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AFPGC Summer Social
Jul 19, 2017 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
The Cleveland Yachting Club
200 Yacht Club Drive
Rocky River, OH 44116
Open to members and non-members! Spouses and friends welcome!
Enjoy a BBQ Buffet, Boat Rides Around the Island, Refreshments and Door Prizes!
Island Attire Encouraged!

 Individual Registration – $40.00

Couple Registration*Bring your spouse or a friend! – Price$75.00


Considering getting your CFRE?
Ready to take your CFRE Exam?
Then this course is for you!
CFRE Refresher Course
 Aug 25, 2017 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 Corporate Plaza Business Center
6000 Freedom Square Dr.
Independence, OH 44131

The AFP CFRE Refresher Course is a one-day, intensive program intended to provide an overview of the six knowledge domains of the CFRE exam.  The course is not presented in a lecture format; rather, it is a combination of a high-level review, self-exploration of knowledge and peer exchange of best practices – all of which are facilitated by a knowledgeable fundraising practitioner using a caselet approach.

The knowledge domains:
  1. Current and Prospective Donor Research
  2. Securing the Gift
  3. Relationship Building
  4. Volunteer Involvement
  5. Leadership and Management
  6. Ethics, Accountability and Professionalism
Approve for 7 CFRE Credits
Patricia Egan, MBA, CFRE
Karen Kannenberg, CFRE
Deborah Miller, MBA, CFRE
Diane Strachan, CFRE

Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served

Price $390 Member
$490 Non-Member
NOTE: There is a separate application and application fee for the CFRE Exam which must be received by CFRE international at least 2 months prior to the exam date.

Participation in the AFP CFRE Refresher Course may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the test content outline provided by CFRE international. However, the AFP CFRE Refresher Course is not designed specifically as a prep course for the exam. It is designed to provide a review of concepts one should know at the five-year experience level.

AFP highly recommends that the review course be just one of the resources you use in preparing to take the CFRE exam. Your study should also include reading books that appear on the CFRE Resource Reading List.

Fundraising Boot Camp & Career Fair
 Sep 16, 2017 8:15 AM – 1:00 PM
 Urban Community School
4909 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Target Audience: Young and emerging professionals
Are you an emerging development professional eager for new ideas and methods for successful fundraising work? Experienced but looking to learn about some of the latest trends? Are you looking to make a professional connection? This workshop is for you!
AFP’s Fundraising Boot Camp is a workshop intended to provide fundraising professionals with new information and ideas. The half-day is designed to inspire candid conversations related to the field of philanthropy; foster networking with seasoned leaders in development and non-profit management; and help you advance to the next level in your career.
Comprised of three unique sessions that will cover Tools for the Frontline Fundraiser; keys to Designing Happiness in your organization; and close with a Leadership Learning Panel and Fair. Please be prepared with questions and be ready to engage in discussion with our expert guest speakers and your peers.
2 CFRE credits pending
8:30 AM – Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM – Welcome

9:00 AM-9:50 AM – Tools for the Frontline Fundraiser
Presented by Brad Milius, Cleveland Clinic & Jessica Ford, Oberlin College
9:50 AM – Break
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM – Designing Happiness
Presented by Jack Ricchiuto and Evan Ishida, Thrive Cleveland
10:50 AM – Break
11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Leadership Learning Panel
Dave Holmes, Moderator
Augie Napoli, United Way
Anne-Marie Connors, Benjamin Rose
Sara Thomas, Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center
Dana Textoris, Grants Plus
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Closing Remarks & Career Fair

Price $30 Member/$42.50 Non-Member


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.


Darren T. Hamm, MNM – Oberlin Center for the Arts
Sonia Winner, Esq. – The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Johanna Henz – Lake County Free Clinic
Abigail Millar – Cleveland Clinic Organizations
Courtney Gonser – University Hospitals
John Easley – Cleveland Museum of Art 
Megan Allen, MPA – Episcopal Diocese of Ohio

2017 NPD

  National Philanthropy Day® 
Friday, November 3, 2017



Perhaps you’ve seen our recent Facebook posts, where our members explain
#WhyINPD. We would love to include YOU in these posts! If you’d like to be featured, please send a note to Melissa Woodard (melissa.adell.woodard@gmail.com), AFP Social Media Chair, explaining what NPD means to you and/or why you think it’s important. Please include a headshot, the number of years you’ve been involved with AFP and NPD, and your current employer and title. This is a great opportunity for AFP to link to your organization’s Facebook page to expand your social media reach. We look forward to sharing these more of these posts and to working together to get the word out about our 2017 National Philanthropy Day!
For More Information and Registration


Looking for a New Job or Career Change?
Be sure to check out the AFP website for all job postings…
Click Here to see who’s hiring!


October 6th – The Importance of the Annual Campaign-Start with Why
November 3, 2017- National Philanthropy Day at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel
December 1,  2017 – AFP Annual Meeting at the Cleveland Yacht Club

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