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Inside this issue: August Meeting: Building a High-Performing Board to Increase Fundraising | Career Advancement: CFRE Refresher Course | August Webinar: Finding and Connecting with Transformational Donors | Mark Your Calendar | Join the AFPNWO Board | Ohio Grant Professionals Conference | Apply for a Scholarship |AFPI's Top Ten Fundraising Tips | Stay Connected

Special Section: NPD Honoree Profile | Join us for the National Philanthropy Awards Luncheon | Recognize a Volunteer | Sponsor the 31st Annual NPD Awards Luncheon

Professional Development Luncheon Meeting
Building a High-Performing Board to Increase Fundraising

August 22 | 11:30 - 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 17,
2:00 pm
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TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART: 2445 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43620
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Presented by Dr. Marcia Sloan Latta - Vice President for University Advancement, University of Findlay - profile

Dr. Marcia Sloan LattaIt all begins with the board. At the core of any successful nonprofit’s governance and fundraising efforts is its board of directors. But to build and maintain an ideal board takes time, strategy, and effort. The optimal board member has wisdom, connections, wealth ... and a willingness to share all three. How do you find, recruit, and engage such individuals? How do you emphasize the importance of fundraising when recruiting and engaging board members? And how does a board go about determining its own effectiveness?  This session will touch on all of these important topics.

starBe sure to bring your President/Executive Director and your Board Chair so that together you can build a high-performing board that will maximize your organization's fundraising effectiveness.

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Career Advancement
CFRE Refresher Course

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September 21| 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 14
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Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo Hospice Center: 800 S. Detroit Ave, Toledo OH 43609
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Registration/Cancellation Deadline:
September 14, 2018

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Ken & VernThe AFP CFRE Refresher Course  asks participants to apply fundraising theory, skills, and techniques within the six knowledge domains of the field, based on three or more years of professional experience in fundraising. This course is a combination of a high-level review, self-exploration of knowledge, and peer exchange of best practices – all of which are facilitated two of Toledo's most knowledgeable fundraising practitioners: Ken Frisch, ACFRE, FAFP - Vice President, Philanthropic Services & Advancement, Toledo Community Foundation (retired) & Vern Snyder, CFRE, ACFRE - Vice President for Institutional Advancement, The University of Toledo Foundation (retired).

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Costs:

  • Members: $390
  • Non-Members: $490

Registration fee includes course manual and lunch.

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FREE Webinar
Finding and Connecting with Transformational Donors

August 21 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 17
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Steve MacLaughlin - Vice President of Data & Analytics, Blackbaud & Author, Data Driven Nonprofits

Katherine Swank, JD - Senior Consultant at Target Analytics

Swank McLaughlinWe 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.

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August 21 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Webinar
Finding and Connecting with Transformational Donors
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August 22 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Toledo Museum of Art
Professional Development Luncheon Meeting
Building a High-Performing Board to Increase Fundraising
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September 14 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo Hospice Center: 800 S. Detroit Ave, Toledo OH 43609
Career Advancement Opportunity
CFRE Refresher Course
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September 18 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Webinar
How to Grow Your Monthly Giving Program without Breaking the Bank

October 16 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Webinar
10 Ways to Supercharge your Storytelling

November 20 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Webinar
The 100% Fallacy: Common Presumptions that Hold your Fundraising Back

December 18 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Webinar
Building a Culture of Philanthropy

 

Save the Dates:

September 26 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Toledo Club
Professional Development Luncheon Meeting 
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October 24 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Toledo Club
Professional Development Luncheon Meeting 
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November 14 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
The Premier 
National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon 
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December 12 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Toledo Club
Professional Development Luncheon Meeting 
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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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Honoree Profile:
Douglas Siebenaler, Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Douglas SiebenalerDouglas Siebenaler’s 31 years at Sunshine Communities have reshaped every area of the organization’s philanthropy and public outreach — from his initial work as Manager of Volunteers to his later years as Development Director, Director of Legacy Giving, and Chief Donor Relations Officer.

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Douglas supports Doug at Sunshine to share a blessing prayer at Sunshine’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation event

Initially, Douglas was responsible for recruiting volunteers, planning meaningful opportunities and activities for them, and collaborating with other departments on projects with volunteers. Among the first of countless projects he would oversee in 1993 was the volunteer-built boardwalk that wound through Sunshine’s backyard.  The project cemented many long-time relationships and gave individuals with disabilities more than two decades of access to Mother Nature’s dazzling display.

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Douglas lends a hand to a Sunshine volunteer in rebuilding the Sunshine Accessible Boardwalk.

As Sunshine’s Development Director, Douglas planned, organized and directed fundraising efforts. He was responsible for overseeing the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events, and multiple capital campaigns that reshaped Sunshine’s programs and properties with new equipment and buildings.

Douglas tenderly welcomes Christine to the groundbreaking event for the new Sunshine homes across from Little Flower Church in Toledo

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(from right to left) Jason Abodeely, Sunshine President & CEO, and Douglas congratulate Brent Cousino in receiving the 2018 Spirit of Sunshine award

As Director of Legacy Giving, Douglas focused on long-term commitments. He cultivated lasting relationships that encouraged donors to create legacies to support Sunshine’s future work. He maintained a steady stewardship of donors who committed to Sunshine’s planned giving society.

