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March 12th, 2024 | Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland

Donors, Boards, and the Power Dynamic | Presented by Kerri L. Mollard | March Continuing Education Program

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Development professionals navigate power dynamics on a regular basis. Whether the power is real or perceived, it may come from a variety of sources – a donor or potential donor, a chief executive or board chair, a legacy volunteer or an elected official, an executive committee or a major corporation, and more. Development professionals need data and knowledge to manage the dynamic, mitigate the damage, and motivate themselves and their teams through the scenario. We will discuss power dynamics, explore the dependency quotient, and review current research on the topic.

Participants will be able to:
1. Describe the various power scenarios that exist in nonprofit organizations.
2. Analyze the dependency quotient and other key data points to recognize power dynamics.
3. Discuss relevant research to illustrate harmful behaviors.
4. Employ strategies to manage and mitigate power scenarios in their organizations.

Due to space limitations, registration is limited to first come, first served. Pre-registration required and the registration deadline is Friday, March 8th at noon.

Lunch will be provided!

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

AFP Central Ohio 2024 Education Program Venue Sponsor

Additional Information

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. Around the end of each calendar year, our committee circulates a Request for Proposals (RFP) application to evaluate and select an upcoming slate of speakers. If you’d like to join our committee or have a suggestion for a future topic presentation, please email [email protected]

Educational presentation formats include:

  • General Monthly Session – 1-hr long presentations that include provided time for networking beforehand and Q&A with the speaker afterwards
  • Speaker Series – a more in-depth presentation involving a special speaker or national expert
  • Brown-Bag Series – offered for free or reduced cost, partnering with local catering companies
  • Cocktails and Calamities Happy Hour – this annual summertime tradition calls on local AFP colleagues to share their “horror stories” and the lessons learned.

Event announcements, registration information, and general updates can be found on this page as well as our respective social media channels: LinkedIn and Facebook. An email will also be sent to our membership mailing list as soon as event details are confirmed.

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.

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

Monthly Education Programs Chair

Hardy Kern (he/him/his)

Director of Government Relations - American Bird Conservancy

Contact Me

412-337-4673


Position Title:Monthly Education Programs Chair

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

Christine Roberts, CFRE (she/her/hers)

Senior Vice President of Development - Mid-Ohio Food Collective

Contact Me

614-664-9040


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