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Welcome to our 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 invite you to review the membership benefits below to see if AFP is right for you.

All of this information is summarized in our New Member Packet, which you can print at your convenience. We have also included a FAQ Section (Frequently Asked Questions), Top Reasons to Join AFP, and The Case For Your Organization To Support AFP Membership (page 2) to help with your decision-making.

If you have any questions, or suggestions for content to add to this page, please feel free to contact Membership Co-Chairs Elizabeth Emmett or Shelly Oren-stein. You can also contact Jacquie, our Chapter Administrator, at 330-329-2472 or info@afpnwo.org.

 

Ready to Join?

To join and pay by credit card, click here to select your membership category and start the process.

To join and pay by check, print the appropriate PDF application for individuals or organizations (small nonprofit with a budget less than $1,000,000 or large nonprofit of more than 8 members).

 

Benefits of Membership

  • Tiered membership levels for both individuals and organizations - more info
  • Career-growth opportunities, including mentoring partnerships, scholarships, and credentialing - more info
  • Outstanding professional development and education programs - more info
  • Opportunities to network and get involved in our fundraising community - more info
  • Access to valuable resources - more info

 

Membership Categories & Pricing

AFP offers a membership level right for you! For more information about each of these, visit the membership page on the AFP website. Click on your preferred membership level for that application.

  • Professional - $250 plus $40 chapter dues
  • Young Professional (age 30 and younger) - $95 includes chapter dues
  • Associate (business person with mutual interests with fundraising professionals) - $250 plus $40 chapter dues
  • Retired - available to those who have been members for the past 5 years - $75 plus $40 chapter dues
  • Small Nonprofit Organization (operating budget less than $1,000,000) - $175 includes chapter dues for 1 member
  • Large Nonprofit Organization (8 members) - starting at $2,200 for 8 members; includes chapter dues

 

Career Growth

AFPNWO is committed to helping you advance your career. To that end, we offer many benefits on the local level, including:

  • Scholarships - The chapter encourages anyone considering joining to first look into the possibility of a scholarship. AFPNWO offers two types of scholarships:
    • Membership scholarships - Thanks to the generosity of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation, we are able to a limited number of membership scholarships to AFPI each year. The scholarship award is a one-year membership to national Association of Fundraising Professionals with full benefits. The deadline for scholarship applications will be quarterly: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31. Click here for more info.
    • Chamberlain scholarship - The Chamberlain Scholarship covers the recipient’s registration fee to the AFP International Conference plus up to $500 in travel expense reimbursement. The recipient is required to pay $10 when registering for the conference. The application deadline is October 1. Click here for more info.
    • For more information about scholarships, contact the Scholarship Chairs Chris Yoder or Elaine Jansen.
  • Mentoring partnerships - The Mentoring Program is a member-only benefit that provides individualized guidance and support to advance the skills of those newer to the profession, transitioning to a new area of the field, or looking for opportunities to grow in their fundraising career. For both mentors and mentees, this is an exceptional opportunity to share expertise, network with and learn from colleagues, and, ultimately, ensure the strength of Northwest Ohio’s philanthropic community. Click here for more info.
  • CFRE Credentialing - 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. Every one of our meetings and webinars is approved for up to 1.0 CFRE credits. We also occasionally offer CFRE Review and Refresher Courses to help you prepare for the exam, and members of AFP and TAPPP receive significant cost discounts. Click here for more info.

 

Professional Development & Education

AFPNWO is proud of the outstanding programs it offers on a monthly basis (no programs are held in July) that enrich the professional development of the area's fundraising community.

  • Educational luncheon meetings - We ask local and regional experts to share their knowledge and experience on what leads to success in fundraising and nonprofit management. Meeting costs are $18 for members of AFP and TAPPP and $25 for non-members. Want to attend a meeting to see if AFP is right for you? Your first meeting is FREE! Click here for more info.
  • FREE webinars - Thanks to the generosity of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation, we are able to offer ten webinars each year free of charge. Topics range from fundraising case studies, marketing your organization, strategic planning, career advice, and more. Learn while you eat lunch at your desk! Click here for more info.
  • CFRE Credentialing - 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. Every one of our meetings and webinars is approved for up to 1.0 CFRE credits. We also occasionally offer CFRE Review and Refresher Courses to help you prepare for the exam, and members of AFP and TAPPP receive significant cost discounts. Click here for more info.

