AFPNEO

Chapter Recognition
AFPNEO Earns Ten Star GOLD Status

Ten Star GoldEvery year, AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star GOLD Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.

Less than 20 percent of AFP’s 243 chapters earn the Ten Star Gold Chapter recognition, making AFPNEO one of the association’s leading chapters around the world.

Criteria for the award are determined by AFP Global Headquarters. A list of several goals is published annually, and chapters must accomplish 16 of these goals during the year and submit a nomination form for verification to be honored.

Congratulations to the Board, committees, and members for making 2020 a gold-star year!

 

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Boost Your Networking Power
Join an AFPNEO Committee

Boost your networking power and get to know your fellow fundraisers by getting involved in an AFP committee! The following committees are in need of volunteers:

bulletMembership
bulletProfessional Development
bulletDiversity/IDEA
bulletMentoring
bulletBE the CAUSE Campaign
bulletNational Philanthropy Day
bulletScholarships

To join a committee, simply send your interest to info@afpneo.org and we will contact you.

We look forward to working with you!

 

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Current Job Postings

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Development Coordinator, Akron Art Museum - 3/31/2020

Senior Regional Development Executive, Coleman Professional Services - 4/1/2020

Special Events & Fundraising Manager, Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio - 4/15/2020

Event and Program Coordinator, Cornerstone of Hope - 4/30/2020

Assistant Vice President for Corporate Relations, Kent State University - 4/30/2020

Director of Fundraising, National Inventors Hall of Fame - 4/30/2020

Development Coordinator, The Village of St. Edward - 5/1/2020

Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Archbishop Hoban High School - 6/30/2020

 


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

 

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BE the CAUSE

An Easy Way to Give!
BE the CAUSE Campaign

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.

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

You can also set up automatic payments to AFPNEO's BE the Cause Campaign. Simply check the box for [MAKE A MONTHLY DONATION]. This is a great way to give a significant gift to your Chapter throughout the year. Whether you give $5, $10, $20 or $50 a month, we are deeply grateful for your generosity! Click here to go to our donation page and submit your pledge/payment.

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

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

 

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Join Our LinkedIn Group

LinkedInEver 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.

 

Virtual Professional Development
FREE Webinars So You Can Learn From Home

In response to the COVID-19 quarantine, AFPNEO has scheduled three webinars with topics critical to fundraisers. These webinars are FREE - you simply have to register for them. All are eligible for 1.25 CFRE credits.

April 16 | 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Fundraising in the Wake of a Disaster

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virusWith the coronavirus affecting all parts of our lives, key questions for fundraisers arise such as, "How can I position my nonprofit to be responsive to philanthropy when the worst thing imaginable happens?" During this audio recording, participants will hear case studies and best practices for fundraising learned during hurricane Katrina: fundraising when your donors are impacted; asking for disaster relief funding; converting disaster philanthropy donors to loyal supporters; and positioning your nonprofit to receive disaster philanthropy before disaster strikes.

Click here for more info and to register.

 

May 14 | 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Ethics in the Age of Social Media

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ethicsIn the age of social media, personal and professional boundaries get more porous, and it becomes increasingly difficult to identify a clear line in donor relationships. Using real-life examples, we will help participants understand ethical challenges they may face in social media, which policies should be in place before anything happens, and how to use a decision-making framework to deal with an ever-changing environment online.

Click here for more info and to register.

 

July 9 | 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Leveraging Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to Become a Better Fundraiser

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diversityDiversity, equity, and inclusion are core values throughout all aspects of our work. How do unconscious bias, structural inequity, and persistent "-isms" keep development professionals from raising much-needed dollars to drive organizational impact? Join us for an interactive, facilitated workshop that will move us from conversation into action.

Click here for more info and to register.

 

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Member Benefit
Apply for an AFPNEO Scholarship

applyThe 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.

The Scholarship Committee is seeking applicants for the following scholarships:

Both members and non-members may apply for the National Membership Scholarship. Apply for this scholarship anytime. The committee will review the applications on a bi-monthly basis.

Members of AFPNEO are eligible to apply for the AFP's Donor Retention Course Scholarship, which provides a free registration to the workshop on June 12. The application deadline is May 1. Click here to learn more and apply.

Members of AFPNEO are eligible to apply for the Leadership Akron Diversity on Board Scholarship, which provides full tuition to the Leadership Akron Diversity on Board (LADOB) program. The AFP Scholarship Chairs will select one person to receive the $500 scholarship, and that person must apply by May 24 and be successfully admitted to the program. The deadline for AFP’s scholarship application is May 1.

