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.

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.


Lead Chapter Sponsor


Greater Toledo Community Foundation

Our thanks to The Greater Toledo Community Foundation, whose generosity allows the AFP Northwest Ohio Chapter is able to provide this webinar FREE all interested nonprofit fundraising professionals, board members, and volunteers. Normally, AFP webinars would cost $79 for AFP members and $99 for non-members.

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



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 for each event below.

January 28 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Why You Need a Case for Support and How to Build One
Registration Deadline: January 24
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February 25 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Speak! What to Say (and Not to Say) and How to Say It
Registration Deadline: February 21
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details to follow

March 24 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Multi-Channel Storytelling to Amp Up Your Fundraising and Other Campaigns
Registration Deadline: March 20
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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 Greater 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.

Click here for eligibility criteria and additional information, including the application.





Thank your for joining us for the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

On November 13, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northwest Ohio will celebrated our 32nd Annual National Philanthropy Day! We honored these inspiring individuals and organizations:

Outstanding Media Outlet or Best Nonprofit Media Coverage:
13abc WTVG
nominated by
Gary Cates,
ProMedica Foundation

Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist:
nominated by
Gretchen Awad,
Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:
William F. "Bill" Buckley
nominated by
Richard P. Anderson,
The Great Lakes Historical Society

Outstanding Philanthropist:
Dr. William & Holly James
nominated by
William Garbe,
ProMedica Foundation

Outstanding Foundation:
ProMedica Foundations
nominated by
Adam Reny,
The First Tee of Lake Erie

Outstanding Fundraising Professional:
Ann Riddle
nominated by
Jessica LaValley,
LaValley, LaValley, Todak and Schaefer

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Ages 5-17:
Youth in Philanthropy Encouraging Excellence (YiPEE)
nominated by
Leadership Toledo


Get Involved - Join a Committee!

Joining a committee is a great way to maximize the benefits of your AFP membership, as well as a great way to network and get to know your fellow fundraisers. The following committees are in need of volunteers (click here for a description of the purpose of each committee). If you are interested, contact Jacquie, our chapter administrator ( or 419-764-4387).

  • Diversity
  • Membership
  • Programming
  • National Philanthropy Day
  • Scholarships
  • Youth in Philanthropy







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Heather Slough, Chapter President | PO Box 2507, Toledo  OH  43606


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Association of Fundraising Professionals Northwest Ohio Chapter | Heather Slough, Chapter President | PO Box 2507, Toledo  OH  43606

© 2013-2020 AFPNWO, Toledo OH 43606 | All rights reserved.