May 10, 2016 Education Lunch Program “Creating a Culture of Philanthropy”


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

“Paradigm Shift: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy”



10:45-11:00  Registration for Members Only Pre-Session

11:00-11:45 Pre-Lunch Program  “To Affinity and Beyond”

11:30-Noon Registration for Lunch Session

Noon-1:15 PM Lunch Program   “Paradigm Shift: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy




11:00 – 11:45AM

Optional Pre-Lunch Program open to Members only

“To Affinity and Beyond” 

Let’s talk about affinity groups and how they can help you truly engage with donors in meaningful ways that result in sustained and increased giving. Come and learn if launching an affinity group is a good fit for your organization, and if so, how to go about it. Already have an affinity group? We’ll share best practices for staffing the group, keeping donors engaged and tips on troubleshooting. Hear tales of affinity greatness and ones of woe—so you know what to do and what not to do.


Our Presenter: Betsy McCabe is Senior Director of Resource Development at United Way of Central Ohio with the primary responsibility of managing the Tocqueville Society ($10,000 plus donors). Prior to her current position she managed UWCO’s Women’s Leadership Council and was the VP of Development for Big Brothers Big Sisters.


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


“Paradigm Shift: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy

Today’s information age is transforming the way we communicate, work, socialize, and, fundraise. This is forcing nonprofits to question the traditional wisdom about resource development that may no longer be as applicable to ensuring long-term sustainability.


This month’s educational luncheon will include presenting the latest research and trends in building a culture of philanthropy -outlining the paradigm shift from a fundraising culture to a philanthropy culture to help nonprofits thrive.


Our Presenter: Russ Hodge, CFRE, and Principal of The Hodge Group, a national synergistic fundraising, management, and branding firm dedicated to helping nonprofits and associations fulfill their mission. His hands-on management style and innovative fundraising technique has been the blueprint for his success in achieving philanthropic goals for a variety of organizations. Over the past thirty years, Russ has provided strategic planning and fundraising leadership to hundreds of nonprofit organizations, raising close to $1 billion. He has also recruited, trained and hired more than 100 senior development officers for various organizations.



 Jewish Community Center

1125 College Avenue

Bexley, Ohio 43209

 Free parking and convenient freeway access


$20 for AFP Members

$40 for Guests

Buffet lunch provided


RSVP Deadline is Thursday, May 5

To RSVP you must register and purchase your tickets online in advance.

No late RSVPs and no walk-ins.



Registration is now CLOSED

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.