AFP in the CLE

MAY 31, 2018 PROGRAM


Major Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors


Making Your Special Event Special Again: Tips from the Experts
Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Foundation Center
1422 Euclid Ave, Suite 1600
Cleveland, OH 44115

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Registration and Networking
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Presentation

1 CFRE Credit Approved

Is your special event getting stale? Learn how to revitalize your special event and make it special again using your venue, auctions, special drawings, theme, appeal, technology, and more! Fundraising Event Expert Dianne Kleber will be sharing industry trends and best practices for revitalizing fundraising events while a panel of event experts from various Cleveland-based nonprofit organizations will be on-hand to share specific advice and their own best practices! Whether you’re looking to reach a younger crowd by implementing fundraising technology or raise more with a higher ticket price by adding more value to your event, these experts will have the answers.

Dianne Kleber, Senior Director, National Sales, Gesture

Megan Birman, Events Specialist, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Kevin Grissinger, Special Events Manager, Greater Cleveland Food Bank
Jessica Cartagena, Specialist, Donor Engagement & Outreach Events, Cuyahoga Community College

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Giving USA’s 2017 Findings and Impact on Greater Cleveland Non-Profit

Friday, June 15, 2018

LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility
25777 Detroit Rd.
Westlake, OH 44145

Giving USA’s study of the 2017 data highlights the trends in philanthropic giving nationwide. It is conducted by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University for the Giving Institute, an association of leading consultants to nonprofits based in Glenview, IL. Giving USA provides information to help nonprofit organizations learn more about and understand factors that affect fundraising success. Furthermore, the study contributes to the historical record about charitable giving in the United States. Public release of the study throughout the US is scheduled for early June 2018.

11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Registration and Networking
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Summary of the Study’s Key Findings
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch and AFP Announcements
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion

Peter Fissinger, President and Chief Executive Officer, Campbell & Company


August Napoli, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Cleveland
Brad Milius, Senior Director of Development, Cleveland Clinic
Jill Koski, President and CEO, Holden Forests & Gardens
Dani Robbins, Director of Nonprofit Administration, John Carroll University

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 1.5 CFRE Credits Approved

Sponsored by: 

Members: $40.00
Non-Members: $55.00

  Stephanie Devers – Lake County Free Clinic 


Would you like to become a member of AFP Greater Cleveland? Now until June 30th we are offering a 

$50.00 off promotion for new members in the professional and associate membership categories only!

Looking for a career change or to see what opportunities are available in Greater Cleveland and surrounding communities?

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Don’t Miss the Next CFRE Application Deadline: July 15

If you’ve been considering submitting a CFRE application, now is the time to put yours together and submit! Get yours in by the July 15 deadline to get one step closer to becoming a Certified Fundraising Executive. Once your application is approved, you’ll be eligible to sit for the CFRE exam. Learn more at

We can not wait to see you all there!

Purchase your tickets, Ad space and Tables for NPD 2018 click here.
 Become a Sponsor for NPD click here.
 Donate to BE the CAUSE and acknowledge up to three professional mentors: this is an opportunity to thank mentors who have helped shape your fundraising career. Simply check the ‘Thank a Mentor’ box and include contact information for your mentor(s). We will send a letter notifying them that you have made a gift in honor of the help and support they provided to you.

  BE the CAUSE Fast Facts:

– Over the past three years, it has allowed AFP Greater Cleveland to distribute more than $10,000 in scholarships
– All funds raised will be split 62/38 between our local chapter and AFP international

September 14, 2018 – Nonprofit Career Bootcamp

October 4, 2018 – Clam Bake Social

November 2, 2018 – National Philanthropy Day 2018

November 30, 2018 – Annual Meeting 

Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cleveland Chapter
4036 Center Road, Suite B * Brunswick, OH 44212 * (216) 696-1613 *