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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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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 22 - March 23 Chapter Luncheon and Meeting
Topic: Fundraising for the Latino Community - the Challenges and Opportunities ... 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 >
May 18 - Leaving a Legacy for Your Community
(May 18, 2016) May is National LEAVE A LEGACY™ Month across Canada. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a national public awareness program designed to encourage Canadians to leave a gift through their will to a charity of their choice. An article by Roger Ali that charities can use in their own communications as well. ... more >
May 18 - How to Make a Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect
(May 18, 2016) Too often we measure success in dollars raised and forget that long-range fundraising is all about building relationships. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Gail Perry about donor visits and cultivation, the subject of her upcoming webinar on May 26. ... more >
May 18 - AFP Top Ten (Week of May 18, 2016): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(May 18, 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. ... more >
May 16 - Giving USA 2016
(April 27, 2016) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >