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Giving USA 2017
June 16, 2017
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Windows on the River
2000 Sycamore Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

11:00 a.m. – Registration and Networking
11:30 a.m. – Summary of the study’s key findings
Peter Fissinger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Campbell & Company
12:00 p.m. – Lunch and AFP announcements
12:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion
Randell McShepard, Vice President of Public Affairs, RPM International Inc
Susan Zanetti, Specialty Territory Manager, Promius Pharmaceuticals
Paul Clark, Regional President, PNC Bank
Moderator: Peter Fissinger
1:30 p.m. – Program Concludes

Price: $40 Member/$55 Non Member
Co-Sponsored by:

2017 NPD Awardee’s Announcement

National Philanthropy Day®
Friday, November 3, 2017

Many excellent nominations were received in each of the six award categories for National Philanthropy Day® making the Award Committee’s job especially challenging this year. After careful deliberation, the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is pleased to announce the following 2017 Award Recipients:

Ray & Eleanor Smiley- Philanthropist Leadership Award
Nominated by: Shawna Whitlock, Notre Dame College 

RPM International – Corporate Leadership Award
Nominated by: Melanie Shakarian, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Kent Smith Charitable Trust – Foundation Leadership Award
Nominated by: University Hospitals

Richard “Dick” Pogue – Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer
Nominated by: University Hospitals

Youth Challenge – Youth Group in Philanthropy Award
Nominated by:Mary Sue Tanis, Youth Challenge

Lauren Steiner – Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Nominated by: Marge Zellmer, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

We want to thank the Awards Committee members for taking the time to carefully review the nominations and select this year’s honorees. We also want to thank every AFP member who submitted a nomination.


Patricia Lyden, MA – United Church of Christ 

Maureen Ann Ater, MS – Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio

$50 Professional & Associate New Member Discount!

In honor of our 57th Anniversary, AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to
new members joining in the Professional and Associate Member categories
by June 30, 2017.
The discount applies to $50.00 off the International portion of the dues. Fill out the membership invitation as usual, but deduct $50.00 from the total and include this coupon with your payment. *Coupon must be included with payment.
To join online, go to www.afpnet.org and use Promo Code: JUNE2017
One coupon per new member. Expires June 30, 2017
Questions, call the AFP Membership Department at (800) 666-3863.


AFP members will receive a $100 discount for the Grantsmanship Training to be held June 12-16 at Trinity Lutheran Seminary located at 2199 E. Main St.  Columbus, Ohio. That represents a registration savings of 40-60% compared to CASE or The Fundraising School at IUPUI for similar programs! 
Use the code: AFP100 to receive your special discount!
For more information, contact The Grantsmanship Center (800) 421-9512 or www.tgci.com
In the 40-hour training, participants will be guided through every facet of grant project development including: project ideation and management; funder research; developing clear goals, objectives and methodologies; formatting and writing the grant application; as well as presenting and follow-up with funders. Attendees will develop drafts which will be evaluated by peers and professionals. They will leave with a notebook full of actionable resources and well-crafted draft proposals for their institutions.
There are significant advantages to The Grantsmanship Center training:
  •          It is the only turn-key training offered in a single weeklong session;
  •          It is designed to allow even the most novice funding officer or volunteer to emerge with both a solid understanding of the process and draft grant applications;
  •          The Grantsmanship Center program is reviewed for mission effectiveness  annually;
  •          The training provides one year of ongoing resource access to allow attendees to continue their training and to research appropriate funding sources
  •          This training is also recommended for Major Gift, Planned Gift and Annual Giving officers who need to be able to produce and present a proposal for funding.

The program is designed for both those new to grant writing and more seasoned professionals who wish to improve their skills. Attendees will receive a one-year subscription and membership to all Grantsmanship Center materials and benefits, as well as significant discounts for future programs.


July 19, 2017 – Summer Social at Cleveland Yacht Club

August 25, 2017 – CFRE Review Course at Corporate Plaza in IndependenceSeptember 2017 -AFP Greater Cleveland Fundraising Boot Camp

& Career Fair
October 6th- The Importance of the Annual Campaign-Start with Why
November 3, 2017- National Philanthropy Day at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel
December 1,  2017 – AFP Annual Meeting at the Cleveland Yacht Club

Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cleveland Chapter


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