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Douglas welcomes the Journey of Hope cycling team to the Sunshine Communities main campus

In 2015, Douglas transitioned to Chief Donor Relations Officer, leading the entire development team and the volunteer office. As CDRO, Douglas fostered a culture of philanthropy within the organization, ensuring that the organization’s corporate culture, systems, and procedures support fund development.

Douglas gives Serrell a warm welcoming tour of his hew Sunshine home under construction across from Little Flower Church in Toledo

As a member of Sunshine’s executive team, Douglas provides vital input for both short- and long-term strategic and operational planning and positioning within the organization, ensuring that philanthropy and fund development are tightly aligned with Sunshine’s mission and values.

Douglas has been instrumental in multiple capital campaigns for Sunshine, most recently the “Amazing Happens Here Every Day” capital campaign, which raised over $3.5 million to help build new community homes for individuals with developmental disabilities.

For  more information and to see the incredible impact of Douglas’ work, visit www.sunshine.org.

 

 

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Join us for the National Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on November 14th

On November 14, 2018, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northwest Ohio Chapter will celebrate our 31st Annual National Philanthropy Day!

This is an opportunity for you to join us in showing your gratitude for those who have significantly contributed to the welfare of our communities in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan and highlight those who are positively impacting the quality of life in our region. By doing so, you inspire our communities to celebrate and practice the spirit of philanthropy that results when everyone works together to “Change the World With a Giving Heart.”

Be sure to reserve your sponsorships or tickets for November 14th and join us for this celebration of philanthropy in our community!

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Recognize a Volunteer

Nomination Deadline: September 17, 2018, 5:00 pm

All AFP Northwest Ohio Chapter member organizations are invited to recognize a volunteer on National Philanthropy Day, November 14, 2018. Nominate a volunteer who has donated their time and/or has contributed financially to your organization. Each volunteer will be introduced at the NPD luncheon, listed with the designating agency in the program and receive a certificate of achievement. We do ask that your organization cover the cost of lunch for your volunteer.

Only one volunteer per organization will be recognized.

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Sponsor the 31st Annual NPD Awards Luncheon

Click here to complete the sponsorship form

You can be part of this unique celebration by becoming a sponsor of the awards luncheon. Historically, 400-450 philanthropists, community leaders, nonprofit professionals, and friends and family members attend this event. We encourage you to use this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the honorees, thank special donors and volunteers, and promote your organization.

This grid below the differences between the sponsor levels, and the benefits are more fully described here.

Sponsor Grid

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Creative services for ads is available upon request. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dasa at Dasa.Dzierwa@ProMedica.org or Jacquie at info@afpnwo.org.

We are looking forward to partnering with you at National Philanthropy Day in November!

 

 

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Apply for an AFP Membership Scholarship

Application deadline: September 1, 2018

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.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate must:

  • Be employed as a fundraising professional or an executive director in a non-profit organization or serve as a board member, leader, or development volunteer.
  • Have responsibilities that include development and fundraising, e.g., annual campaigns, special events, capital campaigns, grant writing, etc.
  • Have at least three months of fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrate a financial need/hardship, which may include: no budget for activity in the agency, limited agency budget, denial of funding from the employer, etc.

Candidate Responsibilities

Upon acceptance of the scholarship, the member must:

  • Uphold the AFP Code Ethical Standards.
  • Be an active member by attending a minimum of six monthly luncheon meetings or webinars, or a combination of both for the following year.
  • Serve and participate on a committee during the scholarship year.
  • Agree to complete and return a Scholarship Evaluation Form* about his or her experience to the Scholarship Committee.
  • Optional: include a headshot of yourself for promotional purposes (jpg format).

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Join the AFPNWO Board

Do you love AFP and the benefits it provides to our profession? If you are an active AFP member, we would love to have you on the Board of Directors. Being on the Board means you have a role in deciding the direction of the chapter and what programming we offer to fundraising professionals throughout our community.

If you would like more information about serving on the Board, please contact Dr. Sandra Migani Wall, Chair, Committee on Directorship, at smwtelesis@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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GPA

The Grant Professionals Association in Ohio presents a one-day regional conference to provide professional development and networking for grant and nonprofit professionals in Ohio and neighboring states. The Whole Nine Yards: From Prospecting to Reporting, will be held on September 21, 2018, from 9am to 4pm at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The keynote speaker is Gene Tempel, EdD, Professor of Philanthropic Studies and Founding Dean Emeritus, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the President Emeritus, Indiana University Foundation. Nine additional breakout sessions will offer a variety of topics in grants, fundraising and non-profit management .

The conference is open to GPA members and non-members. Early bird registration ends on August 31: Members $100, Non-members $125, Students $50. For more information or to register, click here.

 

 

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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. Did You Make an Impact? How to Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

2. Reaching Younger Donors: Mobile Fundraising Tactics 

3. Year-end Fundraising: September Is Boom Time for Donors, Google Says 

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

 

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