Education Programs

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2019 AFP Education Calendar

All meetings scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month unless stated.




General Session

Education Category



National Philanthropy Day Nomination Process
AFP National Philanthropy Day, Nominations Committee

Is a Campaign a Conquest? Or a Cause?
Laura MacDonald, CFRE, Benefactor Group

Advance Fundraising Techniques


Breaking Down the Silos:

Grow Your Appreciation of Your Whole Team, an education session in partnership with D&I

Diversity + Inclusion


The Gratitude Effect
Erin Stitzel, CFRE, Accordant Philanthropy

Building Partnerships Within an Organization

Amber Jacott, YWCA

Collaboration + Partnerships


Friend-raising vs. Fundraising Events

Carrie Burson, Maryhaven

Revitalizing Your Annual Giving Program

Erich Hunker and Emily Campbell, CFRE, Columbus Academy

Mayme Norman and Colby Falconer, Columbus Zoo

Special Events + Annual Giving


Foundations = Donors

Anna Marty Schraff, Nationwide Children's

The Art of Cultivation & Moves Management

Russ Hodge, CFRE   The Hodge Group

Grants + Moves Management


Networking for Life

Julie Z Zdanowicz, SourcePoint

The Engagement Experience

Lisa Kristensen, OSU Wexner Medical Center



Cocktails & Calamities


Letters, Letters, Letters. In Fundraising the Written Word is Key.

Kerri Laubenthal Mollard, Mollard Consulting

Email Communications Makeover

Ceci Dadisman, FORM

Direct Mail + Marketing


50 Things You Can (Still) Do to Boost Your Year-End Fundraising

Lori Hunter Overmyer, MBA, CFRE  GoettlerAssociates

The Winning Campaign: Seven Essential Elements of Success

David S. Goettler, CPA  GoettlerAssociates



A Conversation on Ethics & Planned Giving (Joint meeting with Charitable Gift Planners of Central Ohio)


National Philanthropy Day®


Annual AFP Member Meeting


Central Ohio AFP offers a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year.  Most often are monthly luncheons planned by the Education Committee which include learning opportunities for fundraising professionals.  Primarily held on the second Tuesday of the month, these presentations cover a wide variety of topics to address the range of our membership—whether new to the profession or considering a career in fundraising, a mid-career professional, or a seasoned professional. 

Noted fundraising professionals within and outside of Central Ohio are scheduled by our Education Committee to present on topics such as

      • fundraising ethics
      • creating a development/work plan
      • how to cultivate and steward major gift donors,
      • managing a small or large development office;
      • using social media to capture millennials.

In addition to the educational components of the luncheons, the most important aspect of the gatherings is networking with your colleagues.  Also, as an added bonus, members and sometimes guests are invited to participate in a focused 45-minute pre-luncheon session or discussion on a related topic.

Throughout the year, the Education Committee and other AFP committees such as Membership, Affinity Groups, or Diversity and Inclusion may host additional trainings or information sessions on relevant topics based on experiences, types of positions, agency causes, etc.  and geared toward members, guests, and partnering professional associations. 

Examples include:

      • Speaker Series – a more in-depth presentation involving a special speaker or national expert  
      • Brown-Bag Summer Series – luncheons over summer months which are free and members/guests are invited to bring their lunch for that month’s meeting (summer)
      • Evening Meetings – sometimes the best time for the monthly gathering may be an evening, which may be easier for some members to attend.  These often have more of a social/networking aspect as well.  Dates of such events are announced well in advance on the calendar.

Attendees are surveyed following the luncheons/presentations for their opinions, as well as to seek suggestions for additional topics.  The AFP Education Committee is made up of member volunteers and welcomes participation as they strive to be responsive to the needs of its members. They work diligently throughout the year to provide programs that are timely and relevant.

Planning for the 2019 and 2020 years is underway.  Though suggestions are always welcome, for best consideration for a future program, submissions are encouraged to the Education Committee Chair.

