Central Ohio Association of Fundraising Professionals

AFP Central Ohio is recognized as the premiere resource for development and fundraising professionals, providing outstanding educational programs for those seeking professional development and career advancement opportunities. Our membership of 300+ development professionals, consultants, allied professionals and fundraising volunteers has opportunities to meet regularly for superb educational programs and networking activities.

Members also benefit from our mentoring program, volunteer leadership opportunities, Job Bank, National Philanthropy Day celebration and public policy alerts. The Chapter annually offers $20,000 in scholarship opportunities to assist individuals to become AFP members, attend local educational programs and registration support for the AFP International Conference of Fundraising.

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June 2016
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Category: GeneralSmall Shop Affinity Group Meeting


June 2, 2016

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Category: GeneralDiversity & Inclusion Committee Standing Meeting


June 9, 2016

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Category: GeneralAFP Monthly Education Program


June 14, 2016

See the Education Page for program details

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Category: GeneralAFP Executive Committee Meeting


June 20, 2016

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Category: GeneralFaith-based Affinity Group Meeting


June 22, 2016

The Faith-based Affinity Group is going to have standing meetings from 8:30am - 9:30am, on the 4th Wednesday of each month in the Community Room at the Panera in Clintonville, 4519 North High Street. The Chair is Andrea Pannell, Associate Director at the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. Contact Andrea to be added to this group and confirm meetings at apannell@colsdioc.org

Category: GeneralJune 22 - Fundraising Effectiveness Project


June 22, 2016

See Education Programs page for details

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Category: GeneralHigher Education Affinity Group Meeting


June 24, 2016

Kick-off meeting

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Category: GeneralCollegiate Chapter Standing Committee Meeting


June 28, 2016

Category: GeneralSpecial Joint Event with Faith Based and NextGen Affinity Groups


June 28, 2016

TOPIC: The Do's and Don'ts of asking for a gift.

Tuesday, June 28, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Location: Smokehouse Brewing Company .

In this special combined AFP Affinity meet-up, Jodi Bopp and Jenny Batchelder from Ohio Wesleyan University will lead an interactive session about making successful asks from your diverse donors. This will be a participatory program with role-playing and opportunity for the audience to get involved. Jodi Bopp is the Assistant Vice President, University Advancement, at Ohio Wesleyan. She is a former President of AFP. Jenny Batchelder is the Director of Gift Planning at Ohio Wesleyan. She is a former President of the Central Ohio Planned Giving Council. Between them, they have nearly four decades of fundraising experience.

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