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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

CLICK HERE for more information on all seven classes!

 

Networking & Knowledge Breakfast

"Prospect Research"

November 5, 2014

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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 November 30, 2014 and save! In honor of National Philanthropy Day, receive $50 off a Professional and Associate new membership.  CLICK HERE to review full list of benefits of membership.

Membership Coupon (good through Nov. 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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Oct 22 - Development Services Manager
For more than a century, The Summit Country Day School has maintained a proud legacy of excellence in independent, Catholic education. We offer a superb coeducational learning experience to students from Montessori preschool through grade 12 throughout the metropolitan Cincinnati area. A nationally recognized leader in character education, The Summit offers a compelling combination of small classes, caring faculty, academic rigor, and strong spiritual values. ... more >
Oct 16 - Individual Giving Manager
Position Summary The Individual Giving Manager is responsible for generating new and increased giving from individuals who provide annual and operation support. S/he is responsible for deepening and advancing relationships with those annual supporters who have the potential to become major gift donors. S/he is expected to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors working collaboratively with and in support of the Director of Development, Managing Director, CEO, Board Members, volunteers and other Cincinnati Ballet staff. ... more >
Oct 13 - Director of Major Gifts
Children’s Hospital Foundation is seeking an effective and seasoned major gifts officer who has a convincing track record of building long term relationships with prospects and donors and a proven track record in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and closing six and seven figure gifts. Candidate will have experience in crafting development strategies and proposals in conjunction with Foundation and KCH leadership. The position will be a part of an established development team. The Director of Major Gifts for the KCH reports to the System Director of Major and Planned Gifts and works primarily with the leadership team at (KCH), and as needed with the physicians and other Norton leadership to manage a portfolio of 100+ prospects. Self-driven and goal oriented, the individual will be adept in satisfying multiple constituencies. ... more >
Oct 13 - E-Philanthropy Specialist
The Department of Development at Cincinnati Children's Hospital is seeking an E-Philanthropy Specialist to support the organization’s goals by creating compelling interactive communications to aid in the cultivation, solicitation, education, engagement and stewardship of donors. This position will author content for giving pages, plan, design and author event and transactional websites and pages, monitor NetCommunity pages for functionality and work with external vendors and internal groups to resolve technical problems. The E-Philanthropy Specialist will research best practices for E-Philanthropy and social media as well as new technologies and features. In addition, this role will partner with the Manager of Annual Giving to implement new web content/functionality, design, create, format, test and send e-blasts and track performance of appeals and report results. ... more >
Oct 10 - Director of Development
Archbishop McNicholas High School in Cincinnati, OH, seeks an experienced Director of Development to lead efforts in fundraising, endowment, planned giving, annual fund, and grants. Successful candidates must possess proven skills and experiences in these areas. Leadership and excellent communication skills required. Compensation commensurate with experience. Archdiocesan benefit plan offered. Resume and cover letter containing contact information for six references as well as salary requirements should be mailed to Dave Jackson, Executive Director, at search@mcnhs.org no later than November 10, 2014. An Equal Opportunity Employer ... more >
Oct 22 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >
Oct 21 - Top Ten (Week of October 20, 2014): Influencing Donors’ Gut Reactions to Solicitations
(Oct. 20, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including a new guide to choosing online giving platforms; sizing up your annual report; new ways to create highly committed donors; a new service providing free graphic design to nonprofits and more!Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to become more attuned to your donors; how to know just enough about website coding to talk with a designer or programmer; gender-based solicitations; one fundraiser’s work in a year to build a more diverse fundraising program and more! ... more >
Oct 21 - Get FIT and Improve Your Fundraising: The FEP’s Fundraising Fitness Test
(Oct. 22, 2014) Erik Daubert, chair of the Growth in Giving Initiative (GiGi)and the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Advisory Board, talks about the latest free resource from the FEP, the Fundraising Fitness Test, and what it can mean for your organization. ... more >
Oct 21 - AFP’s International Fundraising Conference —Raising Your Fundraising Level
AFP’s 52nd International Fundraising Conference is coming up, March 29 – 31, 2015 in Charm City: Baltimore, Md. Here’s a quick overview of some of the main Conference events, and early bird registration ends Oct. 31 ... more >
Oct 18 - National Philanthropy Day®—Tell Us YOUR Philanthropic Idol!
To help celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), AFP is asking people to submit short videos about their philanthropic idol (and how their idol inspires them to get involved), with the top five most popular videos earning the submitters $500 each for their favorite charity! Learn more. ... more >