Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter April 2021
In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • April Educational Program with Daryl Upsall
  • Next Thursday's Thoughts Collaborative Happy Hour is April 8
  • Support your chapter through AFP Now
  • Welcome (back!), New and Renewing Members
  • Congratulations, CFREs
President's Message
Paul Dunne
Spring is in the air! 

As we start to move forward over twelve months since the pandemic began, I’m excited to see the new beginnings. Staff members are moving back into their offices, we are scheduling face-to-face donor meetings and member organizations are even holding some fundraising events. What a year everyone has endured. 

During meetings with my fellow development professionals, a common theme that has run throughout - we are exhausted. But you have not only survived, you've thrived during this pandemic year by putting your organizations first - sometime to your own detriment. Please remember to practice some self care as we fix our gaze on the light at the end of the tunnel. I am reminded of the flight attendants who advise us during pre-flight instructions to “adjust your own oxygen mask first before affixing it to the child.” 

Remember the words of Anne Lamott: “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

Have an amazing spring and remember to register for the DFW Philanthropy In Action Conference. This will be a great way to recharge your fundraising motivation for the rest of the year.

Paul Dunne, CFRE
Greater Dallas AFP President 2021
April Program with Daryl Upsall
April 28, 2021 Virtual Program
How to Have an International Career in Fundraising

This is your chance to gain insider professional advice from someone who has worked and hired staff on a truly international level. You'll receive expert advice on how to take your career to the next level internationally, including how to build your international brand and profile, what recruiters are looking for during the hiring process and how to prepare for interview.

Based in Madrid, Spain, Daryl Upsall has 37 years' experience working with over 240 non-profits in 70 countries. Known for his leadership and innovation, pioneering digital fundraising as a co-creator of face-to-face fundraising during the 1990s when leading Greenpeace International fundraising worldwide. Daryl Upsall International provides strategic consulting support to the world's leading UN agencies and INPOs, and its search division has successfully recruited 654 positions for 218 different organizations in 127 different locations worldwide. He is the founder/co-owner of Spain's leading telephone fundraising agency, The Fundraising Company SL, and the F2F agency International Fundraising SL in Spain and Mexico. In Spain, these agencies raised over 1.75 billion Euros for non-profits. Daryl has spoken at conferences in 32 countries and writes for leading non-profit journals. He is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Fundraising and former Vice Chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Members and non-members welcome, discounted rates for young professionals age 30 and under.
Register now, we will send you login credentials for the meeting by Monday, April 26.

Thanks to Catapult Fundraising for hosting this online program!
Good News from the Greater Dallas AFP
Laura Hayes will represent our chapter at AFP ICON 2021 Virtual, June 28-30 as one of fifteen recipients of a Diverse Communities Scholarship awarded by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. Congratulations, Laura!

Greater Dallas AFP past president Shawn Wills, CFRE, is the new Chief Development Officers of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, congratulations, Shawn!

Join us for this month's Thursday's Thoughts collaborative happy hour, April 8, 5:30-6:30 PM on Zoom! The focus is on connecting you with your nonprofit professionals colleagues. Members and non-members welcome as we use the space to check in on the challenges and opportunities we are all facing in this new age of fundraising. Register today and remember to bring a friend!

It's YOUR chapter - Support AFP Now!
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Invest in the important work that our profession engages in every day by supporting our annual AFP Now! Campaign. The work we all do to support Dallas area nonprofits has never been more important and together we can help each other thrive. You can make a one-time gift online, mail in your gift, or schedule gifts throughout the year by downloading a pledge form.
Welcome, New Members!
Teamwork photo
  • Funmilayo Adeyemi, Hope for You, Inc.
  • Ifeoluwa Adeyemi
  • Tiffani Davis, Christian Community Action
  • Kathy Fairbanks, Alsac/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Nicola Lawrence, Children's Medical Center
  • Manuel Mesa, Mommies in Need
  • Stephen Vega, The Phoenix
  • Summer Vincent, Children's Medical Center
Thanks to Our Renewing Members
  • Katie Adams, Canine Companions for Independence
  • Rozelyn Beck, Commemorative Air Force
  • Brandon Brown, Coppin State University
  • Mary Brumbach, CFRE, DCCCD
  • Bruce Butler, Union Gospel Mission Dallas
  • Sara Craig, Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services
  • Zach Davis, Sparrow Advisors
  • Michelle Davison, Canine Companions for Independence
  • Charnella Derry, Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute
  • Debbie Diamond
  • John Drake, CFRE, Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation
  • Nathan Eudaly, Dallas Architecture Forum
  • Ashley Faye, Refugee Service of Texas
  • Diane Fullingim, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
  • Kay Marsh Green
  • Leslie Hughes
  • Rosa Langley
  • Diana Marquis, CFRE, DMGroup Consulting
  • Nikki Miller, NFTE
  • Patricia Monfrey, CFRE
  • Derrick Morgan, University of North Texas at Dallas
  • Logan Muse
  • Burrel Poston, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
  • Dale Rylander, Rylander Associates
  • Luanne Samuel, CFRE
  • Bill Scott, Resource Center
  • Marzella Tyson, Meals on Wheels Collin County
  • Ben Vann, Impact Ventures
  • Karen White, Delta Delta Delta
Congratulations, New and Recertifying CRFEs
Congratulations to Barbara McColm, McColm & Associates, who just recertified!

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