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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 led by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by a volunteer Chapter Administrator.

Please mark your calendar for November 12th, when we will celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD). NPD acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society. Each year AFP honors individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities and the world. For full details, click here. 

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

The NW Ohio AFP webinar series is made possible through a grant from Toledo Community Foundation.

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Oct 22 - Why and how to use social media
Please join us for this exciting webinar by Steven Shattuck. Did you know that 53% of donors lapse because of poor donor communication? Though social media usage has become pervasive among nonprofits, it is still used primarily for promotion. Those organizations who are utilizing networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show authentic and personalized appreciation to supporters are reaping the benefits of increased engagement and donor loyalty. ... more >
Oct 1 - Building a Culture of Diversity - Interpersonal Communication
Building a Culture of Diversity - Interpersonal Communication Dr. Shanda Gore Chief Diversity Officer Associate Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement ... more >
Sep 17 - AFP Chamberlain Scholarship Program
AFP Chamberlain Scholarship Program for the 2016 International Conference, March 20-22 in Boston, MA ... more >
Sep 2 - September Chapter Meeting
The Giving USA stats are what?! Join us to hear Laura MacDonald, CFRE, provide ideas for utilizing the Giving USA 2015 report in developing fundraising strategy your organization ... more >
Sep 1 - Webinar - Fundraising on a Shoestring
So you have to raise money because you have not staff to raise the money and you have no staff because there isn't enough money. It is actually possible to break out of this cycle! ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >
Nov 18 - Election Results Mean New Public Policy Opportunities for Philanthropy
(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 4, 2015 Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. What does his new government, along with his 30-member Cabinet, mean for fundraising and philanthropy? ... more >
Nov 18 - Celebrating National Philanthropy Every Day
In a moving tribute to National Philanthropy Day, Roger Ali, CFRE, chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, shares how we all can make a difference through small acts and a giving heart. ... more >