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LuncheonApril Luncheon: Securing Major Gifts
Kayla Hale
Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 11:30am - 1:150pm
Tulsa Garden Center

Most fundraisers know the value major gifts are to any successful fundraising campaign, whether it is the annual campaign, capital campaign or other fundraising effort. Securing those gifts, however, can be challenging and intimidating. Kayla Hale, Phd, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at the University of Tulsa, will break down the process for securing major gifts from research, to cultivation, and making the ask. With over 27 years of experience in institutional advancement, Ms. Hale understands the importance of major gifts and the strategic process required to achieve those gifts. 
Steffanie Bonner
2017 Chapter President
Tulsa Regional Chamber 
PresidentLetterLetter from the President
Dear AFP of Eastern Oklahoma Chapter Professionals and Friends:

We are excited to announce that nominations for our 2017 National Philanthropy Day┬« (NPD) are now open.  NPD is a celebration of philanthropy-giving, volunteering and charitable engagement.  It highlights the philanthropic accomplishments that make our community a better place to live and work. 

NPD is both an official day and a grassroots movement. Every year, since 1986, communities across the globe have celebrated by hosting events to recognize activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy.
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SurveyApril Webinar: Small Shop Success: Building Your Development Dream Team
Amy Wolfe
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:30p
Tulsa Area United Way

In a small shop, human and financial resources are equally precious commodities.  As a result, it is essential that you have a Dream Team in place to leverage your limited resources and implement a robust, well-rounded development program.  A single full-time employee must be nimble, flexible and capable of tackling the myriad of tasks thrown his or her direction.  Finding those perfect individuals can be a daunting task.  A single post on Craigslist produces hundreds of responses, but how can you tell if "the one" is in the stack?  In this se learn how to assess your Dream Team needs, search for, identify and hire the ideal development staff member. 
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SmallGroupMtgSmall Group Networking Series
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 4:00 - 5:30p

The AFP Small Group Networking Series is a new membership benefit opportunity to engage in small group, member-only conversations with AFP peers on fundraising and nonprofit management topics of relevance to you. The series will feature six meetings a year in members' homes or at local hot spots. Light refreshments will be provided.  
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ScholarshipMembership Scholarship Opportunity
We are thrilled to share our chapter has initiated a Membership Scholarship fund. These scholarships will be award in both full and partial funding. If you are interested in applying for a membership scholarship, please review the scholarship requirements prior to submission.
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GovernanceAFP Statement on President Trump's 2018 Budget Blueprint
March 17, 2017
The Association of Fundraising Professionals, the largest community of charities and fundraisers in the world, has released the following statement from its Interim President and CEO Jason Lee regarding the release of President Trump's 2018 budget blueprint:

"The recently released budget blueprint is a very broad document that doesn't get into many details or refer to charities and fundraising directly. However, we are concerned about the potential indirect impact that the lack of funding for many federal departments and agencies could have on fundraising and philanthropy.
JobsArea Job Listings
NPNewsNonprofit News
2017 Planned Giving Training Conference
Join the Tulsa Community Foundation at the 2017 Planned Giving Training Conference which features Mark Loeber, a local leader in the field of planned giving.
Attending this workshop, you will:
- Learn how to secure gifts that build endowment
- Learn how to communicate endowment to your board & donors
- Learn how to integrate, market and implement endowment into your current fundraising model

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