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

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

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Stewardship of Donor Advised Fund Gifts

posted Saturday, January 14, 2017 by Katie Hop

The surge in donors giving through donor advised funds is real and palpable in our industry. In fact, the largest funds have made large leaps in the amounts they hold in their coffers and the industry is taking bold notice.

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Tagged: donor advised funds; donor advised funds

How being a fundraising professional set me up for dating

posted Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Katie Hop

A year ago I found myself suddenly single.  As I dipped my toe back in the dating pool after a 25-year absence I discovered something:  my development background made me better equipped to date.

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Tagged: donor relations donor

Women In Development Calendar

posted Thursday, January 5, 2017 by Catherine Rogg

Each month Women in Development prepares a fundraising calendar to help in future planning and to inform the philanthropic community about activities and events in West Michigan. 

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Revenue Hurt By Staff Turnover, Aging Donors

posted Friday, December 9, 2016 by Katie Hop

Greater than half (54 percent) of fundraising organizations polled have not been able to increase the overall percentage of revenue from fundraising during the past three years. An aging donor base and turnover among fundraising staffs pose further challenges to come.

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Tagged: donor giving nonprofit times

13 Ways to Increase Donations this Holiday Season

posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Katie Hop

Over 50 percent of all nonprofits receive the majority of their annual funding during the holiday season. Is your organization poised to maximize year-end donations?

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Tagged: nonprofit hub year-end giving

#GivingTuesday Keeps Getting Better

posted Monday, December 5, 2016 by Katie Hop

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any bigger, #GivingTuesday 2016 raised $168 million, crushing last year’s $116 million tally.

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Tagged: fundraising classy #givingtuesday

National Philanthropy Day Invocation

posted Monday, November 21, 2016 by Katie Hop

Did you love the invocation at National Philanthropy Day? Find it here!

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Tagged: npd npd 2016

NPD AFP Membership Coupon

posted Saturday, November 12, 2016 by Catherine Rogg

Enjoy a $50 discount in recognition of National Philanthropy Day!

 

 

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Become a Mentor! Be a Mentee!

posted Sunday, November 6, 2016 by Katie Hop

The AFP West Michigan Chapter Mentorship program is here!

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Save the Date!

posted Monday, October 31, 2016 by Katie Hop

Telling Stories that Inspire Giving!

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