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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.

Reminder...there is no July membership meeting but...SAVE THE DATE for a special August meeting - AFP Unplugged. To see the full details about the August meeting, click here.


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Jul 21 - AFP Unplugged
Join us for a relaxed evening of networking! ... more >
Jun 18 - AFP OH, Northwest Chapter: June 2014 AFP Luncheon and Program
AFP OH, Northwest Chapter: June 2014 AFP Luncheon and Program Wednesday, June 25, 2014 ... more >
Jun 18 - Recognize a Volunteer
It is that time again to nominate volunteers for National Philanthropy Day. ... more >
Jun 5 - AFP is offering a new member discount
Happy Anniversary! In honor of our 54th Anniversary, Association of Fundraising Professionals is offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional and Associate Member categories by June 30, 2014. ... more >
Jun 3 - June 5, 2014 Webinar
Major Gifts for Small Shops This session is for executive directors and development staff who want to raise significantly more money for their organizations by making the leap into major gifts fundraising, but haven't had the courage or know-how. ... more >
Aug 28 - 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 >
Aug 26 - Top Ten (Week of August 25, 2014): 6 Signs of a Well-run Nonprofit Organization
(Aug. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how slactivists aren’t so bad afterall, which digital campaign tools you should be using (and the ones you should be forgetting), how to inspire action from tragedy, who is making the ‘overhead’ pledge (and how you can too!), how to cash-in on #GivingTuesday, what a nonprofit infographic should look like (and do) and why your nonprofit needs to be using LinkedIn! ... more >
Aug 26 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >