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 Certified Fund Raising Executive Review Course on September 16-17. 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.


[PODCAST] Donor Relationships, Donor Retention and Donor Choice | Ft. Adrian Sargeant

In this episode of the Hubcast, we sat down with renowned author, philanthropist and motivational speaker, Dr. Adrian Sargeant, to talk about the biggest issue...

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.


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

This Event Registration is now Closed!

Tom Ahern,

Kalamazoo After Hours

Thursday, September 15, 2016

5:00-6:30 pm

Hosted by: AFP West Michigan

AFP After Hours in Kalamazoo 

Calling all fundraisers eager to make new contacts and renew friendships with our Southwest Michigan and Lakeshore...

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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