In The News

In The News 2019-10-17T08:33:24-04:00

Cincinnati AFP Chapter Recognized

The International Headquarters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has recognized the Cincinnati Chapter for its dedication to professionalism and diversity.  Click the links below to view the award certificates.

2019 AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter Professionalism Award 

2019 AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter Diversity Award

Grants Training in Cincinnati OH
October 15-16, 2019

Cincinnati Police Academy and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Cincinnati, October 15-16, 2019.  This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you’ll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

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AFP National Expands Member Benefits with $30 Professional/Associate Dues Increase

This spring, AFP international announced a change in membership fees at the IHQ level. Members received direct notice by email regarding the $30 increase for professional and associate members. These changes do not affect our Cincinnati Chapter fees.

Among new member benefits are FREE! Negotiation Workshops and Career Coaching.

AFP National has partnered with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to provide all members a free one-hour online negotiation workshop. In addition, AFP National has launched with Korn Ferry the new AFP360°, our free online career builder and management tool!

Some members may not be aware of everything that AFP and its chapters do to help them raise funds and advance their careers. Here are just two examples:

  • Good strategy is built on a foundation of solid information – where are you getting your professional news? AFP gathers current, reliable, relevant fundraising information and helps members have fast, reliable access to the information they need to be prepared to succeed.
  • We know that many people understand about ethical behavior in fundraising, but what about others who don’t? AFP is here to help you be knowledgeable about ethics and to hold all our peers to the highest standards in our profession.

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Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!

The Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is looking for members everywhere who are Artists, Poets, and Photographers to exhibit their artwork at the Member Art Showcase – part of the AFP International Diversity & Inclusion Committee’s Diversity Art Showcase and the upcoming 56th AFP International Fundraising Conference on March 31- April 2, 2019, in San Antonio, TX.

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ArtsWave Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 Grant Review Committees

ArtsWave in the process of recruiting individuals to review and award general operating grants this spring. This is ArtsWave’s largest grant-making program and they have expanded their recruitment process this year to include nominations from the community.

We would like to share this volunteer opportunity with our AFP Board and Membership.  Here is the link to ArtWave’s  website. Once on the site, you can read more about what they are looking for and complete a very simple survey-monkey form. They will be accepting nominations until the end of this month. Please share this opportunity with friends and colleagues.

Our Chapter Congratulates Members on Becoming CFREs!

Becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) signals commitment, competence and credibility. To become a CFRE, fundraising professionals must document their professional performance, education and professional practice as well as pass the CFRE exam.

We are proud to recognize Lori Asmus and Elizabeth Ruehlmann of their accomplishment of becoming a CFRE during the second CFRE testing window of 2018.

We congratulate them on this career-defining achievement and for committing to uphold the highest standards in our profession.

15 July is the next CFRE application deadline. More information about becoming a CFRE is available at

2018 Grants Training in Cincinnati, OH – July 16-20

The Grantsmanship Center is hosting its dynamic, 5-day grants training program in Cincinnati from July 16-20. Join generations of social advocates who have achieved success by attending this grant proposal writing course – the nation’s gold standard of grant-seeker education. Full participation in the Grantsmanship Training Program is applicable for 33.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. Partial scholarships are available for organizations with a budget of under $750,000

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2018 Don’t Miss the Next CFRE Application Deadline: 15 July

If you’ve been considering submitting a CFRE application, now is the time to put yours together and submit! Get yours in by the July 15 deadline to get one step closer to becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive. Once your application is approved, you’ll be eligible to sit for the CFRE exam.

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2018 Putting Knowledge Into Action: Grant Writing

One-day grant writing workshop, led by Jaime Love.

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2018 AFP CFRE Refresher Course in Chattanooga

Advance your journey toward CFRE certification through the self-exploration of knowledge and peer exchange of best practices.

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2017 CFRE Refresher Course in Cleveland

In case you can’t attend Cincinnati’s CFRE Refresher Course (Friday, September 22), Cleveland is offering the same course on Aug 25, 2017 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

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2017 January Networking & Knowledge

Take Control of Your Workday. Lori Firsdon will share how to corral your unruly workday by implementing new systems and changing old habits.

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2016 National Philanthropy Day

An enthusiastic crowd of 730 people gathered for the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Luncheon on November 15, 2016, at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

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2016 Summer Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the following recipients of our Summer Scholarship Winners!

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2016 Spring Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the following recipients of our Spring Scholarship Winners!

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2016 Board Members

Association of Fundraising Professionals Elects New Board for 2016

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