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

April 13th, 2021 | A Post-Pandemic World

Stephanie Mizer, The Ohio State University | Ron Guisinger, Benefactor Group

Tuesday, April 13

Noon – 1:15 pm

Panel Discussion: Hear from Recruiters on how fundraising professionals can best market themselves post-COVID.

An open dialogue with two talent acquisition professionals on the key competencies needed for fundraising professionals in a post-pandemic world.

  • Hear from recruiters how to make yourself a more marketable development professional post-COVID.
  • Learn tips and tricks to nail a virtual interview.
  • How has the pandemic changed the search and hiring process?

Register to attend this unique event and submit your question for our talent recruitment experts. Please email any questions you would like to see answered during the panel to [email protected] prior to the event!

AFP Zoom

May 11th, 2021 | The Importance of Board Relationships

Mollard Consulting | Kerri Mollard​

Tuesday, May 11

12:00 – 1:15 pm

The Importance of Board Relationships:

Gain clarity on your board’s roles and responsibilities and the importance of relationships.

AFP Zoom

June 8th, 2021 | Unlocking Your Emotional Intelligence

IMPACT Community Action | Kay Wilson

Tuesday, June 8

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Unlocking Your Emotional Intelligence:

This highly interactive workshop provides executives and managers with the tools they need to create a psychologically safe zone within their organization.

AFP Zoom

July 13th, 2021 |

J.D. Beiting, Benefactor Group | Laura MacDonald, Benefactor Group

Tuesday, July 13

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Adapting a Capital Campaign During COVID-19:

Some aspects will remain the same, while others will look very different. Laura and J.D. will provide trends and best practices on campaigns including a look into major donor’s motivations for campaigns and beyond.

AFP Zoom

August 10th, 2021 | Making Ethical Fundraising Decisions

Scala & Associates, LLC | Scot Scala

Tuesday, August 10

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Making Ethical Fundraising Decisions:

The presentation will examine the AFP Code of Ethics and detail why it’s important for us to understand these standards and principles of excellence.

AFP Zoom

September 14th, 2021 | Managing Up: Why the C Suite is your most important audience.

Bharat Krishnan, The Hodge Group | Russ Hodge, CFRE, The Hodge Group

Tuesday, September 14

12:00 – 1:15 pm

Managing Up:

Why the C Suite is your most important audience. How to communicate, educate, and lead your management team for long-term success and sustainability.

AFP Zoom

October 12th, 2021 | Charitable Gift Planners of Central Ohio (CGPCO) Partnership: Step-by-Step Prospect Research

ResearchPRO, LLC | Regina Alhassan

Tuesday, October 12

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Charitable Gift Planners of Central Ohio (CGPCO) Partnership: Step-by-Step Prospect Research:

No more researching the wrong person or over-inflating capacity. Attendees will discover how to analyze, synthesize and apply information and insights when conducting donor research.

AFP Zoom

November 23rd, 2021 | National Philanthropy Day

AFP Zoom | YouTube, Facebook

Tuesday, November 23

12:00 – 1:30 pm

National Philanthropy Day

YouTube

Facebook

AFP Zoom

Monthly Education Programs Chair

Jerad Wood, CFRE

Major Gifts Manager - Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Contact Me

614-317-9461


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
Chair-Elect for Education

Kari Roll, CFRE

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Contact Me

614-915-2634


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