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

Thank you to NPD 2016 Grand Sponsor!

Thank you to NPD 2016 Grand Sponsor!

National Philanthropy Day is November 17! Register here!

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


Upcoming Event: Indispensable: How Philanthropy Fuels American Success - Karl Zinsmeister

Lecture Summary
Philanthropy in America is a bursting, bubbling impulse that has vital effects on almost every sector of our society....

Two Grant Opportunities

The Laura Jane Musser Fund will be accepting proposals for their Rural Initiative grant round. Program planning grants up to $5,000 and Program implementation...

Direct Mail Really Is Not Dead

While the eulogy may be written and the gravestone carved, wait just a moment before you start playing that funeral dirge, because direct mail is not dead. While...

Where You Should be Spending the Most Time with Donors

You wouldn’t waste your time trying to convince somebody they needed something if their heart just wasn’t in it. But too often, we ignore that logic...


Women in Development (WID)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

7:45 am

The Women in Development (WID) group meets for breakfast, networking and support. There are no dues, no rules and no obligation. You only pay for your own breakfast...

AFP Development Professionals Breakfast Group

Friday, October 07, 2016

7:30 - 9:00 am

Seven Principles of Nonprofit Marketing

October 7, 2016

Guest Speakers: Nicole LeBlanc, Rachel Send...

Successful Fundraising Partnerships

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

11:30 am- 1:30 pm

Hosted by: AFP West Michigan

Get a glimpse of how two unlikely organizations succeeded in working together to fundraise for a world premiere event.  In...

Lakeshore Development Professionals Group - Holland, MI

Thursday, October 13, 2016


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

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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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