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 Annual Meeting 
Friday, November 30, 2018Cleveland Yacht Club
200 Yacht Club Dr.Rocky River, OH 44116

10:00 a.m. – Registration

10:30 a.m. – CFRE Conversation, speaker to be announced
11:00 a.m. – Education Session – Understanding Social Enterprise and Other Things:
What They Mean for the Future of Fundraising

12:15 p.m. – Lunch & Cash Bar
1:00 p.m.  – Annual Membership Meeting
1:30 p.m.  – Adjourn

 Understanding Social Enterprise and Other Things: What They Mean for the Future of Fundraising

It seems that we as executives, educators and research professionals do a good job teaching fundraising professionals the basics at the early part of their careers.

We often fall short as people advance in the field, relying mostly on the professions more senior executives to share their knowledge they have learned from experience.

Seasoned fundraisers are looking for new ways to raise “forever dollars” and NOT “stop gap dollars”. This session will open the discussion of Social Enterprise and how to make fundraising more effective by looking at new approaches and tools that the academic sector have to offer.

We will touch on the concepts that cross the boundaries between fundraising as we know it and the challenge for the future. Learn about the future of true sustainability and making your fundraising more effective.

Stuart C. Mendel, Executive Director, National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise

Collette Appolito, Board Member, National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise
Gina Cheverine, Board Member, National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise
Steven A. Miller, Board Member, National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise

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 1.5 CFRE Credits PENDING

During the Annual Meeting, we will also be holding a food drive. We hope everyone in attendance will bring a food item to donate to The Greater Cleveland Food Bank. The most needed items include Tuna fish, peanut butter, beef stew, cereal, pasta and toiletry products. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Every $1 donated helps provide enough food for four meals.

Cost to Attend: 

AFP Member $35 per person
Non-Member $50 per person


AFP Greater Cleveland would like to thank everyone for helping make 
2018 National Philanthropy Day a success! 
We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did and 
look forward to seeing you next year at National Philanthropy Day, Friday, November 8th, 2019


@TowerLightsCLE Early Morning of National Philanthropy Day 2018, representing our AFP colors! 

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  Trisha Vaughn 

LAST CALL for New Board Member Nominations!

The Committee of Directorship is calling for nominations for new board members.

The nomination process for Board of Director positions is open to any current AFP Greater Cleveland Chapter member.  You may self-nominate or nominate a fellow chapter member.

It is recommended that board candidates have previously served on chapter committees and have a desire to be more involved in the leadership of the chapter.

Nominations are due Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

More information can be obtained by contacting the COD Chair Betsey Kamm at

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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

November 8, 2019 – National Philanthropy Day

Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cleveland Chapter 

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