Central Ohio AFP offers a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year.  Sessions are planned by the Education Committee and are typically held the second Tuesday of each month as breakfast, lunch, or happy hour meetings.  These learning opportunities for fundraising professionals cover a wide variety of topics to benefit the range of our membership—including those new to the profession or considering a career in fundraising, as well as mid-career and seasoned professionals.

Guest speakers are identified locally, regionally, and nationally to present on a wide range of topics.  Care is taken to ensure content is relevant to both large and small development shops across a wide range of industries.  In addition to the educational components of the luncheons, monthly educational sessions provide valuable networking time with colleagues.  Additional workshops and events may also be offered throughout the year in collaboration with other AFP committees or professional associations.

Educational offerings include:

  • General Monthly Session – Usually a luncheon, these regular presentations always include time for Q&A
  • Pre-Lunch Session – Additional topics may be offered before a general luncheon in a given month. These sessions are for members only and are free with lunch reservation.
  • Speaker Series – a more in-depth presentation involving a special speaker or national expert
  • Brown-Bag Series – offered for free or reduced cost, members & guests are invited to bring a sack lunch
  • Cocktails and Calamities Happy Hour – this annual summertime tradition features fundraising horror stories from local AFP colleagues and the lessons they learned. And cocktails, of course!
  • Book Club – Join colleagues in reading and discussing best practices from nationally renowned authors

Attendees are surveyed following each educational program to receive feedback on presenter, topic, and location.  Suggestions through these surveys lay the groundwork for future programming.

The AFP Education Committee is made up of member volunteers and welcomes your participation as it strives to provide programs that are timely and relevant, and meet the needs of the membership.

For questions about current or future programming, contact this year’s Educations Co-Chairs.

Upcoming Events

June 7th, 2022 | COhatch Upper Arlington - 1733 W Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43221

Gender by Us | Kelsie Fields, The Women's Fund

11:30-1:15pm

Gender by Us ® is a tool – founded in research – that not only raises awareness of implicit bias and gender norms and their impact on the workplace, but also moves individuals and organizations to action so that we can build more equitable and inclusive teams, cultures, and organizations.

During the presentation, we will cover:

-What The Women’s Fund does and how it uses research to advance gender equity

-Why equity work matters for fundraisers

-Definitions and exploration of gender norms, intersectionality, and implicit bias

-Engaging activities to help you think about how gender norms have affected your own life

-Examples of gender norms and implicit bias in society

-Group discussion and reflection on the topic and the opportunity to create a personal action plan

Gender By Us is an interactive conversation-starter, so come prepared to discuss, learn, and ultiamtely have fun!

Pending Approval for 1.25 CFRE CE credits.

Due to space limitations, registration is limited to first come, first served. Pre-registration required.

The first 30 minutes are dedicated to networking. The session will begin promptly at 12:00pm.

Guests are encouraged to bring your own lunch to enjoy during the event. There are several restaurants in the same plaza as CoHatch if you’d like to pick something up before the event!

Click here to register.

July 12th, 2022 | Hofbrauhaus, 800 Goodale Blvd, Columbus, OH 43212

Cocktails & Calamaties | Various Presenters

4:30-6:15pm

August 9th, 2022 | COhatch Upper Arlington - 1733 W Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43221

Visualizing Engagement: Storytelling | Keri Allen-Hogan, NIP, Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services

8:45-10:00am

September 13th, 2022 | Seventh Son Brewing, 1101 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201

Data Done Right - Maximize Your Fundraising Intelligence | Regina Alhassan, ResearchPRO, LLC.

4:30-6:15pm

October 25th, 2022 | Seventh Son Brewing, 1101 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201

Networking: Getting to know AFP Members | Stephanie Christie, CompDrug

4:30-6:15pm

Monthly Education Programs Chair

Michael Haddock (he/him/his)

Senior Associate of Engagement & Alumni Relations for the Knowlton School - The Ohio State University

Contact Me

614-688-1363


Position Title: Education Programs Chair and Chair Elect

Capacity: Board Member

Reports to: Vice President of Professional Development

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and chairs committee meetings
  • Recruits and enlists committee members; monitors the work of volunteers to ensure timely completion of assignments
  • With committee, ensures all Chapter education programs are planned and executed
  • Works with the Vice President of Professional Development to ensure that each educational session is well coordinated and well communicated with a focus on securing and coordinating venues, catering, AV and communications to membership
  • Applies to CFRE International to ensure that Chapter education programs qualify for CEUs
  • Works with Chapter Administrator and Marketing Chair to send out program notices
  • Sends evaluation questions to Chapter Administrator before each program
  • Maintains program records including description, attendance and summary of evaluations
  • Develops and submits a budget to the Treasurer by designated deadline; monitors committee income and expenditures
  • Provides timely and up-to-date content to Chapter Administrator and Marketing Chair for website and digital publications
  • Works to successfully achieve goals outlined in Chapter Strategic Plan
  • Ensures there is a succession plan to cultivate a new chair to take his/her place as needed
  • Celebrates success; ensures that celebration includes expressions of gratitude to volunteers
  • Adheres to policies and Board responsibilities as adopted by the Board of Directors
  • Upon leaving office, transfers all records to successor
Education Chair-Elect

TBD

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Contact Me


[email protected]


Position Title: Education Programs Chair and Chair Elect

Capacity: Board Member

Reports to: Vice President of Professional Development

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and chairs committee meetings
  • Recruits and enlists committee members; monitors the work of volunteers to ensure timely completion of assignments
  • With committee, ensures all Chapter education programs are planned and executed
  • Works with the Vice President of Professional Development to ensure that each educational session is well coordinated and well communicated with a focus on securing and coordinating venues, catering, AV and communications to membership
  • Applies to CFRE International to ensure that Chapter education programs qualify for CEUs
  • Works with Chapter Administrator and Marketing Chair to send out program notices
  • Sends evaluation questions to Chapter Administrator before each program
  • Maintains program records including description, attendance and summary of evaluations
  • Develops and submits a budget to the Treasurer by designated deadline; monitors committee income and expenditures
  • Provides timely and up-to-date content to Chapter Administrator and Marketing Chair for website and digital publications
  • Works to successfully achieve goals outlined in Chapter Strategic Plan
  • Ensures there is a succession plan to cultivate a new chair to take his/her place as needed
  • Celebrates success; ensures that celebration includes expressions of gratitude to volunteers
  • Adheres to policies and Board responsibilities as adopted by the Board of Directors
  • Upon leaving office, transfers all records to successor