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Happy New Year!

If your schedule is anything like mine, I know your year is off to a busy start and your to-do list is growing daily. Perhaps you are working on your resolutions for 2018 or have already accomplished or given up on some. If your resolutions include enriching your fundraising career in some way, I encourage you to take an active role in your Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter (AFP-GDC).

Members who become involved with chapter committees find their AFP memberships more fulfilling, and that the benefits go far beyond continuing education. Committee work offers experience and develops skills that can enhance your current role and prepare you for your next one. The relationships formed provide an invaluable source of expertise, support, encouragement, and sometimes friendship.

I am excited to be starting my term as the AFP-GDC president, and thank our Immediate Past President Paul Miller for his exemplary leadership over the past two years. I would also like to acknowledge outgoing 2017 board members Paula Brown, Kelly Conway, Tanya Griffith and Dan Jenuwine for their dedicated service and commitment to the chapter. Each of them chaired a committee and contributed their vast and unique talents to help make the chapter the resource for fundraising professionals in metro-Detroit.

We have ten returning board members and ten brand new board members eager to shape the chapter over the next year. Make your voice heard and explore committee opportunities by contacting the committee chairs listed here. There are key roles available in several areas, particularly those in support of the National Philanthropy Day Dinner, Sponsorship, Marketing and Communications, Membership, and Ethics committees. Feel free to reach out to me as well!


Tricia Brosnahan, CFRE
President, AFP Greater Detroit Chapter
2018 Programs SurveyProgSurvey
Your program committee recently took time to gather for a planning session and we are thrilled to invite you to provide your feedback on how we can continue to improve programs in 2018. Please take a moment to complete this survey.

Click here to take the survey

We appreciate your feedback and look forward to a great 2018 programming year.
Sponsorship Opportunities are Available for 2018 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 at for more information.
BE the CAUSE... Your Gift Can Make a Difference!BeTheCause

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 2018 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
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 Great Detroit Members

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

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

Check out these exciting job postings:

Development Manager- Operations
Covenant House Michigan
Grants Manager
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Senior Development Officer- Dearborn
Beaumont Foundation on behalf of Non Profit Personnel Network

Annual Giving Manager
Detroit Zoological Society
Director of Individual Philanthropy
Detroit Zoological Society
Foundation Relations Manager
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan

Marketing Associate
Judson Center
Major Gift Officer
Wayne State University
Communications & Social Media Manager
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Lourdes University
Grant Writer & Administrator
United Methodist Retirement Community Foundation

Regional Philanthropy Officer
American Red Cross
Special Events Manager
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan
Chief Development Officer
Michigan Opera Theatre
Manager of Foundation & Corporate Relations
Michigan Opera Theatre

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