January 2015  
January Luncheon
State of Health in Oklahoma
Join Jan Figart, DHA, RN, as she discusses health and healthcare in Oklahoma. The social and economic conditions of poor health drive up the cost of care for all, and make us a state too unhealthy to educate our children and become more economically sound. What will it take to make a difference?
Jan Figart, DHA, RN

Jan Figart, DHA, RN, is the Associate Director and Senior Planner in Maternal and Child Health at the Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa, Inc. This role includes the development of community collaboratives, staff support for coalitions, program development, grant writing, program evaluation and analysis of community trends.
Ms. Figart's career of 40 years includes an associate degree from Tulsa Community College, a bachelor degree from Langston University, a master's degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a doctorate from the University of Phoenix in health administration. Her focus has always been on nursing. However, her education goals led her to diverse opportunities in her career as educator at Rogers State University and the University of Phoenix, administrator with Northeast Oklahoma Area Health Education Center and the Margaret Hudson Program, and finally, as analyst and advocate with the Community Service Council.

In the last fifteen years, Ms. Figart has focused her energies on children's issues in the Tulsa community. She has provided leadership to the Tulsa Healthy State Initiative, early childhood initiatives, and services for the uninsured.

Ms. Figart's accomplishments have been acknowledged by Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Delta Chapter with a Nursing Leadership Award; Tulsa Community College with a Best of TCC Alumni Award; University of Phoenix with the Faculty of the Year Award; and the American Red Cross Humanitarian Award.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

11:30 am-1:15 pm



Tulsa Garden Center

2435 South Peoria

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114



Register here

Walk-ins: $30.00

Please contact Margaret WishChapter Administrator, with any questions.


Member Spotlight

Our 2015 Chapter President, Tom Taylor II 


Tom is the Executive Director &CEO of Emergency Infant

Services, Inc. (EIS) serving the greater Tulsa area for infants

Tom Taylor II

and toddlers in need of formula, diapers, food and clothing in crisis situations for over 38 years. EIS has 2 full-service locations and starting this year will open a formula and diaper only part-time location in South Tulsa. Tom moved to Tulsa in October 2011 to take on his position at EIS and is also an Adjunct Professor for the University of Tulsa. He teaches non-profit management & marketing to TU undergrads. Tom is an alum of Leadership Oklahoma City's Class 29 and al alum of Leadership Tulsa's Class 48. He has also served on Leadership Tulsa's Flagship Committee. Tom earned his MBA from Oklahoma City University (O.C.U.) in 2000 and enjoys travel, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.



*Member Spotlight is a new addition to our newsletter that will feature the professional and personal accomplishments of our members. If you would like to be featured or have an AFP colleague featured, please email Taylor Shorb at tdavis@crsok.org.


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Mark Your Calendar!

2015 Luncheon Dates
Location: Tulsa Garden Center
2435 South Peoria
Tulsa, OK 74114
Member fee $20; Guests welcome at $30 each
For questions, contact Margaret Wish, Chapter Administrator by email.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

2015 Webinar Dates & Topics
Location: Tulsa Area United Way
1430 S. Boulder Ave.
Bailey Room
No fee for members. Guests welcome at $20 each.
For questions, contact Krisann Diaz, Audio Conference Chair, 918-592-4224 x240 or kdiaz@tulsahabitat.org
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Small Shop Success: Building Something from Nothing-Starting a Well-Rounded Development Program

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Making Each Rung Count: How to Build a Donor Ladder that Goes from Annual Gift to Ultimate Gift

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Getting Your Organization Onboard with Fundraising: Weaving a Philanthropic Culture

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Fundraising on a Shoestring (Fundraising for Those with No Time to Fundraise)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Seven Secrets of Successful Solicitations

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Engaging Your Board in Fundraising for the Small Shop

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Why and How to Use Social Media to Show Gratitude to Donors

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Donor Intelligence: Leverage Dynamic Data to Transform Your Fundraising Results

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
To be determined

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Creative and Compelling Fundraising Messages for Digital Solicitations

Build Your Bookshelf
Asking: A 59-Minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Volutneers, and Staff Must Know to Secure the Gift
Many fundraisers, whether professional, paid staff, or volunteers such as board members say that "the ask" is the most difficult and intimidating process of raising money for a cause. Jerold Panas' book Asking: A 59-Minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Volunteers, and Staff Must Know to Secure the Gift is a tool to help alleviate that stress. In the book, Panas states that every gift solicitation should be done with empathy, energy, and enthusiasm in order to get the donor excited about the cause, while at the same time showing the donor you care about his or her needs and motivations. Known for being a literal 59-minute read, this resource is also practical for busy fundraisers.

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January Luncheon
Member Spotlight
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Job Openings
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Job Listings


Arubah Community Clinic


American Red Cross


Major Gifts Officer

Cross International


Fundraising Events Manager

Philbrook Museum of Art




New Members 


Candice Chinsethagid

Director of Development

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits


Emily Fuller, MS

Project Manager for Grants and United Way

Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma


Russ Kirkpatrick


Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions


Lauren Landwerlin

Executive Director

The Children's Hospital Foundation

2015 Board of Directors

Tom Taylor, II 


President Elect

Allison Walden

Chapter Administrator
Margaret Wish

Steffanie Bonner

Susan Garcia

Immediate Past President
Tish Stuart

VP of Education
Jane Dunbar

VP of Advancing Philanthropy
Monica Champ

VP of Community Relations
Taylor Shorb

VP of Member Services
Kate Silvey 

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