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Registration Closes Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Fundraising Boot Camp

Friday, September, 14, 2018

Hofbrahaus Cleveland
1550 Chester Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
Parking Instructions 

The parking lot on the northeast corner of Chester and East 13th Street has a Hofbrauhaus discount of $2.00 off the price of the day. Bring your PINK ticket with you to the hofbrauhaus.

 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 topics will cover Best Practices in Community Engagement; keys to Driving Optimal Performance in your organization; and a moderated conversation around Fundraising Plans and Campaign Planning. Please be prepared with questions and be ready to engage in discussion with our expert guest speakers and your peers. An opportunity to casually network will follow presentations.

1:00 p.m. Check-in & Networking
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. AFP Welcome
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Demystifying Fundraising Plans and Campaign Planning

  • Amy Kubacki, Magnificat High School
  • Dave Holmes, Foundation Center (Moderator)

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Madness of Metrics

  • Beth Darmstadter, The MetroHealth System 
  • Deborah Osgood, Achievement Centers for Children
  • Debbie Miller, Baldwin Wallace

3:00 p.m. – Break
3:05 p.m.- 3:50 p.m. Best Practices in Community Engagement and Special Events

  • Brenda Cummins, Cleveland Foundation

3:50 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Networking Happy Hour to follow (appetizers provided plus cash bar)

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 Price Member $35.00

Non-Member $45.00



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.

Thank you to our 2018 National Philanthropy Day Sponsors!

  Andrew Cappuzzello – Hiram College
Dr. Kimberly Epley
– Beaumont School
Steve Lake
– Newbridge Cleveland
Megan O’Bryan
– Cuyahoga Community College Foundation


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Grant Professionals Association

2018 Ohio Regional ConferenceColumbus, Ohio – Friday, September 21, 2018

Keynote Address: “Accountability and Transparency: The Foundation for Trust in Philanthropy”,
Gene Tempel, EdD

Plus 9 breakout sessions.

For more information, click here.

For Registration, 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

October 4, 2018 – Clam Bake Social at the Cleveland Yacht Club

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 *