Inside this issue: October Meeting: Fundraising Forecast 2020 |November Webinar:The 100% Fallacy: Common Presumptions that Hold Your Fundraising Back | Health Philanthropy Summit | Grants Training Workshop | Apply for AFP's Diverse Communities Scholarship | AFPI's Top Ten Fundraising Tips | Stay Connected | Mark Your Calendar | Donate to the BE the CAUSE Campaign

Special Section: NPD Honoree Profile | Join us for the National Philanthropy Awards Luncheon | Sponsor the 31st Annual NPD Awards Luncheon

Professional Development Luncheon Meeting
Fundraising Forecast 2020

October 24 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline: October 19
Toledo Club: 235 14th St, Toledo, OH 43604
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Presented by Aly Sterling, CFRE - Founder & President, Aly Sterling Philanthropy

forecastIf you have been wondering what cultural, economic and political changes will impact your organization’s fundraising growth over the next 18 months, you’ll want to join Aly for her fundraising forecast. Become part of the conversation with Aly as she explores significant shifts that are shaping how we give and how our nonprofits need to adjust to stand out within a more competitive and sophisticated marketplace.

Aly Sterling, CFREIn addition to sharing results from this year’s Giving USA research, Aly will discuss topics including de-mystifying donor-advised funds, the power and permanence of cause marketing, creating a new language for asking, and how to respond to protest giving.

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FREE Webinar
The 100% Fallacy: Common Presumptions that Hold Your Fundraising Back

November 20 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 16
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Presented by Tom Ahern - New York Times called Tom Ahern "one of the country’s most sought-after creators of fund-raising messages."

Tom AhernMany common assumptions about donors are just plain wrong, hence charities shipwreck financially and fail to grow. Get it right from the start, with this "truth stampede."

World-sourced from top experts by Tom Ahern, you'll learn what are acceptable response rates for direct mail appeals and donor newsletters. You'll learn why you should hang your entire fundraising program off just one metric, Lifetime Value (LTV). You'll learn why monthly donors are preferable to annual donors. You'll learn why bequest donors are (usually) preferable to major donors.

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BE the CAUSE Campaign
A chance to invest in yourself, your chapter, your profession

Be the Cause supports the AFP Foundation, which in turn provides:

  • One Chamberlain Scholarship annually to your chapter that covers the registration fees (~ $800) to AFP’s International Conference – chapter members can apply here [provide link].  Our chapter in addition provides a $500 grant to the awardee to help defray travel expenses.
  • Other professional development opportunities for members;
  • A grant back to your chapter based on the total amount of funds you and your chapter’s members raise;
  • Support for research in your field; and
  • Scholarships and other programs to expand current diversity and inclusion efforts.

This year we have a unique opportunity.  In addition to keeping $375 if we raise $1,500, we will be able to keep any money raised by the chapter above $1,500.  So if we raise $2,000 we get $375 plus keep $500 for a total of $875!!!

Why is this important?  We plan to use this money in 2019 to provide better benefits to retain current members and underwrite efforts to recruit new members.

Now, you have the opportunity to impact our local AFP chapter by making a meaningful gift  to the Be the Cause campaign. Whether you give $10 or $10,000, every gift leads to the success of our chapter and our profession.

As of June, 100% of our Board members had contributed.  Please join us!

If you have already given, thank you so much!

Two Ways to Give

1) Click here to donate by credit card online.
To make sure our chapter gets the contribution, either log in at the top:
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or select 2018 BE the CAUSE in the campaigns drop-down and then select AFP OH, Northwest Chapter under Chapter designation toward the bottom of the screen:

2) Complete the BE the CAUSE pledge form: Use this form to donate by check or if you wish to pay in easy payment installments. You can ask for payments to be made from your credit card automatically or ask to be reminded to pay your pledge on specific months.

Questions? Contact Campaign Chair, Sandra Migani Wall, PhD, or Jacquie, AFPNWO Chapter Administrator, at (330-329-2472).




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

December 4 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Building a Culture of Philanthropy


Save the Dates:

December 12 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Toledo Club
Professional Development Luncheon Meeting 
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Honoree Profile:
TDC Companies, Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist
nominated by Kevin Jansen, TDC Companies

TDC Companies

The staff of TDC Companies; click on the picture for a larger version

TDC Companies, Inc., is a multi-dimensional family of risk management, wealth management, and trust services firms headquartered in Maumee, Ohio. Their philosophy is that the best companies are made of passionate individuals who enjoy coming to work each and every day. They are blessed with an amazing team dedicated to delivering a unique client experience as they guide them toward their long-term goals.