Monthly Education Program Committee Co-Chair

Erin Blue

Director of Development - The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington

777 Evening Street
Worthington OH 43085


Monthly Education Program Committee Co-Chair

Shiloh Todorov


Columbus OH

Education Calendar

Date Program Topic Location
January 15th, 2019Is a Campaign a Conquest? Or a Cause?Is a Campaign a Conquest? Or a Cause?The Boathouse
November 14th, 2018November 14 - Fundraisers, Donors and the #MeToo MovementNovember 14 - Fundraisers, Donors and the #MeToo MovementDetails TBA
October 3rd, 2018October 2018 Monthly Lunch ProgramPlanned GivingScioto Country Club
September 11th, 2018September 2018 Monthly Lunch ProgramTrends in Technology
August 15th, 2018AFP Donor Retention: A Self-Assessment WorkshopAFP Donor Retention: A Self-Assessment Workshop
August 14th, 2018August 2018 Monthly Lunch ProgramMulti-Channel Fundraising
August 6th, 2018August 29 - The Big Table - Continuing our conversation about Implicit BiasAugust 29 - The Big Table - Continuing our conversation about Implicit BiasCColumbus Metropolitan Library - Parsons Avenue Branch
August 6th, 2018September 26-27 Fundamentals of Fundraising 2-day CourseSeptember 26-27 Fundamentals of Fundraising 2-day Course
July 10th, 2018July 2018 Program - Cocktails & Calamities IVLearning Lessons: Cocktails & Calamities IV
June 14th, 2018June 2018 Monthly Luncheon ProgramGiving USA
June 5th, 2018Networking & StorytellingNetworking & Storytelling
May 8th, 2018May 2018 Monthly Luncheon Program - Mastering Major GiftsMastering Major Gifts
April 10th, 2018April 2018 Member-Only Program: Implicit AssociationsImplicit AssociationsBoy Scouts Simon Kenton Council - Kinnear Road
March 13th, 2018March 13 2018 Monthly Luncheon ProgramProspect and Donor Research
February 13th, 2018February 13 2018 Monthly Luncheon ProgramVolunteer Management: A CourtshipThe Boat House
January 17th, 2018Nonprofits Navigating a Changing LandscapeNonprofits Navigating a Changing LandscapeThe Boathouse
January 9th, 2018January 9 2018 Monthly Luncheon ProgramDonor StewardshipThe Boat House
October 10th, 2017October 10, 2017 - Joint Meeting with CGPCO - Donor Advised FundsDonor Advised FundsThe Boat House
September 19th, 2017September 19, 2017 - Diversity and Inclusion BreakfastSeptember 19, 2017 - Diversity and Inclusion BreakfastLongaberger Alumni House - OSU
September 12th, 2017September 12, 2017 Monthly Lunch ProgramWorking with Boards and Strategic Planning
August 14th, 2017August 14-15 - CFRE Review CourseAugust 14-15 - CFRE Review Course
August 8th, 2017August 8, 2017 Monthly Lunch Program - “Executive Presence, Leading with Confidence”“Executive Presence, Leading with Confidence”
August 7th, 2017August 7-8 - Fundamentals of FundraisingAugust 7-8 - Fundamentals of Fundraising
July 11th, 2017July 11, 2017 -Cocktails and CalamitiesThe Boat House
June 13th, 2017June 13, 2017 BrownbagAffinity GroupsTBD
May 9th, 2017May 9, 2017 Monthly Lunch Program - D&IMay 9, 2017 Monthly Lunch Program - D&IThe Boat House
April 11th, 2017April 11, 2017 - The Power of ConsultantsApril 11, 2017 - The Power of ConsultantsThe Boat House
March 14th, 2017Ohio Nonprofit Advocacy DayOhio Nonprofit Advocacy Day
February 14th, 2017February 2017 Monthly Lunch Education ProgramFebruary 2017 Monthly Lunch Education ProgramThe Boat House Restaurant at Confluence Park
January 10th, 2017January 10, 2017 Monthly Lunch Education ProgramJanuary 10, 2017 Monthly Lunch Education ProgramThe Boat House Restaurant at Confluence Park
December 13th, 2016Holiday Social and Annual MeetingHoliday Social and Annual MeetingStrongwater Food & Spirits
October 5th, 2016October 5, 2016 Education Lunch Program - Joint meeting with COPGCOctober 5, 2016 Education Lunch Program - Joint meeting with COPGC
