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Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter February 2024

In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • Register for February 28 VIRTUAL Luncheon Program
  • Dallas Council Charitable Gift Planners: Gift Planning on the Run
President's Message

One of the things I love most about being a professional fundraiser is getting to work with a wide variety of people. From clients, board members and donors to program and administrative staff, it takes all kinds of people to make the world a better place.

And it is a point of pride for me that many of us, as AFP members, better understand how the principles of IDEA - inclusion, diversity, equity, and access - need to influence all our decision-making, planning, programming and engagement.

The Greater Dallas Chapter represents almost 300 members of the nearly 30,000 AFP International members in over 230 chapters throughout the world.

As an association we value individual and collective differences in identities, perspectives, traditions, abilities, and life experiences.

So this February, as we celebrate Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, I invite you to 1) invite someone to attend an AFP event, 2) join or renew your AFP membership, and 3) talk us up in your professional circles!

I pray each of you has a successful month – no matter the metric of success!

With gratitude,

Alicia Peoples, JD

President, Greater Dallas AFP

February VIRTUAL Luncheon Program

Making the Most of Your Board of Directors

Whether you’re a fundraiser or executive director, this presentation is packed with the information you need to revitalize that all-important relationship relationship with your board of directors. You'll learn five key tips to implement for immediate results. Topics discussed will include:

  • Evaluating Your Board
  • Getting the Board Chair to Take Control
  • How Much Should You Tell Your Board
  • Recruiting the Right People for Your Board

You’ll take away a board metrics score card and clearly defined board roles and responsibilities. Based on his extensive experience partnering with organizations on board development across the country, Paul Dunne, CFRE, will walk you through making the most of your board of directors.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

12-1 PM VIRTUAL Luncheon Program

(You'll receive meeting login credentials prior to the meeting)


Paul A. Dunne, CFRE is the Principal/Philanthropic Advisor at The Non-Profit Group in Dallas and previously the Executive VP at Catapult Fundraising, where he has headed up multiple campaigns and led nonprofits, universities, hospitals, and churches to build greater donor capacity for the past 8 years. Previously, he has served as the Chief Development Officer for North Hawaii Community Hospital, The Kempe Foundation and Executive Director of Development at Inner City Health Center. Paul attended Howard Payne University and also returned to his alma mater to serve as their VP of Advancement. Paul has served on the AFP International Board and has just been chosen as the AFP International Fundraising Board Chairman. Additionally, Paul serves on the board for other national ministries and nonprofits. Previously, he has been awarded the Colorado Chapter AFP Outstanding Fundraiser. Mr. Dunne is requested as a popular speaker for fundraising conferences and AFP chapters across the country.

Learn more and register now for this upcoming VIRTUAL event 

Members and non-members are welcome! Discounted rates for emerging professionals age 30 or less than 4 years as a fundraising professional, member or non-member).

$30 for non-members

$20 for members

$10 for emerging professionals

Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners

Limited space available! Gift Planning on the Run, hosted by the Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners, is a five-module course beginning March 21, 2024 and held at Communities Foundation of Texas.

Learn more and register HERE.


If you've earned your CFRE or been recertified recently and want to share the great news, let us know! [email protected]