AFPWM positively impacts our philanthropic community by connecting and educating people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising.

Start your day early with fundraising friends and colleagues. Join the Women in Development on fourth Thursdays and the AFP West Michigan Professionals Breakfast Group on second Fridays of each month, See schedules and details in Events.

Always wanted to certify your credentials? Join us for the Certiied Fund Raising Executive Review Course on September 16-17. See details below!  

Hear Tom Ahern's Storytelling for Fundraisers on September 9! See details below.

National Philanthropy Day is November 17! Mark your calendars and save the date.

AFPWM has been recognized as a 10 Star Chapter! Read more here.


Next-Level Fundraising with Nonprofit Psychology

The truth is, this Freudian stereotype is only one part of a much larger field of study. To boil it down, psychology is simply the study of why....

How to Predict What You'll Raise by Year-End

Here’s a way to predict what your year-end fundraising results might look like. Now, to be clear, you’ll still have to work. Results don’t just...

Fundraising Events: The 10-Step Guide to Planning Your Own

Curious about the steps before we dive in? Here they are, all 10 of them:

Step 1: Decide the type of event that’s right for your nonprofit.

Is Pokemon Go The Latest Shiny, New Toy?

The question nonprofits can ask themselves is, how can we as a change agent use the concept of augmented reality to further our mission? Perhaps the mission is...


AFP After Hours

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

4-7 pm

Hosted by: AFP West Michigan

AFP After Hours 

Tuesday, August 30

Come in from the heat and network after...

Lakeshore Development Professionals Group - Holland, MI

Thursday, September 08, 2016


This informal group is an opportunity to enjoy breakfast together, problem solve, share educational offerings and discuss tips and tricks that are working....

Storytelling for Fundraisers

Friday, September 09, 2016

7 am to 9 am

Hosted by: AFP West Michigan and AFP West Michigan Professionals Breakfast Group

Storytelling for Fundraisers

CFRE Review Course

Friday, September 16, 2016

8 am to 5 pm

Hosted by: AFP West Michigan

Certified Fund Raising Executive Review Course

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AFP - West Michigan Chapter

P.O. Box 6302 /  Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6302

P: 616-222-6144  / F: 616-732-4481

For more information contact Deb O'Donnell.

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