For more information about these scholarships, including eligibility requirements, click here.

 

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Boost Your Career Growth
Apply to AFPNEO's Mentoring Program

mentoringThe goal of the Mentoring Program is to pair seasoned professionals with people new to the field, those transitioning job responsibilities, or those searching for additional networking opportunities. Mentor/Mentee pairings will work together to develop objectives around the Mentee’s areas of interest. Additional networking opportunities will be available.

Apply anytime before June 30; matches will be announced in March, May and July.

Mentoring Program Info, Schedule and Requirements for Participation

Mentee Application

Mentor Application

Professional Development & Networking
AFP's Donor Retention Course

June 12 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cleveland Clinic Akron General Wellness Center in Green, 1940 Town Park Blvd, Uniontown

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Reservation/Cancellation Deadline:
Friday, May 29

Presented by:

bulletKen Frisch, ACFRE, FAFP
bulletVern Snyder, ACFRE, FAFP

Ken Frisch & Vern SnyderAFP's Donor Retention Course focuses on developing a donor retention plan based on what research indicates really works. It shows the value of tracking overall gains and losses in gifts and donors – and then using that information to develop cultivation strategies to improve donor retention. Attendees will be able to prepare a donor retention plan that will identify and implement effective practices to retain and upgrade donors and improve fundraising effectiveness.

Learning objectives include:

  • Identify effective practices to retain and upgrade your donors and improve fundraising effectiveness.
  • Prepare a donor retention plan for your organization.
  • Use data from growth-in-giving reports to develop growth-oriented fundraising strategies.

Members of AFPNEO are eligible to apply for the AFP's Donor Retention Course Scholarship, which provides a free registration to the workshop on June 12. The application deadline is May 1. Click here to learn more and apply.

Submitted for 8.0 CFRE credits; documentation.

Click here for more info.

Click here to register.

 

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Save the Dates

In this time of quarantine and social distancing, AFPNEO has worked diligently to keep members safe, but at the same time provide members with the quality educational experience you have come to expect from your organization. We have changed not only the schedule of meetings, but we’ve added a few webinars to help you through this challenging times as a fundraiser.

bulletApril 16 | 12:00 - 1:15 pm
FREE Online Webinar
Fundraising in the Wake of a Disaster
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bulletApril 30 | 4:00 pm
AFPNEO Mentoring Program
Second application deadline for
mentors and mentees

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bulletMay 1 | 4:00 pm
Apply for a Scholarship
Deadline to Apply for AFP's Donor
Retention Course & Leadership Akron
Diversity on Board Scholarships

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bulletMay 14 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
FREE Online Webinar
Ethics in the Age of Social Media
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bulletMay 29 | 8:30 - 9:30 am
AFPNEO Mentoring Program
Mentoring matches meet for
feedback and discussion

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bulletJune 12 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Wellness Center in Green
Full-Day Professional Development
AFP's Donor Retention Course
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bulletJune 15 | 4:00 pm
Celebrate Philanthropy in Our
Community

Nomination Deadline for National
Philanthropy Day Awards

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bulletJune 30 | 4:00 pm
AFPNEO Mentoring Program
Third application deadline for
mentors and mentees

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bulletJuly 9 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Online Webinar
Leveraging Diversity, Equity and
Inclusion to Become a Better
Fundraiser

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bulletJuly 17 | 8:30 - 9:30 am
AFPNEO Mentoring Program
Mentoring matches meet for
feedback and discussion

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bulletAugust 13 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Online Webinar
Ethics in the Age of Social Media
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bulletSeptember 10 | 8:00 – 9:45 am
Professional Development Meeting
Working with Your Community
Foundation

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bulletOctober 8 | 8:00 – 9:45 am
Professional Development Meeting
Hard Conversations with Donors
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bulletNovember 6 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Celebration of Philanthropy in
Our Community

National Philanthropy Day
Awards Luncheon

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bulletNovember 13 | 8:30 - 9:30 am
AFPNEO Mentoring Program
Mentoring Wrap-Up Breakfast
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bulletDecember 10 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Professional Development/
Annual Meeting

Leadership Development
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Ten Star Gold

AFP Northeast Ohio Chapter | © 2015-2020 AFPNEO. All rights reserved.

Paula Mastroianni, President
PO Box 1286, Bath OH 44210 | 330-329-2472 | Fax 330-315-0399 | info@AFPneo.org

 

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