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Inside this issue: June Networking Opportunity: Chapter Social | June Webinar: Raise the Money of Your Dreams |Mark Your Calendar | Nominate a Community Leader for an NPD Award | Examining the Nonprofit Sector in Northwest Ohio | What Makes Millennial Fundraisers Tick? | CFRE Sets July 15 Deadline | Apply for a Scholarship | Join AFP and Save $50 | Proposal Writing Boot Camp | AFPI's Top Ten Fundraising Tips | Stay Connected

Networking Opportunity
Chapter Social


June 20 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Black Cloister Brewing Company, Wittenburg Room:
619 Monroe Street, Toledo


  • FREE to attend! Complimentary appetizers and cash bar.
  • Although this session is free, reservations are requested so that we can ensure we have sufficient appetizers.

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Celebrate the summer and our AFP chapter at our annual social at the Black Cloister Brewing Company! The restaurant is near the ballpark, but the Mud Hens are playing out of town that day. (NOTE that this is the THIRD Wednesday of the month, not the usual fourth Wednesday.)  Our group will be in the Wittenberg Room.

There will be appetizers available courtesy of the chapter, but beverages, including soft drinks, are on your own.  Also "on tap" is a tour of the 7 barrel brewing system of this local, award-winning brewery. 

Connect with your colleagues, and bring prospective members! 

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FREE Webinar
Cold Calling and Prospecting for Development Officers

June 19 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 15
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Presented by Gail Perry, MBA, CFRE - Philanthropy Expert, Fundraising Consultant, Fired-Up

Gail Perry, CFREJoin author, speaker and consultant Gail Perry to learn her secrets for bringing major donors and mega-gifts into your organization. You will get all the tools to get a major gift program organized for your organization so you can secure those wonderful, large major gifts.

Learn 5 new donor prospect strategies and three strategies for getting out of the office. Discover 10 easy fun conversation topics with donors, how to make your donors like you, help locate your “true believers” and turn on a flow of happy, generous gifts to your organization. If you’d like to close some six and seven figure gifts in the coming year be sure to join us!

Approved for 1.0 CFRE credit; documentation

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The Center For Nonprofit Resources Presents
Examining the Nonprofit Sector in Northwest Ohio

June 26 | 10:00 - 11:00 am
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, McMaster Center

The Center for Nonprofit Resources is conducting research to better understand the nonprofit sector in northwest Ohio. Join us for this FREE short session as share our findings.

Nick Kulik, CFREHeather Bradley, director of the The Center for Nonprofit Resources,will identify goals of this research, including quantifinging the total number of 501(c)(3) organizations, revenue patterns, contribution patterns, and much more. She will also review the next phase of our research.

Any member of our community interested in learning more about the nonprofit sector in northwest Ohio is invited to register for this free event. Parking will be provided to those who park in the garage below the library, and workshop slides will be available at after the briefing.

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Apply for an AFP Membership Scholarship

Application deadline: September 1, 2018

ApplyThe AFP Northwest Ohio Chapter (AFPNWO) is committed to advancing the careers of fundraisers in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. To that end, it has partnered with the Toledo Community Foundation to fund the cost of membership dues to AFP International (AFPI) of eligible fundraisers for one year. A second half-year scholarship is available to members who demonstrate strong financial need after their first scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate must:

  • Be employed as a fundraising professional or an executive director in a non-profit organization or serve as a board member, leader, or development volunteer.
  • Have responsibilities that include development and fundraising, e.g., annual campaigns, special events, capital campaigns, grant writing, etc.
  • Have at least three months of fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrate a financial need/hardship, which may include: no budget for activity in the agency, limited agency budget, denial of funding from the employer, etc.

Candidate Responsibilities

Upon acceptance of the scholarship, the member must:

  • Uphold the AFP Code Ethical Standards.
  • Be an active member by attending a minimum of six monthly luncheon meetings or webinars, or a combination of both for the following year.
  • Serve and participate on a committee during the scholarship year.
  • Agree to complete and return a Scholarship Evaluation Form* about his or her experience to the Scholarship Committee.
  • Optional: include a headshot of yourself for promotional purposes (jpg format).

Click here for more information about the scholarship and to apply


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2017 NPD

Nominate a community leader for a National Philanthropy Day Award

Nomination deadline: June 15; More Info
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The Association of Fundraising Professionals Northwest Ohio Chapter (AFPNWO) has announced a call for nominations for their 31st Annual National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Awards. The 2018 National Philanthropy Day® Awards Luncheon celebrating the impact of the selected honorees will take place on November 14th at the Premier Banquet Hall in Toledo.

National Philanthropy Day® acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society. Each year, AFPNWO honors individuals and groups from northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities, and the world.

Nominations will be accepted from any individual, business, or nonprofit until 5:00 pm on Friday, June 15, for the following categories:

b Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist
b Outstanding Philanthropist
b Outstanding Foundation
b Outstanding Fundraising Professional
b Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
b Outstanding Media Outlet or
Best Nonprofit Media Coverage
b Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy,
Ages 5-17
b Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy,
Ages 18-23

Recognition of individuals or organizations for their selfless spirit and generosity reminds and inspires our community to celebrate and practice the spirit of philanthropy that results when everyone works together to “Change the World With a Giving Heart.”

Individual, business or foundations may not be nominated or considered for an award in the same category for 10 years following the initial award.

