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Welcome to the AFP Northwest Ohio Chapter Website!
The Northwest Ohio Chapter was founded in 1987 to serve non-profit development professionals throughout Northwest Ohio. The Chapter is based in Toledo and has approximately 120 members.  Our chapter is lead by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by a volunteer Chapter Administrator.

Annually, we host a wide variety of professional development and education programs open to both AFP members and community participants. We also offer membership scholarships and host our community’s National Philanthropy Day celebration each November.

We communicate with our members and the community through this website and our monthly email correspondence. To join the email list, please send a message to

Thank you for visiting our Chapter’s website.  Please do not hesitate to contact one of the Committee Chairs or an Executive Committee Member if you have any questions regarding membership or programs. Additionally, our Chapter Administrator can be reached at


NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY was a wonderful day. To see a list of all of the awardees, please click here. We would like to thank all of our sponsors. Please click here to see a list of 2014 NPD Sponsors.

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Oct 16 - Please join us for the Nov. 6th AFP Webinar - Building Donor Loyalty: How to Double Your Major Gift Revenue
Whether you have no staff or a 10-person development team, an effective major gift program can bring in more revenue than any other fundraising strategy. A healthy major gift program can bring in 80% of an organization's revenue. The key to success lies in donor retention... ... more >
Oct 14 - 2015 Slate of Officers and Directors
The Chapter’s Committee on Directorship is pleased to recommend the following Slate of Officers to serve a one-year term of office for 2015. ... more >
Oct 9 - AFP OH, Northwest Chapter: October 2014 AFP Luncheon and Program
October 22 Membership Meeting Topic: Recognizing Ethical Dilemmas: A Case Study Approach to Learning the AFP Code of Ethical Principles ... more >
Sep 24 - Scholarship Opportunity to AFP International Conference
AFP Chamberlain Scholarship Program for the 2015 International Conference, March 29-31 in Baltimore, MD ... more >
Sep 17 - AFP Membership Discount
In honor of National Philanthropy Day® AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional or Associate member categories by November 30, 2014! ... more >
Nov 19 - Top Ten (Week of November 17, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to guard privacy on the Internet; the fundamentals of crowdfunding; solving the great mysteries of donor retention; more lessons in nonprofit storytelling; a discussion on the limitations of strategic philanthropy; and more! ... more >
Nov 19 - Joy McKee Becomes ACFRE Number 102
In October, Joy McKee, manager of annual and special giving at the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey, became the 102nd person to earn ACFRE certification. ... more >
Nov 12 - Top Ten (Week of November 10, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Nov. 10, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including the tactics of collaboration; why nonprofit should participate in #GivingTuesday (and might we suggest, National Philanthropy Day!); more about Bitcoin (you know what you want to use it); ways to thank big donors; using the Wordifier (we love that name!) and more! ... more >