Welcome to the AFP Northwest Ohio Chapter!

Our mission is to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals throughout northwest Ohio and promote high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. We do this by providing outstanding professional development programs, career-growth options, mentoring partnerships, access to resources, and opportunities to network and get involved in our philanthropic community.


Apply for a 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.

The scholarship award covers the membership dues for one year to the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

The next application deadline is December 1st. Click here for eligibility criteria and additional information, including the application.




Calendar of Events

Be sure to save the dates for AFPNWO events throughout the year. For more info and to register for upcoming events, click on the more info link.



Our Values

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be a world-leading AFP chapter of our size by sustaining an inclusive community of fundraising professionals, offering best in class member services and advancing the culture of philanthropy across our service area.

Chapter Diversity Statement

We believe diversity and inclusion in fundraising is achieved by ensuring we intentionally create a respectful and welcoming environment that is open to all and is representative of a broad spectrum of experiences, perspectives, opinions and cultures.





Thank you for helping us celebrate philanthropy!

A big thank you to all the honorees, sponsors and guests who helped us celebrate the impact of philanthropy and volunteerism in our community.

Special appreciation goes to our two Ambassador Sponsors for the event - ProMedica Foundations and the Toledo Community Foundation - as well as all the other event and table sponsors. Your support makes our Chapter stronger!

Most importantly, thank you to the awardees and those who nominated them. We are so grateful that they shared why their commitment to improving the quality of life in our community is so meaningful!

click here to view all the NPD photos on our Facebook page

click here to watch the award videos

click here for the event program


Chapter Sponsors

Lead Chapter Sponsor

Toledo Community Foundation

Our thanks to our lead chapter sponsor, The Toledo Community Foundation. Because of their generosity, the AFP Northwest Ohio Chapter is able to provide FREE monthly webinars to all interested nonprofit fundraising professionals, board members, and volunteers. Normally, these webinars would cost $79 for AFP members and $99 for non-members, but thanks to the Toledo Community Foundation, our chapter is able to provide AFP's Webinars free to our members and to the community members-at-large.

In addition, the Foundation also funds our Membership Scholarship program. We are grateful for their investment in ethical and effective fundraising in our community.


Webinar Location Sponsor


We greatly appreciate ABLE (Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.) and LAWO (Legal Aid of Western Ohio), who host our webinars each month. Because of their availability, nonprofit fundraising executives are able to select from four convenient locations to view our professional development webinars:

  • Toledo (ABLE Office): 525 Jefferson Avenue Suite 300 
  • Defiance (ABLE Office): 1340 A West High St 
  • Findlay (LAWO Office): 1800 North Blanchard St Suite 109 
  • Sandusky (LAWO Office): 109 W. Water St Suite U





AFP Ten Star ChapterFriends of DiversityAssociation of Fundraising Professionals Northwest Ohio Chapter

John D. Lechman, CFRE, Chapter President | PO Box 2507, Toledo  OH  43606
330-329-2472 | 330-315-0399 Fax


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Association of Fundraising Professionals Northwest Ohio Chapter | John Lechman, President | PO Box 2507, Toledo  OH  43606
330-329-2472 | 330-315-0399 Fax

© 2013-2018 AFPNWO, Toledo OH 43606 | All rights reserved.


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