February 2018 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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Thanks to Our 2017-2018
Chapter Sponsor
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP  Educational Luncheon Program
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11:30 AM to 1 PM
"The Ethics of Healthy Donor Relationships"
Every development professional sometimes wonders if our cultivation of major donors is self-serving or disingenuous. We want to treat our donors with special care, but avoid any perception we are only interested in their money. Schuyler Lehman will lead this conversation with over 30 years of experience in cultivating major donors and closing hundreds of seven- and eight-figure gifts. He will share helpful insights and best practices to help you deeply connect the heart of your top donors to the heart of your mission and do so without crossing any ethical boundaries.
Schuyler Lehman

Schuyler Lehman has helped raise more than $5 billion for a wide variety of nonprofit organizations (religious, educational, social service, civic, youth, community, healthcare, cultural) since 1983. He has personally conducted over 50 major capital and endowment campaigns on a local, statewide, regional, national and international level. Schuyler has provided consultation and advice to more than 1,000 other nonprofits throughout the U.S. and Canada for major campaigns, annual funds and general development activities. He has assisted with private and public grants, solicited major gifts from corporations, foundations and individual donors, conducted board planning retreats, developed strategic plans, provided training to thousands of nonprofit volunteers, and served as a presenter at professional conferences.

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

Online registration closes on January 24th 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.
President's Message

Dear Friends and Fellow Fundraisers, 
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It's February and LOVE is in the air! As fundraising executives, we all know how important it is to use this month to reconnect with our donors and remind them how much we appreciate their support. So, as your local AFP chapter, we want to use this month to reconnect with our members to get your ideas on what we can do to make your AFP experience better. Be on the lookout for a member survey soon, and please show us your LOVE by completing it (we promise to keep it brief)!
As President of AFP Dallas, I'm constantly getting feedback about how much members and guests LOVE networking, so our AFP chapter will be providing new ways to network at our AFP events. For February's meeting and luncheon, open networking begins at 11:30am as usual, but table-based networking begins right at 11:45am. Our AFP board members will serve as table hosts to welcome guests, facilitate networking, and answer any questions you may have about AFP and our upcoming events.
For those looking for a world-class professional development experience, AFP's International Conference is coming up April 15-17 in New Orleans . We would LOVE for you to join us at the conference - and at a special reception for our Texas chapters (another networking opportunity!). Until then, I look forward to seeing each of you at our next AFP Dallas program luncheon on February 28th at Arlington Hall.
Sarah Elliott, President
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP
(214) 306-8400 ext. 103
Don't forget to follow AFP Dallas on Facebook @AFPDallas and LinkedIn! Also, to ensure you don't miss out on important news and events, be sure your contact information is up-to-date on www.afpnet.org.
News & Events

Suzanne Langley is the new executive director of Audubon Texas.

Byron Sanders is the new president and CEO of Big Thought.

The CNM Connect and SMU Leadership Certificate Program for New Executives and Senior Managers begins February 7, 2018. Click here for more information and to apply.

The Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners presents "Nonprofit Governance Best Practices" on February 13th. Dallas AFP members register at member rate. 

The University of Texas at Dallas and the Communities Foundation of Texas present a half-day nonprofit workshop on February 27, 2018. 

Click here to register for the University of Texas at Dallas 1th Annual Corporate Governance Conference, March 28, 2018.  

The 2018 AFP San Antonio Conference is now scheduled for February 15th. 
Welcome, New Members
Dallas Cityscape
Ellen Elmore, Paz Oaxaca
Karnesha Gibson, Aberg Center for Literacy
Kristi Hassett, KH Advising
Aaron James Meraz, Sr., Guidestone Financial Resources
George Merchant, Susan G. Komen
Andrew Rohrbacher
Bonnie Whittaker, Alsac/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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