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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 >
Aug 23 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 22, 2016): From Passion to Professionalism, Cardinal Rules and Deadly Sins, More!
(Aug. 22, 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 >
Aug 23 - Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement
(August 23, 2916) Corporations, like individual donors, require cultivation and stewardship in order to have the most rewarding relationship. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of corporate citizenship and philanthropy at Blackbaud, about what corporations are looking for in offering nonprofits support, the subject of her upcoming webinar, Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement, on August 31. ... more >
Aug 22 - Avoid These Major Missteps When Asking for Major Gifts (Part I)
(August 22, 2016) One of the biggest mistakes development directors make when trying to raise major gifts is not asking. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, discusses this and other shortcomings that fundraisers commonly make in this article. If you want to do more than avoid mistakes and become a major gifts master, check out her new online course. ... more >
Aug 18 - Philanthropy in Action!
Have a photo of philanthropy in action you want to share? Email paffairs@afpnet.org with your pic, a caption, and a short description of your organization. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 17, 2016): How Is Nonprofit Overhead Still a Thing, How Does It Feel NOT To Give, More!
(Aug. 17, 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 >