TDC Companies

The staff volunteered for Catching Up With Jack; click on the picture for a larger version

TDC has helped client families generate and donate hundreds of millions of charitable dollars throughout  its 60 years in business. Cleves Delp, Chairman & CEO, enjoys fulfilling TDC’s never-ending mission to help families be families through aligning their wealth and purpose, making them stronger, closer, and wiser.

TDC Companies

The staff celebrate a MudHens victory outside a TDC office


Cleves Delp

President & CEO Cleves Delp

The mission of helping families goes far beyond the office setting. The culture of TDC and its team is to help others through time, talent, and treasure, and the company has demonstrated this though both volunteer hours and charitable support through the years.

Cleves Delp

Cleves is the proud husband to his wife Kathy, of 27 years, and father to his 5 children, ranging in ages from 12-25

The staff credit Cleves as the driving force behind TDC's philanthropic and volunteer efforts. Cleves is a proud alumnus of Hillsdale College and currently sits on its Board of Trustees. He and his family are passionate and active in the community, supporting various organizations and causes like ProMedica, Mercy Health, Central Catholic High School, The Toledo Area Humane Society, Hillsdale College, The University of Toledo, Lourdes University, The City of Hope, Catching Up With Jack, and many, many others. 

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Sponsor the 31st Annual NPD Awards Luncheon

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You can be part of this unique celebration by becoming a sponsor of the awards luncheon. Historically, 400-450 philanthropists, community leaders, nonprofit professionals, and friends and family members attend this event. We encourage you to use this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the honorees, thank special donors and volunteers, and promote your organization.

This grid below the differences between the sponsor levels, and the benefits are more fully described here.

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Creative services for ads is available upon request. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dasa at or Jacquie at

We are looking forward to partnering with you at National Philanthropy Day in November!


Join us for the National Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on November 14th

On November 14, 2018, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northwest Ohio Chapter will celebrate our 31st Annual National Philanthropy Day!

This is an opportunity for you to join us in showing your gratitude for those who have significantly contributed to the welfare of our communities in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan and highlight those who are positively impacting the quality of life in our region. By doing so, you inspire our communities to celebrate and practice the spirit of philanthropy that results when everyone works together to “Change the World With a Giving Heart.”

Be sure to reserve your sponsorships or tickets for November 14th and join us for this celebration of philanthropy in our community!




AFP International Conference

Grants Training Workshop

Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Toledo, November 19-20, 2018.  This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

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Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

We are excited to offer area nonprofit agencies a special tuition rate of $425, which includes everything: two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forum that's packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals.  Please use discount code "OHNPO" to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration. 

Seating is limited, and online reservations are necessary. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.

More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available here.




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Apply for AFP's Diverse Communities Scholarship

Application deadline: October 31, 2018

AFP International also offers a scholarship to the AFP Conference. If you qualify for their diverse communities scholarship, we encourage you to apply for both - the Chamberlain and the Diverse Communities - to double your chances!

Diverse Communities Criteria:

  • I am a fundraising professional who self identifies as coming from an eligible diverse community as defined by AFP (African-American/Black, Asian, Disabled, Faith-based, GLBT, Hispanic, Jewish or Rural)
  • I am a fundraising professional or fundraising executive director employed by an eligible AFP diverse community where 50% or more staff members are from that diverse community.
  • I work for a nonprofit organization that serves a 50% or more eligible AFP diverse community client base.

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Stay Connected

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Social media is the ideal platform for fundraisers and nonprofit executives! It allows us to communicate in real time, reach out to each other when we have questions, and engage with each other across platforms. Click on the buttons above to connect with AFPNWO's three platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Health Philanthropy Summit

5 Reasons to Attend the 4th Annual Health Philanthropy Summit

November 8, 2018 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Southwest General Health Center’s
Williams Conference Center

5. Innovate! Learn how to advance your Major Gift Program, how to make the most of prospect research, and how to hone your asking skills

4. Integrate! Hear from leading Hospital Advancement teams on how working together creates measurable success.

3. Motivate! Enjoy our keynote speaker Dr. Lee Ponsky and his unique perspective on transforming your organization through grateful patient philanthropy.

2. Validate! Earn 5.25 CFRE Credits while attending our one-day summit.

1. Recreate! Make it a long weekend and stay to see the Browns "beat" the Falcons or maybe just visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.....

Although the focus is on the healthcare industry, the principles apply to all fundraising activities and will provide you with innovative strategies for 2019.

Tuition is as follows:

  • Clients of Health Giving - $0
  • Members of Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy - $90
    (click here to join OAHP for $50)
  • Standard Registration - $180

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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 Donor Experience Project: The Penultimate Lightbulb Moments

2. Asking for Donations with Ease – Part 1: The 7 Deadly Fears of Asking

3. How Canadian Organizations Are Using Facebook for Engagement and Advocacy

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