August 2018 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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Greater Dallas AFP Job Bank

Is your organization trying to fill a position? Post your job on the Greater Dallas AFP website! Looking for a position? Visit the Greater Dallas AFP Job Bank, with new postings every week. You never know who's looking!
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP Educational Luncheon Program
Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Finding Value in Diversity in Our Divided Society

In an era when our county is divided practically on every front (healthcare, public education, religion, immigration, natural disasters, etc.), there has never been a greater need for the role for the nonprofit organizations. We are the sector that binds.  As Texans who believe in and practice philanthropy, we are best positioned to address many of these challenges today head-on. Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE will reflect on AFP and you can make a difference in a diverse environment within your sphere of influence.
Alphonce Brown Jr

Alphonce J. Brown, Jr. is the principal consultant for Docere Consulting, Inc., a company he founded in 2003. The company's mission is to teach its clients how to achieve sustainability using new technology and proven fundraising methods through the use of annual fund, capital campaigns, special events and major donor solicitation.  Alphonce has worked with large established nonprofits, as well as small grassroots organizations. He also has consulted with local, state and federal governmental agencies and international NGOs. He was the director of development, National Minority AIDS Council, Washington, DC; vice president, University Advancement of California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA; president & CEO of the Prairie View A&M University Foundation; assistant dean of External Relations at the College and Graduate School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, and has held senior positions at a number of other nonprofit organizations. He has considerable expertise in the areas of strategic planning, feasibility studies, organizational assessments, board development, volunteer management and fund development.  Brown is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, an Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), and an AFP Master Trainer. He is a past chair of AFP International.

Click here to register today, if you have not already done so.

Online registration closes on August 17th 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.
Upcoming Events for the Fundraising Community

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course, October 4-5, 2018, offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques.  This program is designed for persons with zero-to-four years of fundraising experience.

The Greater Dallas Chapter AFP proudly announces its 2018 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon,  registration is open! Mark your calendar for Friday, November 9th to be part of this most meaningful occasion, celebrating those who give so much to our community.

Register today!
President's Message
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Greetings, Fundraising Friends,
Summer is almost over and we all know that now is the time to plan ahead for the hustle and bustle of fall. Below is a brief listing of AFP Dallas programs over the next few months. Save the dates and join us!
AFP Dallas will offer other opportunities for networking and continuing education this fall (Executive Conversations, Young Professionals programming, Mentoring, New Member Meet-ups and more), so be sure to check our website regularly for up-to-date information.
On a more serious note, I'm sure by now everyone in the fundraising universe and beyond has heard of the passing of our charismatic friend and fundraising legend, Jerold "Jerry" Panas, whose career had a massive impact on the fundraising profession. Some of my favorite gems from Jerry are quotes like, "Only three ingredients are needed to be a successful fundraiser: Hard work, hard work, and hard work," and "Excellence is never an accident."
And, speaking of excellence, I hope you will join us at the next AFP program luncheon on Wednesday, August 22nd. Nationally-renowned speaker and former AFP International Board Chair Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE will join us for a powerful and engaging session!
My Best,
Sarah Elliott, President
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP
(214) 306-8400 ext.103
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News & Events

Want to become more involved with your Greater Dallas Chapter AFP? Consider joining the 2019 Board of Directors, call for self-nominations open through August 31, 2018. 

William Bogie is the new Development Manager at Mary Crowley Cancer Research.

Jasmine Greeson is the new Director of Development at CASA of Collin County.

Meadows Foundation President & CEO Linda Perryman Evans has announced her retirement. 

Congratulations to Junior Achievement of Dallas, turning 100 in 2019! 

Registration is open for Gift Planning on the Run, September 2018 through March 2019, presented by The Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners. 

Click here for more information about the CNM Fundraising Certificate program, begins September 5, 2018.

Click here for more information about Grant Writing USA's 2-day workshop in partnership with North Central Texas Council of Governments in Arlington, September 10-11, 2018.

Click here for more information about earning the CNM Volunteer Management Certificate.September 14, 28 and October 12, 2018.
Welcome, New Members
Dallas Cityscape
Katelyn Lenoir Canaan, North Texas Food Bank
Boonnie Cook,
Mental Health America of Greater Dallas
Michael Gravois,
Lifeline Chaplaincy
Kevin Hall,
Grant Halliburton Foundation
Ellen Hatcher,
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
Meredith Minor,
Pregnancy Help 4 U

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