AFP in the CLE



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(Presenting Partner for the
Chapter’s Mentoring Program)

Supporting Sponsors




National Philanthropy Day is the time to honor the region’s top philanthropists, funders and volunteers. Their commitment of time, money and heart all create positive change in our community.

Join us for a panel on partnering with board members, networking and a chance to cheer our honorees!

Friday, November 8, 2019
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel – 24 Public Square, Cleveland

Registration ………………………………………..……………………… 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Morning Educational Panel…………………………………………………9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Networking/Vendors ……………………………………………………….11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Welcome/Luncheon ………………………………………………..11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Award Presentations ……………………………………………………….12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Morning Educational Panel
Donors, Leaders, Advisors: Advice on Engaging Board Leaders

Featuring Ira Kaplan, Nancy McCann and Jerry Sue Thornton

Click here to read about our 2019 Honorees and Master of Ceremonies Mike McIntyre of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and WCPN. 

Join this wonderful event with a table for your organization, and ad in the program book or an Honor Roll Listing to honor your special donors or volunteers, or just buy a ticket for yourself. Details here:

Parking is NOT included in the price of registration. Valet is available at an additional cost.  

  Natalie Grieshammer, Cleveland Museum of Art

Karen Kilgo, Flat Rock Homes

Alessandra Crish, American Lung Association

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AFP Greater Cleveland, please click here.



Senior Manager of Corporate Relations – Greater Cleveland Food Bank

The Senior Manager of Corporate Relations partners with organizations to identify engagement opportunities with the Food Bank that aligned with their corporate social responsibility strategy, including: Corporate gifts, employee giving, sponsorship’s, cause related marketing campaigns, food and funds drives, and more. The position is responsible for a combination of building new relationships and deepening existing relationships through a combination on stewardship and cultivation, to raise critical resources that enhance the Food Bank’s ability to meet the needs of our clients.

Development Analyst – ideastream

Reporting to the Director of Membership, this development database analyst is an integral member of the Marketing and Development department. The development analyst works directly with the CRM donor fundraising solution, wealth assessment (Wealth Engine, iWave), and constituent communication solutions (Mail Chimp). This position will support end users with fundraising data requests and software issues including, but not limited to, setting up dashboards, creating and auditing queries, developing reports, creating data exports to move data from one system to another, and correcting data integrity issues related to fundraising activities. The analyst will implement direct response fundraising campaigns using direct mail, telemarketing, pledge drives, and ongoing on-air and online techniques.  In addition, the analyst will support performance management reporting for ad hoc, monthly, quarterly and yearly KPIs.

Chief Development Officer – The Gathering Place

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) oversees all areas of development for The Gathering Place. The CDO creates and implements the annual development plan for the organization working closely with the Board’s Development Committee and CEO. The CDO also oversees the strategic development plan for the organization. The CDO must be able to multi-task; have good organizational, leadership and time-management skills; creative and innovative and have experience fundraising for a variety of revenue streams including: annual fund, events, and foundation grants. Ideally this individual has knowledge about and relationships within the funding community and has strong interpersonal skills including being an excellent communicator. The CDO candidate must have some supervisory experience and management of a team. This position reports directly to the CEO and is a key member of the organization’s management and leadership team.

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AFP Mentoring Program

One of the benefits of membership in the AFP Greater Cleveland Chapter is our mentoring program.  Members have the opportunity to sign up for a mentor for a one year relationship.  Mentoring sessions begin March 1st and September 1st each year. Mentors and mentees determine how often they would like to meet (a minimum of four meetings during the relationship is required) and topics for discussion.  The program has been a huge success with both mentors and mentees pleased with their new relationships.

The program is not intended to replace current educational opportunities or to serve as a substitute for professional consulting services.  However, it is an opportunity to develop a relationship with a more experienced professional in our chapter, learn from that person, ask questions, and get some guidance on your projects and career.

Applications are due by July 31, 2019.

Goals and Objectives:

  1. Strengthen the skills of the mentee
  2. Support professional career development for all
  3. Help mentees learn the ropes faster to avoid setbacks/mistakes that come with inexperience
  4. Build a foundation of professional practice and ethical standards
  5. Build confidence and knowledge
  6. Foster collaboration between seasoned professionals and newcomers or others who desire a mentor who is at a more senior level.

For More Information, click here!

(Presenting Partner for the Chapter’s Mentoring Program)

Prepare for the CFRE Exam with the CFRE Refresher Course!

August 1, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 The Village of St. Edward – 3125 Smith Road, Fairlawn

Reservation/Cancellation Deadline: Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 4:00 PM

 The AFP Northeast Ohio Chapter (AFPNEO) is hosting the CFRE Refresher Course on August 1st. Ken Frisch, ACFRE, FAFP, and Vern Snyder, ACFRE, FAFP, will facilitate the course. Both have earned ACFRE accreditation (Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive), have been honored by AFP as Fellows (FAFP), and have extensive experience in preparing fundraisers for the exam and will be able to answer your questions so you can feel prepared and ready. Be sure to register before July 18th to ensure you get your seat!

Click here for more information and to register!


 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 13, 2019Nonprofit Career Boot Camp

October 3 – 5, 2019 – AFPI Leadership Academy

October 5 – 7, 2019 – AFPI Women’s Summit

October 17, 2019 – AFPGC/FC joint program: Grant Writing Workshop

November 8, 2019 – National Philanthropy Day

December 5, 2019 – AFPGC Annual Meeting (Date Change possible)

Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cleveland Chapter 

4036 Center Road, Suite B * Brunswick, OH 44212 * (216) 696-1613 *