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Inside this issue: June Webinar: Launching a Gifts in Wills Program | Nominate a Major Supporter for an NPD Award | Mark Your Calendar | Apply for an AFP Membership Scholarship | Black Philanthropy in America | Prepare for the CFRE Exam | Stay Connected | Donate to BE the CAUSE

FREE Webinar
Launching a Gifts in Wills Program

June 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 21
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  • Ligia Peña, CFRE - Global Legacy Manager, Greenpeace International

Ligia PenaDonations in wills represent more than 85% of planned gifts, yet most nonprofits are not tapping into this great potential, especially small organizations! In addition, the current wealth transfer is the biggest ever known. Using examples and case studies from around the world, participants will gain an understanding as well as practical tools to be successful in bequest fundraising.

Participants will learn:

  • General trends in legacy giving
  • Segmenting data to start building a pipeline
  • Moving supporters through a strategic pipeline

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Chapter Social
Networking Social with DOVIA, ADA and C4NPR

July 17 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Registration Deadline: July 12
Social Gastropub: 25818 N Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg
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socialCelebrate the summer and enjoy networking with your nonprofit peers from AFPNWO (AFP Northwest Ohio), DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies), ADA (Agency Directors Association), and C4NPR (Center for Nonprofit Resources).

This is a great opportunity to learn about each of the organizations and relax while you network, network, network!

There will be appetizers available courtesy of the hosting organizations, but beverages, including soft drinks, are on your own. 

Questions?  For membership questions, contact Elizabeth Emmert at eemmert@sbcglobal.net or Shelly Orenstein at sorenstein@istscience.org

 

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Apply for an AFP Membership Scholarship

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.

Click here for more info and to apply.

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AFP Northeast Ohio Chapter presents
Prepare for the CFRE Exam

CFRE

August 1 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Village of St. Edward -
3125 Smith Rd, Fairlawn OH

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Reservation/Cancellation Deadline:
Thursday, July 18, 4:00 pm

CFRE certification serves as an impartial, third-party endorsement of your knowledge and experience of international standards in philanthropy. It adds to your credibility as a fundraiser and sets you apart from other professionals as a veritable steward of the public trust.

The CFRE certification process consists of three parts: a written application, a written examination, and an agreement to uphold a code of ethics and Accountability Standards. Individuals who wish to maintain their CFRE certification must re-certify every three years.

To help you prepare for the exam, AFPNEO will host the AFP CFRE Refresher Course on August 1. The course will start promptly at 8:00 am and end at 5:00 pm. The purpose of this two-day, intensive program is to provide a “refresher” of the six fundraising knowledge domains and the core principles and concepts that all experienced fundraising professionals should know. It is not designed specifically as a prep course for the exam but as a review of concepts one should know at the five-year experience level.

Ken Frisch, ACFRE, FAFP, and Vern Snyder, ACFRE, FAFP, will facilitate the course. Click here for more info.

To register for the CFRE Refresher Course, click here.

 

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BE the CAUSE

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:

  • Professional development opportunities for members;
  • One Chamberlain Scholarship to cover the registration fees to AFP’s International Conference. In addition, our Chapter provides a $500 grant to the awardee to help defray travel expenses.
  • A grant back to our Chapter based on the total amount of funds our Chapter raises;
  • Support for research in your field; and
  • Scholarships and other programs to expand current diversity and inclusion efforts.

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.

Three Ways to Give

1) Click here to donate by credit card online. Complete the form, making sure to select the AFP OH, Northwest Chapter:  

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2) Click here to download the donation form and send it with your check. Again, please be sure to designate the AFP Northwest Ohio Chapter for your gift.

3) Complete the BE the CAUSE pledge form. Use this form to 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 Jacquie, AFPNWO Chapter Administrator, at info@afpnwo.org (330-329-2472).

Nominate a Community Leader for an NPD Award

This is your chance to honor a major supporter of your organization and the community as a whole. Don't be left out!

Nomination deadline: June 14, 5:00 pm
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2018 NPD Honorees

2018 NPD Honorees: (top row, left to right) Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist: TDC Companies; Outstanding Media Outlet or Best Nonprofit Media Coverage: Madhouse; Outstanding Foundation: Designetics Cares; (bottom row, left to right) Outstanding Philanthropist: The Russell J. Ebeid Family; Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Barbara Eikost; Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Douglas Siebenaler; and Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Ages 18-23: Taylor Brubaker

 

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Northwest Ohio Chapter (AFPNWO) has announced a call for nominations for their 32nd Annual National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Awards. The 2019 National Philanthropy Day® will take place on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 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 philanthropy has on the fabric of society. Each year, AFP honors those who, through their hard work and dedication, have advanced philanthropy, enhanced their communities, and changed the world.

Recognizing individuals and organizations for their spirit of selfless generosity inspires the entire community to celebrate the spirit of philanthropy, spurring others on to “Change the World with a Giving Heart.”

Nominations will be accepted from any individual, business, or nonprofit until 5:00 pm on Friday, June 14, for the following categories:

Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist

This award honors a corporation or its corporate foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.

Outstanding Philanthropist

This award honors an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles.

Outstanding Foundation

This award honors a foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community involvement.