 

Network & Get Involved

Fundraising can often be a lonely profession ... especially if you are a department of one. And it can be hard to stay motivated, refreshed, and ready for that next big meeting with that new major donor. That's why our members say that networking is the number one reason to join AFPNWO.

As you can tell from the list at right, our membership is varied, diverse, and eclectic, ranging from executive directors of small nonprofits through chief philanthropy officers of major hospital systems. We are also geographically diverse, with members from Port Clinton, Defiance, Findlay, and even Tecumseh, Michigan.

The easiest way to get to know your fellow fundraisers and nonprofit professionals is to attend our meetings and webinars. But the BEST way is to get involved in a committee. We have several opportunities, one of which is sure to match your interests: membership, programs, mentoring, and National Philanthropy Day planning. Click here for more info.

 

 

Access to Resources

When you join AFP, you gain access to our password-protected Membership Directory as well as to AFPI's library services, publications, and research so that you can keep up-to-date on the latest information on fundraising practices.

  • AFP’s International Conference is held each spring and brings nearly 4,000 fundraising professionals together to discuss, teach, and learn about new development issues. It offers over 200 educational sessions designed to serve the development needs of participants from entry level to highly experienced. The Conference exhibit hall features over 300 vendors.
  • AFP’s highly acclaimed bi-monthly magazine Advancing Philanthropy examines issues facing fundraisers and the philanthropic process. It includes enlightening interviews, how-to articles, current research, and information on public policy.
  • AFP offers several publications, tools, and resources to help fundraising professionals.  Click here to search for topics of interest to you.
  • Fundraising Consultants and Resource Directory is a comprehensive annual listing of consultants and resource partners ready to meet your organization's needs.
  • AFP 360° is an online career builder and management tool provided to all AFP members through our partnership with Korn Ferry and its Advance program. The standard set of services in AFP 360° is provided free of charge to members!
  • AFP members have access to the online AFP Membership Directory through the Member Gateway. This members-only benefit is an important networking and resource tool.
  • AFP'S e-Courses allow you to learn at your own pace and convenience! Start and stop the program at any time and resume where you left off.
  • As the largest association of charitable fundraisers in the world, AFP seeks to educate the public about the fundraising profession and the importance of philanthropy, and protect the interests of donors, fundraisers and charities related to laws and regulations about giving, volunteering and nonprofit operations in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Click here to go to AFP's Policy & Advocacy Center.
  • Members also receive discounts on books through the AFP Bookstore. Selections include books on fundraising and grantwriting, resources on career development, inspiring guides to ethics and diversity, and more. Check out AFP's recommended reading list.
  • AFP's Annual Compensation and Benefits Reports - AFP's Compensation & Benefits Report provides valuable data on the characteristics of individual fundraisers – backgrounds, experience, and responsibilities – and paints a picture of the current state of the profession. It's invaluable when you are negotiating for that next big pay raise or career move!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my membership belong to me, or to the organization I work for?

It depends on the type of membership that you join. If you are a Professional, Young Professional, Global eMember, Collegiate or Associate member, the membership is yours and goes with you if you leave an organization. The Nonprofit Organizational Membership for both large and small organizations belongs to the organization or company. If an employee leaves, the organization may replace the name of the designated member. New members still need to fill out a membership application and sign their adherence to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.

Does my membership stay with me if I switch organizations?

If you are in one of the individual membership categories, the membership goes with you if you switch organizations.

What if I am retiring?

If you have been an AFP member for the past 5 years, check your membership renewal invoice and indicate the change to the Retired Member category. If you prefer, you can call AFP membership services at 800-666-3863.

Can I join just the local Chapter?

AFPI does not permit this. When a member joins AFP, he or she joins both the international organization and a local chapter. Thus, a member pays both the annual and local dues to the International Headquarters, which then reimburses your local dues to the local chapter.

