February 2016 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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February 24, 2016 Luncheon 
Amy Michie CPA
Amy Michie, CPA,
Sutton Frost Cary LLP

Are you and your CFO on different pages? Ever had awkward board meetings when the two of you interpret the same numbers in different ways? Join us on February 24th when Amy Michie, CPA, explains where those roads both meet and diverge between the front and back office. Amy believes communication is key and she'll demonstrate how to use your organization's Form 990 as a fundraising marketing tool, as well as provide tips on gift acceptance policies, areas of mutual interest for development and accounting departments.  Bring your organization's financial staff with you, and let better communication begin!

Judy Wright
Judy Wright, President
2016 Greater Dallas AFP
President's Message

Dear Members,

What a way to start off our year! Kendra Scott's sellout program on January 27th did not disappoint. You Do Good was Kendra's message for our chapter, and what an uplifting program it was. She is an incredible entrepreneur and generous philanthropist. Our chapter will receive just over $1,000 as a percentage of sales at a special event at the Kendra Scott store in Preston Center, as well as from sales at the Kendra Scott pop-up store at our luncheon.
Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott
This is the Year of the Member. Our chapter is 418 members strong, including 78 young professionals. Your board and committees are working hard to expand programming, provide more networking opportunities, increase professional development and reach new audiences. Stay tuned each month to see what is happening!
Here's to a fabulous February! I h ope to see you at our next educational luncheon program on February 24th. Be sure to bring a friend or colleague with you!
Judy Wright
2016 President, AFP Greater Dallas Chapter 
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Help Us Reach our Goal!

Our own Greater Dallas AFP philanthropy, AFP Now!, is off to a great start for 2016. The  AFP Now! fund helps us provide professional development support for deserving chapter members, and to go above and beyond programming our chapter programs and events. 70% of your gift remains with the chapter, and 30% is sent to support the AFP Foundation.

We have already achieved our first fundraising goal, with 100% Board of Directors' participation for the 2016 AFP Now! campaign and $5,000 pledged. The board now challenges the rest of our members to match that amount and help us reach our annual goal of $10,000. Our third goal is to reach 25% participation by our chapter membership, or 100 members. Gifts both large and small will be gratefully received, and you can schedule payments throughout the year. Please contact AFP Now! chair Anne Robillard, CFRE, if you have questions, anne.robillard@verizon.net

Be a part of the 2016 AFP Now Campaign !
Marooned 5
The Marooned 5 (l to r): Mary Freeman, Judy Wright, Jennifer Johnstone, William Martin and
Laura Rossmann
The Marooned 5

Who would have thought that the recent blizzard in the northeast would have an AFP Dallas connection? Chapter president Judy Wright and Mary Freeman, president-elect, were stranded in Arlington, VA, after the Large Chapters Presidents' gathering at AFP International, an opportunity for networking and sharing best practices.    
Brainstorming with five fellow non-profit fundraising professionals with vast experience in development, succession planning, public/private collaborations, strategic planning and community foundation leadership was a positive outcome despite four days locked in a hotel watching over two feet of snow pile up. The "Marooned 5" laughed a lot and made friendships that will last well beyond our initial meeting.
Your AFP membership provides you with the tools and resources to build similar networks of expertise to assist you in raising funds and awareness for your mission.  Thank you, AFP, for providing us all with the tools to broaden our expertise, no matter what the weather gods might send our way!

2016 DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference

...comes early this year, May 6, 2016, so save the date! Registration is open now. Keynote speaker Jerold Panas, one of the nation's most highly regarded firms in the field of campaign services and financial resource development, will explore 27 areas of fundraising and philanthropy that will change dramatically in the next three years.
YP Roundtable
Dr. Mary Brumbach sharing with young professionals during the speed dating portion of the event.
Young Professionals
Kick Off the New Year

On January 14, over 40 young fundraising professionals gathered for Things That Make You Go Hmm, part of AFP Greater Dallas's Young Professionals activities. This fast-paced event connected attendees with a panel of fundraising executives and "speed dating" roundtables. The event was hosted by Tori Correll, VP of Membership for AFP Greater Dallas. Special guests included Dr. Mary Brumbach, Chief Strategy Officer at DCCCD; Milton Key, Partner at Alexander Haas; David Krause, CEO of Parkland Foundation; Keith Rhodes, President of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star; and Carole Rylander, CEO of Rylander & Associates. As one attendee noted, "This was absolutely fabulous, well planned and very beneficial. It would be great have this event again in the future!" To learn more about the Young Professionals group for members 35 and under, contact Kat Watson at katwr@outlook.com.

Click here to learn about the YP Coffee Chat, first Thursday of the month!
In the News

Register now for the University of Texas at Dallas Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Governance program.

Thanks to thousands of comments from nonprofits across the country, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has dropped its proposal to create a new substantiation form that could have had charities asking for donors' Social Security numbers.

Dallas Cityscape
Welcome, New Members!

Stephanie Bernal, Dallas Women's Foundation
Colleen Campbell, CPA, American Heart Association
Melissa Cavazos, Bryan's House
Robert Clements, The Episcopal School of Dallas
Paige Conley, Momentous Institute
Jose Cruhigger, Texas Puerto Rican Foundation, Inc.
Clark Dennington
Robert C. Harris, Wilderness Trek Christian Camp, Inc.
Aliah Henry, CPA, Dallas Furniture Bank
Sarah Jones, Buckner International
Janet Hunter Lane, JD, Waldman Brothers
Tania Loenneker, Momentous Institute
Jennifer Massey, Baylor Health Care System Foundation
Patricia Monfrey
Linda Rossi, Elevate Youth
Murphey Sears, Dallas Women's Foundation
Christian Staley, Momentous Institute
Reverend Laurie Taylor, Grief & Loss Center of North Texas
Jessica Trudeau, Momentous Institute
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