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July 2021

Friday Breakfast: Creating Your Post-COVID Personal Development Plan

Friday, July 9, 2021 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Presenter: Lon Swartzentruber, Design Group International Title: Creating Your Post-COVID Personal Development Plan As fundraising professionals it is important to personally reflect on why we do what we do. To a certain extent....what gets us up every morning and go…

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August 2021

Philanthropy in Communities of Color

Friday, August 6, 2021 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Author and consultant, Valaida Fullwood, will share best practices she has experienced while engaging donors of color in philanthropy, how to be an ally for fundraisers of color, and the evolution of Black Philanthropy Month. Bio: Valaida Fullwood is the…

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Networking and Book Signing with Chris Andrus

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Mitten Brewing, 527 Leonard St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Join AFP West Michigan on August 17, 2021 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at Mitten Brewing for networking and book signing with Chris Andrus.  Chris will be signing his book, "Dough Nation: How Pizza (and Small Businesses) Can Change the…

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Giving Black

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CELEBRATING THE PHILANTHROPIC CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN OUR COMMUNITY The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Michigan will be hosting a virtual panel discussion in celebration of Black Philanthropy Month on August 31 at 12pm.  Representatives from several West Michigan…

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September 2021

Navigating a Crisis

Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Crises happen. How we respond to them can make or break a brand, a business, even a career. Preparing a crisis plan and understanding how to address a crisis when it happens can help your team save the day. Join…

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AFP Book Club

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - Wednesday, October 27, 2021

AFPWM Book Club A group of non-profit professionals will get together over four sessions and discuss the book around a variety subjects including non-profits, fundraising, donors, leadership, and more. Attendees can expect a unique and intimate opportunity where they can…

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October 2021

Planned Giving – You wish your predecessor did it…

Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Planned Giving – You wish your predecessor did it so don’t let your successor down. Guest Speaker: Mike Goorhouse, Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area   Our society does not do well with delayed gratification, and fundraisers are no different.…

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November 2021

What’s right for the donor?

Friday, November 5, 2021 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

What's right for the donor? Using professional ethics to further your everyday work decisions and career. Presenter: Mark DeWitt, Senior Philanthropy Advisor at Hope College The donor I have been working with for years is now acting forgetful. The donor…

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January 2022

The Art of the Ask

Friday, January 7, 2022 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

The Art of the Ask Presented by Kristin Gootjes, The Breton Group.  The Brenton Group provides professional fund development consultation to help nonprofit organizations forward their mission, The event is free, but pre-registration is required by Wednesday before the Friday…

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February 2022

Stewardship: 7 Forms of Stewardship You May Miss

Friday, February 4, 2022 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Stewardship: 7 Forms of Stewardship You May Miss Guest Speaker: Lynn Ward Gray, Development Officer, Battle Creek Community Foundation Learn about 7 forms of stewardship you may miss when working with donors, nothing over the top, but will create a…

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