AFPNEO

Virtual Professional Development
FREE Webinars So You Can Learn From Home

In this time of quarantine and social distancing, AFPNEO has worked diligently to keep members safe while also providing the quality educational experiences you have come to expect. We have changed not only the schedule of meetings, but also have added a few webinars to help you through these challenging times as a fundraiser.

Optional Donation: If you have been enjoying all the free webinars provided by AFPNEO, please consider donating to support our mission. Your donation will help AFPNEO continue to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals as well as promote high ethical standards in the fundraising profession during the COVID-19 crisis. If you wish to donate to this mission, click here and select Webinar Donation in the middle column.

Thank you for your support of AFPNEO and all that you do to support others with your work!

 

September 24 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
AFPNEO Virtual Roundtable:
Best Practices in Event Planning

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Virtual FundraisingIt's time for networking! Join your fellow fundraisers to discuss best practices in planning events - virtual and in-person. Share your experiences and bring your questions!

Click here to register.

 

October 8 | 8:15 - 9:45 am
When Donor Communications Go Sour ... Turning Lemons into Lemonade

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Presenters:

  • Carl Bako, Development Director, Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland
  • Daniel Blain, Vice President for Advancement and President of NEOMED Foundation, Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Dawn Moeglin, Principal, Full-Circle Fundraising
  • Shirley Smith, CFRE, Regional Director of Development, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

lemonsCommunication is the key to successful fundraising, but what happens when you must communicate difficult news to your donor(s) or constituents?  Our panel of professionals will share their stories of success and failures in those “hard-to-have” conversations and communications.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Sharing bad news with a donor
  • What to do when you have to tell a donor “No”
  • The importance of having a crisis communications plan
  • How to rebuild donor relationships

Click here for more info and to register.

 

November 6 | 8:15 - 9:45 am
Understanding & Relating to Diverse Donors & Communities

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Presenters:

DiversityDo you worry that you unknowingly exhibit unconscious bias as a fundraiser? What challenges have you faced when cultivating diverse donors? Have you faced or witnessed prejudice or discrimination in your work? Do you feel you have a full understanding and can relate to the diverse communities you serve?

Join us to learn from our diverse panel of leaders and fundraisers how you can become a better fundraiser when cultivating donors from diverse communities.

Click here for more info and to register.

 

AFP Membership Made Easy
AFP Offers Installment Plan for Membership Dues

AFP MemberAFP understands the economic situation that many members (and soon-to-be members) are currently facing. That is why we are now making available online an "Installment Plan" option that breaks your annual membership fee into manageable monthly payments over the course of the year.

Please note:

  • The Installment Plan option is limited to the Professional or Associate categories of membership only.
  • This option is only available to members when they renew, and to newly joining members in these membership categories. It is not available for those who have already paid in full for the year (i.e. your current payment plan cannot be changed mid-term).
  • The Installment Plan option is not available for auto-renew. You will have to manually select this option each year if you are interested in using it again in subsequent years.
  • All members of AFP must belong to both the AFP Global association and a local chapter. You will be charged in full for your chapter dues; only the annual AFP dues will be divided into 12 (or 13, depending when you join in the month) regular installment payments.

Example:

On July 30, you decide to join AFP at the Professional member level ($280 annual dues) and select the AFPNEO chapter ($35 dues).

  • If you decide to pay in full, your total payment when you check out will be $315.
  • If you select the Installment plan, you will initially pay $58.33 ($35 for your chapter dues, plus your first AFP International dues installment payment of $23.33), and then you will be automatically charged $23.33 (or $23.34) at a regular interval over the next year (in 11 more installments) until the end of your yearly membership.

The Installment Plan option will appear alongside the option to pay in full when you go through the AFP Join/Renew process. Simply select your preferred option, and your payment(s) will be calculated accordingly.

For more information and to join AFP using the installment plan, click here.

 

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AFP Ohio Chapters Join to Share Professional Development

All seven Ohio AFP chapters have collaborated to share the professional development opportunities they are offering. This is an excellent way for you to browse through the trainings you would like to learn more about and to get those CFRE credits!

AFP Ohio

Visit www.AFPOhio.org to peruse the offerings. If you are interested in attending, simply click on the link for more info/register.

 

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Disaster Relief Resources

With the multiple crises our country is experiencing, you (or your donors) might want to donate to help those impacted by fires, hurricanes, COVID-19, and more. On the other hand, you want to make sure it goes to where it would do the most good.

The AFPNEO Board of Directors agrees that local community foundations would understand the area's needs and be able to funnel the monies to reputable organizations that can help the most.

Foundation Search

To find a local community foundation, you can use the Council of Foundations' Community Foundation Locater. Simply click here and select a location on the map.

 

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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.

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.

Now Accepting Chamberlain Scholarship Applications

Members of AFPNEO are eligible to apply for the Chamberlain Scholarship, which provides a free registration to the AFP International Conference (recipient pays a $10 co-pay) and $1,000 towards travel expenses (a $1,690 value). The application deadline is October 1.

Apply for a Membership Scholarship

Both members and non-members may apply for the National Membership Scholarship, which is open year-round The committee will review the applications on a bi-monthly basis.

 

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

 

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Save the Dates

In this time of quarantine and social distancing, AFPNEO has worked diligently to keep members safe while also providing the quality educational experiences you have come to expect. We have changed not only the schedule of meetings, but also have added a few webinars to help you through these challenging times as a fundraiser.

bulletSeptember 24 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
AFP Virtual Roundtable
Best Practices in Event Planning
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bulletOctober 8 | 8:15 – 9:45 am
ONLINE Professional Development
When Donor Communications
Go Sour ... Turning Lemons into
Lemonade

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bulletNovember 6 | 8:15 – 9:45 am
ONLINE Professional Development
Understanding & Relating to
Diverse Donors & Communities

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

Leadership Development
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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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Current Job Postings

New postings appear in green.

Digital Marketing Coordinator, FORM - 9/30/2020

Director of Community Outreach, Victim Assistance Program Inc. - 9/30/2020

AmeriCorps VISTA Donor Stewardship Coordinator, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank - 10/2/2020

AmeriCorps VISTA Marketing Coordinator, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank - 10/2/2020

Part-Time Development Coordinator, Akron Art Museum - 11/15/2020


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

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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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