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Massive Fundraising- Massive FUN!
On May 8th, my fundraising development colleagues and I gathered for an all day workshop to enhance our skills and build a stronger community of like-minded professionals. The workshop was called Massive Fundraising and we received a massive amount of information to raise more $$$$ from Dr. Adrian Sargeant. 

Most importantly, the workshop was a winner! I drew this conclusion from, of course, the quality information shared by Dr. Sargeant. Also, I observed the room not buried head down in their smart phones but eyes front and center, totally engaged. Plus, it had an upbeat feel and the time just flew by. Massive FUN!

Thank you to the AFP Program Committee for providing such a quality program. As President and more importantly a proud member of the Greater Detroit AFP Chapter, I was very pleased that we had one of the great minds in modern fundraising speaking to our chapter. Thank you again, Program Committee; the massive FUN started with you guys!

If you have not been to an AFP Program this year, you're missing out. Join the fun! Help build your skill set (there is always room to grow/learn!) and make a new friend or two along the way by attending an AFP Program.

Now that warmer weather has arrived (well sort of!) and summer is on the horizon, don't forget to include in your summer plans some time with AFP to enhance your skills and your personal network. Check the website at for all the upcoming events.

Thank you for making our community a better place!

Paul Miller, CFRE
AFP Greater Detroit Chapter

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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. 

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

Save the Date for Our 2017 Programs!

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 organiz ation? with Richner & Richner
June 29, 8:30 AM at American Cancer Society

AFP GDC Connects
July 13, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
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

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

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

National Philanthropy Awards NominationsAwards

The 26th Annual National Philanthropy Day is the 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. We will be hosting National Philanthropy Day on Thursday, November 9th at The Henry in Dearborn.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Philanthropy Awards in eight award categories. Categories and criteria are outlined here. For a list of past awardees, click here.

Submit your nomination forms to the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter Office by Monday, June 12th!
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