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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.

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.

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


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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 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 out....now what?! Join us to hear Laura MacDonald, CFRE, provide ideas for utilizing the Giving USA 2015 report in developing fundraising strategy your organization ... more >
Feb 8 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Feb. 8, 2016) The newest AFP Canada toolkit walks you through the process of working with government officials on behalf of your charity and/or the issue it represents. Now, the question is, are you ready to start using the information to further GR public policy relevant to the nonprofit sector? ... more >
Feb 8 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
Feb 2 - AFP Top Ten (Week of February 3, 2016): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Feb. 3, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. This week’s top ten includes discussions on relationship fundraising (from Adrian Sargeant); revising and reinvigorating your mission statement; building donor confidence in your organization; turning a “no” into a “yes” and corporate fundraising in the small shop. ... more >