Share your successes!

Throughout the rest of 2015, our education series will focus on webinars led by practitioners who have implemented innovative programs that exceeded goals and expectations.

Webinars will be 1.5 hours long and OAHP will provide the technology (and training to use it).

Send an email to info@ohioahp.us with your ideas to share with your peers.


nametagThe Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy  (OAHP) will hold a conference on March 31 & April 1, 2016 in Hilliard, Ohio (14 miles west of Columbus). It is designed for healthcare fundraising professionals, mostly hospital staff, who are in the intermediate/ advanced stage of their careers.

This Call for Presentations is your opportunity to call attention to emerging ideas, case studies, and innovative practices to increase healthcare philanthropic giving. You can propose either a 1/2 day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours) session. The focus must be on the healthcare industry. Practitioners who promote their hospital's philanthropic strategies will be given preferential consideration.  

The committee is looking for creative session proposals that will engage healthcare professionals in critical thinking regarding the following topics. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • Major gifts & planned giving

  • The asking process - from cultivation to making the ask to nurturing the relationship

  • How to identify and benefit from different types of giving motivation

  • Dealing with rejection and turning it into success

  • The Donor Investor

  • Physician engagement strategies

  • Grateful patient strategies

  • New and innovative ideas in stewardship

  • Advanced Raiser's Edge techniques

  • Maximizing special event dollars

  • Getting the hospital leadership and board involved in fundraising

  • Small stop strategies for maximizing impact

  • Advertising/communication strategies to achieve big-time results

You may submit up to two proposals; additional proposals will not be considered.


  • December 31, 2015 - Deadline for submission of proposal
  • January 15, 2016 - Speakers notified of selection
  • January 22, 2016- Presenters submit final title & description, presenter bio, and professional picture for conference promotional materials
  • March 25, 2016 - Electronic handouts due
  • March 31-April 1, 2016 - Conference

Click here for more info and to submit your session proposal.



The Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (OAHP) is a membership organization for healthcare fundraising professionals serving the greater Ohio region. Our goal is to provide our members with tools that will will advance their growth as a development professional, with a focus on outstanding education and networking opportunities.

Our conferences feature nationally-known speakers who normally appear at large-scale conferences, so attendees enjoy a quality program in a smaller, more intimate and attentive setting.

Our webinars cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the healthcare fundraising profession.

One of the most valuable benefits of membership is access to networking and exchanging ideas with friendly colleagues who share your passion for healthcare philanthropy.

Become a member today to access OAHP benefits to advance your career: networking opportunities, continuing education at a reasonable cost, scholarships, and more!

Click here if you are a new member to complete the membership form.

Click here to renew your existing membership by credit card.

To make changes to your contact information, send an email to info@ohioahp.us.


The OAHP board and educational conferences are almost entirely volunteer-driven. Your fundraising peers in Ohio Hospitals strive to use our collective resources of time, treasure and talent to provide members with high quality education and networking opportunities. This noble work is more challenging in today’s environment even as it is more important than ever!

OAHPIn order to assure that we continue to serve you well, the Board launched a strategic planning process. A planning task force will evaluate our current structure and practices for planning and execution of our spring and fall conferences. The main issues we want to address are listed below:

  1. Are we offering the most current and cutting-edge educational programs that meet your needs?
  2. Do we have enough revenue to continue attracting highly qualified conference speakers?
  3. Should we have one conference or two annually?
  4. What does a sustainable model for leadership and conference planning look like for 2016 and beyond?

We welcome your feedback in this process. Please send us your comments and suggestions to Larry Halm, president, at president@OhioAHP.us.

In lieu of holding a fall conference this year, the task force will work to answer these questions this summer/fall. They will then make a recommendation to the board for consideration. We anticipate an even stronger OAHP that offers first class educational experiences.

In the meantime, please think of sharing your successes for our Fall webinar series.

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