February 2015 Program: Deadlines, Stress, and Your Health: Why Self-Care Matters

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


 “Deadlines, Stress and Your Health: Why Self-Care Matters”

Presenters: Kerri Laubenthal Mollard, Linda Gatten Butler and Edie Summers



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



11:00 – 11:45AM

Optional Pre-Lunch Program open to Members and Guests


The Hows and Whys of Writing Winning Recognition Nominations



You may be missing many opportunities to utilize award nominations and recognition as part of your donor stewardship.  If we care enough about to submit them for an award, we all want our nominee to win!  However, there is an art and skills set to submitting successful nominations that capture the reviewers’ attention, admiration, and ultimately support as the recipient. 


Led and moderated by Sandy Clary, Claryty Public Relations Counsel, this session will cover tips and suggestions on writing quality honor award nominations.  You’ll also hear from, and have the opportunity to ask questions of, a panel comprised of reviewers and successful nominators that include:


  • – Megan Mickley, Signature Event Manager at Columbus Business First
  • – Charlette Gallagher-Allred, PhD., 2010 NPD Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, AFP/NPD Award Panelist
  • -Pat Camp, Independent Non-Profit Professional, nominator of two 2014 NPD Award winners


They will share award and recognition options which you might not be aware, and information for the 2015 National Philanthropy Day timeline and categories by NPD Awards Chair, Nanon Morrison.  



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



Deadlines, Stress and Your Health: Why Self-Care Matters


Kerri Laubenthal Mollard, Linda Gatten Butler and Edie Summers



Fried and Frazzled Fundraisers, Unite!


Looking for ways to achieve wellness despite the demanding culture that is inherent to fundraising?


Join Kerri Laubenthal Mollard, Linda Gatten Butler and Edie Summers for a closer look at how the constant toll of deadlines and demands affect our health and well-being. Learn strategies for taking control of what drains us while increasing productivity.


Kerri and Linda will share personal and professional experiences with deadline management—as well as the challenges and benefits of incorporating self-care practices into our hectic lives as fundraising professionals.  Edie is a wellness coach based in California and she will share what happens to our minds and bodies when under constant stress and how incorporating mindfulness, even just brief moments in the day, will make an impact.  The unrelenting pressure of fundraising can be toxic, not just for submitting grants and proposals, but also sending the event invitations, writing the acknowledgement letters, launching the annual appeal (two months later than normal), re-scheduling with a donor for the third time, hiring a new staffer, again (didn’t we just do this), and then, of course, fiscal year-end.


Join AFP peers and get strategies for managing the stress, improving our health, and increasing productivity so you can be fabulous – instead of frazzled.



1.5 CE credits






Jewish Community Center

1125 College Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43209


Convenient close-to-freeway location with plenty of free parking




$20 for AFP Members

$40 Guests

Buffet lunch provided


RSVP Deadline is Thursday, February 5

To RSVP you must register and purchase your tickets 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.






About the Lunch Speakers:


Kerri Laubenthal Mollard is founder and principal of Mollard Consulting, a firm designed to maximize the effectiveness of non-profit organizations, and the individuals who serve them, by planning campaigns, managing projects, writing proposals, researching grantors, coaching leaders, and developing strategies on behalf of its clients.  Kerri has a Masters degree from Indiana University and Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State.  She has served more than 50 nonprofit organizations in staff, consulting, and volunteer roles over the past 20 years.  She is an active facilitator for conferences, workshops, and board retreats with exceptional feedback for her effectiveness.  Kerri taught at the college level for seven years, and was recognized by her peers for that work with three awards and honors.


Linda Gatten Butler, MSW, ACSW, LISW-S, has her Masters in Social Work, is the Founder and Past President of the Miami Valley Ohio Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), former national GPA board member, and a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor. In 2014, Linda was awarded the National Association of Social Worker’s “Social Worker of the Year” for Ohio’s Region 7. With over 25 years of grants experience, the Butler Consulting President has assisted in acquiring over $12 million that supported individual and community needs. She has expertise and experience reviewing federal, state and local grants. She is a senior fundraising consultant and President of Butler Consulting since 1994, specializing in grant seeking, training, fundraising, capacity building, teaching, consulting, reviewing and managing services, with more than 40 years of clinical, administrative and fundraising experience for over 200 agencies nationwide, primarily in Ohio’s Miami Valley.


Edie Summers has a background in health and wellness that spans 20 years.  She is an author, coach and corporate wellness consultant, radio host of The Wellness Coach, and yoga instructor.  She is the content officer for the health and fitness tech start-up Smashon.  She is on the advisory board for MSstation™ Inc. and is pursuing her Master’s in Health Psychology.