on all marketing pieces, such as the invitation, program book and other materials. Winner must agree to release copyright to the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter. By submitting your design you agree that AFP Greater Detroit Chapter has the right to adapt the selected design to event materials.

The National Philanthropy Day Planning Committee will select the winner, who will receive a $250 prize and two tickets to the dinner, scheduled for Thursday, November 9, 2017, at The Henry in Dearborn.

Submit your design and form by Friday, June 23.

For more information and to submit your design, click here for the submission form. Winning designs from previous years are included below.

Join AFP Greater DetroitJoin
It's a Great Time to Become a Member!
$50 Professional & Associate New Member Discount!
In honor of our 57th Anniversary, AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional and Associate Member categories by June 30, 2017. 

To join online, go to and use Promo Code: JUNE2017

One coupon per new member. Expires June 30, 2017

Questions, call the AFP Membership Department at (800) 666-3863.
Programs Programs

Save the Date for Our 2017 Programs!

Giving USA 2017: What does it mean for you and your organiz ation? with Richner & Richner
June 29, 8:30 AM at American Cancer Society

CFRE Refresher Course
July 13-14 at American Cancer Society
Click here for more information and to register.  
Register by June 20th.

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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