ONLINE Networking & Annual Meeting
We Survived 2020 Celebration

December 10 | 3:00 - 5:00 pm

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3:00 - 3:15 ... Welcome & Annual Meeting
3:15 - 3:35 ... Program
3:35 - 5:00 ... Members Share 2020 Stories & 2021 Plans

2020 is almost over, and we survived! Let's celebrate!

We will start with AFPNEO's annual meeting. President Paula Mastroianni will review AFPNEO's 2020 successes and then lead the vote for the 2021 AFPNEO Officers and Board of Directors.

Mike ConleyComedian Mike Conley will follow with a much-needed fun look at the past year: Who Invited COVID?

Finally, participants will share their experiences with 2020 and their plans for 2021.

All who register by December 9th will receive two free gifts!

  • An official AFPNEO "I Survived 2020" certificate to print and hang in your office (wherever that may be) and
  • A $10 holiday e-gift certificate from Giant Eagle so you can stock up on cookies, tissues, and your favorite potent potable for the meeting!

Click here for more info and to register.

There is no cost for this webinar, although donations will be appreciated.

This session is ineligible for CFRE credits; documentation.



Candid Online Webinar
Tell Your Story Using Form 990 and GuideStar

November 17 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm

CandidWith the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we know it’s a challenging time for everyone. To support your work and ensure our trainings are more accessible during this difficult time, Candid is offering this program for $99.

We know you want to tell the best story you can in a grant proposal, but do you know what you're saying to funders and other researchers with your 990? What are donors seeing when they access your GuideStar profile?

In this three-hour workshop, we’ll teach you how to adjust your organization’s public information so it tells your story and can be used as a key marketing tool. We’ll review the 990 form, work on crafting a clear message using its structure, and learn about other tools grantmakers use to evaluate your organization. We’ll also look at Guidestar’s Profile Updater, show how users view this profile, and give guidance on adding information to catch the attention of hundreds of thousands of potential donors.

We recommend you bring your organization’s last 990 to the class so you can see how you might improve it.

Click here for more info and to register.



Current Job Postings

New postings appear in green.

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

Director of Advancement - Annual Giving & Alumni Relations, Archbishop Hoban High School - 11/30/2020

Director of Leadership Giving - Major/Planned Giving, Archbishop Hoban High School - 11/30/2020

Fund Development Manager, Jobs for Ohio's Graduates - 11/30/2020

Special Events Manager, Walsh Jesuit High School - 11/30/2020

Coordinator of Constituency Information, Malone University - 1/31/2021

Corporate Executive of Gift Planning, Ohio Living - 2/28/2021

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


Welcome New Members!

Welcome to the newest AFPNEO Chapter members who joined in September:

bulletSteven P. Bossart,
Coleman Professional Services

bulletMichelle Robertson,
MAR Consultants, LLC

bulletDuncan Tanner, Jr.,
Hudson Montessori School

We look forward to seeing you at future Chapter meetings!



Thank You Renewing Members!

Thank you to everyone who renewed their AFPNEO membership in September:

bulletKen Muller,
Canton Christian Home

bulletJesse Pertee,
The Ohio Masonic Home

bulletMargaret Pomfret,
Ashland University

bulletTracy Schlemmer,
Kent State University,
College of Public Health

bulletErin Siegferth

We appreciate your commitment to our Chapter!



Member Benefit
AFP Announces New Career Center

careerAFP is always looking for ways to provide the support and services you need to advance your career. That’s why we’ve enhanced the AFP Career Center to help you better connect with top employers looking to hire highly qualified fundraising professionals like yourself.

New features include:

  • Listing of salary range for all jobs posted in order to promote gender and racial pay equity.
  • Cutting-edge mobile-friendly design offering intuitive interface, easier navigation and overall user-friendly experience.
  • Search and apply to an increased amount of the best fundraising jobs at organizations that value your credentials.
  • Redesigned job search page allows you to view jobs with improved search filtering such as salary, location radius searching and more without ever having to leave the search results.
  • Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you. You maintain control to choose whom you release your information to.
  • Receive the latest jobs delivered straight to your inbox twice a month with our new exclusive Job Flash™ email.
  • Get a free resume review from an expert writer, listing your strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions to give you the best chance of landing an interview.
  • Connect with LinkedIn contacts on each job posting to learn more about a company and request referrals.
  • Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s).
  • Access to new career resources, including job searching tips and tools.

Click here to explore the site.


Member Benefit
Apply for an AFPNEO Scholarship

2 Scholarships Remain for 2020

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.

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 scholarships, including eligibility requirements, click here.



AFP Offering $50 Discount for New Members

If you are thinking of joining AFP for the first time, you can save $50 by joining before using this coupon!

Fill out the membership invitation as usual, but deduct $50.00 from the total and include the coupon with your payment.* Complete your application and send it in via mail or fax by November 30, 2020.

*Coupon must be included with payment. One coupon per new member. Can also be redeemed online by using discount code NPD2020.

Questions? Call the AFP Membership Department at (800)666-3863.




Donate to AFPNEO's
BE the CAUSE Campaign by December 15

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 Global's strategic initiatives.

The deadline to make your tax-deductible donation is December 15. You can make your gift online at or mail your check to PO Box 1286, Bath OH 44210.

If you made a pledge to the campaign, your final pledge payment is due December 15.

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

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



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.

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Paula Mastroianni, President
PO Box 1286, Bath OH 44210 | 330-329-2472 | Fax 330-315-0399 |


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