September 13th, 2016September 13, 2016 Diversity Competency for Philanthropy ProfessionalsSeptember 13, 2016 Diversity Competency for Philanthropy Professionals
August 9th, 2016August 9, 2016 Education Lunch Program "Corporate Fundraising Trends"August 9, 2016 Education Lunch Program "Corporate Fundraising Trends"The Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory
July 12th, 2016July 12, 2016 Evening Program - Cocktails and CalamitiesJuly 12, 2016 Evening Program - Cocktails and Calamities
June 22nd, 2016Fundraising Effectiveness ProjectFundraising Effectiveness ProjectCCAD Canzani Center
June 14th, 2016June 14, 2016 Education Lunch Program “Donor Relations: Philanthropy through Engagement”June 14, 2016 Education Lunch Program “Donor Relations: Philanthropy through Engagement”
May 10th, 2016May 10, 2016 Education Lunch Program "Creating a Culture of Philanthropy"May 10, 2016 Education Lunch Program "Creating a Culture of Philanthropy"
April 19th, 2016April 19 Diversity & Inclusion BreakfastApril 19 Diversity & Inclusion BreakfastKing Arts Complex
April 12th, 2016April 12, 2016 Education Lunch Program on EthicsApril 12, 2016 Education Lunch Program on Ethics
March 8th, 2016March 8, 2016 Education Lunch Program "Fundraising Careers"March 8, 2016 Education Lunch Program "Fundraising Careers"
February 9th, 2016“Social Impact Investing: The What and Why Every Fundraiser Should Know”“Social Impact Investing: The What and Why Every Fundraiser Should Know”LifeCare Alliance
January 12th, 2016"16 Tips for 2016" and "AFP in 2016""16 Tips for 2016" and "AFP in 2016"Jewish Community Center
December 8th, 2015December 8 - Fall Signature Speaker Series featuring Kim KleinDecember 8 - Fall Signature Speaker Series featuring Kim KleinThe Columbus Foundation - Davis Hall
November 12th, 2015November 12 Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast featuring Janet JacksonNovember 12 Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast featuring Janet JacksonJewish Community Center
October 27th, 2015October 27 - A Special Evening Education Opportunity for Development Supervisors, Managers and Senior Level Practitioners - "Planning the Work: Creating a Plan to Set Goals, Track Work, and Evaluate Staff"October 27 - A Special Evening Education Opportunity for Development Supervisors, Managers and Senior Level Practitioners - "Planning the Work: Creating a Plan to Set Goals, Track Work, and Evaluate Staff"The Breathing Association on Old Henderson Road
October 13th, 2015October 13 Monthly Lunch Education Program - Joint meeting with COPGC - “The Psychology of Giving” & “Asking With Confidence”October 13 Monthly Lunch Education Program - Joint meeting with COPGC - “The Psychology of Giving” & “Asking With Confidence”Longaberger Alumni House at OSU
September 15th, 2015#GivingTuesday: Harness the Energy of This Global Movement & Shake Up Your Year-End Fundraising Efforts#GivingTuesday: Harness the Energy of This Global Movement & Shake Up Your Year-End Fundraising EffortsPontifical College Josephinum
August 20th, 2015CFRE Review Course - August 20-21CFRE Review Course - August 20-21
August 17th, 2015Fundamentals of Fundraising Course - August 17-18Fundamentals of Fundraising Course - August 17-18
August 11th, 2015August Monthly Lunch Education Program - “Working Well with Highly Engaged and Influential Volunteers”August Monthly Lunch Education Program - “Working Well with Highly Engaged and Influential Volunteers”Amelita Mirolo Barn (Upper Arlington)
July 14th, 2015July Monthly Education Program - Cocktails and CalamitiesJuly Monthly Education Program - Cocktails and Calamities
June 16th, 2015June 16 Free Education Program - “With Affinity – We All Fit In”June 16 Free Education Program - “With Affinity – We All Fit In”
