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June 6, 2023(1 event)

What Inspires Big Gifts? Big Ideas. - Presented by J.D. Beiting and Susan Brekelmans

June 6, 2023


Major donors give to major visions. These big ideas can propel major social advances, like eliminating disparities in health care, providing better educational opportunities, or building a new performing arts center. 60% of donors listed in the Forbes Top 50 Givers list claim their primary philanthropic goal is to be a powerful force for social change.

Yet, a big idea is anything but easy to achieve. It is akin to an epic adventure, filled with progress and pitfalls. It involves many partners, diverse perspectives, much coordination, and financial support from a variety of sources. The key to success is a well-articulated vision, collaboration, determination, and a good plan.

In this session, hear examples of how a big idea was formed, how it inspired major donors, addressed significant challenges, and stayed on the epic path. The topics explored in this session will dive into the roles of collaborating with multiple partners, addressing barriers, inclusive leadership, fundraising, and new trends in philanthropy.

The session will provide opportunities for dialogue, questions, and answers.

Learning Objectives:

• How to develop a big idea by fostering a healthy culture of collaboration with multiple partners.

• How to establish key priorities and plan to achieve the big idea.

• What to do when the inevitable pitfalls happen, how to address, and how to stay on the path in the epic journey.

Approved for 1.25 CFRE CE credits.

Due to space limitations, registration is limited to first come, first served. Pre-registration required and the registration deadline is June 2nd at noon.

The first 30 minutes are dedicated to networking. The session will begin promptly at 12:00pm.

Boxed lunch will be provided!

Columbus College of Art and Design
60 Cleveland Avenue
Multipurpose Room in the Canzani Building
Columbus, OH
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June 15, 2023(1 event)

CFRE Information Session and Panel

June 15, 2023

AFP Central Ohio is hosting a CFRE Information Session!
The two hour mini-course which will cover an overview of the benefits of becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), the application process, and the subjects covered on the certification exam. The second half of the session will feature a panel of experienced CFREs to share their tips and tricks and the benefits of pursuing certification. This course is suitable for anyone who is pursuing their CFRE, whether just starting their application or preparing for the exam, or anyone who wants to learn more about the certification and may be interested in pursuing it in the future.
A voluntary credential that is recognized worldwide, the CFRE signifies a confident, ethical fundraising professional. It is the only globally recognized certification for fundraising professionals. To learn more, visit
A light continental breakfast will be provided. Due to limited space, reservations are limited.
Date: June 15, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: The Women's Fund Community Room
2323 W 5th Ave., Ste 230
Columbus, OH 43204
Cost: $10 for AFP Members, $15 for Non-Members
Registration Deadline: June 9th
Register here!
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