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Chapter’s Mentoring Program)

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AFPGC Interview with AFP Global President Mike Geiger

Join us for a webinar on May 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT

Bob Cahen, President AFP Greater Cleveland Chapter Interview with Mike Geiger!


Bob Cahen, PhD
AFPGC President

Mike Geiger,
AFP Global President

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

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The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives in our goal of advancing diversity. Thank you for all that you do and your commitment to increasing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the fundraising profession.  



Due to health concerns and restrictions on sizes of groups by the Governor we have moved the May 18, 2020 AFP Donor Retention: A Self -Assessment Workshop program to a new date. 

AFP Donor Retention: A Self-Assessment Workshop

NEW DATE– Friday, September 25, 2020

Jump Start Inc.
6701 Carnegie Ave.
Cleveland, OH. 44103

8:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. – Introduction plus Opening Activity
8:50 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. – Section 1: Why Organizations Lose Donors and Money
9:10 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. – Section 2: How Keeping Donors Increases Fundraising Success
9:40 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. – Section 3: Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Fundraising Efforts
10:10 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. – Break
10:25 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. – Case Study: Part 1: Kirkwood Child Development Center
11:25 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. – Case Study: Part 2: Kirkwood Child Development Center
11:55 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. – Section 4: Developing a Successful Donor Retention Plan
12:35 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch Break
1:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Case Study: Part 3: Kirkwood Child Development Center
4:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. – Break
4:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Section 5: Review and Apply What You’ve Learned
4:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Conclusion

The AFP Donor Retention: A Self-Assessment Workshop is based on data collected via the AFP Fundraising Effectiveness Project. Its purpose is to show nonprofits the value of tracking overall gains and losses in gifts and donors – then how to use that information to develop cultivation strategies to improve donor retention.

The focus of this workshop:
How to develop an effective Donor Retention Plan’ based on what research indicates really works.

Topics covered include:
• Why organizations lose donors and money
• How keeping donors increases fundraising success
• Determining the effectiveness of fundraising efforts through use of the FEP Fundraising Fitness Test
• Developing a successful donor retention plan

The workshop curriculum is presented through lecture, a fictional case study based on real data, and the encouragement of participant dialogue. Each participant receives a printed manual both for use during the workshop, and as a tool for launching their organization’s own effective Donor Retention Plan.

Facilitator: Patricia Egan, MBA, CFRE, Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio
Co-Facilitator: Lori Hunter Overmyer, MBA, CFRE, Goettler Associates, Inc.

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Limited space available 


Cost to Attend:

AFP Member $150 per person

Non-Member $225 per person


  If you are interested in becoming a member of AFP Greater Cleveland, please click here.



Shanette D. Buford-Brazzell 

How long have you been a member of AFP?
Since November 2016

How are you active in AFP?
I’m a member of AFPGC and a mentee in the AFPGC Mentoring Program. I recently was awarded the Chamberlain Scholarship to attend to the 2020 AFP ICON Conference. 

What do you value most about your membership with AFP?
The relationships that I have been able to build and best practices and tips I have learned. All of these values have helped me in my career thus far. 

Thank you Shanette for being this months Member Spotlight!

Click here to learn more about Shanette!

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 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

June 19, 2020- Giving USA : Virtual Meeting

September 25, 2020– AFP Donor Retention: A self-Assessment Workshop

 November 6, 2020 – National Philanthropy Day

Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cleveland Chapter 

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