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AFPMASH ● Summer Newsletter ● August 2013 AFPMASH EARNS 2012 TEN STAR CHAPTER DESIGNATION embers of the Mahoning-Shenango Chapter of AFP should take a moment to celebrate—their chapter has achieved Ten-Star status! During 2012, AFPMASH’s Board of Directors, committees and members worked hard to accomplish different goals, all a part of AFP’s long-range strategic plan, required to be a Ten Star Chapter. A total of ten CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) designation. goals, three compulsory and seven from a list of optional ones, had to be accomplished and a After receiving news of their award, the chapter was nomination form submitted to verify their completion. then recognized at the International Conference on Fundraising in San Diego, CA in April 2013. "Receiving the Ten Star Chapter designation is very Additionally, AFPMASH earned the privilege to use a exciting and is a major accomplishment for our special Ten Star logo that is now proudly displayed on chapter,” said Shellie Duchek, president of their website, newsletter and other materials. AFPMASH. “It represents the hard work and dedication the Board of Directors and members put “I want to congratulate the Mahoning-Shenango into increasing awareness of philanthropy in our Chapter, which is playing a key role in the Mahoning community and educating professionals in the field of and Shenango Valley areas in promoting ethical and fundraising." effective fundraising and educating the public about the importance of philanthropy and wise giving,” said The three compulsory goals included meeting the Andrew Watt, FInstF, president and CEO of AFP. “Our deadline for the 2012 Chapter Leadership Form and Ten Star Chapters have demonstrated outstanding completing the balance of the Accord process, holding programming and leadership for fundraising, and I’m an event in 2012 that focused on the importance of pleased to recognize their outstanding efforts.” ethics and ethical fundraising, and participating in the 2012 Chapter Treasury Gift Campaign for the AFP The Association of Fundraising Professionals is the Foundation for Philanthropy. Some of the optional largest association of professional fundraisers in the objectives the chapter completed were increasing world and currently has 232 chapters. AFPMASH was chapter membership from the previous year and one of only 112 chapters to receive this special organizing an event promoting the importance of the recognition.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Friends, ms and for 2013 was to provide progra n tio olu res P’s AF t tha ed on ay point, I In our last newsletter I menti we approach the year’s halfw As ll. we as g itin exc t bu l, na educatio conferences that are not only have stuck to our resolution. we am pleased to say that so far nn of the ference featuring Barlow Ma con a d an ms gra pro five ld he we have remely positive, and Over the past seven months these programs has been ext of h eac on ed eiv rec ’ve we Sharpe Group. The feedback l. programs coming up in the fal we are looking forward to the sident of the pleting my second term as Pre com be l wil I , 13 20 of s thank you nth As we enter the final mo Chapter, and I would like to say ngo na he g-S nin ho Ma ls na sio fes Association of Fundraising Pro gether we have support the last two years. To r you for ers mb me r ou of all apter to d by becoming a Ten Star Ch nce de evi is ich wh ch, mu so d accomplishe Award winner!!! work and ard of Directors for their hard Bo the nk tha to like ally eci I would esp h each and every has been an honor working wit dedication to the chapter. It I you provide. I can honestly say ip rsh de lea the ing see d an one of you all of you behind me. couldn’t have done it without Thank you for your support! Sincerely,

Shellie Duchek g-Shenango Chapter 2013 President, AFP Mahonin tential Development Program Development Officer, The Po

New AFPMASH Members January 1, 2013-June 30, 2013

Renee Amacher, Marketing & Development Coordinator Meridian Community Care, Youngstown, OH

Glenda F. House, President Northeast Homeowners & Concerned Citizens Assoc., Youngstown, OH

Jeannine Donatelli, Financial Development & Marketing Dir. YMCA of Youngstown, Youngstown, OH

Rachel Kerns, Interim Executive Director The Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown, Youngstown, OH

Jody Harmon, Development & Marketing Easter Seals, Youngstown, OH

Lisa Long, Associate Director of Development The Rich Center for Autism, Youngstown, OH

“Engaging Generation Y as Donors, Employees & Volunteers” Presented by Bob Cahen, Executive Director The Lakeland Foundation Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Davis Center, Mill Creek MetroParks Members $15 ● Not-Yet-Members $25 ● Students $10 Visit www.afpmash.org to register today!

YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY Do you know kids who have done something good for our community? Want to see them recognized for their fundraising talents? The Youth in Philanthropy Committee is launching a new initiative to recognize young people that are making a difference by organizing and/or participating in a fundraiser. We are looking for young fundraisers (age 18 or younger) who have shown leadership, organizational abilities, originality and creativity and have raised funds within the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys that benefited a non-profit organization, locally, nationally or internationally. Groups of kids who worked together on a fundraising project can also be recognized. Recommended individuals and groups will receive an “Honorary AFP Mahoning-Shenango Chapter Fundraiser” certificate. They could even be featured in a future AFPMASH newsletter and be commended

for their efforts as guests at an upcoming AFPMASH program! Please send the individual’s/group’s name, contact information and description of their efforts including benefiting organization to Casey Bertolette, Youth in Philanthropy Chair, at cbertolette@beatitudehouse.com. Casey can also be reached at (330)-744-3147 for any questions or additional information.

YOUTH Changing the


P.O. Box 672 Youngstown, OH 44501 www.afpmash.org


The Seventh Annual Nonprofit Wean Summit

“Meet the Funders”

“Change: Accepting the Challenge” Thursday, September 19, 2013 Kilcawley Center, Youngstown State University 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion Friday, December 6, 2013 Davis Center, Mill Creek MetroParks 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Annual Members Only & Ethics Program Details TBD

National Philanthropy Day Friday, November 15, 2013 Antone’s Banquet Centre, Boardman Luncheon 12:00 p.m. Presentation of Awards 12:30 p.m.

For additional information about upcoming programs, contact Barb Schuller at afpmash@gmail.org.

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