The Mission of the Central Ohio Chapter


The Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals exists to empower, support and engage individuals who fundraise in our community.


The Vision of the Central Ohio Chapter

The Vision of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is a thriving network of professionals who strengthen our nonprofit community by advancing donor-centered philanthropy.

The Value Proposition of the Central Ohio Chapter

  • professionals who have the knowledge they need
  • nonprofits who have the talent they need, and
  • donors who have the impact they intend.

Our chapter is one of the 96 AFP chapters who earned the 2021 IDEA Champion Designation! Chapters were recognized for this Designation during the most recent Chapter Presidents Council meeting. The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives in the goal of advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the fundraising profession.

The Ten Star Gold Award honors those chapters who have accomplished all of the required goals outlined in theAFP Strategic Plan plus an additional six goals and the six mandatory goals as outlined on the application. The award encourages chapters to perform specific activities that increase professionalism in fundraising, while promoting public awareness of philanthropy.