How much are annual dues?

Your membership dues depend on the type of membership applicable to you. Members must self-assess to determine the type of membership for which they are eligible. Prospective members should self-determine the category of membership, and renewing members should review and reassess membership categories. Click here for descriptions of the categories available to you. From the dues you send to AFPI, the AFP Northwest Ohio Chapter will receive $25-$40, depending on the membership level you choose.

What if I want to be a member of two different chapters?

That's very easy to do. Simply call AFP International at 800-666-3863 and tell them which chapters you want to join. You will need to pay for one AFP membership plus the chapter dues for both chapters (the AFPNWO chapter dues are $40).

How long does my membership last?

Your membership lasts 12 months, starting in the month you officially become a member.

Do you have further questions? Email them to info@afpnwo.org.

 

AFPNWO Chapter Members

  • Jeffrey G Abke
    Director of Development, Perrysburg Schools
    Perrysburg, OH
  • Ann Arbaugh
    Stewardship Officer, Water For Ishmael
    Toledo, OH
  • Olivia Barhorst
    Development Assistant, Bittersweet, Inc.
    Toledo, OH
  • Kait Barnes
    Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
    Toledo, OH
  • Allie Berns
    Assistant Director of Annual Giving HSC, University of Toledo
    Toledo, OH
  • Sue Berryman
    Director of Development, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
    Fremont, OH
  • Shannon Bova
    Vice President, Donor Relations, Sunshine Communities
    Maumee, OH
  • Amanda Brzuchalski
    Director of Development, St Joseph Church
    Sylvania, OH
  • Kim Buehler
    Development Officer, Toledo School For the Arts
    Toledo, OH
  • Taylor Burciaga
    Executive Director, Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center
    Toledo, OH
  • Keith Burwell CFRE
    President, Toledo Community Foundation
    Toledo, OH
  • James M Caldwell
    President & CEO, Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
    Toledo, OH
  • Gary M. Cates
    Chief Philanthropy Officer, ProMedica Foundations
    Toledo, OH
  • Julie Champa
    Development Director, Bittersweet Farms
    Whitehouse, OH
  • Nina Corder
    Managing & Program Director, Women of Toledo, Inc
    Toledo, OH
  • Emily Croak
    Nonprofit Advisor, Aly Sterling Philanthropy
    Toledo, OH
  • Danielle D Davis CFRE
    Executive Director, Collingwood Arts Center
    Toledo, OH
  • Corinnne N Eber
    Development Services Coordinator, Erie Shore Council, Boy Scouts of America
    Toledo, OH
  • Tracey Edwards
    Executive Vice President, National Exchange Club
    Toledo, OH
  • Allison Effler
    Director of Philanthropy, Metroparks Toledo
    Toledo, OH
  • Elizabeth A Emmert JD
    Consultant
    Perrysburg, OH
  • Lee Fearnside
    Development Director, Girls On the Run of Northwest Ohio
    Toledo, OH
  • Jennifer Fehnrich
    Executive Director, Owens Community College Foundation
    Toledo, OH
  • Hanna Fotsch
    Executive Director, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo
    Sylvania, OH
  • Kenneth C Frisch ACFRE
    Retired
    Bowling Green, OH
  • Heather Gallant
    Executive Director, The 577 Foundation
    Perrysburg, OH
  • Lana Garman
    Executive Assistant, Dental Center NW Ohio
    Toledo, OH
  • Mike George
    Vice President Philanthropic Services and Advancement, Toledo Community Foundation
    Toledo, OH
  • David L Gierke
    Development Director, Toledo School For the Arts
    Toledo, OH
  • Melissa Gregg
    Director of Communications & Development, Josina Lott Residential & Community Services
    Toledo, OH
  • Robin Guidera
    Development Coordinator, The Cocoon
    Bowling Green, OH
  • Erin Hafner
