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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

The deadline to apply for scholarships for membership to the national and local chapters of AFP conclude on December 31st. To learn how about the scholarships and for the criteria and application, click here.

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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Dec 10 - Asking for Gifts: How to Never, Ever Get Turned Down
Save March 20th on your calendar for this incredible workshop! ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP OH, Northwest Chapter: December 2014 AFP Luncheon and Program
Join us for the last AFP Chapter meeting of the year. ... more >
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 >
Dec 17 - IRA Rollover Approved by Congress, Heads to White House For Signing
(Dec. 17, 2014) With the White House threatening a veto of a bill to make the IRA Charitable Rollover and other provisions permanent, Congress turns to a one-year extenders package. ... more >
Dec 17 - BE the CAUSE Campaign Chapter Results!
Thanks to the efforts of your chapter, our collaborative BE the CAUSE Campaign has raised $405,734 in gifts and pledges from 4,872 donors as of December 15, 2014. This represents 87% percent of our $465,750 goal. So far, 63 chapters have met or exceeded their campaign goals and another 42 chapters are within $250 of their goals. ... more >
Dec 17 - Top Ten (Week of December 17, 2014): You Need Data Nerds!
(Dec. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including the motivations of NextGen donors; more #GivingTuesday roundups; questioning nonprofit sustainability; the state of disaster philanthropy; when to make transformative changes; six degrees of major gift fundraising; and more! ... more >
Dec 17 - Charitable Giving, Donor Retention Levels Increasing, Reaching Near Pre-Recession Levels
(Dec. 17, 2014) For the fourth consecutive year, charitable organizations across the U.S. saw growth in both the level of funds they raised, as well as how well they retained donors from year to year, according the 2014 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >
Dec 10 - AFP Toronto Chapter Celebrates 20th Anniversary Milestone
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter has honoured staff member Cynthia Quigley by establishing a bursary fund in her name. Read on to find out more. ... more >