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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Reflection on an AFP GVSU Collegiate Chapter Panel Discussion

posted Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by Katie Hop

An AFP GVSU Collegiate Chapter member reflects on an AFP panel discussion. 

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Diverse Communities Scholarship Program

posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by Katie Hop

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to once again offer the Diverse Communities Scholarship program for members of diverse communities to attend the AFP International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans, LA, April 15-17, 2018.  The application process will open September 1 – October 31, 2017. 

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2018 Chamberlain Scholarship Now Open!

posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by Katie Hop

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is again proud to announce the Chamberlain Scholarship program for the 2018 AFP International Fundraising Conference. 

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Grant Opportunities

posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by Katie Hop

Through the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund provides grants up to $25,000 to projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups and citizens of different cultural backgrounds. 

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AFPWM Honored as Ten Star Gold Chapter

posted Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by Katie Hop

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) West Michigan has been named a 2016 Ten Star GOLD Chapter.

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Tagged: afpinternational afp west michigan ten star gold

AFPWM is Awarded the 2016 Friends of Diversity Designation!

posted Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by Katie Hop

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) West Michigan has been named a 2016 Friends of Diversity Designation Chapter.

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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