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Call for Designs!CallDesigns
Submit Your Cover Design for the 2018 NPD Dinner!

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter invites design submissions for the 27th National Philanthropy Day Dinner. This event is AFP Greater Detroit's premier opportunity to celebrate and honor the passion, commitment and leadership of Southeastern Michigan's philanthropists, distinguished volunteers and fundraising professionals.

Designs must incorporate both the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter and National Philanthropy Day logos. The winning design will be used in all event marketing materials including: invitations, program book, and other support materials. 

The selected design winner will receive a $250 prize, credit in the event program, and two tickets to the National Philanthropy Day Dinner on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at The Henry in Dearborn.

For contest rules, logos, and to submit your design; click here.

Submission deadline is May 31, 2018.

Examples of previous National Philanthropy Day program covers are shown below.

Upcoming ProgramsPrograms
Giving USA 2018: What does it mean for you and your organization?
June 21, 8:00 - 9:45 AM 
at Alzheimer's Association- Greater Michigan Chapter
For more information and to register, click here

AFP Greater Detroit Chapter Meeting
June 28, 8:00 - 10:00 AM
at Detroit Public Television
For more information and to register, click here.

AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
July 19 & 20 (2-day course) 
at Hellenic Cultural Center
For more information and to register, click here

#MeToo Philanthropy:  The impact of #MeToo consciousness on the world of Philanthropy
August 16, 8:00 - 10:00 AM
For more information, click here.  Registration coming soon.
Call for Nominations! NPDawards2
Nominate a Deserving Individual or Organization!
The 27th 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 8th at The Henry in Dearborn.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Philanthropy Awards in eight award categories. Categories and criteria are outlined here. For a list of past awardees, click here.

Submit your nomination forms by Friday, May 25th!

It's a Great Time to Become a Member!  

In honor of our 58th Anniversary, AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional and Associate Member categories by June 30, 2018.

The discount applies to $50.00 off the International portion of the dues. Fill out the membership invitation as usual, but deduct $50.00 from the total and include this coupon* with your payment. 
*Coupon must be included with payment.

To join online, go to and use Promo Code: AFP2018

One coupon per new member. Expires June 30, 2018.

Questions, call the AFP Membership Department at (800) 666-3863.
#MeToo Philanthropy Program Survey... We Want Your Input!MeTooSurvey
Mark your calendar for a special AFP Greater Detroit Chapter program:

#MeToo Philanthropy
- the impact of #MeToo consciousness on the world of Philanthropy
August 16, 8:00 -10:00 AM 

The AFP Greater Detroit Chapter looks at the  work environment for philanthropy professionals in the field with donors and other stakeholders, and in the office with our co-workers. The program seeks to discover and share best practices and next steps to help an organization's employees successfully prepare or respond to #MeToo issues, such as:

Preparing   -   Avoiding   -   Deflecting   -   Responding   -   Restoring

Dr. Lee Meadows, Professor of Management, Walsh   College - moderator - and a panel including an attorney, an HR director, a non-profit organization CEO, and an AFP member with #MeToo related experiences both as a development professional and also as a manager of other development professionals, will address experiences shared by chapter members, including results of a member survey. Save the date!

The results of the brief survey below will guide the panel in addressing relevant topics and solutions. Thank you for your input!

Impact100 Oakland County to Award Three $90,000 Grants in 2018Impact100
Impact100 Oakland County, a women's grant-making organization, has announced that it will award three $90,000 grants this year to local nonprofits. Nonprofits are encouraged to submit applications for new programs, replication of successful programs, or expansion of existing programs that will make a demonstrable impact on the lives of people living in Oakland County. 

Deadline for letter of intent submission is May 18, 2018

For details about grant eligibility requirements and deadlines, visit us at: 

Creating Sustainable Funding from Individual Donors: A Proven Model  Benevon

In this highly engaging session, you will learn how to implement a systematic process for engaging and developing relationships with mission-focused individual donors. You'll learn how to create a culture of philanthropy in your organization, how to make your organization more visible in your community, and how to identify and cultivate individual donors who are passionate about your mission. Learn how this model has been customized and implemented with all types of nonprofit organizations. 

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Community Health & Social Services Center, 5635 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48209
Cost: Free to attend; please RSVP as space is limited
Who Should Attend: Key organizational leadership, including board members, executive director or CEO, development director, and volunteers
Questions: Contact Michelle Zendarski at 206-428-2144 or

Benevon trains and coaches nonprofit organizations to implement a mission-based system for raising sustainable funding from individual donors. This system ends the suffering about fundraising and builds passionate and committed lifelong donors. For more information, please visit
Don't Miss the Next CFRE Application Deadline: July 15CFREexam

If you've been finalizing your CFRE application, now is the time to polish it up and submit! 

Get yours in by the July 15 deadline to get one step closer to becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive. Once your application is approved, you'll be eligible to sit for the CFRE exam. 

Learn more at . 
Sponsorship Opportunities are Available for All Programs!SponsorOpps

As an AFP Greater Detroit program sponsor, you will show your organization's commitment to cultivating 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 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 AFP Greater Detroit Chapter job page and connect to nearly 400 chapter members and their networks of development professionals.

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

$100 AFP Greater Detroit Members
$200 Non-Members

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

A special thank you to  Non-Profit Personnel Network for sponsoring AFP- Greater Detroit Chapter's monthly job posting e-mails!

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