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President's MessagePresident
Giving Thanks!!

AFP Greater Detroit Chapter is strong because of you, its members. I am thankful for all you do for the chapter and the surrounding community. Without quality, mission driven fundraising professionals, where would our community, state and world be?! I am thankful for all you do!!

Enjoy the Holiday Season with your friends, family, and of course, DONORS! I look forward to another powerful year full of stories of positive impact throughout the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter landscape. You - the fundraiser - make it happen for the nonprofits you serve; keep it up!! I am thankful for all you do!

FYI, Oakland University has recently launched a brand new student chapter of AFP. We're very excited to be partnering to usher in the next phase of nonprofit professionals to continue making our region the best it can be. Find out more below.

Thank you for making our community a better place!  Happy fall and fast-approaching Thanksgiving!

Paul Miller, CFRE
AFP Greater Detroit Chapter
National Philanthropy Day- Get Your Tickets Now!NPD

Join us as we celebrate philanthropy and volunteerism throughout our community at this dinner and recognition program.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
The Henry | Dearborn

Click here for more information.

Tickets are available until October 31, 2017.
A special thank you to our Diamond and Platinum sponsors for the National Philanthropy Day Dinner!  We greatly appreciate your continued support!

Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Nominations for the 2018 AFP GDC Board of Directors Now OpenBoardNoms

The Committee on Directorship is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Chapter Board of Directors. Nominees must be current members and interested in participating in the leadership of our chapter. You may nominate yourself. Final vote for the 2018 board slate will take place at our annual meeting on December 7th.

If you would like more information on our Chapter's board responsibilities, or would like to submit a nomination, please contact Paula Brown, Committee on Directorship Chair, at by November 10th
Tell Us What You Would Like to See in 2018!Survey

By participating in AFP Detroit's Annual Survey you can help provide valuable information and feedback regarding your experience with AFP this year, and help us plan for next year. The survey shouldn't take more than 3 minutes of your time.  

BE the CAUSE... Your Gift Can Make a DifferenceBeCause

Our chapter can take pride in the fact that 100% of our board has made a gift to the BE the CAUSE Campaign. Passion, purpose and pride not only drive what we do, but why we do it.

My fellow Board members and I invite you to join us by making a gift to the 2017 BE the CAUSE Campaign in support of our chapter and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. Your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy will help support local, national and international programs, such as Diversity & Inclusion, Professional Development, and research.

Please visit to learn more and to donate!

Thank you,
Ryan Dinkgrave, AFP Greater Detroit Board Member

AFP Collegiate ChapterCollegiate

We are excited to announce the AFP Greater Detroit  Chapter's commitment to sponsor the Oakland University Collegiate Chapter which was launched this fall. Please join me in welcoming the collegiate chapter and the members who will be participating in networking events, educational programing and volunteering on committees as they build experience and develop professionally to prepare for careers in the nonprofit sector. Watch for more news and updates about the collegiate chapter activity and ways to get involved. Please contact Yvonne Lindstrom, AFP Greater Detroit Chapter Professional Advisor ( if you would like to learn more about the collegiate chapter and for more information about ways to participate with the upcoming professionals in our area.

AFP's future is in the students attending colleges and universities across the globe, learning how to operate and fund charities and nonprofit organizations. AFP has an obligation to promote and encourage the active involvement of college and university students in philanthropy, the nonprofit sector and the profession of ethical fundraising. The Collegiate Chapter Program is an important part of the AFP Membership Division's professional pipeline program to attract people to the profession. The membership division supports Youth in Philanthropy, the Collegiate Chapter Program and the Young Professional Member program.

Local OpportunitiesLocal
Michigan Non-Profit Association offering scholarships to 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 here to learn more.   If your organization is not a MNA member, click here to learn more.

Programs Programs

Save the Date for Upcoming Programs!

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

CFRE Roundtable: Building a Strong Philanthropy Team
November 16 at Oakland University
Click here for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available for 2018 Programs!Sponsorship

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. 

Please contact Rebecca Hepner at for more information.
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