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Inside this issue: August Meeting: Building a High-Performing Board to Increase Fundraising | Career Advancement: CFRE Refresher Course | August Webinar: Finding and Connecting with Transformational Donors | Mark Your Calendar | Save $175 at the Foundation Center Proposal Writing Boot Camp | Apply for C4NPR's LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt Program | FREE AFP Webinar: Career Planning, the Strategic Plan of You | Apply for a Scholarship | Welcome New Members | Thank you Renewing Members | AFPI's Top Ten Fundraising Tips | Stay Connected

Professional Development Luncheon Meeting
Building a High-Performing Board to Increase Fundraising

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FOR THE AUGUST MEETING:

TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART: 2445 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43620
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Presented by Dr. Marcia Sloan Latta - Vice President for University Advancement, University of Findlay - profile

Dr. Marcia Sloan LattaIt all begins with the board. At the core of any successful nonprofit’s governance and fundraising efforts is its board of directors. But to build and maintain an ideal board takes time, strategy, and effort. The optimal board member has wisdom, connections, wealth ... and a willingness to share all three. How do you find, recruit, and engage such individuals? How do you emphasize the importance of fundraising when recruiting and engaging board members? And how does a board go about determining its own effectiveness?  This session will touch on all of these important topics.

starBe sure to bring your President/Executive Director and your Board Chair so that together you can build a high-performing board that will maximize your organization's fundraising effectiveness.

Submitted for 1.0 CFRE credit; documentation

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Career Advancement
CFRE Refresher Course

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Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo Hospice Center: 800 S. Detroit Ave, Toledo OH 43609
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Registration/Cancellation Deadline:
September 14, 2018

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Ken & VernThe AFP CFRE Refresher Course  asks participants to apply fundraising theory, skills, and techniques within the six knowledge domains of the field, based on three or more years of professional experience in fundraising. This course is a combination of a high-level review, self-exploration of knowledge, and peer exchange of best practices – all of which are facilitated two of Toledo's most knowledgeable fundraising practitioners: Ken Frisch, ACFRE, FAFP - Vice President, Philanthropic Services & Advancement, Toledo Community Foundation (retired) & Vern Snyder, CFRE, ACFRE - Vice President for Institutional Advancement, The University of Toledo Foundation (retired).

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Costs:

  • Members: $390
  • Non-Members: $490

Registration fee includes course manual and lunch.

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FREE Webinar
Finding and Connecting with Transformational Donors

August 21 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 17
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Steve MacLaughlin - Vice President of Data & Analytics, Blackbaud & Author, Data Driven Nonprofits

Katherine Swank, JD - Senior Consultant at Target Analytics

Swank McLaughlinWe often hear about the $1 million donor that came out of nowhere to help support a nonprofit organization. But veteran fundraisers and prospect researchers know that these stories are the exception to the rule. In truth, it takes the right data, information, modeling, and research to find and connect with transformative donors.

Join Katherine Swank, Senior Consultant with Target Analytics, and Steve MacLaughlin, Vice President of Data & Analytics with Blackbaud, to explore how real world prospecting and development works.

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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. The Science of Improving Online Donations

2. Facebook Will Chip In For Users' Birthday Fundraisers

3. The Beauty of Ugly Fundraising

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

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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).

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Foundation Center Midwest Presents
Boot Camp

AFPNWO members save $173.75 off the registration fee!

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 fund raising 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. AFPNWO members receive a 25% discount! Use code: AFPNWOH25.

Questions?  We’re happy to help!   Email dmh@foundationcenter.org.

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LEAN Green

Apply for C4NPR's LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt Program

The C4NPR is accepting applications through August 17th for the Fall 2018 LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Program. This program specifically focuses on LEAN Six Sigma (LSS) work in nonprofits and enables you to complete a LSS process improvement project from start to finish. Green Belts can deliver measurable, sustainable improvements by finding the root causes of problems and streamlining processes.

Individual staff members at northwest Ohio 501(c)(3) organizations who are Yellow Belt certified by Go LEAN Six Sigma are eligible to apply for this training opportunity. This is an online program focused on the skills and tools to help increase organizational effectiveness and best practices in organizational management.

Cost for individual staff members of NWO 501(c)3 organization is $400 (regular fee $2,400).

For more information, click here for the brochure or contact Heather Bradley at 419-241-9513 or heather@c4npr.org. Click here to register.

 

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August 21 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Webinar
Finding and Connecting with Transformational Donors
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August 22 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Toledo Museum of Art
Professional Development Luncheon Meeting
Building a High-Performing Board to Increase Fundraising
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September 14 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo Hospice Center: 800 S. Detroit Ave, Toledo OH 43609
Career Advancement Opportunity
CFRE Refresher Course
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September 18 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Webinar
How to Grow Your Monthly Giving Program without Breaking the Bank

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

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

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

 

Save the Dates:

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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Welcome New Members!

Welcome to the newest AFPNWO chapter members who joined in June:

b Sarah Andrews, MBA, The University
of Toledo

b Emily Croak, Aly Sterling Philanthropy

b Nate Reid, MA, Maumee Valley Habitat
for Humanity

We look forward to seeing you at future chapter meetings and webinars!

 

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Thank You Renewing Members!

Thank you to everyone who renewed their membership in June:

b Tolani Afolabi, MA, Notre Dame Academy

b Allie Berns, University of Toledo

b William S Kenyon, Hospice of Lenawee

b Jennie Smith, CFRE, Gronlund Sayther
Brunkow

b Michele J. Tinker, Defiance College

We thank you for your commitment to our Chapter!

 

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FREE AFP Webinar: Career Planning, the Strategic Plan of You

Presented by AFPNWO's Vern Snyder, ACFRE

Continuing our series of member exclusive webinars this session looks at career planning. As professional fundraisers we spend a lot of time planning. Events, strategic plans, development plans, all get our attention. Does your career planning get as much attention? Just like successful major gifts, learn to make the right moves at the right time. This session also includes a review of CFRE and ACFRE credential process.

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Learn tools and skills to develop their personal career strategic plan
  • Be able to develop a personal five year plan.

Verny Snyder ACFREVern Snyder, ACFRE, was appointed Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the University of Toledo on July 1, 2002. Prior to his appointment he served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Eastern Kentucky University, where he also served as President of the EKU Foundation and at Youngstown State University where his responsibilities included fundraising, inter-collegiate athletics, public relations and communications. As a professional fundraiser Vern has raised over $500 million. During his tenure at UT, the University has received over $160 million in contributions, including the largest single gift in the institution’s history, 351 endowments have been established and UT successfully concluded its largest capital campaign raising $106 million. Vern retired from the University of Toledo in 2015.

 

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