Entries by Dale Abrams

PRESS RELEASE: Celebration of Philanthropy Draws Large Crowd in Columbus

(Columbus, Ohio) – Nearly 650 of Columbus’ most philanthropic-minded individuals gathered at the 2017 Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Ohio Chapter’s National Philanthropy Day luncheon celebration on November 21, 2017. The annual event, celebrating it’s 25th anniversary year in Central Ohio, honors those who have significantly impacted our community through their volunteer and philanthropic efforts. The National Philanthropy […]

Member Spotlight: Erin (Neeb) Prescott, CFRE

Erin (Neeb) Prescott, CFRE Director of Development at The Dawes Arboretum   Tell us about your organization: The Dawes Arboretum enriches lives through the conservation of trees and nature.  Located just 35 miles east of Columbus, we offer nearly 2,000 acres of tree collections, woodlands, wetlands and sustainable farming.  The Arboretum provides meaningful experiences in […]

Training Opportunities for Charities available from the Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section

Nonprofit News  Five Training Opportunities for Charities available from the Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section 7/10/2017 The Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section provides in-person training on multiple topics and hosts monthly webinars. In-person trainings, available by request, include: Bingo School – Learn the duties of officers and board members, state rules and requirements, and […]

Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month 2017

  To commemorate Pride Month, AFP  International talked with LGBTQ members about their experiences in the fundraising community, working with donors and boards, and what advice they have for fundraisers of all backgrounds. The month of June was chosen for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots in […]

Member Spotlight: Laurel H. Marks

Laurel H. MarksSenior Development DirectorCanine Companions for Independence® Q: Tell us a little about your organization. Mission? Population you serve? What do you like most about working there?A: Canine Companions mission is to enhance the lives of children, adults and veterans who have a disability by pairing them with a highly trained assistance dog. The […]

Giving USA 2017: Charitable Giving in the U.S. Reaches $390 Billion

  Giving by individuals, foundations, corporations and estates rose by 2.7 percent in 2016 (1.4 percent adjusted for inflation) to reach an all-time high of $390.05 billion, according to Giving USA 2017: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2016. The rise in total giving was spurred largely by giving from individuals, which increased […]

Member Spotlight: Kay Wilson

Kay Wilson Executive Director LeaderSpark Inc.   Q:        Tell us a little about your organization. Mission? Population you serve? What do you like most about working there?   MISSION:  LeaderSpark ignites the power of youth leadership by providing practical leadership skills through a proven curriculum, training and coaching/mentor support. VISION: LeaderSpark as a leader in […]

Member Spotlight – Adrienne Selsor

Meet AFP member Adrienne Selsor, founder and president of Time, Talent & Treasure; as interviewed by Amanda Turner, Junior Achievement, Vice President, Development and Communications. My husband and I relocated to Columbus almost four years ago from Washington, D.C., not knowing anybody. I decided to use this move as an opportunity to transition my career […]