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September 2017 - The Capital Area Humane Society

On Wednesday, September 20th, the members and guests of COAFP attended a terrific presentation by Rachel Finney of the newly branded Columbus Humane (formerly known as Columbus Humane Society).   The organization started in 1883 to protect the interest of buggy horses, wayward women and children.   At the turn of the century, the organization split where Columbus Humane would specialize in animals and other organizations would handle humans.    Columbus Humane intakes every type of domesticated animal in the Central Ohio region and partner with other groups that specialize in that species.  A good, but unfortunate part of Columbus Humane’s responsibilities in reacting to and investigating all the animal cruelty cases in Ohio.   The organization partners with Vet students from Ohio State for trainings, all animal welfare groups, and law enforcement agencies and offers low cost or free spay and neuter clinics.  

2010 -2012 were lean times for the organization due to donations declining and estate gifts slowing.    The year 2012, was especially difficult when the organization had to cut staff and programs.    Columbus Humane has made a tremendous turnaround starting in 2013 by increasing their donor base and estate gifts.   They went from a $1.9M budget in 2012 to nearly a $3.8M budget in 2017.   They are expanding to a second location in Canal Winchester and have an ongoing Capital Campaign to expand and update their current facility in Hilliard.   The nonprofit receives hundreds of checks a month averaging $25.00 each.   They are constantly working their cash flow to make sure it meets current and future needs including tracking and thanking all the donors.  

After the presentation, the members were treated to a tour of the facilities and were able to view and pet some of the dogs and cats ready for adoption.     A great time was had by all and we all learned more about a vital organization in our community!   

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COAFP Wins Again...

at the Annual Regional Officer’s Meeting in Washington D.C.

Every July, the national Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) hosts a Regional Officer’s Meeting (ROM) in Washington D.C. It is a meeting of AFP Regional Associations to gather, share ideas, discuss strategy and network all with the goal of creating a better regional association for their Members. For 2017, COAFP was represented by Linda Opundo, Jenny Morrison and Bob Barnes.

For the 10th year in a row, COAFP has won an award for a “Best In” category. This year COAFP won in the “Best in Board and Committee Management”. This category is for the best idea to stimulate Board and Committee involvement. Under the leadership of President Patty Anderson and Vice President Linda Opundo, the COAFP Board and Committees have been operating under the theme of “many hands make light work” With this strategy, all the tasks were broken down into the smallest parts and then work with the Membership to have volunteers work on “that task”. As all volunteers worked on their tasks, the overall task would get done. As a result of COAFP’s leadership, your Vice President, Linda Opundo was asked to serve on the ROM’s 2017 planning committee. A true recognition of COAFP’s work on behalf of its Members.

Join your fellow COAFP Members to continue the work that is done on YOUR behalf and be proud that COAFP has the designation of “an AWARDS winning Association.” Join us today!  Already a Member?  Then Click Here to Volunteer!

See a different side of COAFP - Volunteer Today!

COAFP is always looking for volunteers and board members to help grow the association and participate in event planning and execution. As a COAFP volunteer you will get to see behind the scenes of what makes COAFP so successful. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, Click Here.

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Get the training you need to become a Certified Treasury Professional® (CTP) with our offered CTP Course!

Our next CTP Course will begin in the Spring of 2018. 
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  • 12 weeks, every Wednesday, 3 hours per evening, beginning February 2018 (dates soon!)
  • Location: The Fawcett Event Center at The Ohio State University

Students can purchase the course alone or the course plus materials.  Students can also purchase materials only from COAFP (self-study) at COAFP cost. 

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