Wednesday, July 23, 2014

National Philanthropy Day 2014: A Chance to Honor Your Nonprofit Champions!

Excitement is building for the National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Luncheon, a day set aside to recognize and celebrate the impact of philanthropy in our community.

Hosted annually by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), this year’s event will be held on Thursday, November 13 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati.

National Philanthropy Day provides a special opportunity for nonprofits to publicly honor and thank supporters by recognizing them as Nonprofit Champions.  These are donors, volunteers, and special friends who have made a truly exceptional impact.

As part of the NPD registration process, nonprofit organizations are invited to submit the names of their Nonprofit Champions to AFP by October 30, 2014.  Champions are typically individuals that participating organizations would invite as their guests to the NPD Luncheon on November 13.

The names of all Nonprofit Champions received by October 30 will appear in the NPD program.  AFP will also create a certificate honoring Nonprofit Champions for   nonprofits to present to their Champions.

This year’s keynote speaker is Erin Gruwell, an innovative educator who along with her students are featured in The Freedom Writer’s Diary. Nonprofits are invited to pre-purchase a copy of the book to present to their Nonprofit Champions as a thank you at NPD.  Erin Gruwell will sign books after the luncheon.

Participating organizations are also welcome and encouraged to bring other tokens of appreciation and thanks to present to their Nonprofit Champions at NPD.  This is a chance for nonprofits to creatively express their gratitude, and handwritten thank you notes will be extra special in this unique setting.

National Philanthropy Day is a day of inspiration, so don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate philanthropy and honor the supporters who are inspiring change in your organization.

Registration for NPD will open soon.   For questions about this year’s event, please contact Liz Flynn at For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Betsy Baugh at  Hope to see you – and your Nonprofit Champions – on November 14!

As an affiliate of AFP International, the AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter advances philanthropy by enabling its members and nonprofit organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising that changes our community for the better.

Membership in AFP provides important educational, networking, and advancement opportunities for committed fundraising professionals. For more information about the benefits of membership, please visit us at

No comments: