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Dear AFP Greater Detroit Chapter Members and Friends,

I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to all who contributed to making the November 8 National Philanthropy Day (NPD) dinner a wonderful celebration. The event was a tremendous success for the chapter and the evening was a great tribute to all who drive philanthropy in our region. Congratulations and thank you once again to the many Distinguished Volunteers and awardees in eight major categories who were honored.  Each of you are an inspiration!

As you know, it takes a team effort to pull off an event of such scale.  Thank you again, and hats off to the volunteer leaders and committees who made this event possible: Sommer Brock and the entire NPD Planning Committee; Steve Ragan and the entire NPD Awards Committee; Rebecca Hepner and the Sponsorship Committee, which includes the chapter Board of Directors; and of course, our tireless chapter management staff.

We'll wrap up the chapter events for the year with the annual meeting on December 6, featuring keynote speaker Matthew VanBesien, President of University Musical Society.  Matthew's journey to the University of Michigan is an interesting one, and I hope you will join your AFP colleagues for some inspiration and a little break during the busy fourth quarter.

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!





Tricia Brosnahan, CFRE
President, AFP Greater Detroit Chapter
Thank you to everyone that joined us at the 27th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner. Please enjoy the photos from this year's event through the links below.


27th Annual  National Philanthropy Day Dinner

Thursday, November 8, 2018
The Henry | Dearborn


A special thank you to our 2018 National Philanthropy Day Dinner sponsors!  We greatly appreciate your support! 


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AFP Greater Detroit Call for Committee Members CmtMbr

Have you been considering getting involved with an AFP GDC committee?  Members  who become involved find their 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.

We hope that everyone will get involved!  If you have questions about any of the committees, please contact the appropriate chair or vice chair below.  

BE THE CAUSE CAMPAIGN

Chair: Ryan Dinkgrave
(734) 968-7607
Vice Chair: Avni Thomas
(248) 281-2044
CFRE/ACFRE ROUNDTABLE COMMITTEE

Chair: Melissa Weisse, CFRE
(248)659-5029
Vice Chair: Angie Schmucker, CFRE
(248) 268-8528
COMMITTEE ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Chair: Paula Durant
(248) 283-5633

COMMITTEE ON DIRECTORSHIP

Chair: Paul Miller, CFRE
248-281-2045
Vice Chair: Tricia Brosnahan, CFRE
(734) 642-2232 
I.D.E.A. (INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND ACCESS)

Chair: MiVida Burrus, MBA
(313) 872-6910

ETHICS COMMITTEE

Chair: Dan Alpert
(248) 305-3702

MARJORIE S. FISHER FELLOWS

Chair: Sam Young
(313) 625-1369 
Vice Chair: Ashley Calhoun
(313) 577-4687
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Diane Gulyas, M.P.A., CFRE
(313) 593-5504 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Chair: Kristin Rossi
(248) 996-1063
Vice Chair: Jennifer Stark
(248) 893-3538
MENTORSHIP AFP

Chair: Helen Starman
(734) 761-2796
Vice Chair: Thomas Sommer, CFRE
(516) 592-0237
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY

Chair: Sommer Brock, CFRE
(248) 645-3137
Vice Chair: Avram Kluger
(248) 204-2304 
NPD AWARDS COMMITTEE

Chair: Steve Ragan
(248) 872-6900
Co-Chair: Ryan Daly
PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Chair: Bobie Clement, CFRE 
(248) 281-7252
Vice Chair: Stacey Anderson
(616) 481-9632
SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE

Chair: Rebecca A. Hepner, CFRE
(248) 892-6355
Vice Chair: Steve Ragan
(248) 872-6900
Upcoming Programs
 
CFRECFRE Roundtable: Supercharge Your Organization's Digital Presence
November 29, 8:00 - 10:00 AM
at Alzheimer's Association 

Speaker
Helen Harding ( more about Helen)
Senior Director of Annual Giving & Membership
Alumni Association of the University of Michigan

All welcome!

Whether your organization has 10 employees or 1,000 employees, there are best practices for non-profits to share. This discussion will include growing your e-mail base and social following, capturing data points that work for your organization, website 101 for on-line giving and examples of on-line fundraising that works for your organization. For CFRE and those interested in the designation.

For more information, click here.

Member: $35
Non-Member: $50

 
AnnMtgAnnual Meeting & Luncheon
December 6, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
at MSU Management Education Center  

Speaker
Matthew VanBesien (more about Matthew)
President of the University Musical Society University of Michigan  

It's time to celebrate! Join the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter as we celebrate the achievements of our members over the past year and look forward to the successes of 2019. 

For more information, click here.

Member: $50 
Non-Member: $75 

Job Listings Jobs
Job Seekers
Looking for a new opportunity? Click here  to see available positions.

Employers
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 PDurant@michiganhumane.org.

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


Join AFP Greater Detroit- It's a Great Time to Become a Member!Join

In honor of National Philanthropy Day, AFP is offering a $50 discount to new members joining in the Professional and Associate Member categories by November 30, 2018.

Fill out the membership invitation as usual, but deduct $50 from the total and include this coupon with your payment.

To join online, go to www.afpglobal.org and us Promo Code: NPD2018.

Questions? Call the AFP Membership Department at (800) 666-3863.

Please note the discount is good for new members in the professional and associate category only.  One coupon per new member. Expires November 30, 2018.
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