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Greater Cincinnati Chapter earns 10 Star Gold again!  We are one of only 30 AFP chapters to earn the distinction!


Congratulations to the AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter for winning the Charles R. Stephens Excellency in Diversity Award!

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Upcoming Events


Fundamentals of Fundraising - Extended Session

August 26 - November 25, 2014

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Networking & Knowledge Breakfast

October 1, 2014

"Getting REAL Results with Social Media" 

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October 17, 2014

"Extreme Social Media Makeover:  Nonprofit Edition"

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Why become an AFP member?  Read Here...

Perhaps your organization saved a life today.  Maybe your institution provides shelter for Greater Cincinnati’s homeless or feeds our hungry.   Perhaps it is one of our area’s leaders in providing excellence in education, or you deliver clean drinking water and basic needs to people in the poorest communities around the world.

We are privileged to work as professional fundraisers in the Greater Cincinnati nonprofit community and it is our pleasure to invite you to join the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Cincinnati Chapter.  Consider these reasons why you should join today: 

1. AFP Membership is important to your organization as it shows your constituencies that you value ethical and effective fundraising.  Our chapter is dedicated to serving the many charities and non-profit organizations that improve the quality of life, through philanthropy, for everyone in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky community. 

2. AFP connects you to other fundraising professionals. Hundreds of your colleagues with leading local non-profit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area—more than 30,000 worldwide—have already joined AFP.  Network, share ideas, stay up-to-date on best practices with quality education and programming, and learn what current trends are working in other organizations.

3. AFP offers outstanding educational programs for you and your staff. Professional fundraisers know value. As an AFP member, you’ll enjoy many benefits including free programs like the Network & Knowledge series, Audio Conferences, social networking opportunity Meet & Greets; discounts for larger chapter programs such as Fundraising 101 and CFRE Review; discounts on international programs; and unlimited access to AFP’s comprehensive Resource Center for development professionals. 

3. Join NOW through SEPT. 30, 2014 and save! In honor of AFP’s 54th year, receive $50 off a Professional and Associate new membership.  CLICK HERE to review full list of benefits of membership.

Membership Coupon (good through Sept. 30, 2014) - CLICK HERE

We look forward to welcoming you as our newest member soon. Start enjoying the benefits of AFP Membership now! 


“We love associations and salute the AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter for their commitment to excellence in advancing the fundraising profession!”

Jill Claire

Owner Secretary to the Public, Administrator AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter, and AFP Member since 2005


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Sep 29 - Part-Time Executive Director
Serves as senior executive leader for the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky reporting directly to the Board of Directors through its chairperson. The following positions are directly accountable to the Executive Director: Shelter Operations Manager and Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper. As Executive Director, the individual will have full responsibility to implement the strategic plan for the Shelter. ... more >
Sep 29 - Shelter Operations Manager
Serves as operations leader for the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky reporting to the Executive Director. This position's primary responsibility is ensuring organizational effectiveness of the shelter while contributing to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices. The team of paid shelter advocates and unpaid social work interns and community volunteers are directly accountable to the Shelter Operations Manager. As Shelter Operations Manager, the individual will have responsibility for the day-to-day operation of shelter. ... more >
Sep 29 - Corporate Sponsorship Manager
The Corporate Sponsorship Manager will serve as a key member of ArtWorks Development Team, and will develop and maintain corporate relations as related to institutional, project-based, and event-related funding and partnership support. This individual will be responsible for coordinating and managing institutional events including but not limited to the Secret ArtWorks and ArtWorks Breakfast annual fundraisers, in addition to programming and project-related dedications and celebrations throughout the year, as related to growing and maintaining corporate/sponsorship relations. ... more >
Sep 26 - Development Director
Bethany House Services provides housing, education and assistance to homeless families in the Greater Cincinnati area and ranks #1 out of 12 shelter facilities in our community based on outcomes. ... more >
Sep 30 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2012
(May 13, 2013) Average salaries for fundraisers increased in the U.S. and Canada in 2012, with 66 percent of respondents to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2013 Compensation and Benefits Study reporting salary increases of up to 10 percent. Twenty-seven percent reported no change in salary, and less than 10 percent reported a decrease. ... more >
Sep 23 - Top Ten (Week of September 22, 2014): Can a New Governance Model Help Your Organization?
(Sept. 22, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including HOW to distribute content on social media, what the latest Census report means for fundraising, super-short fundraising videos, how much to invest in data collection and analysis, and much more! ... more >
Sep 23 - Incorporating Stories Into Your Fundraising Program
(Sept. 24, 2014) On Oct. 8, Leah Eustace, ACFRE, chief idea goddess at Good Works, will present a webinar on "Incorporating Stories into Your Fundraising." In a preview of her webinar, Leah talks about the unique power of stories and how they affect human psychology. ... more >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >