Professional Development

August 1 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Village of St. Edward,
3125 Smith Rd, Fairlawn OH

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Reservation/Cancellation Deadline:
Thursday, July 18, 4:00 pm


2019 is our YEAR OF THE MEMBER!

Year of the MemberAs part of our commitment to Professional Development, AFPNEO is offering five $200 CFRE Review scholarships to members of our chapter. The application deadline is July 12. Click here for guidelines and the application.

Approved for 16.0 CFRE credits; click here for the documentation.



CFRE Refresher Course

CFRE Refresher Course

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 and 2. Sessions will start promptly at 8:00 am and end at 5:00 pm. The purpose of this 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.

Objectives include:

  • Apply fundraising skills and knowledge to real-life scenarios.
  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses in terms of your understanding of the fundraising knowledge domains.
  • Assess personal readiness to take the CFRE examination.
  • Develop an effective personal study plan.

Cost is $390 for members and $490 for non-yet-members and includes all course information, review manual (yours to keep), and lunch.

Click here to register for the course.

Click here to apply for a half scholarship (AFPNEO members only).


About the Presenters

Ken Frisch, ACFRE, FAFPKen Frisch, ACFRE, FAFP, has more than 40 years of experience in all areas of development. He retired as the Vice President, Philanthropic Services & Advancement for the Toledo Community Foundation in 2016 and is currently working with area non-profits. Previously, he served as director of development for Hospice of Northwest Ohio after starting as the capital campaign director for their $9 million campaign. 

Ken is past President of the AFP Northwest Ohio Chapter. In January 2007, he earned his Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) certification from AFP, one of only 111 individuals in the world with that distinction. He is also certified as a Master Teacher through AFP’s Faculty Training Academy. In November 2007, he was honored by the AFP Northwest Ohio Chapter as the 2007 Outstanding Fundraising Professional, and, in 2009, he received the CCS Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional from the International Association of Fundraising Professionals. Currently, he is serving on the ACFRE Certification Board. In 2018, Ken was named a Distinguished Fellow by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.



Vern SnyderVern Snyder, ACFRE, FAFP, retired as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the University of Toledo on July 1, 2015, serving since 2001. Vern is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Master's Degree in music education. In 1993, Vern earned Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) status from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). In 2010 he earned ACFRE status.

He was recognized by AFP International as the 2016 Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Vern currently serves on the ACFRE Certification Board and formerly served as a member of the AFP International Conference Education Committee. He was inducted as a Fellow of AFP at the AFP International Conference this year.




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Ten Star Chapter


Friends of Diversity Award

AFP Northeast Ohio Chapter
© 2015-2019 AFPNEO.
All rights reserved.

Vondea Sheaffer, President

PO Box 1286, Bath OH 44210
Fax 330-315-0399


Designed & hosted by
Jacq Connect