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2016 Fort Worth AFP
National Philanthropy Day

November 17, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm
The Cendera Center
3600 Benbrook Hwy.
Fort Worth, TX  76116

National Philanthropy Day  celebrates  philanthropy and highlights the accomplishments, large and small, of all those involved in the in the philanthropic process that contributes so richly to our society and our world.  The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of those active in the philanthropic community.

We all have many great volunteers and donors, but a small budget to truly steward and thank those donors.  National Philanthropy Day is a wonderful way to host those special donors and celebrate all they do with a beautiful lunch and program.

Registration is still open for you to purchase tickets or tables to bring your donors to the  2016 Fort Worth Metro AFP National Philanthropy Day luncheon event at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth. 

You'll find more information about National Philanthropy Day  on  our website, or email with questions.

We look forward to seeing you at National Philanthropy Day 2016!

All the best,
Karen Derrick, Erin Wescott, and Erin McDonald
~ 2016 AFP National Philanthropy Day Committee

Pat Miller, CFRE
President-Elect's Message

November 2016
We're giving President Katherine Curtis a break from writing her message this month, so that I can share important and exciting news with you about the work of setting direction for our Chapter over the next three years.
In my role as President-Elect, one of my responsibilities is to work with the Executive Committee and Board to develop and/or assure the review of the Chapter's strategic plan. As we come to the end of our 2014-2016 plan and head into 2017-2019 planning, there are some key steps in this process.
Current Executive Committee members, Directors and Committee Chairs met in late September to launch this planning project. We analyzed the current stated goals, objectives and action steps, rating each as Completed, In Process, Planning to Do and Needs Attention. We reviewed the Mission, Vision, Values and Goal statements, established in 2014, making edits and additions we felt were needed to reflect the core elements of the strategic plan going forward.
In November, this same group, along with those elected/appointed and taking office in January, will gather to begin the task of identifying objectives and action steps for the next three years. We will work in groups aligned with the structure and operations of the Chapter.
We invite input from you on target areas you would like to see included in our plan for the next three years of our Chapter. Feel free to use the following segments as a guide for your thoughts or go ahead and think out-of-the-box!
  • Member Services (Recruitment, Retention, Mentoring, Scholarships)
  • Governance (Policy, Ethics, Legislative Affairs)
  • Professional Development (Programs, Conferences, Webinars, CFRE)
  • Community Relations (Public Relations, National Philanthropy Day)
Send me an email by November 2 if you have thoughts and ideas you want to contribute.
It will likely take several group work/review sessions before we come to agreement on the 2017-2019 plan to present to the Board for their approval.  I'm hoping I can do that before the end of the first quarter in 2017.
Thanks to all involved and to each of you for being part of the AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter!
  Patricia A. Miller, CFRE
Advancement Foundation
CFRE Review Course
October 28, 2016
All-New One-Day CFRE Review Course
CFRE certification adds value to your contribution to your employers, clients and constituents. In addition, the AFP Compensation and Benefits Study consistently reports that CFREs receive higher compensation than those who do not hold the CFRE credential.
If you have been waiting to take the CFRE Review Course, you can be a part of a pilot program for a new, one-day course brought to you by the Greater Dallas AFP and AFP International:
WHEN: Friday, October 28, 2016 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: DCCCD Headquarters
1601 S. Lamar St. | Dallas, TX 75215
Convening Center Room 036 (Lower Level)
Read more and registerIf you need to mail in registration by mailing in a check,  click here

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11/17/16 -

12/12/16 - 
December Members Luncheon

*For a list of 2016 Program Dates and Titles, CLICK HERE
Check this out!
Check out the article about our AFP chapter in this month's FW West Lifestyle magazine and online here.
Special Recognition
In recognition of valued participation in the AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter, we are grateful to the following for their membership and longstanding commitment to a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life.

Melanie Corcoran
10 Years
Welcome To Our New Members
So glad you have joined us! Let us know what we can do for you - that's why we're here!!!

Mrs. Leslie Chalmers
Weatherford Christian School
2016 AFP Web/Audio Conferences
AFP 2016 Webinars are offered in partnership with CNM Connect - West Campus.  
Sessions are available at $10 for AFP members, $15 for non-members.  Use discount code "fwafp" at check-out.    

CNM Connect - West Campus
2701 W. Berry Street, Ft. Worth 

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
-AFP Webinar and Brown Bag Lunch:  Feel free to come a little early to network.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
"Cold Calling and Prospecting for Development Officers"
- Armando Zumaya

Questions? Contact Monique Waggoner at
PPP 2016-2017 Speaker Series

PPP Lone Star Council has released their 2016-2017 schedule of programs, featuring national and local speakers on a variety of planned giving topics

For more information, visit
One of the great benefits of membership in AFP it the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals through the Mentor-Mentee Program. 
These personal matches help form relationships that are lasting.
For those interested in being matched with an AFP Mentor, please c lick on  this link  and complete the mentoring form, and email it back to AFP Office.  Matches will be made as soon as possible depending on need and availability.

If you're an experienced professional and would like to become a mentor, please let  Lauren Harris  know and she'll get you matched!

2016 AFP Fort Worth Chapter Scholarships

Don't forget about the multiple scholarships our chapter has to offer!  For a complete listing, click here.

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