July 12, 2016 Evening Program – Cocktails and Calamities


the second year of

“Cocktails and Calamities”

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

5:00pm – 7:00pm

This is a FREE event

Space is limited – Registration Deadline – July 7



5:00 – 7:00PM

Open to members and guest


5:00 – 5:30

Social & Networking


5:30 – 6:45



6:45 – 7:00 Networking

“Cocktails and Calamities”

In every fundraising professional’s life, there comes a time when best intentions go awry.  An event flopped.  An angry major donor threatened never to give to your organization again.  A colleague or board member misrepresents data that puts you in an awkward position. 

What do you do?


You attend this FREE event in July, filled with social and educational time, laughter and stories. You’ll have the chance to learn from professional fundraisers on how they handled their own calamity situation and pick up some great tips on how to deal with any that come your way.


Stories will be shared by these distinguished professionals:


Jodi Bopp, CFRE

Pat Camp

Stephanie Christie

Chris Norman, CFRE

David Precise

Mike Schmidt, CFRE

Laurie Beth Sweeney, CFRE

Clinton Travis

Kay Wilson

Beginning with a TED talk format, you’ll hear a one-minute teaser from each. Then you’ll get to choose three of the presenters to find out “the rest of the story” during rotating roundtable discussions.


Appetizers and a first drink are on us.  Cash bar for the rest of the evening.



The Boat House

(located in Confluence Park)

679 W. Spring Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215


Attendance is FREE to members and guests but pre-registration is required.

Seating is limited so registrations are available only on a first-come-first –served basis. 

No late RSVPs and no walk-ins.

RSVP Deadline is Thursday, July 7


Registration is CLOSED.  AFP is not able to accommodate walk-ins or late RSVPs.