December 2018 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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Thanks to Our 2018-2019 
Chapter Sponsor
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!
Dallas Area Habitat
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP Educational Luncheon Program
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Breaking Free of Self Imposed Barriers: Implementing Organizational Change Through More Effective Leadership Skills

Click here to register  for the January meeting, if you have not already done so, or better yet, be a 2019 Greater Dallas AFP Subscriber, you'll be pre-registered for all 8 luncheon meetings and our webinar offerings at a discounted rate. Can't make a meeting? Send someone in your place! Click here for more information and to register online for a year's worth of professional development opportunities, or download the registration form. Deadline is January 31, 2019.   

Based on the three International Coach Federation competencies used to develop professional coaches - Presence, Powerful Questioning, and Direct Communication - this session is designed to help those who lead others distinguish between Power and Influence as they embrace coaching as a leadership style. Each competency will be explored through interactive exercises to help increase participants' understanding and personal effectiveness. Participants will gain an understanding of how to:
  • Build trust by developing their own inspiring presence through increasing self-awareness, identifying what behaviors/experiences trigger less than effective reactions, and how to self-manage for better outcomes.
  • Empower others by staying curious through the art of asking questions that move the other toward their own solution.
  • Support an adult-to-adult relationship through direct communication where communicating directly provides the greatest benefit to the situation.
Kristine Conway
Kristine Conway, MS, PCC, is President of Effective Focus, Inc., professional development and change management company specializing in emotional intelligence. Kristine works exclusively with executive leaders who understand the need for personal and organizational-wide change, helping leaders increase personal effectiveness through individualized development paths. She served as a member of the 2012-2013 Board of Examiners for the Quality Texas Assessment and Feedback Program and was a co-recipient of the Quality Texas Foundation 2012 Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE). She is also the author of Obligated No More, a book designed to help individuals rid themselves of the most common self-imposed barriers to success. Kristine holds a master's degree in management and administrative sciences with a concentration in organization behavior and executive coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is also certified by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). 

Online registration closes on January 16th 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.
We are only $395 away from our 2018 AFP Now! goal

AFP Now 2018 Yeti
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(Pictured at right) 2019 Greater Dallas AFP President Jan Murfield, CFRE (right), with incoming board member Cheryl Jones, who won a Yeti cooler in the AFP Now drawing at the chapter's Holiday Mixer on December 5th.
President's Message
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My Fellow Fundraising Executives,
Thank you so much for your camaraderie and engagement as part of our AFP Dallas Chapter these past months. 2018 has been quite a year and I'm thankful to have connected with so many amazing professionals. The New Year is almost upon us and, thanks to William Bryant, we can celebrate our most successful National Philanthropy Day luncheon to date! The only thing left to do is wish you a very happy holiday and prosperous 2019!
It has been a pleasure serving as your AFP Dallas President this past year!
Warmest wishes this holiday season,
Sarah Elliott, CFRE, President
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP
(214) 306-8400 ext.103
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News & Events

The new AFP International website has a new domain name, Please make a note of it!

Register to attend AFP International's AFP Icon 2019 Conference in San Antonio, March 31st - April 2nd.

Click here for more information about upcoming events at the UT Dallas Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance.

Click here for more information about a DFW Raiser's Edge Results-Driven Workshop on January 15th.

Barbara Shelton, CFRE, has joined M. Gale & Associates.

The Boy Scouts of America has selected William Bryant, Jr. as CEO of the Mobile Area Council in Mobile, Alabama, effective January 15, 2019. Congratulations, William, you'll be missed!

CNM is is partner with Southern Methodist University to offer the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate. Click here for more information.

The 40th annual conference, IGNITE: North Texas 2019 conference will be held January 31st through February 3rd, 2019 in Grapevine, click here for more information.
Welcome, New Members
Dallas Cityscape
Grace Copeland, Children's Medical Center Foundation
Michelle Harvey
Hollis Hunt, CCS Fundraising
Ellie Lewis, Dallas Afterschool
Kim Rocha, Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas
Kendall Rowden, Children's Medical Center Foundation
Natalie Crane Voigts, Dini Spheris
Heather Watkins

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