Outstanding Fundraising Professional

This award honors an outstanding individual fundraising professional who works directly for a nonprofit, charitable organization with exemplary conduct and inspires others. Consultants or other individuals not working directly for a charity are INELIGIBLE for this award.

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

This award honors an individual or family that demonstrates commitment and success as a volunteer fundraiser and/or outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for fundraising projects for the benefit of charitable institutions.

Outstanding Media Outlet or
Best Nonprofit Media Coverage

This award honors a media outlet (TV, Radio, Print, etc.) that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial and/or in-kind support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.

Outstanding Youth(s) in Philanthropy,
Ages 5-17

This award honors youth—an individual, pair or small group of young people—age 5-17 (as of January 1st of this year) with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct support of their time, talent, and/or treasure demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles.

Outstanding Youth(s) in Philanthropy,
Ages 18-23

This award honors youth—an individual, pair or small group of young people—age 18-23 (as of January 1st of this year) with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct support of their time, talent, and/or treasure demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles.

No individual, business, or foundation will be considered for an award in the same category they have previously won within a period of 10 years of their award.

The list of past honorees, nomination guidelines, and forms may be found on the NPD page at www.afpnwo.org/npd.htm.

 

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IDEA

Diversity Essay
Black Philanthropy in America

As part of our IDEA initiative (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and ACCESS), AFPNEO is sharing resources from the AFPI website about fundraising for diverse populations. For more essays, click here.

By Spencer I. Scott, AFP New Jersey Chapter

As many history books depict, the institution of slavery lasted for approximately two and a half centuries. During this time, black slaves were denied the human rights of their white masters and owners. Their plight and the denial of their basic rights of citizenship caused the slaves and the free blacks to rally together to provide support and develop a series of institutions to meet their needs. Free African SocietyThe first mutual aid society, called the Free African Society, was formed in 1785 in Philadelphia. Its purpose was to provide support for the sick and assistance to children who were left orphaned and widows.

The enslaved people sought to improve their condition by developing cultures that provided relief from their daily struggle. Thus emerged the concept of "self-help." People helping people out of a sense of justice and duty not because of an intended financial gain. Herein lies the birth of black philanthropy: the desire of people to give of their time, energy and meager resources in service of others constitutes philanthropic acts.

As the number of black churches grew throughout the north and the south, black philanthropy became an ever broadening and significant aspect of the black community. The Civil Rights Movement created an onslaught of organizations, groups and institutions specifically designed to relieve people's burdens and provide basic human needs. With limited resources, black churches became the "shelter in the storm." In black communities, preachers have a high and respected status. Their positions are often used to right wrongs in their communities. The messages from tens of thousands of black pulpits across the land have the power to change social policy, thereby improving the social condition.

SeniorsA recurring theme throughout definitions of philanthropy is 'unity': unity of mind, effort, will, courage and determination to make positive change in the lives of people. One of the most important roles of the black church was, and continues to be, to create a feeling of unity. From black churches spawned educational institutions to teach blacks to read thereby opening up a new world of opportunities and possibilities. 

Philanthropy is still prevalent in the black community. Local inner-city grassroots organizations find most of their supporters are from minority populations. According to Kermit Eady, President of the National Black United Fund of New York, black philanthropy tends to be most active in funding economic development projects or those initiatives that are designed to provide self-help and self-improvement for the less fortunate. Causes such as illiteracy, health issues, housing development and job readiness tend to attract the most financial support from black donors.

The same premise is true in the black constituency as is with fund raising in general that the majority of the donors are blue-collar workers. The professional or upper class tend to support at much higher dollar values but the number of gifts are dramatically less.

familyThe need for black donors to feel that their donations are benefiting the black community in some way is very real. Appeals centered on the church, family, social reform, self-help, economic development, community development, education and similar causes generate the most support from black donors. The desire to "give a hand up, not a hand out" seems to be the cornerstone of black giving.

This essay has been abridged. For the full article, click here.

 

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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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June 25 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
ONLINE Webinar
Launching a Gift in Wills Program
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July 17 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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FREE Nonprofit Mixer
Networking Social with DOVIA, ADA and C4NPR
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July 22 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
ONLINE Webinar
21st Century Grant Applications
Registration Deadline: July 19
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August 27 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
ONLINE Webinar
Market Smarter, Not Harder
Registration Deadline: August 23
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August 28 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Professional Development Breakfast Meeting
Logic Models / Storytelling with Data
Registration Deadline: August 23
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September 24 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
ONLINE Webinar
Digital Envy: Showcasing the Best of Digital Fundraising
Registration Deadline: September 20
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September 25 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Professional Development Luncheon Meeting
Diversity in Fundraising
Registration Deadline: September 20
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October 22 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
ONLINE Webinar
Giving Shifts: How Networks are Catalyzing Change
Registration Deadline: October 18
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October 23 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Professional Development Luncheon Meeting
Major Gifts Panel
Registration Deadline: October 18
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November 13 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Celebration of Philanthropy
National Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
Registration Deadline: October 31
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November 19 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
ONLINE Webinar
The Future of Philanthropy and Why Diversity Matters
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December 10 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
ONLINE Webinar
Simple Secrets to Successful Nonprofit Events
Registration Deadline: December 6
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December 11 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Ethics in Fundraising/Annual Meeting
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