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Feb. 26 2016 Ten Star for 2015

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.

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

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Mar 9 - March 23, 2016 Chapter Luncheon Meeting
Topic: Fundraising for the Latino Community - the Challenges and Opportunities ... more >
Jan 8 - AFP January 27th Chapter Meeting
While still containing money (the plastic kind at least), the wallet held by today’s donor only slightly resembles that of their parents. And while some of our nonprofits may choose to lament these changes, others see immense opportunity for success and real mission transformation. As nonprofit consultants, our team is close to the pulse of the sector. By listening to nonprofits and monitoring how donors are responding to our clients, we understand how to raise money, motivate donors’ decisions and organize scarce resources for impact. And we’re constantly evaluating our efforts against the changing landscape to distinguish fleeting trends from actual paradigm shifts and shape best practices that are vital to your work. Join us to explore the “wallet” concept and embrace this new era of giving. This presentation has been approved for 1 CFRE point. ... more >
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 19 - Gaining Actionable Insights For Your Charity
Now available! The 2015 What Canadian Donors Want user-friendly data template. Read on for more information. ... more >
Oct 19 - Trillium Foundation’s CEO Inspires Diversity Fellows on Inclusion, Leadership, Tenacity
This mantra is one of the thoughts that Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) CEO Andrea Cohen Barrack shared at the summer social for the 2016 Fellows of the Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship. Held at William’s Landing in downtown Toronto, the event featured Barrack’s insights into leadership, growth and how tenacity helped her persevere through the many obstacles she faced along the way. ... more >
Oct 18 - Three Steps to a Fantastic Board Retreat
(Oct. 17, 2016) Missed Amy Eisenstein’s recent webinar on Three Steps to a Fantastic Board Retreat? You can still order the archived webinar and learn from her vast knowledge and experience, and we’ve got Amy’s five questions with AFP below for even more insight. ... more >
Oct 18 - Building a Holistic Approach to Grant Seeking
(Oct. 17, 2016) It’s tricky – we know that nonprofits can’t live on grants alone, yet there is over 50 billion dollars awarded every year through foundations and corporate grants. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Cindy Adams, CEO of GrantStation, about what goes into investing in a healthy grant program, the subject of her upcoming webinar, Building a Holistic Approach to Grant Seeking on October 24. ... more >
Oct 17 - Public Policy Update: Opportunities to Contribute to Public Policy and Public Debate!
(Oct. 17, 2016) Take note of these opportunities to participate and have your voice heard. Whether the topic is political activities by charities or the impact of CASL on the nonprofit sector, your perspective matters! ... more >