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Fundraising Career Pathways
Panel Discussion

Ethics Presenter:
Mark Osborne | Alumni Engagement and Gifts Officer
The Summit Country Day School


Have you been thinking about where to go or what to do next in your career and how to get there?  The course of a fundraising career can take you in many different directions!  Please join us for an informative panel discussion and Q&A with four fundraisers with a broad range of experiences and current roles as they discuss their paths and lessons learned.  Whether you are new to fundraising or a seasoned veteran, their practical tips, insights, and recommendations will help you consider the numerous career paths available in the fundraising sector.


Ericka Harney, CAGS, CAE, CFRE, GPC, CVA

Ericka Harney is an 18-year veteran of the nonprofit and education sectors, fulfilling a passion for women and girls’ success along the way. She has served as an international representative for the US, raised millions for great missions and co-founded a social enterprise. She is a contributing author for industry publications and a guest on several blogs and podcasts. Ericka is sharing her knowledge & thrives on helping others at, a regular speaker, finishing a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, and continues a life mission of improving the soft skills of all professionals.

Mike Volan, CFRE

Mike has more than 30 years of diverse fundraising, non-profit management and consulting experience, having worked for youth service, social service, religious, and educational organizations.  He has held the CFRE certification since 2000, and currently serves as the Senior Director of Development for UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science.  Mike serves on the board of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of AFP, and is an active volunteer with his church and the Boy Scouts.        

Jane Page-Steiner

Jane Page-Steiner has been a part of the not-for-profit community for more than 30 years. Jane founded JPS Nonprofit Strategies, in 2007 because of her passion and ongoing commitment to helping nonprofits build their capacity and improve their performance. Jane assists nonprofits with strategic planning, board development and planning, customized board/staff trainings and retreats, and executive mentoring. Jane’s years as a consultant and first-hand experiences as an executive director and a board member offers nonprofits the opportunity to work with someone who uniquely understands the culture and challenges of nonprofits.

Adrienne Taylor, MA, MBA

Adrienne Taylor is the Development Director for the Women’s Fund of the Great Cincinnati Foundation. She is responsible for elevating the organization fundraising processes and sharing its impact.  She joined the Women’s Fund after spending 5 years with the University of Cincinnati Foundation. She is a 2013 graduate from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Arts Administration Graduate Program along with receiving her MBA from the Lindner College of Business. Adrienne also received her bachelor’s degree in finance with a dance minor from Millikin University. Adrienne started her career path in fundraising through the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Cincinnati Chapter’s diversity program, New Faces of Fundraising, which she is now serving as the program’s co-chair and involved in the national expansion of this program.  

7:45-8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00-9:30 a.m. Program
9:30-10:30 a.m. Networking

Location:   Cincinnati Red Cross, 2111 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207

AFP Members & Students (with valid student ID) – Free
AFP Non-Members – $25.00


Commit. Excel. Lead. Be a CFRE. Join the thousands of fundraising professionals worldwide who have become a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). As the only globally recognized and accredited fundraising certification, the CFRE stands for confidence, ethics, and professionalism in fundraising. CFREs can be found in 25 countries. CFREs report enhanced job opportunities, higher salaries, and greater recognition from colleagues.

This event has been submitted for 1.5 CFRE Credits.