January 2015 Program: The Ohio Gives Report: Trends in Philanthropy in Ohio

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


“Trends in Philanthropy in Ohio: The Ohio Gives Report”

Presenter: Suzanne T. Allen, PhD, CEO, Philanthropy Ohio



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

11:00-11:45 Pre-Lunch Program “Networking in the New Year”

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


“Networking in the New Year”


We’ve all heard the wise words – fundraising is about relationships and who you know. As a membership benefit, networking score high in all of our AFP chapter’s surveys. Whether a seasoned professional or new to development and AFP, if your 2015 resolutions or annual goals including increasing connections, getting more involved, or as a experienced member – giving back, then this “Networking in the New Year” pre-lunch session is for you. We’ll share some quick networking tips but spend a majority of the time Speed Networking to start your new year off right!  Bring business cards. This session is open to members and guests.



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



“Trends in Philanthropy in Ohio:

The Ohio Gives Report”


Presenter: Suzanne T. Allen, CEO, Philanthropy Ohio


Join us as AFP kicks off the new year looking at changes and upcoming trends in Ohio  philanthropy. Suzanne T. Allen, PhD, CEO, Philanthropy Ohio, will talk about the newly completed Ohio Gives Report – we are the first group to learn of this report’s findings. The report looks at who gives and how they give and why they give. Dr. Allen will also take a broad look at what philanthropy in Ohio has done in the past and where her organization’s research indicates it may be going. (Hint: “Investment” thinking vs. “gift” thinking).





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, January 8

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.




Registration questions: Email [email protected]



Association of Fundraising Professionals

Central Ohio Chapter




AFP January Program Announcement – The Ohio Gives Report: Trends in Philanthropy in Ohio




Suzanne Allen Bio:


Dr. Suzanne Allen serves as the CEO of Philanthropy Ohio and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from over 25 years in marketing, development and leadership roles in public and private organizations.  She is committed to helping people engaged in philanthropy become more effective, powerful change agents so that our communities and our region are strengthened.


As a recognized advocate and convener trusted to represent the interests of Ohio philanthropy in the state and the nation, Suzanne leads a staff of ten and together they serve over 210 member organizations whose assets total nearly $11 billion and who invest over $700 million annually, assisting nonprofits and community needs. 


Prior to her appointment with this organization, Suzanne was the vice president for development and donor services for Akron Community Foundation. During her career, she also has held teaching, senior development and leadership positions with several universities, including the University of Akron, Walsh University and Kent State University, as well as acting as a private consultant serving clients nationally in the nonprofit and academic sectors. She holds degrees in English from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, a Master’s in Marketing from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Human Resource Development/Strategic Planning from Georgia State University.


Suzanne serves on the Attorney General’s Charitable Advisory Council, the Ohio Government Contracting Advisory Council, the Mayor’s committee for Human Services Funding Grants, as well as Central Ohio UW’s strategic planning committee, United Way of Central Ohio’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, and the Alumni Board of Leadership Akron. She values her service on many boards and her role as a volunteer.  She’s been recognized by the Columbus Business First newspaper as one of the area’s “People to Know in Not-for-profits,”  as well as by Northern Ohio Live magazine as an Athena Awards finalist, and is an active writer and participant in conversations regarding the philanthropic landscape.