AFP Affinity Groups



The Chapter’s Affinity Groups serve a dual purpose to advance the mission of the Central Ohio Chapter by:

  1. Enhancing members’ experience by providing benefits tailored to their specific interests and needs; and
  2. Supporting diversity and inclusion goals to attract, engage and retain a diverse membership base.

Affinity Groups provide AFP members and non-member fundraising professionals with focused networking and professional development opportunities for groups of individuals who identify with one another by their ethnicity, age, job responsibility, nonprofit sector, sexual orientation, number of years in the profession, etc. 

AFP members are encouraged to participate in any Affinity Groups that are of interest as a way to enhance their membership.  Non-members who participate in Affinity Groups will benefit from the opportunity to learn more about AFP and how it can be an important part of their career development. 

AFP GROUPLEADERSHIPFOCUS
NextGen

Chair: Jessica Wright
jwright@midohiofoodbank.org 

Under 35 and interested in networking with other young professionals?  Join this group for lunch programs, happy hours and other activities, and to share time and experiences with similar colleagues.

 

Small Shops

Chair: Erin Blue
eblue@mcconnellarts.org

Are you a one-person or small staff shop?  Share best practices and ask questions of colleagues in similar circumstances.

 

Faith-BasedChair: Andrea Pannell
apannell@colsdioc.org

This inter-faith group is for fundraisers who work in a variety of faith-based nonprofits, from Lutheran to Catholic to Jewish and others. Your faith guides your work - come and meet others who share your passion and share best-practices.  The Faith-based Affinity Group is going to have standing meetings from 8:30am - 9:30am, on the 4th Wednesday of each month in the Community Room at the Panera in Clintonville, 4519 North High Street.

Higher Education

 

Chair: Jesse Jones
jjones105@cscc.edu 

 

To provide a place where higher education development professionals can meet and discuss issues, trends and ideas related to fundraising.

Delaware County (DelCo)

 

Chair: Chris Elliott, Executive Director at A Kid Again – Central Ohio

celliott@akidagain.org

One of the newer AFP Affinity Groups – it started in fall of 2016 with the goal of bringing together fundraisers that work and/or live in Delaware County.  These meetings have covered a wide range of topics including Giving Tuesday, Year End Giving, NextGen Giving, and building a culture of philanthropy.  We continue to bring a wide range of topics to our members and interested fundraisers in DelCo.
Technology

 

Chair: Steve Beshuk 

steve@benefactorgroup.com

 

We are a group of nonprofit professionals passionate about using technology to fulfill our organization’s missions. This can include a variety of topics, such as database  management, analytics, business intelligence, and other topics related data, technology,  fundraising, membership, etc. The local events will offer an opportunity for professionals at all levels to learn about the latest tools and trends while meeting new people in a welcoming environment

   
   

 

 

 
Affinity Group Chair

Dana Mack

Associate Director for Corporate and Foundation Partnerships - The Ohio State University

364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B100
Columbus OH 43201


614-688-2498
mack.401@osu.edu

  



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