May 5th, 2015“Inside the Development Profession: The Columbus Foundation Survey Says…" and “Inside The Columbus Foundation: Donor Advised Funds”“Inside the Development Profession: The Columbus Foundation Survey Says…" and “Inside The Columbus Foundation: Donor Advised Funds”
April 14th, 2015“Need a consultant? Now what?” and “The Realities of Consulting RFPs”“Need a consultant? Now what?” and “The Realities of Consulting RFPs”
April 1st, 2015Ethics in Planned GivingEthics in Planned GivingScioto Country Club
March 24th, 2015AFP Breakfast Club - “Opening Doors: Pathways to Diverse Donors” Featuring Diana Newman, CFREAFP Breakfast Club - “Opening Doors: Pathways to Diverse Donors” Featuring Diana Newman, CFREOhio Dominican University, Griffin Center
March 10th, 2015Bootstrap Fundraising in the Digital AgeBootstrap Fundraising in the Digital AgeMid-Ohio Foodbank
February 10th, 2015Deadlines, Stress, and Your Health: Why Self-Care MattersDeadlines, Stress, and Your Health: Why Self-Care MattersJewish Community Center
January 13th, 2015The Ohio Gives Report: Trends in Philanthropy in OhioThe Ohio Gives Report: Trends in Philanthropy in OhioJewish Community Center
December 2nd, 2014AFP and The Columbus Foundation present Ken Stern, Author of "With Charity for All: Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Give"AFP and The Columbus Foundation present Ken Stern, Author of "With Charity for All: Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Give"The Columbus Foundation - Davis Hall
October 1st, 2014AFP and the Central Ohio Planned Giving Council Joint MeetingAFP-COPGC Joint Program “Estate Planning Concepts for Fundraising Professionals” and a pre-lunch session on Fundraising EthicsScioto Country Club
September 16th, 2014Diversity and Inclusion in the Development Office featuring Cecile Keith BrownDiversity and Inclusion in the Development Office featuring Cecile Keith BrownThe King Arts Complex
August 12th, 2014AFP Monthly Lunch ProgramBuilding Blocks for Fundraising SuccessColumbus Metropolitan Library - Downtown
July 29th, 2014Featuring Dr. Rob SheehanStrategic Planning for Breakthrough ImpactMidOhio Foodbank
June 11th, 2014Association of Donor Relations Professionals Conference - AFP Members are invited to attend at the ADRP Member rateTell Impactful StoriesThe Columbus Foundation
May 13th, 2014May Monthly Lunch ProgramConsidering a Major CampaignMid Ohio Food Bank
April 23rd, 2014COPGC Half-Day ConferenceNew Frontiers for Gift Planning and Seven Secrets to a Successful SolicitationScioto Country Club
April 9th, 2014AFP/OANO Statewide Nonprofit Legislative DayAFP/OANO Statewide Nonprofit Legislative DayOhio Statehouse Atrium - 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio 43215 (Legislative visits will occur at the Ohio Statehouse and the Riffe State Office Tower)
March 11th, 2014Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap Presented by Cynthia B. Anderson, MBA, CFREBridging the Knowing-Doing Gap How to Organize Your Time and Produce Better ResultsJewish Community Center
February 11th, 2014Luncheon“What the CEO Needs from Development and what Development Needs from the CEO – I’ve Looked at Life from Both Sides Now"Jewish Community Center
January 14th, 2014LuncheonTrends in Philanthropy in Ohio: The newly-completed “Ohio Gives Report" Presenter: Suzanne T. Allen, PhD, President, Philanthropy OhioJewish Community Center
December 11th, 2013Audioconference"Accountability and Ethics Can Make or Break Your Organization"Grace Polaris
December 10th, 2013Speaker SeriesPenelope Burk returns to Columbus!The Columbus Foundation
November 7th, 2013AudioconferenceEffective Campaigns: The Design, Content and Delivery of Effective Email CampaignsGrace Polaris
October 8th, 2013Luncheon“An Overview of the Bank of America Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy” Joint meeting with the Central Ohio Planned Giving CouncilJewish Community Center, Columbus
