June 14, 2016 Education Lunch Program “Donor Relations: Philanthropy through Engagement”



Tuesday, June 14, 2016


“Donor Relations: Philanthropy through Engagement”


A FREE fundraising education program open to the entire

central Ohio nonprofit community



10:45-11:00  Registration for Pre-Lunch Program

11:00-11:45 Pre-Lunch Program  “Speed Networking” 

11:30-Noon Registration for Lunch Session

Noon-1:15 PM Lunch Program   “Donor Relations: Philanthropy through Engagement” 



11:00 – 11:45AM

Optional Pre-Lunch Program open to AFP Members and Guests


Speed Networking


With over 340 members in our chapter, networking continues to rank as one of our top benefits as it is key to developing relationships.  Sometimes the best resource is another development professional fundraiser.  Experienced or new, everyone can benefit from meeting new people through this Speed Networking session. Take this opportunity to meet several of your fellow fundraising colleagues.  Bring plenty of business cards and exchange information.  (It was so successful we’ve been asked to do it again!) 


Noon – 1:15PM  Lunch Program open to Members and Guests


Donor Relations: Philanthropy through Engagement

Creating a positive donor experience is critical to building a foundation for long-term donor relationships. Participants in this session will learn to recognize opportunities for donor relations at their own organizations. Whether capitalizing on current programs or partnering with internal colleagues to create new initiatives, this session will identify practices to strengthen volunteer and donor engagement for long-term philanthropic success.  Kay Coughlin, CEO of Donor Relations Mindset LLC, will guide participants through this highly interactive session, and will provide quick wins that can be put into place at any organization, large or small. This discussion is appropriate for all fundraisers who are concerned about the future of donor engagement.


Presenter Bio:

J. Kay Coughlin has 20 years of experience in planning, facilitating, non-profit management and fundraising, from the tiniest of performing arts organizations to liberal arts universities. Her career focus has been on helping small fundraising programs maximize donor impact while minimizing use of resources. Kay has a blend of experience which is rare in the fundraising industry, balanced between frontline fundraising and development support services. Kay has served as a major gift officer, grants manager, technology director, gift records manager, and database superuser. Kay spent eight years at the helm of a donor relations program at a college, designing programs to capitalize on the behavior patterns of donors and the fundraisers and technologies who support them. She has a decade of experience teaching the fundamentals of fundraising, is a frequent presenter in fundraising and stewardship/donor relations circles, and has led numerous strategic- and project-planning processes.  She lives with her husband and children in central Ohio. Kay can be found on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jkcoughlin, and on Twitter: @DonorsArePeople.




Columbus Metropolitan Library

Driving Park Branch

1422 Livingston Avenue, Columbus OH 43205

Plenty of free parking





There is no charge for members or guests but RSVPs are required.

BYO brown bag lunch.  Bottled water and cookies will be provided.

 RSVP Deadline is Thursday, June 9


To RSVP you must register online in advance.

No late RSVPs and no walk-ins.