February 2017 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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February 22, 2017 Educational Program & Luncheon
Transforming Leadership and Programs to Drive Philanthropy

Attendees will learn about the strategic transformation of an iconic, 100-year old brand and the ways in which Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas continues to reinvent programming and cultivate a diverse female leadership network to drive its philanthropy.

Jennifer Bartkowski
Jennifer Bartkowski serves as CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. With a focus on membership growth and building for the future, Jennifer is leading the development of a $13 million STEM Center of Excellence in southern Dallas to build a pipeline for female leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. Jennifer began her Girl Scout career in 2009 as Chief Development Officer of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and led the organization to record annual and capital fundraising results. In 2013, Jennifer was appointed to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the council, where she added focus and innovation to new programming initiatives, mission delivery, and the Girl Scout cookie program. She is one of two CEOs nationwide appointed to the National Movement Strategy Committee for Girl Scouts of the USA. As a Girl Scout herself, Jennifer was the recipient of the Girl Scout Silver Award, and received the Honor Pin for outstanding service by an adult member.

Online registration closes on February 15, 2017 at 10 PM or when space sells out, whichever comes first. After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable form , subject to space available. 
President's Message

Mary Freeman
Dear Friends,
Thank you being a part of our chapter! There are multitudes of exciting ways to become engaged. We want to know you personally and hear how we can best serve your needs.
Monthly Luncheons: We committed to providing you with informative programs. We are very grateful to Larry Weil for sharing his corporate marketing expertise at the luncheon. His presentation was filled with real world examples that you can utilize to increase your organization's sponsorship support.
You won't want to miss our upcoming meeting on February 22nd as we welcome Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO of Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas, as our presenter. We are thrilled to have Jennifer share how she rose through the ranks of the Girl Scouts to be a catalyst for a nationwide movement to transform and serve today's girls and volunteers. As an extra special treat we will have a Girl Scout Cookie Sale during her presentation! Yum, what's your favorite cookie?
DFW Philanthropy Conference: Registration is now open for this one-day conference providing over 32 tracks of fundraising training - from the new professional to the seasoned expert. Register today right here.
AFP Now! Your support of our chapter's annual campaign provides scholarships for our Paul Quinn Collegiate Chapter Members and enhanced programming to serve our diverse membership.
Mark your calendars for March 30, 2017 as we join AFP chapters from across Texas in Legislative Action Day 2017 in Austin. We welcome your support of this bi-annual opportunity to practice advocacy, while educating our representatives on the issues affecting our nonprofit sector. Please reach out to me if you desire to learn more or participate, mary.freeman@readingpartners.org.
Thank you for making our chapters a thriving place to engage and learn from each other!
Mary Freeman, CFRE, President
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP

Greater Dallas AFP President Mary Freeman says "Stay in touch with your Greater Dallas AFP Chapter and don't miss news of important events and opportunities!" Changed jobs? When your title, business and/or mailing address, email, or any other contact data changes, be sure to go to www.afpnet.org immediately and update your personal record so you'll keep receiving information about upcoming chapter events and opportunities.

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2017 AFP DFW Philanthropy Conference 
Tom Ahern

Tom Ahern is one of the world's top experts on making donor communications more profitable. He specializes in applying the discoveries of psychology and neuroscience to the day-to-day business of attracting and retaining donors.  Tom's training is about just one thing - helping your nonprofit make more money from its investment in donor communications. Register for early bird rates by April 15th!

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With an  AFP Now! pledge in February! With your donation, our Greater Dallas Chapter is able to offer programming "above and beyond" to benefit you. And, with February being the month of hearts, how wonderful to do something heartfelt!

Help get our 2017 campaign off to a great start by making your tax exempt donation  online, or by downloading  an AFP Now! pledge form to support the Greater Dallas AFP's educational outreach.
News & Events

Click here to read more about the AFP's 54th International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco, April 30th-May 2, 2017, at the Moscone Center West. Shiza Shahid, women's rights advocate and co-founder of The Malala Fund and Now Ventures, and human rights and AIDS activist Cleve Jones, will deliver keynote addresses.

Click here to register for the San Antonio Chapter AFP's "Sharpen Your Skills" conference, February 23, 2017.

Cheryl Reynolds has a new position at Lydia Patterson Institute as a consultant and grantwriter. Congratulations, Cheryl! 

AFP International is looking for members who are artists, poets and photographers to exhibit their artwork at the Member Art Showcase at the upcoming International Conference in San Francisco. You do not have to attend the conference to participate. You can either bring your artwork and deliver it to the Moscone Center West on Saturday, April 29th at 1:30 p.m., or ship AFP International Headquarters, attention Heba Mahmoud, to arrive by March 31st. If you choose to ship it to AFP, it will be included in their overall shipment to the conference and they will ship it back to you as well. AFP will cover your shipping costs. All you need to do is submit a receipt to Heba Mahmoud, 4300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203-4168.  Members interested in submitting artwork should complete an online form at  https://form.jotform.com/70183172517150 . Also, please send a photograph, a description, and the dimensions of your work so curators can allocate space. Q uestions contact Tori Burns, CFRE, ( 443) 840-3617,   tburns4@ccbcmd.edu.
The Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners invites you to attend a special presentation by Matthew Laufman, Senior Vice President and Practice Expert with U.S. Trust Institutional Investment and Philanthropic Services Group, examining the giving patterns, priorities, and attitudes of America's wealthiest households. No charge to attend this meeting at the Communities Foundation of Texas on Tuesday, February 14th, 7:30-9:30 AM. RSVP to register at www.dallascharitablegiftplanners.org Click here for the 2017 DCCGP program calendar.

Click here to register for the CNM Connect Advanced Marketing Certificate Program. Meets for six Fridays beginning February 10, 2017. 

Click here to learn more and register for the CNM Connect and SMU Nonprofit Leadership Certificate. Meets for six Fridays beginning March 24, 2017.

Click here to register for the CNM Connect course "Leadership Succession for Boards and Executives," Friday 21, 2017.     

Earn your Nonprofit Management Certificate through CNM Connect.The program features seven full-day sessions that provide in-depth instruction on the key components of the operation of nonprofit organizations. Click here for more information and to register.

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