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Inside this issue: May Professional Development Workshop: Capital Campaigns| May Webinar: Finding and Connecting with Transformational Donors | AFPNWO Announces Call For Nominations for NPD Awards | Mark Your Calendar | Apply for an AFP Membership Scholarship | AFP Introduces Two New Membership Benefits |Philanthropy as a Tenet of Islam | CFRE Refresher Course | Stay Connected | Donate to BE the CAUSE

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Center for Nonprofit Resources

Capital Campaigns: 10 Critical Tools for Success

Presented by Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE

May 22 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Registration Deadline: March 22
300 Madison Ave. 8th floor, Toledo, OH 43604
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Amy Eisenstein, ACFREAre you considering a capital campaign? Or maybe you already committed to a campaign, but you’re not sure where to begin? If so, this session is for you, your executive director, and your board members.

Bring your leadership team to learn from Amy Eisenstein how you can plan and lead a successful capital campaign. You’ll leave with the workshop with a master plan and the critical tools and resources you need.

Recognized as a leading expert in her field, Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, has helped small and large nonprofits alike raise millions of dollars through major gift and capital campaigns, board development, annual fund campaigns, direct mail, and planned gift solicitations.

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FREE Webinar
Finding and Connecting with Transformational Donors

May 28 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 24
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  • Steve MacLaughlin - Vice President of Data & Analytics, Blackbaud & Author, Data Driven Nonprofits
  • Katherine Swank, JD - Senior Consultant at Target Analytics

MacLaughlin & SwankWe 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.

Session attendees will learn:

  • The fundamentals of donor lifecycle development
  • How to prioritize donor opportunities
  • What to focus on to improve prospect research
  • Managing expectations for long term fundraising success

 

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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 Introduces New Benefits

As part of its initiative to enhance the value of membership, AFP has negotiated to offer the following benefits free of charge to all members:

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Free Negotiation Workshops

So, who doesn't need to sharpen their negotiations skills...both with employers and donors?! AFP has entered into a new partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and its Work Smart Online program to offer a free negotiation workshop to all members of AFP.

All AFP members will have access to AAUW Work Smart Online, a free one-hour digital course, which provides strategies and skills to help individuals learn to better negotiate on behalf of themselves. In-person AAUW Work Smart Online workshops will also be made available during upcoming AFP conferences and events.

The knowledge and techniques taught in the workshop, while focusing primarily on salary and benefit negotiations, will also help fundraisers in a variety of conversations. These include speaking with donors, making “the ask,” addressing tough topics with colleagues, and make everyone more aware of the salary gap in our profession.

AAUW’s workshop also shows negotiating tactics that participants can adopt comfortably and demonstrates that negotiation is a conversation, not a confrontation. AFP members will learn to analyze and verbalize their worth and accomplishments in order to develop a value statement to strengthen conversations.

According to AAUW, nearly half of the participants were able to negotiate for a raise, promotion, or higher paying job after completion of the workshop.

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Advance Your Career with AFP 360°
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The Standard set of services in AFP 360° is provided free of charge to members! These services include:

  • Creating a customized career plan based on your goals;
  • Coaching on networking strategies and approaches;
  • Offering psychometric test that scores you on key strengths, weaknesses and drivers, and then allowing you to compare yourself to others;
  • Providing access to a deep library of videos covering all aspects of career development; and
  • Using artificial intelligence to get immediate, real-time feedback on your speaking skills and delivery to prepare for a donor visit or a tough conversation with a colleague.

In addition, members receive 80 minutes of artificial intelligence coaching and feedback on meeting and interview preparation—free of charge! Additional time can be purchased if desired.

Also, one-on-one individual coaching can be purchased as a subscription for $25 USD per month. (Young Professionals receive one coaching session for free.)

This program will begin May 31st, so mark your calendar to visit the AFP website on June 1st!

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AFP Northeast Ohio Chapter presents
CFRE Refresher Course

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.

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
Philanthropy as a Tenet of Islam

As part of our IDEA initiative (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and ACCESS), AFPNWO is sharing resources from the AFPI website about fundraising for diverse populations. In honor of Ramadan, which runs from May 5th through June 4th, we are featuring Muslim philanthropy.

