Committees

Get involved with AFP Greater Detroit!
Seize the opportunity to join one of the 2023 AFP Greater Detroit Chapter Committees and you'll grow and improve our chapter, promote ethics and values, put on memorable programs, and help advancement professionals learn from industry leaders (and each other) while gaining experience in new areas of fundraising. Everyone in AFP leads busy lives but committee participation is reasonable, doable, and worth it beyond measure.  For more information on joining a committee, please contact the committee chair or vice-chair on the Committee Leadership page.


I.D.E.A. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access) Strategic Objectives
1. Increasing numbers of diverse participants that are engaged with the chapter. Engagement shall be defined as: 
     a. The recruitment of diverse individuals in general membership 
     b. The diverse make-up and participants of committees  
     c. The diverse make-up of the board 
2. Fundraisers in the greater Detroit area have access to the knowledge and skills to increase IDEA in their organizations.  

Membership Strategic Objectives
1. Fundraisers will have a greater understanding of the value of membership.
2. Members in the chapter will better represent and understand the diverse fundraising community in Metro Detroit. 
3. Our chapter retains and grows membership to position itself as the preeminent philanthropic organization in the community. 

National Philanthropy Day

1. The public in the greater Detroit area increasingly appreciates and understands the role and value of philanthropy and volunteerism 
2. Distinguished volunteers and award winners are appropriately recognized for their accomplishments at NPD 
3. Obtain sponsorships and donations in support of AFP Greater Detroit Chapter 

Education and Programs Strategic Objectives
Fundraisers demonstrate a high standard of professionalism:  
1. They are ethical and credible 
2. They are knowledgeable 
3. They are donor and community centered  

Finance
Coming soon.

Marketing & Communications
Coming soon.

Fisher Fellows & Mentorship
The Marjorie S. Fisher Fellows program strives to educate and empower the future generation of fundraisers in the region and is supported through the generosity of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation. The Mentorship Committee is responsible for developing a comprehensive mentoring program. Mentoring is categorically a benefit of membership; therefore only members of the Greater Detroit Chapter may participate in the mentoring program. 

Governance
Oversees the governance of the chapter, including bylaws, board policies, nominations, recruitment, orientation, board development, board self-evaluation, and structure.