    Assistant Director for Annual Giving, University of Toledo
    Toledo, OH
  • Erica Halada
    Executive Director, Toledo Public Schools Foundations
    Toledo, OH
  • Abbey Hall
    Marketing and Events Coordinator, Toledo Area Humane Society
    Maumee, OH
  • Nancy Hamilton CFRE
    Director of Gift Planning, Ohio Living Foundation
    Toledo, OH
  • Suann D Hammersmith CFRE
    President & CEO, Lenawee Community Foundation
    Tecumseh, MI
  • Mark Harris
    Community Development Director, Ohio Masonic Home Foundation
    Waterville, OH
  • Ashley Hatch
    Director of Donor Relations, Sisters of Notre Dame Toledo
    Toledo, OH
  • Stephen Heaven CFRM
    President/CEO, Toledo Area Humane Society
    Maumee, OH
  • Leonard Paul Hood Jr., JD
    CEO, Paul Hood Services
    Toledo, OH
  • Julie Vasques Horns
    President, Development Consulting Ltd
    Port Clinton, OH
  • Amy Hunt
    Director of Advancement, Maumee Valley Country Day School
    Toledo, OH
  • Robin Isenberg
    Executive Director, NAMI of Greater Toledo
    Toledo, OH
  • Elaine Jansen CFRE
    Nonprofit Advisor, Aly Sterling Philanthropy
    Toledo, OH
  • Jennifer Jarrett
    Deputy Director, The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo
    Toledo, OH
  • Katherine Joslin
    Major Donor Relations Manager, The Toledo Zoo
    Perrysburg, OH
  • Felecia Kanney
    Toledo Symphony
    Toledo, OH
  • Patricia E Keller
    Director of Prospect Research, The University of Toledo
    Toledo, OH
  • Eileen Kerner
    Director of Congregational Advancement, Sisters of St Francis
    Sylvania, OH
  • Earlene Kilpatrick
    Community Outreach Director, Habitat for Humanity of Wood County
    Bowling Green, OH
  • Timothy Koder
    President & Chief Development Officer, Mercy Health Foundation-Greater Toledo
    Toledo, OH
  • Kim Koesters
    Alumni Coordinator, University of Toledo Foundation
    Toledo, OH
  • Katherine Kreuchauf CFRE
    President, The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation
    Findlay, OH
  • Nick Kulik CFRE
    Chief Donor Engagement Officer, The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation
    Findlay, OH
  • Nick Langenderfer
    Leadership Annual Giving Officer, The University of Toledo Foundation
    Toledo, OH
  • Lisa Lawson
    Coordinator for External Relations & Outreach College of Education & Human Deve, Bowling Green State University
    Bowling GreeN, OH
  • John D Lechman CFRE
    Director of Development, Hospice of Northwest Ohio
    Perrysburg, OH
  • Lori LeGendre
    Reach Out & Read Program, The University of Toledo Foundation
    Sylvania, OH
  • Kathleen Lemmerbrock
    Executive Director, Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation
    Toledo, OH
  • Brett A Loney Esq CFRE ACFRE
    Associate Vice President of Central Development, The University of Toledo Foundation
    Sylvania, OH
  • Michael Marsh CFRE
    President & CEO, The Fair Housing Center
    Toledo, OH
  • Toni Marsteller
    Leadership Annual Giving Officer, The University of Toledo
    Toledo, OH
  • Terry Masters
    Development Officer, Water For Ishmael
    Toledo, OH
  • Karen Mathison
    Pemberville, OH
  • Erin McPartland
    Development Director, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity
    Maumee, OH
  • Sandra Migani Wall
    Principal, Telesis
    Maumee, OH
  • Lori Mika
    Development Director, Alzheimer's Association
    Toledo, OH
  • Kathryn W Miller
    Development Officer, Toledo Museum of Art
    Toledo, OH
  • Sena Mourad-Friedman
    Director of Dev, The Fair Housing Center
    Toledo, OH
  • Kathy Mull
    Executive Director, The Cocoon
    Bowling Green, OH
  • Shelly Orenstein
    Foundation Officer, Imagination Station: Toledo's Science Center
    Toledo, OH
  • Sarah Otis
    Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Maumee City Schools
    Maumee, OH
