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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 nwoafp@gmail.com.

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 nwoafp@gmail.com.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! This is your chance to apply for a scholarship for the 2015 AFP International Conference. For full details and the scholarship application, click here.

 

JOIN US FOR NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY - Thursday, November 13. To see the list of awardees, for ticket information, sponsorship, and more, please click here to go to the National Philanthropy Day website.


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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 >
Oct 23 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2013
(May 13, 2014) More than 63 percent of fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada saw their average incomes rise in 2013, even as average salaries fell by nearly eight percent compared to 2012, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study. ... more >
Oct 23 - Explore AFP’s Special Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers (Updated October 23, 2014)
The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help members carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. ... more >
Oct 22 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >
Oct 21 - Top Ten (Week of October 20, 2014): Influencing Donors’ Gut Reactions to Solicitations
(Oct. 20, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including a new guide to choosing online giving platforms; sizing up your annual report; new ways to create highly committed donors; a new service providing free graphic design to nonprofits and more!Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to become more attuned to your donors; how to know just enough about website coding to talk with a designer or programmer; gender-based solicitations; one fundraiser’s work in a year to build a more diverse fundraising program and more! ... more >
Oct 21 - Get FIT and Improve Your Fundraising: The FEP’s Fundraising Fitness Test
(Oct. 22, 2014) Erik Daubert, chair of the Growth in Giving Initiative (GiGi)and the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Advisory Board, talks about the latest free resource from the FEP, the Fundraising Fitness Test, and what it can mean for your organization. ... more >