September 25th, 2013Audioconference90 Minutes to Social and Mobile Fundraising SuccessGrace Polaris
September 10th, 2013Luncheon“Looking Back While Looking Ahead: NextGen Questions for Excelling in your Nonprofit Career”Jewish Community Center, Columbus
August 21st, 2013SpecialCFRE Review CourseThe Columbus Foundation, Davis Hall
August 21st, 2013AudioconferenceHow to Incorporate Online Giving Into Your Annual Fund… And Track ItGrace Polaris
August 19th, 2013SpecialFundamentals of FundraisingThe Columbus Foundation, Davis Hall
August 13th, 2013RoundtableSummer Circles: Brown Bag Lunch & LearnGrange Insurance Audubon Center
July 10th, 2013AudioconferenceThe Anatomy of Engaging Email CampaignsGrace Polaris
July 9th, 2013RoundtableAFP/GPA Joint Meeting Storytelling for FundraisersGrange Insurance Audubon Center
June 18th, 2013AudioconferenceOnline Success Strategies, Tools & Trade Secrets - 101Grace Polaris
June 11th, 2013LuncheonPlanning for a Fundraising Campaign — Michael C. EicherScioto Country Club
May 23rd, 2013AudioconferenceNavigating Change: The Three Stages of Board EngagementGrace Polaris
May 14th, 2013Luncheon"The New Nationwide Children's --The Fundraising Approach and Lessons Learned from a Board and Professional Staff Perspective"Scioto Country Club
April 23rd, 2013AudioconferenceThe Power of Planning: Building a Strategic and Long-Term Development PlanGrace Polaris
April 9th, 2013Luncheon“Ohio Gives - A Report on Philanthropic Giving in Ohio” Presented by Susan BeaudryScioto Country Club
March 19th, 2013AudioconferenceRaising Support from Millennials: How to Raise Support from Younger DonorsGrace Polaris
March 12th, 2013Luncheon“Board Training and Orientation Materials” — Susan Black, CFREGrange Insurance Audubon Center
February 21st, 2013AudioconferenceWhat Great Boards Do at Their Board Meetings – And What They Don’t Do!Grace Polaris
February 12th, 2013Luncheon"Trends in the Non-Profit Sector for 2013" Presented by: Douglas F. Kridler President & CEO, The Columbus FoundationScioto Country Club
January 24th, 2013AudioconferenceTransformational Gifts: Using Philanthropic Planning to Partner with Prospects and AdvisorsGrace Polaris
January 8th, 2013LuncheonThe Political Environment - What it means for our corporate donors and not-for-profit operationsScioto Country Club
December 11th, 2012SpecialAnnual Meeting and Holiday SocialScioto CC
December 6th, 2012AudioconferenceBuilding A Winning Team: Recruiting, Retiring and Refining Nonprofit BoardsGrace Brethren
November 20th, 2012SpecialNational Philanthropy DayRenaissance Columbus
November 6th, 2012AudioconferenceThe Ever Changing World of Small Non-Profit BoardsGrace Brethren
October 23rd, 2012AudioconferenceThe Planned Giving ToolboxGrace Brethren
October 9th, 2012LuncheonJoint meeting with COPGC on EthicsScioto CC
October 4th, 2012AudioconferenceHow to Turn Your Volunteers (Board and Non-Board Members) into Great FundraisersGrace Brethren
September 25th, 2012AudioconferenceMy Job’s Not What I Want it To Be – Should I Fix it or Forget It?Grace Brethren
September 11th, 2012"The Role of the Chief Executive Officer in Fundraising and Development""The Role of the Chief Executive Officer in Fundraising and Development"Scioto Country Club
August 14th, 2012RoundtableGiving StrategiesGrange Insurance Audubon Center
August 8th, 2012SpecialFundamentals of Fundraising
July 10th, 2012RoundtableGrantwriting RoundtableGrange Insurance Audubon Center
June 12th, 2012Luncheon"Moving to the Other Side of the Funding Table”Scioto CC
June 6th, 2012AudioconferenceBig Gifts for Small ShopsGrace Brethren
May 9th, 2012AudioconferenceOnline Success Strategies, Tools and Trade SecretsGrace Brethren
