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Inside this issue: February Meeting: Developing Successful Fundraising Goals | February Webinar: So You Want to Be a Campaign Consultant | $100 Gift Card Drawing | Mark Your Calendar | Apply for an AFP Membership Scholarship | AFP President Mike Geiger Coming to Ohio | Grantwriting 101 | Healthcare Fundraising Conference | AFPI's Top Ten Fundraising Tips | Stay Connected | Donate to BE the CAUSE

Professional Development Luncheon
Developing Successful Fundraising Goals

February 27 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline: February 22
Toledo Club: 235 14th St, Toledo, OH 43604
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Presented by Jenny Goldberg, CFRE - Vice President, Aly Sterling Philanthropy

funding goalsAs fundraisers, we’re always on the go and working on the next best thing. But taking the time first to develop goals and key performance indicators can improve both our day-to-day strategy and our overall outcomes.

Jenny Goldberg, CFREIn this presentation, Jenny Goldberg will share how she has helped clients create strategic goals and how you can apply such tactics to your work.

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FREE Webinar
So You Want to Be a Campaign Consultant

February 26 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 22
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Presented by Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE and Andrea Kihlstedt

AE AKBased on the popular conference session! If you’re a nonprofit consultant or thinking about making the leap into consulting, and would love to consult on capital campaigns, this session is for you. Learn what you need to do to become an expert in capital campaign consulting. We will take you step-by-step through the process of consulting on campaigns from marketing yourself, to proposal submission, working with board members, setting up gift charts, creating campaign plans, and much more.

Approved for 1.0 CFRE credit; documentation

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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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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 How to Fundraise Without Annoying People Checklist

2. This Is What's Keeping Your Donors from Giving

3. No, it’s Not Like Sales! Five Common Myths About Fundraising

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

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Donate to BE the CAUSE and Get a Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card to J. Alexander's

J Alexander'sEveryone who donates (or pledges to donate) to AFPNWO's BE the CAUSE Campaign by our next professional development luncheon on February 27th will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card to J. Alexander's. To be eligible, simply donate by one of the three simple methods listed below and email a receipt of your donation or pledge to!

Donating to AFPNWO's BE the CAUSE Campaign is a chance to invest in yourself, your chapter, and your profession. BE the CAUSE supports the AFP Foundation, which in turn provides:

  • One Chamberlain Scholarship so that a member of our chapter can attend the AFP International Conference for the first time.  In addition, our chapter provides a $500 grant to the awardee to help defray travel expenses.
  • Professional development opportunities for members, including the professional development and networking luncheons and this year's Amy Eisenstein workshop in collaboration with the Center for Nonprofit Resources; and
  • Scholarships and other programs to expand current diversity and inclusion efforts.

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 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 Jacquie, AFPNWO Chapter Administrator, at (330-329-2472).



Apply for an AFP Membership Scholarship

Application deadline: March 1, 2019

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.

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AFP President Mike Geiger Coming to Ohio
Beyond Just Fundraising: The Impact of AFP in Philanthropy, the Workplace and the World

March 8 | 11:15 am - 1:30 pm
Windows on the River, 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland

Mike GeigerMike Geiger, MBA, CPA, the President and CEO of AFP, will talk about the future of AFP and its growing role in all aspects of society, and his vision for the association. Fundraising trends, the new tax laws, and new AFP initiatives will all be discussed, with time for Q&A!

AFP was created to serve the fundraising profession, and it remains dedicated to providing the best fundraising education, training, research and networking in the world. But as the largest community of fundraisers across the globe, AFP must stand for more than just training.

We must serve as a champion for members in their workplaces—addressing issues like harassment, gender equity and creating a culture of philanthropy—and as an advocate for the profession in Congress and in the public, spotlighting the impact fundraising creates on communities everywhere.

Join AFP members throughout the state in welcoming one of philanthropy's most influential leaders to Ohio.

AFP Members: $35.00 per person
Non Members: $45.00 per person

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February 26 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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So You Want to Be a Campaign Consultant
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February 27 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Toledo Club
Professional Development Luncheon Meeting
Developing Successful Fundraising Goals
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March 19 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Navigating Negotiations: More Money & More Mission
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Register for Grantwriting 101

March 5, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
300 Madison Ave 8th floor, Toledo

This intensive one-day project-based immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to develop effective foundation proposals. Participants will become familiar with the key components of a competitive grant proposal to a foundation and learn best practices for developing a well-organized budget and a targeted list of foundation funding prospects. Participants will be encouraged to approach their proposal from the funder's perspective and to think critically about what makes a compelling pitch.

To accommodate diversity in learning styles, the day is grounded in project-based learning and includes individual writing time, small group discussions and activities, peer review, and lectures.

We encourage you to prepare for class by identifying a project you would like to fund; you may want to bring a draft or outline with you, as well as a computer to work on. The workshop will include opportunities to draft and edit language for you to use in your proposal.

Tuition: $75; approved for 6 CFRE hours

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Register for the OAHP Spring Conference

April 5, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fawcett Center at OSU, Columbus

Join fundraisers across the state at the annual OAHP Conference on April 5th. Chad Gobel, MBA, and Helen Poole, RN, BSN, MPH, will present the following:

  • Gratitude Over Wealth
  • Leading with Philanthropy to Increase Patient Satisfaction and Employee Engagement
  • Engaging Nurses in Healthcare Philanthropy
  • Key Lessons Learned in Hospice Fundraising

Even if your programs do not deal directly with healthcare, the concepts and practical tips will transfer to any fundraising effort.

The conference has been approved for 5.0 CFRE credits. Click here for more info and to register.


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