August 2017 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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August 23rd Educational Luncheon & Program
Giving USA: 2016 Philanthropic Trends and What It Means for You

The  Giving USA  report is published annually by Giving USA Foundation, a public service initiative of The Giving Institute. It is researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.  Leaders in philanthropy rely on and regularly consult Giving USA so they can act on the emerging challenges and trends affecting philanthropy and fundraising in the United States. If you want to better understand our philanthropic world, please join us for this timely and informative presentation.
Sheridan Joslin

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Prior to joining Dini Spheris, Sheridan Joslin worked in the non-profit sector for organizations that include Florida State University, Texas Children's Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has personally solicited gifts between $10,000 and $10 million, and directed or managed campaigns ranging from $1 million to $200 million.  A graduate of the University of Oklahoma's College of Fine Arts with a degree in theater, Sheridan also studied chemical engineering. Sheridan is a member of the Greater Dallas AFP Board of Directors.

Online registration closes on August 16, 2017 at 10 PM or when space sells out, whichever comes first. After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable registration form, subject to space available.

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President's Message

Mary Freeman
Hello, Friends!

Happy summer! Hopefully you are finding time to rest and renew your passion for your calling as a "friend-raiser." Whether you have enjoyed a staycation in our dynamic city or embarked on an international trek across the globe, we look forward to reconnecting with you!
Your AFP Dallas chapter is continually seeking to bring you the latest information to help support your philanthropic goals. Our own Sheridan Joslin, chapter board member and principal with Dini Spheris, will be providing you an up-close and highly informative overview of the recent Giving USA 2016 Report at our August 23rd luncheon.  Register today to learn about the latest trends occurring in our nonprofit sector.
When was the last time you utilized one of your greatest member benefits? Recently I was exploring ways to enhance our individual giving program at Just a few clicks and I was able to download a variety of resources and best practice guides to share with my CEO. The AFP International website hosts a trove of information, including copies of Advancing Philanthropy issues all the way back to Spring 2009. I'd love to hear about your discoveries on this robust site and how you utilize your member benefits to enhance your career goals.
Thank you for choosing the AFP Greater Dallas chapter as your partner in philanthropy.
Mary Freeman, CFRE, President
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2016 NPD luncheon

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At the Greater Dallas AFP's 2017 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, November 10th at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, Landmark Ballroom.
News & Events

Click here to register for a program to earn a Nonprofit Marketing Certificate, offered by CNM Connect.

Click here to register for a program to earn a Nonprofit Fundraising Certificate, offered by CNM Connect.

Click here to register for a 1/2 day workshop, "How to Increase the Vitality of Your Nonprofit," on October 5th, co-sponsored by UT Dallas and Communities Foundation of Texas. Email for more information.

Click here to learn more and register for the Dallas Nonprofit Institute, presented on October 17th by the Nonprofit Learning Lab. 

Click here for more information and to register for the 4 Pillars of Donor Relations Conference, November 30 - December 1, 2017, 

The 2018 AFP San Antonio Conference is now scheduled for February 15th. 

Click here for a list of educational opportunities offered by AFP International.
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