January 9 2018 Monthly Luncheon Program – Donor Stewardship

January Education Program Announcement

“Annual Donor Relations & Stewardship:
The Day the Donors Quit”
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Optional Pre-Lunch Session for AFP Members Only:
“Practical Stewardship Advice for Everyday Fundraisers”

Luncheon Program:
“Annual Donor Relations & Stewardship:
The Day the Donors Quit”

10:45-11:00 Registration for Pre-Lunch Session
11:00-11:45 Pre-Lunch Program
11:30-Noon Registration for Lunch Session
Noon-1:15 PM Lunch Program


(Open to AFP Members Only)
11:00 – 11:45AM
Optional Pre-Lunch Program

Open to AFP Members only

Eligible for 1.0 CFRE Continuing Education credit

Practical Stewardship Advice for Everyday Fundraisers

Successful stewardship is proven to increase gift frequency and amounts. However, staff often devote the least amount of their time to stewardship. Stewardship starts with the “thank you” and can be implemented by simple and effective steps, leading to the next gift and greater donor loyalty. How can you improve your thank you letters, develop a stewardship calendar, and intentionally plan your stewardship moves? This session will help fundraisers at all levels learn to improve their stewardship.

Adam Clevenger, CFRE



(Open to the entire community)
Noon – 1:15PM
Lunch Program

Eligible for 1.0 CFRE Continuing Education credit

The Day the Donors Quit: Stewardship Lessons from Crayons

Donors are feeling overworked, unappreciated, and underutilized. With all that goes on in our nonprofits, stewardship sometimes gets overlooked. Consequently, donor retention rates show only 19% of first–time donors stick around to give again the second year. We lose 103 donors for every 100 we gain. There is a solution: stewardship. Learn some of the common mistakes to avoid with donors in order to retain them and maximize their impact.

Adam Clevenger, CFRE
Loring, Sternberg & Associates, Senior Associate
Indianapolis, Indiana
About the Presenter:
Adam Clevenger CFRE, is an accomplished community-minded leader with expertise in all facets of financial development, with a proven record of building relationships with donors, developing strategy and exceeding fundraising goals and stewardship objectives. System thinker skilled in collaborating with all members of the organization to achieve culture of philanthropy. Known for streamlining and improving processes, developing sustainable community partnerships & volunteer relationships, and implementing effective fundraising solutions. Adam joins us this month from Indianapolis, Indiana.

Location: The Boat House
679 W Spring Street
(Confluence Park)
Columbus, OH 43215

Registration Fee:
$20 for AFP Members
$40 for Guests
Buffet lunch provided

RSVP Deadline is Noon on Friday, January 5
To RSVP you must register online in advance.
No late RSVPs and no walk-ins.

When you register online you will receive two emails – a Confirmation and a Receipt.
Please bring your confirmation with you to the event to check in.

AFP Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Cancellations received in writing by the RSVP deadline are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations received after the deadline will not be eligible for refunds as we will have already made a commitment to purchase your meal. You may, however, send a substitute guest.