May 8th, 2012SpecialIntegrating Membership, Marketing and Development: Insights from The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Presented by Joe Bull, Senior Vice President for Community Engagement, and Tom Hof, Vice PresidentScioto CC
April 25th, 2012SpecialOhio Not-for-Profit Legislative Day
April 24th, 2012AudioconferenceAnalytics for Successful FundraisingGrace Brethren
April 10th, 2012SpecialStewardship, Solicitation, Planning and Results: Why your donor datatbase is your ally!” Presented by Erich Hunker, Assistant Headmaster and Erin Saurborn, Director of Annual & Major Gifts, The Columbus AcademyScioto CC
March 20th, 2012AudioconferenceFundraising is a Crowded Field: Compose A Compelling Message that will Bring in Bucks!Grace Brethren
March 13th, 2012Luncheon“Generations and Giving: Stage of Life Factors in Philanthropy—presented by Terry Schavone, Senior Philanthropic AdvisorLifecare Alliance
February 23rd, 2012AudioconferenceHow to Create a Written Fundraising Plan in 6 Easy StepsGrace Brethren
February 15th, 2012LuncheonA Glimpse Into the Remarkable Success of Pelotonia—presented by Tom Lennox, Executive DirectorLifecare Alliance
January 25th, 2012AudioconferenceRevitalizing Your Development Program, 30 Steps in 30 DaysGrace Brethren
January 10th, 2012LuncheonThe Current State of the Philanthropic Sector in Central Ohio—presented by Lisa S. Courtice, Ph.D.Lifecare Alliance
December 14th, 2011AudioconferenceBlended Fundraising - Building a Major Gifts Program through Integrated SolicitationsGrace Brethren
December 13th, 2011SpecialAFP Central Ohio Annual MeetingScioto Country Club
December 6th, 2011AudioconferenceWeb/Audio Conference: Secrets of Success in the Small ShopGrace Brethren
November 22nd, 2011SpecialNational Philanthropy DayThe Columbus, A Renaissance Hotel
November 1st, 2011SpecialWhat it takes to build and sustain a high performance fundraising teamThe Columbus Foundation
October 27th, 2011AudioconferenceFrom Boomers to Echo Boomers - Giving Across the GenerationsGrace Brethren
October 11th, 2011Luncheon“Steps You Can Take to Avoid Estate Litigation and How to Deal With It If It Happens Anyway”Scioto Country Club
September 28th, 2011AudioconferenceNonprofit Internet Management Strategies, Tools and Trade SecretsGrace Brethren
September 13th, 2011Luncheon"Data...How to turn it into effective, secure and strategic information"Scioto Country Club
August 24th, 2011AudioconferenceRaising More Money from Your Business CommunityGrace Brethren
August 9th, 2011RoundtableUsing the Internet, Social Media and Emerging Technologies - Things Fundraisers Should Consider Before the “Ask”Columbus Foundation
August 8th, 2011SpecialCFRE Review CourseOhio Dominican University
July 13th, 2011AudioconferenceWhen Raising Money, Ten Legal Matters to AvoidGrace Brethren
July 12th, 2011RoundtableEthical Issues in FundraisingColumbus Foundation
June 21st, 2011AudioconferenceHow to Raise More by Selling Your ImpactGrace Brethren
June 14th, 2011RoundtableDonor Stewardship - Creating Innovative Giving StrategiesScioto Country Club
May 19th, 2011AudioconferenceDeveloping a Planned Giving Marketing PlanGrace Brethren
May 10th, 2011SpecialWomen Lead, Women GiveScioto CC
April 20th, 2011AudioconferenceSocial Networking and Online Fundraising SuccessGrace Brethren
April 12th, 2011Luncheon“Making Words Work”Scioto Country Club
March 24th, 2011AudioconferenceSeriously Good Innovation…In Practice!Grace Brethren
March 8th, 2011Luncheon"Starting a Major Gift Program and What Are You Going to Call It"Lifecare Alliance
February 24th, 2011AudioconferenceIt's Not About You, It's About Them - The New Imperative in Corporate FundraisingGrace Brethren
February 8th, 2011LuncheonAccounting for Fundraisers and Non ProfitsLifecare Alliance
January 26th, 2011AudioconferenceA Simple Approach to Attracting Long Term Support in 2011Grace Brethren