By John Huebler, Michigan State University Development AFP Michigan, Capital Area Chapter

As we work to increase our understanding of Islam and its role in U.S. culture - including philanthropy - fundraisers might want to learn some basic information about the practices and teachings of Islam.

As is usually the case in the study of religious beliefs and practices, the statements and actions of some Muslims do not represent the beliefs and practices of all adherents. Indeed, we have learned that the interpretation of Islam by the Taliban, who formerly ruled Afghanistan, does not represent the teachings of Islam as practiced by the great majority of Muslims.

Muslim FamilyAs with most cultures and religious traditions, philanthropy is an important tenet of Islam; indeed, concern for the needy and almsgiving is one of the "five pillars" that form the foundations of Islam. (The others are declaration of faith in the oneness of God and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad; establishment of the daily ritual prayers; self-purification through fasting; and pilgrimage to Mecca for those who are physically and financially able.)

Almsgiving as a pillar of Islam is based on the principle that everything belongs to God, and that wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. Setting aside a proportion of one's wealth for those in need is believed to purify one's possessions and encourage new growth.

Almsgiving is expected to be as much as 20% of one's income. The emphasis on this charitable giving is almost entirely in a religious context, and contributions are normally given at, or to, a mosque for collective distribution. A Muslim might also give alms to a person on the street who is begging, in part because some social value is placed on visible acts of charity. Theologically, however, Islam encourages discretion in personal philanthropy, teaching that one performs such acts for oneself and for God, rather than for public praise or personal advantage.

Muslim CoupleIn the United States, Muslims may also be inclined to make contributions to social service charities, providing they are organizations primarily supporting Muslims. This is based on concern over the welfare of Muslims in the country, as opposed to dislike or hostility toward non-Muslims. This might be compared to the nature of Jewish philanthropy in the United States, which frequently supports Jewish social services. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, Muslim charities in the United States are under considerable government scrutiny.

In addition to supporting Muslim charity, many Muslims in the United States may be favorably inclined to support institutions with which they have affiliations, such as universities or hospitals. The value ascribed to visible distribution of wealth may translate into donor interest in having one's name on a donor list, building, or other physical tribute.

RamadanThe ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, Ramadan, is the period in which Muslims are required to fast. Observing Ramadan means refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from daybreak to sunset. Ramadan is a period of personal restraint and renewed focus on moral conduct. It is also a time to empathize with those who are less fortunate, and to appreciate what one has.

In professional and social contexts, fundraisers might wish to also consider these aspects of Islam:

  • Some Muslims will be reluctant to shake the hand of an unrelated person of the opposite sex. This should not be taken as an insult, but as a sign of personal modesty.
  • The Quran teaches Muslim men and women to avoid sustained eye contact with unrelated persons of the opposite sex. This should not be taken as an indication of an unwillingness to communicate.
  • Many Muslims are reluctant to take part in social gatherings celebrating religious holidays of other faiths, or where alcohol is served. A Muslim should not be asked to serve or sell alcoholic beverages.

Islam is a prominent and growing component of the faith fabric of the United States. As with other religious, ethnic, and cultural communities, fundraisers may not only benefit the organizations they serve, but also improve their own efficacy in promoting philanthropy by incorporating awareness of Islam and Muslims into their cultural cognizance.

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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mark your calendar

May 22 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
300 Madison Ave 8th floor, Toledoclear
Collaboration with the Center for Nonprofit Resources
Capital Campaigns: 10 Critical Tools for Success
Registration Deadline: May 21
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May 28 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
ONLINE Webinar
Finding and Connecting with Transformational Donors
Registration Deadline: May 24
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June 25 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
ONLINE Webinar
Launching a Gift in Wills Program
Registration Deadline: June 21
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June 26 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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FREE Nonprofit Mixer
Networking Social with DOVIA, ADA and C4NPR
Registration Deadline: June 21
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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
Location TBD
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
The Premier Banquet Hallclear
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
Registration Deadline: November 15
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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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Professional Development Luncheon Meeting
Ethics in Fundraising/Annual Meeting
Registration Deadline: December 6
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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).

 

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Erin McPartland, Chapter President

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