August 2016 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter


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Greater Dallas AFP Job Bank: Featured Opportunities

As part of our enhanced services, AFP Dallas now delivers featured jobs to your Inbox each month. Check out these great opportunities below.  Looking for additional development or executive job opportunities in D/FW, or have a job to post? Visit the AFP Dallas Job Bank today!

Promise House, Inc.
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Educational First Steps
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nonPareil Institute

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August 24, 2016 Luncheon 
The Journey to Successful Corporate Fundraising
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Fundraising is like travel. Each of us is at a different place on our trip and corporate giving is on a journey, too, whether you're a First-Time Flyer, a Seasoned Flyer or a Million-Miler. Sam Santiago from the American Heart Association will present a new approach to taking off and landing with corporate partners, in conversation with local philanthropists Gillian Breidenbach of Bank of America, Kirsten Gappelberg of Mary Kay, Inc. and Michelle Thomas of JPMorgan Chase & Co. You'll have a new stamp in your fundraising passport after attending this meeting.


Mark your calendar for the September 28th luncheon program featuring Laura Fredricks, author of The Ask . Laura will also be leading an Executive Conversation program on September 27th.
Guest Message: AFP Now! Countdown

Greetings, All!
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You might win this Zuca travel bag, which doubles as a rolling office and on-the-go chair, when you donate to the 2016 AFP Now! campaign.

Happy end-of-summer and welcome to the "Final Five" months of 2016! Just as you anticipate your professional year-end fundraising plans, your Greater Dallas AFP Chapter does so as well. We have fall luncheon programs, National Philanthropy Day, our holiday event, and you guessed it, the countdown for our AFP Now! Campaign
 
A heartfelt thank you to those of you who have made your pledges/gifts this year for AFP Now! At 11%, our chapter is a little over halfway to our 20% membership participation goal. That means we only need 36 more chapter members to make a gift of any size. And we are well on our way towards our $10,000 fundraising goal, with $6,975 pledged. Again, thank you!
 
AFP Now! is our chapter membership's way of giving back, providing assistance to our own members who otherwise would not be able to attend conferences, meetings and workshops, and helping to cover costs for our educational programming, which offers valuable professional development opportunities.
 
So, as you don your favorite team colors for fall football (this is Texas, after all), please "get your give on," and support AFP Now! We'll be giving away a grand prize of a Zuca roller bag (pictured), at the Holiday luncheon, drawing the lucky winner from the names of everyone who has donated to AFP Now!
 
Yours truly,

Anne Robillard
2016 AFP Now! Chair
2016 Fundamentals of Fundraising

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It's back! Fundamentals of Fundraising is one of AFP's many education opportunities, and the Greater Dallas and Fort Worth Metro chapters are offering the course this year on Thursday and Friday, October 6-7, at CitySquare. Fundamentals of Fundraising is ideal for development professionals with less than five years of experience, or for those seeking their CFRE certification. Participation in the two-day course earns 16 hours of CFRE credit. Some of the topics covered are Marketing, Volunteers: Partners in Fundraising, and Building and Sustaining Relationships. Click here for a schedule and registration information. 

Q uestions? Email Jana Haigood,  jana.haigood@alcuinschool.org .

A big thank you to our host this year, CitySquare!
Cards of Gratitude
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Mix and mingle with fundraisers and learn how you can create hand-stamped thank you cards for your special donors, volunteers, and colleagues! Space is limited, still a few spots left.

Sunday, August 7th, 2-4:45 PM, register now!
News & Events

Click here for more information and to register for  CNM Connect's "Fund Development Certificate Program," for professionals with fewer than five years' experience and who want to increase their fundraising knowledge. Once-a-month sessions are from 9 AM to 4:30 PM, August through December. Attend in Fort Worth, Plano or Dallas.

Rebecca Rhule, CFRE, is the new Director of Annual Giving at ACH Child & Family Services.

Diana Marquis, CFRE, is the new Executive Director for Wednesday's Child and was featured in the Dallas Business Journal's "People on the Move" column. She has been serving as the interim executive director for Wednesday's Child in recent months.
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Greater Dallas AFP board member Jessica Weidman and her husband welcomed their second child, Isaiah Nathaniel Weidman, on June 11th, he arrived weighing 8 lbs, 8 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. 

Charitable giving in the US reached $373.25 billion in 2015, an increase of 4.1% compared with the same period in 2014, according to the Giving USA Foundation. Giving by individuals increased 3.8% while giving by foundations increased 6.5%.

Lee Park, home of Arlington Hall and our monthly chapter luncheons, lost one of its stately Live Oaks that was more than 120 years old during storms in June. The Lee Park Conservancy welcomes donations to help fund replacement trees for the park.

Sign up for Gift Planning on the Run, a six-week course presented by the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning North Texas Chapter and Greater Dallas AFP in collaboration with The Dallas Foundation. Click here  or more information or to register.
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Welcome, New Members!

Anita Albritton, KIPP Dallas/Fort Worth
Brittney Bannon, Children's Cancer Fund
Jessica Garvin, Sharing Life Community Outreach
Teresa Jackson, Sharing Life Community Outreach
Kelly McKinnon
Lisa Jones Rossi, RKD Alpha Dog
Colleen Sims, Highground Trust Company
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