January 11th, 2011Luncheon15 or More Ideas You Can Upon This Year to Develop a Fund-Raising BoardLifecare Alliance
December 9th, 2010AudioconferenceAFP Thank Tank: The Law and Nonprofits
November 23rd, 2010SpecialNational Philanthropy Day
October 7th, 2010AudioconferenceAnnual Campaign - Raising More Money with Fewer Resources
October 6th, 2010Luncheon"Two-way Street of Professionals, Their Clients with Money and Fundraising Professionals."
September 23rd, 2010AudioconferencePower Shift: Secrets to Success in the Digital Donor-Centric World
September 14th, 2010LuncheonLegislative Affairs / A Case Example to Prepare Your Legislative Toolkit
August 10th, 2010RoundtableDonor Retention
July 27th, 2010AudioconferenceDeveloping a Planned Giving Market Plan
July 13th, 2010RoundtableFundraising War Stories
June 24th, 2010SpecialFundamentals of Fundraising
June 9th, 2010Audioconference50 Asks in 50 Weeks: How to Jumpstart Your Small Development Office
June 8th, 2010Luncheon50th Anniversary of AFP /Principles of Fundraising
May 20th, 2010AudioconferenceThe Stalled Campaign
May 11th, 2010LuncheonEthics, A Fundraising Application
April 22nd, 2010AudioconferenceThe Truth About What Nonprofit Boards Want: Passion and Partners
April 13th, 2010LuncheonAdvancing in the New Media world
March 24th, 2010AudioconferenceThe Innovation Impulse
March 9th, 2010LuncheonGovernance and Policies
February 25th, 2010AudioconferenceUsing Evaluation Tools to Strengthen Your Development Program
February 9th, 2010LuncheonGenerational Giving
January 13th, 2010AudioconferenceMarkets Review and Outlook
January 12th, 2010LuncheonThe Columbus Foundation
December 9th, 2009AudioconferenceHow to Have Conversations with Donors about Planned Gifts
December 8th, 2009SpecialAnnual Meeting and Holiday Reception
November 24th, 2009SpecialNational Philanthropy Day
November 5th, 2009AudioconferenceWhen the Tides Change: Update on the Economy
October 13th, 2009Luncheon“Learning Just Enough about Planned Giving Not to be Dangerous”
October 8th, 2009AudioconferenceHow Great Teams Turn Conflict into Strength
September 17th, 2009AudioconferenceKeeping the Plates Spinning: Time Management and Goal Setting for Development Professionals
September 8th, 2009Luncheon"Twenty Things to Do Before Year-End 2009: A Panel of Experts Provides Ideas You Can Put to Immediate Use!"
August 12th, 2009AudioconferenceCreating a Successful Fundraising Culture: Twelve Tools for Motivating Your Board
August 11th, 2009LuncheonLearn from your fundraising colleagues about the many software options available to meet your donor database needs. Here first hand what works and what doesn't from those who know best, the users!
July 23rd, 2009AudioconferenceA Blueprint for Fundraising Success in Any Economy: Creating a Sustainable, Comprehensive Development Program
July 14th, 2009LuncheonSilent Auctions
June 24th, 2009SpecialOSU/AFP Education Summit
June 10th, 2009AudioconferenceEvaluating Your Development Program: How Do You Measure Up?
May 20th, 2009AudioconferenceGiving Circles and Fundraising in the New Philanthropy Environment
May 12th, 2009Luncheon“Serving Donors with a Difference”
May 6th, 2009AudioconferenceWeaving Ethics Into your Organization's Fundraising
April 23rd, 2009AudioconferenceTwelve “Deadly” Mistakes of Major Gift Campaigns and How to Avoid Them!
April 14th, 2009Luncheon"Key Leadership Attributes of Exceptional Fundraising Professionals"
March 24th, 2009AudioconferenceMobilizing Generation 2.0
March 10th, 2009Luncheon“A Pound of Mail and Pinch of Personal Calls: How to Create an Annual Campaign from Scratch”
February 26th, 2009AudioconferenceIntroducing “Donor Touch Point Management” A Marketing Approach to Donor Relations
February 10th, 2009Luncheon“Motivating and Involving your Board in Fundraising”
