AFP MI, Greater Detroit Chapter: Philanthropic Trends - Funders PanelFebruary 19, 2013
Summary of event:
This was a truly spectacular event! The 100 attendees networked with today’s trendsetters, forged new partnerships, and gained rare insight into the rapidly changing future of the dynamic development arena!
Take away messages you won’t want to miss included:
- Andrew Watt, President & CEO -- Collaboration with other organizations is now vital for success. NPOs (nonprofit organizations) must begin to aggressively partner and leverage the assets of their communities to maximize impact and gain donor support. In addition, future fundraisers will look very different from today’s professionals and will be adept at identifying different types of funding sources from both nonprofits and for-profit organizations.
- Laura Trudeau, The Kresge Foundation--Grantors and funders have embarked on a new, and vastly different direction by supporting programs and initiatives that focus on eliminating the root causes of systemic issues, such as homelessness and hunger.
- Robin Ferriby, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, NPOs get into trouble when they stray from their mission. Also, as the lines between what for-profits and nonprofits do begin to blur, nonprofits must actively engage their supporters and communities in dialogue about the multiple roles that nonprofits can play.
- Jamie Shea, Mission Throttle – Fundraisers need to be creative regarding how they mobilize community resource’s to raise capital for NPOs. Low interest loans made by funders to nonprofits are now a fast growing trend. In addition, nonprofits will also become funders (e.g. low interest loans) in an effort to generate a greater return on investment.
- Donna Murray-Brown, Michigan Nonprofit Association – Nonprofits must partner with other organizations in their communities to develop alternatives to solving systemic problems.
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Private complimentary reception for AFP members following
$35 members; $55 non members
The Westin Southfield Detroit - Algonquin A&B
1500 Town Center
Southfield, MI 48075
Complimentary parking is available in the parking structure attached to the hotel.
Moderator: Paula Brown, CFRE, Chief Development Officer, Starfish Family Services
Andrew Watt, President and CEO of AFP International, will be visiting Detroit to share his experiences with philanthropic trends nationally and globally. He will be joined by key metro Detroit philanthropic leaders, Robin Ferriby, Vice President of Philanthropic Services for the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Donna Murray-Brown, Senior Director, Capacity Building and Director of the Metro Detroit Partnership, at the Michigan Nonprofit Association, Jamie Shea, Strategy Development, with Mission Throttle and Laura Trudeau, Senior Program Director, from The Kresge Foundation, to share insights of the present and predictions for the future! The discussion will offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions to some of the most influential people in local fundraising.
This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the leaders of the international fundraising community. AFP is the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world and has 30,000 members in more than 200 chapters. In his role, Andrew serves on the board of directors for AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada, and also leads the association's professional staff in Arlington, Va.; Toronto, Ontario and Mexico City.
You will not want to miss this exceptional panel of metro Detroit philanthropic leaders and Andrew Watt, President and CEO of AFP International. Register on site for this enlightening discussion.
Schedule of Events:
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Registration & Networking
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Funders Panel
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AFP Members Reception