FREE Resources from the Ohio Attorney General

Did you know that the Ohio Attorney General provides FREE training resources for board members? Many of these can help you if you serve on a board or if you are dealing with board members who are unsure of where to turn for information about their responsibilities.

Board members are responsible and accountable for the non-profit’s actions and have fiduciary duties to the organization. Board members are legally required to be informed active participants in corporate governance and to act in furtherance of the nonprofit’s charitable mission.

To help board members understand and fulfill their duties, the Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section has developed a number of resources to assist them.


There is a pre-recorded webinar that contains an overview of the legal obligations of board members. This webinar can be viewed anytime.

They offer a monthly one-hour live webinar on board governance that explains fiduciary duties and how to fulfill them. This one-hour webinar is at noon on the first Wednesday of each month. Click here to register.

The Charitable Law Section will provide live training on board governance issues if your organization is willing to host a training and invite other charitable organizations to attend. Click here send an inquiry email.

There are numerous publications on our website. The most popular publications are “Guide for Charity Board Members” and “Avoiding Theft in Your Nonprofit.” Click here for the list.

You can subscribe to the Nonprofit Newsletter, an electronic newsletter prepared by the Charitable Law Section.



Apply for a Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 4

The mission of AFP is to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals, and the AFPNEO Chapter dedicates its resources to that mission by providing several scholarship opportunities throughout the year.

Both members and non-members may apply for the National Membership scholarship. The scholarship will cover the recipient’s national dues for one year (up to a $250 value), and the recipient is expected to pay the local chapter’s $35 dues.

The application deadline for the spring membership scholarship is May 4th. Click here for eligibility requirements and other information.




BE the CAUSE Campaign

Through your support of the BE the CAUSE Campaign, you help determine the future growth and development of the fundraising profession.

AFPNEO manages the BE the CAUSE campaign at the local Chapter level, which allows us to keep more dollars raised from the campaign right here in northeast Ohio, supporting chapter membership and conference scholarships that directly benefit our members.

Remaining dollars will support AFP International's strategic initiatives such as Ralph E. Chamberlain scholarship; innovative programs on diversity, youth in philanthropy and ethics; Fundraising Fundamentals curriculum; and philanthropic research. All of these programs have a positive impact on our local chapter.

You can make your gift to the Campaign today by (1) emailing your pledge to (you can pledge now and pay by December 15th); (2) making your gift online at; or (3) mailing your check with the pledge form to PO Box 1286, Bath OH 44210.

For a list of the generous contributors so far, click here.

For more information about the BE the CAUSE campaign, click here.



Save the Dates

Mark your calendars so that you can join us for AFP's professional development programs and special events:

bulletCareer Success Institute
April 13 | 7: 45 am - 2:00 pm
Join the AFP Fundraising

bulletProfessional Development Meeting
May 24 | 8:00 – 9:45 am

June 28 | 8:00 – 9:45 am

bulletIntensive Two-Day Course
July | TBD
Fundamentals of Fundraising

bulletProfessional Development Meeting
August 23| 8:00 – 9:45 am

bulletProfessional Development Meeting
September 27 | 8:00 – 9:45 am

bulletCelebrate Philanthropy in Our
November 2 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm:
National Philanthropy Day

bulletProfessional Development &
Annual Meeting

December 13| 8:00 – 9:45 am




Diversity Awards Breakfast

April 20 | 7:30 AM - Breakfast Buffet,
9:00 AM - Program
Masonic Temple - 333 2nd Street SW, Massillon

Join us as Massillon recognizes and honors outstanding achievement in service in our community. 2017 Employee of the Year awards include: Police Officer, Firefighter, City Employee, and City Department Director. Other awards include: Business of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Veteran, and Student of the Year. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund an Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy scholarship.

Better Me FoundationGuest speakers are Office Lamar Sharpe, a 17-year veteran with the Canton Police Department, and his wife, Deidra. Together, they founded Be A Better Me Foundation, whose mission is mentoring young people, empowering youth and strengthening relations between the community and the police force. Officer Sharpe is a recipient of the 2016 Mayor's Proclamation Award; 2016 Coming Together Stark County "Public Service Award"; selected by his supervisors and his peers as the 2016 Canton Police Officer of The Month for August; 2017 CPPA Police Officer of The Year; 2017 Knights of Columbus Blue Coat Officer of the Year; 2017 GEDATSUKAI "Outstanding Contribution to Community Service" Fitzgerald Law Enforcement Award; Sylvania "Be The Light' Top 50 in the country award winner; Canton City School District "Rising Star Award"; Stark County, The Victims' Rights Coalition "Dawn Marie Hendershot Award"; and was named 2018 About Magazine "Person of the Year."

All funds raised at the event will be used to fund an Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy scholarship. Tickets are $12 each and may be purchased by calling Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry’s Office at 330-830-1700. Click here for the flyer.



CFRE Study Group

AFPNEO has created a CFRE study group listserv. The purpose of the group is to allow members to make study plans, ask questions and celebrate each other’s success when they achieve CFRE credentials. If you would like to be added to that list, please send an email to



Join Our LinkedIn Group

Ever want to send a question to other fundraisers who might have the answers?

Join the AFPNEO LinkedIn group and post your questions and share your experiences. Be sure to go to the More tab and select Your Settings so that you can set it up to send weekly or daily digest emails.



Join "The Major Gift Challenge"

May 23 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm | Toledo-Lucas County Public Library clear
This Center for Nonprofit Workshop is sponsored by the AFP Northwest Ohio Chapter (AFPNWO) and the Toledo Community Foundation

Amy EisensteinAFPNWO and the Center for Nonprofit Resources are hosting The Major Gift Challenge: How to Get Started Raising Major Gifts, presented by Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, author, speaker, and trainer.

Most nonprofit professionals are not effectively soliciting major gifts for their organizations. If you want to start or grow your individual giving/major gifts program, this session is for you. Whether a major gift for your organization is $1,000 or $10,000, you will learn how ask and receive more major gifts this year.

Amy's published books include Major Gift Fundraising for Small ShopsRaising More with Less, and 50 A$ks in 50 Weeks. Check out her blog and video posts  for free fundraising tips and best practices.

Cost of the full-day workshop is $75. Click here for more info and to register.

Interested in car-pooling? Contact Paula Mastroianni at



Current Job Postings

New postings appear in green.

Chief Development Officer, Jewish Association on Aging, Nonprofit Talent - 4/6/2018

WiMEF Development Associate, Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation - 4/9/2018

Part-Time Donor Development Coordinator, First Glance Student Center, Inc. - 4/15/2018

Chief Officer of Resource Development - FT- Portage County, Coleman Professional Services - 4/25/2018

Special Events and Individual Giving Coordinator, Humane Society of Summit County - 4/30/2018

Data Quality Assurance Analyst, Kent State University - 4/30/2018

Development Coordinator (part-time), The Aultman Foundation - 4/30/2018

Business Strategy Analyst, Kent State University - 4/30/2018

Development Director, Child Guidance and Family Solutions - 5/28/2018

Executive Director, Akron Soul Train - 5/31/2018

Click here for more information regarding each of these job opportunities or to post new jobs.



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