January 15th, 2009AudioconferenceRecession-Proof Your Annual Campaign
January 13th, 2009Luncheon“Governance, Fraud, Solicitations, and Charitable Law”
December 10th, 2008Audioconference“Guerilla Tactics: Motivating Your Board and CEO to Raise More Money”
December 9th, 2008LuncheonAnnual Meeting and Holiday Social
November 25th, 2008SpecialNational Philanthropy Day
October 29th, 2008Audioconference“Boom Generation Women Create New Horizons for Fundraisers”
October 14th, 2008Luncheon“Winning Campaigns”
October 2nd, 2008Audioconference“Marketing Planned Giving- Maybe We Have It All Wrong?”
September 9th, 2008LuncheonRichard C. McPherson, author of "Digital Giving: How Technology is Changing Charity”
September 4th, 2008Audioconference“Redefining Fundraising Success Through Analytics”
August 13th, 2008Audioconference“Keys to Fundraising Success”
August 12th, 2008Luncheon“Organizational Transparency-Gift Policies, Fundraising Policies and Ethics”
July 9th, 2008Audioconference“Keep Your Donors Part 1: Building Donor-Centered Relationships”
July 8th, 2008Luncheon“Grants”
June 10th, 2008LuncheonStrategic Planning, presentation by Laura MacDonald and small-group roundtables facilitated by Central Ohio CFREs
June 3rd, 2008Audioconference“How to Create Benchmarks for Naming Opportunities”
May 13th, 2008Luncheon“From the Donor's Point of View”
May 8th, 2008Audioconference“Ethical Fundraising: What's the Effect on Your Bottom Line?”
April 24th, 2008Audioconference“Creating Your Policies and Procedures Manual”
April 8th, 2008Luncheon"Planned Giving: Getting Started and Raising New Money Through Bequests"
March 11th, 2008Luncheon"Making Events Truly Special”
February 19th, 2008Audioconference“Listening to Donors-Essential Skills for the Win-Win Ask“
February 12th, 2008Luncheon"Branding"
January 16th, 2008Audioconference“The Fundraising Feasibility Study- It's Not About the Money”
January 8th, 2008Luncheon“Changes to The Columbus Foundation Grants Process”
December 13th, 2007SpecialAnnual Meeting and Holiday Social
December 11th, 2007AudioconferenceNavigating Beyond “No”: The Nuances of Negotiation for Major and Planned Gifts
November 20th, 2007SpecialNational Philanthropy Day
October 9th, 2007Roundtable"Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking" by Malcolm Gladwell
October 3rd, 2007AudioconferenceNever, Ever Use Public Relations Without Measurement…New Metrics for Fundraising!
September 20th, 2007AudioconferenceTurning Passion into Action: Creating a Rainmaker Board
September 11th, 2007Luncheon“Philanthropy in Diverse Communities”
August 14th, 2007Roundtable“AFP Mentoring Program”
August 9th, 2007AudioconferenceAvoiding Ethical Nightmares!
July 10th, 2007RoundtableOpen Forum with Local Fundraising Consultants
June 12th, 2007Luncheon“Lessons from the 2007 AFP International Conference"
June 7th, 2007AudioconferenceA Planned Giving Program Anyone Can Create
May 8th, 2007Luncheon“Leadership Societies”
May 3rd, 2007AudioconferenceInvolving Your Board in Fundraising, Even When They Aren't Perfect
April 18th, 2007AudioconferenceHow to Write Donor-Centric Communications and Raise Lots More Money
April 10th, 2007Luncheon“Emerging Funding Sources- How to Tap Into Them”
March 13th, 2007Luncheon"Mergers- How Non profits Can Survive and Thrive"
March 8th, 2007AudioconferenceNew Demographics Call for New Approaches in Fundraising
February 20th, 2007AudioconferenceConfronting the Elephants in the Room: How to Become an Exceptional Nonprofit
February 13th, 2007Luncheon"Big Gifts Are More Fun and You Can Do It...a How to Primer"
February 6th, 2007AudioconferenceCause Marketing for Nonprofits: Partner for Purpose, Passion and Profits
January 9th, 2007Luncheon“How to Benchmark Your Work Relationships”

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