  • Kelle Pack
    Executive Director, St. Luke's Hospital Foundation
    Maumee, OH
  • Amy Palmer CFRE
    Director of Development, Adrian Dominican Sisters
    Adrian, MI
  • Lisa Pengov
    CFO, St. Paul's Community Center
    Toledo, OH
  • Tracee Lynn Perryman
    Executive Director, Center of Hope Family Services Inc
    Toledo, OH
  • Luke Reed
    Development Director, Autism Model School
    Toledo, OH
  • Nate Reid
    Development Manager, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity
    Maumuee, OH
  • Ann Riddle
    Executive Director, Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund, Inc.
    Sylvania, OH
  • Bryce Riggs
    Associate Director of Develoopment, Tiffin University
    Tiffin, OH
  • Jan L Ruma CFRE
    Vice President & Executive Director, Hospital Council of NW OH
    Toledo, OH
  • Carolyn Savage
    Development Officer, West Side Montessori
    Sylvania, OH
  • Tana Schiewer PhD
    Manager of Institutional Giving, Equal Justice USA
    Toledo, OH
  • Jill Schmidt
    Executive Director, Cancer Services
    Sandusky, OH
  • Victor Senn
    Associate Director of Leadership Giving, Bowling Green State University
    Bowling Green, OH
  • Ashley Shaffer
    Development Director, The Pregnancy Center
    Toledo, OH
  • Corinne Sheppard
    Development Services Manager, Toledo Museum of Art
    Toledo, OH
  • Julie Shope
    Regional Director of Development, ABLE
    Toledo, OH
  • Kim Sidwell
    Director of Institutional Advancement, Imagination Station: Toledo's Science Center
    Toledo, OH
  • Marcia Sloan Latta CFRE
    Vice President, The University of Findlay
    Findlay, OH
  • Heather Slough
    Director of Annual Giving and Leadership Engagement, The University of Toledo
    Toledo, OH
  • Susan Smith Lesch CFRE
    Consultant
    Norwalk, OH
  • Marcus Sneed
    Leadership Annual Giving Officer, The University of Toledo Foundation
    Toledo, OH
  • Vern Snyder ACFRE FAFP
    Sylvania, OH
  • Shannon Spencer
    Vice President for University Advancement, Ohio Northern University
    Ada, OH
  • Sydney Spraw
    Executive Vice President, Designetics, Designetics Cares
    Holland, OH
  • Michael J Stein CFRE
    Director of Partner Relations, Operation Mobilization USA
    Toledo, OH
  • Vicki Stouffer CFRE
    Vice President, Lourdes University
    Sylvania, OH
  • Jim Sulier
    Major Gifts Officer, Notre Dame Academy
    Toledo, OH
  • Marie Swaisgood
    Chief Development Officer, Blanchard Valley Health Foundation
    Findlay, OH
  • Barbara Tartaglia-Poure CFRE ACFRE
    Executive Director of Donor Engagement, The University of Toledo
    Toledo, OH
  • Sara Thompson
    Assistant Director of Annual Giving
    Bowling Green, OH
  • Kelly Trame
    Director of Development, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
    Toledo, OH
  • Kirsta Tull
    Director, Development & Engagement, United Way of Greater Toledo
    Toledo, OH
  • Milva Valenzuela Wagner
    Director of Development, Lott Industries Inc
    Toledo, OH
  • Dionisia Vasquez
    Volunteer and Events Coordinator, Partners in Education of Toledo
    Toledo, OH
  • Mary Westphal
    Sylvania, OH
  • Robbin Wilcox
    Foundation Director, Northwest State Community College
    Archbold, OH
  • Alia Wolaver
    Executive Director, One Voice Foundation
    Maumee, OH
  • Jennie Wolf Smith CFRE
    Associate, Gronlund Sayther Brunkow
    Toledo, OH
  • Christine R Yoder
    Executive Director, The Defiance Area Foundation
    Defiance, OH
  • Cheryl Zwyer
    Senior Associate Vice President for Development, The University of Toledo
    Toledo, OH

 

 

 

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Erin McPartland, Chapter President

info@afpnwo.org | PO Box 2507, Toledo  OH  43606
330-329-2472 | 330-315-0399 Fax

 

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