Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter August 2022
In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • Nominations open for 2023 Dallas AFP board
  • August Luncheon Meeting
  • 2022 NPD Celebration sponsorships available
  • Support the AFP Now! 2022 campaign
  • Emerging Leaders Panel in August
  • Welcome (back!), new and renewing chapter members
  • Congratulations to new and renewing CFREs
  • Meet your Greater Dallas AFP Board of Directors
President's Message
Dear Friends,
Interested in stepping into a new leadership role? Ready to apply some simple tools to transform yourself and your team? This month, our educational programming resumes with a two-part series beginning with our AFP Emerging Leaders hosting an experts panel discussion covering how to step into and thrive in a leadership role. Then on August 24, AFP Global Board Member Michelle Edgerton will continue the conversation to propel and sustain you in a leadership role so you excel even further with confidence. 

Scroll down to register for these events and check out our other upcoming activities!

Yours in fundraising,
Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE
President, Greater Dallas Chapter AFP
Call for Nominations 2023 AFP Board

Looking for a chance to get leadership experience? Want to learn about an area outside of your daily duties? Want to work with a wonderful group of committed and fun individuals? Then nominate yourself or a colleague to take an active role on the AFP chapter board. We get better when people say yes!

And it’s a guarantee that you will learn something new and have great support while you serve. Submit a nomination form for you or someone else who wants to learn and do more to advance the nonprofit cause. Nominations are due on SEPTEMBER 9, and our 2023 slate of officers will be presented to the membership in October.

The Greater Dallas Chapter of AFP is among the larger chapters nationally, with members representing the full range of nonprofits, large and small, in our community. Out chapter stays vibrant because it has consistently attracted high quality chapter leadership to craft and execute our strategic plans, educational programs, webinars, mixers, the annual National Philanthropy Day celebration, and a number of partner meetings designed to leverage our membership and create new relationships within the non-profit community.

Please consider being part of this exciting team!
Paul A. Dunne, CFRE
August Luncheon Meeting
"I've Been Promoted, Now What?"

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, In-Person Only
  • 11:30 AM Networking
  • 12-1 PM Luncheon Program

People are promoted for performing at a high level in their organization, contributing to the mission and visions, and exceeding the expectations of their leadership team and stakeholders. However, what got you to the promotion may not be the thing that sustains or propels you in the new role. You now need to employ new knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel in your new role with new responsibilities and accountabilities. This session will give you the tools and insight you need to step into your new role with the confidence you need to be successful.
DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HAVE A POSITION TO FILL OR PROGRAM TO PROMOTE? If you're registered for the August luncheon program, you can bring flyers to share with your fellow fundraisers.
WE ARE IN-PERSON ONLY FOR AUGUST at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. Members and non-members are welcome. Discounted rates for emerging professionals age 30 and under available.

Learn more and Register now!
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Michelle T. Edgerton is an experienced professional with nearly two decades of proven success as a fundraiser and senior executive leader. She is also a sought-after speaker and presenter. In 2019, she founded The Edgerton Group, an innovative, strategic fundraising and organizational development consulting firm. In addition to being the founding principal at The Edgerton Group, Michelle serves as the Chief Development Officer for United States of Care. Michelle is the President of the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Minnesota Chapter and is a member of the Global Board of Directors for AFP. Michelle holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership from Augsburg University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Wake Forest University and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary. 
2022 NPD Celebration Sponsorships Available!
Each year on National Philanthropy Day we recognize the great contributions that those who work in the philanthropic process make to our community. At this year's NPD Celebration on November 17 at the Hyatt Regency Reunion Tower, we will be honoring:

  • 2022 Outstanding Philanthropist — Jorge Baldor
  • 2022 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser — Cindy Brinker Simmons
  • 2022 Outstanding Fundraising Executive — Shawn Wills, CFRE
  • 2022 Outstanding Foundation — Hamon Charitable Foundation
  • 2022 Outstanding Corporation — Reliant
  • 2022 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy — Charles Borowczak

National Philanthropy Day Celebration sponsorships are now available! Click here for the sponsorship rates & benefits packet and become a sponsor today.
AFP Now logo
Contribute today to our annual AFP NOW campaign! 70% of funds raised stays right here with your chapter to invest back in programming and activities. The remaining 30% of funds are donated to AFP Foundation for Philanthropy to support global efforts in our fundraising profession.
I support the AFP Now! Campaign because as a fundraising professional, I have personally seen the impact that individuals within our profession are able to have in our partnerships and the communities that we are engaged with each and every day. Supporting this campaign is an investment that has the most significant return, which is long-term community impact. When we invest in ourselves and each other as doers and lifelong learners, amazing things can happen! - Christine Heskes, Associate Director of Advancement, The Lamplighter School.
Your Greater Dallas Chapter was recently recognized by AFP Global for being one of only 20 chapters reporting nationwide that 100% of their board members have made a gift. If every chapter member will commit to a making a gift we could also achieve 100% member participation. We are grateful for your support at any level that works for you.
Emerging Leaders Panel
Stepping Into Emerging Leadership
Panel and Discussion
Friday, August 12, 8:30-10 AM
Hope Cottage, 609 Texas St., Dallas 75204

Join us for an engaging panelist discussion of what it looks like to step into a leadership role within fundraising, and how you can set yourself up for success beyond the ask. Hosted by Dallas AFP’s Emerging Leaders in Fundraising, this meeting is open to all!

The Greater Dallas Chapter AFP has 289 members as of July 31, with a 2022 goal of 300 members. That includes 68 new members since January 1, 2022.

If you are not yet a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, or your membership has lapsed, visit the AFP Global website.
Welcome, New Members
Teamwork photo
  • Doug Center
  • Peggy Davidson, Texas Health Resources Foundation
  • Meredith Duncan, Texas Health Resources Foundation
  • Sarah Lawson Pitler, Texas Health Resources Foundation
  • Cathy Troyer
Thanks to Our Renewing Members
  • Mark Arcemont, Texas Health Resources Foundation
  • Jennifer Atchison, Texas Health Resources Foundation
  • Pam Chicol, Camp Summit
  • Jane Costello, Texas Health Resources Foundation
  • Shannon Fisher, Texas Health Resources Foundation
  • Iris Gutierrez, Metrocrest Services
  • Anne Haskel, Haskel Consulting, LLC
  • Sarah Higdon Humphrey, Texas Health Resources Foundation
  • Tripp Jackson
  • Hannah McCue
  • Kathryn McGill, Texas Health Resources Foundation
  • Kimberly Patterson, White Rock Center of Hope
  • Vickie Ramsey, Texas Health Resources Foundation
  • Lisa Shear, CFRE, The Salvation Army
  • Megan Thompson, Harvesters Reaching the Nations
  • Vanida Vongdara, Texas Health Resources Foundation
  • Charlyn Webb, Texas Health Resources Foundation
New and Recertifying CFREs
Congratulations to Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE, who recently recertified!

If you've earned your CFRE or been recertified recently and want to share the great news, let us know!

The 2021 CFRE International Annual Report is now available.

Get to know us!