The list of past honorees, nomination guidelines, and forms may be found on the nomination page at   

For additional information, contact Dasa Dzierwa at



FREE Webinar
What Makes Millennial Fundraisers Tick?

June 28 | 1:00 pm

Millennials have officially surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest generation in the workplace. What does that mean for the fundraising industry?

Nick Kulik, CFREJoin AFPNWO's Nick Kulik, CFRE, Chair of AFP International’s Next Generation Committee, to hear what he and his peers learned from a recent survey of Millennial fundraising professionals:

  • How do Millennials look at their careers?
  • What are their strengths and challenges?
  • What do they not know and wish they knew?
  • What does it mean to be a young fundraiser?
  • How should senior staff manage Millennials?

Whether you’re a Millennial or you hire and manage Millennials, this webinar will be eye-opening and informative.

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Join AFP by June 30 and Save $50!

In honor of its 58th Anniversary, AFP is offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional and Associate Member categories by June 30, 2018.

Membership categories are as follows:

  • Professional - $290 ($250 plus $40 chapter dues) - JOIN BY JUNE 30th AND YOU PAY ONLY $260 TOTAL!
  • Associate (business person with mutual interests with fundraising professionals) - $290 ($250 plus $40 chapter dues) - JOIN BY JUNE 30th AND YOU PAY ONLY $260 TOTAL!
  • Young Professional (age 30 and younger) - $95 includes chapter dues
  • Retired - available to those who have been members for the past 5 years - $75 plus $40 chapter dues
  • Small Nonprofit Organization (operating budget less than $1,000,000) - $175 includes chapter dues for 1 member
  • Large Nonprofit Organization (8 members) - starting at $2,200 for 8 members; includes chapter dues


Take Advantage of This Great Offer!

If you wish to join online and pay by credit card, click here and use the code AFP2018 when prompted.

If you wish to complete the PDF application and pay by check, click here to print the coupon and include it with the application and payment.

Still want even more savings? Consider applying for a full scholarship! The next deadline is September 1st. Click here for more information and to apply.



CFRE Sets July 15 Deadline

CFREIf you have been considering submitting a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) application, now is the time to put yours together! Submit your application by the July 15 deadline to get one step closer to becoming a CFRE. Once your application is approved, you’ll be eligible to sit for the CFRE exam.

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AFPI's Top Ten Fundraising Tips

Top 10Need some tips on how to do your job better? Or maybe just a reminder on some key skills, the insight on the latest research, and the latest, coolest ideas from the best minds in the fundraising profession?

Each week, AFP gathers the top blog posts, videos, articles and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals.

1. Nonprofit Newsletters Donors Abhor

2. What Your Board Should Learn from Starbucks

3. Top Tips for Nonprofits Recruiting on Campus

Click here for more of this week's top ten.


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June 19 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Raise the Money of Your Dreams with Donor-Centered Major Gift Fundraising
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June 20 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm | Black Cloister Brewing Company, Wittenburg Room
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Chapter Social
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August 21 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Finding and Connecting with Transformational Donors

September 18 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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How to Grow Your Monthly Giving Program without Breaking the Bank

October 16 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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10 Ways to Supercharge your Storytelling

November 20 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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The 100% Fallacy: Common Presumptions that Hold your Fundraising Back

December 18 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Building a Culture of Philanthropy


Save the Dates:

August 22| 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Toledo Museum of Art
Professional Development Luncheon Meeting 
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September 26| 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Toledo Club
Professional Development Luncheon Meeting 
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October 24 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Toledo Club
Professional Development Luncheon Meeting 
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November 14 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
The Premier 
National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon 
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December 12 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Toledo Club
Professional Development Luncheon Meeting 
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Foundation Center Midwest Presents
Proposal Writing Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Foundation Center Midwest is excited to announce that we are offering our popular Proposal Writing Boot Camp in Detroit, Michigan, on July 25-27, 2018! Join us for an intense three days to build your proposal writing skills! This course qualifies for 18 CFRE Education Credits.

Course at-a-glance:

Day 1: Participants learn the structure of a grant proposal, develop a need statement, and get an overview of using the logic model framework to craft a project description and evaluation plan. An introduction to and review of the letter of inquiry follows. 

Day 2: Participants continue to gain familiarity and practice with the components of a full proposal and letter of inquiry. They draft and submit a 1-page letter of inquiry for day three’s peer-review exercise, and meet an expert in fundraising for an informal Q&A session. In the afternoon, participants learn how to prioritize fundraising for their organization, then receive intense training in developing a project budget.

Day 3: Participants kick off the day learning how to research, approach, and cultivate relationships with funders. In the afternoon, participants engage in expert and peer review of their submitted letter of inquiry. The three days conclude with summary exercises and evaluation. 
Topics covered:

  • How to develop selected elements of a proposal and letter of inquiry, and to improve online applications.
  • How to use a logic model framework to craft key elements of the proposal.
  • How to craft a budget that conveys an accurate picture of your project’s needs and value.
  • How to understand what grantmakers look for in a proposal and how they approach the proposal review process.
  • How to analyze and evaluate prospects using Foundation Directory Online Professional to determine a potential funding fit.

All participants receive:

  • A comprehensive workbook and templates for all sections of the proposal
  • A booklet of sample letters of inquiry and sample proposals for use as models
  • 2 weeks of complimentary access to Foundation Directory Online Professional (a $100 value!)
  • A certificate of attendance/CFRE documentation

Cost is $695 for the entire 3 days.

Questions?  We’re happy to help!   Email

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