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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


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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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 >
Sep 24 - Scholarship Opportunity to AFP International Conference
AFP Chamberlain Scholarship Program for the 2015 International Conference, March 29-31 in Baltimore, MD ... more >
Nov 26 - Research Papers: Diverse Communities in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration's Partnership Project along with the AFP ON, Greater Toronto Chapter and AFP ON, Ottawa Chapter coordinated a series of twelve conferences for fundraising professionals, donors and volunteers to develop a greater understanding of the giving traditions and charitable interests of these diverse communities in Ontario. ... more >
Nov 26 - Top Ten (Week of November 26, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including new evidence that touching the heart—and avoiding the head—may be more powerful in solicitations; tons of resources on youth philanthropy; how to make the most of YouTube (it’s the second most used search engine!); how direct mail is changing; and more! ... more >
Nov 25 - Isabel Allende to Speak at 2015 International Fundraising Conference
Isabel Allende, the celebrated Chilean-American novelist, memoirist, and advocate for empowerment of women and girls worldwide, will speak at AFP’s 2015 International Fundraising Conference on Baltimore, March 29 – 31. ... more >
Nov 19 - Top Ten (Week of November 17, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to guard privacy on the Internet; the fundamentals of crowdfunding; solving the great mysteries of donor retention; more lessons in nonprofit storytelling; a discussion on the limitations of strategic philanthropy; and more! ... more >