January 2018 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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Thanks to Our 2017-2018
Chapter Sponsor
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP  Educational Luncheon Program
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 11:30 AM to 1 PM
"How to Tell Your Story and Increase Giving Power"
Every organization has a unique story to tell, but in the age of social media, 24-hour news and crowdfunding, are you telling your story in a way that will maximize giving power? Paul Dunne, CFRE, and Bryan Peterson will share real-life examples of powerful nonprofit messaging, strategy and design platforms that have produced results and provide practical ideas for how your organization can uncover elements of your story that can empower staff, trustees and volunteers and unleash growth opportunities in fundraising.
Paul Dunne

After a successful business career, Paul Dunne, CFRE, joined the nonprofit sector as a Senior Development Officer for the Denver Rescue Mission. He furthered his career serving as Executive Director of Development for the Inner City Health Center, and working with the North Hawaii Community Hospital and Ability Beyond Disability. He then served as Vice President for Development at his alma mater, Howard Payne University in Texas. He currently serves on the AFP International Board and Greater Dallas Chapter board of directors. Paul started his own consulting firm, ThinkPadSolutions, in 2016.

Bryan Peterson

Bryan Peterson is the Founder and Creative Lead for Peterson Ray and Company, an visual communications design firm. His work has been recognized nationally for achievements in corporate and college communications, and has appeared regularly in leading design publications. His best-selling book, Design Basics for Creative Results, is a design textbook used by college campuses across the nation.

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

Happy New Year!
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It is an honor to serve as your 2018 AFP Dallas President and I look forward to connecting with you this year to see how your AFP Chapter may better serve you. Whether it's offering more networking events, finding CFRE resources, or suggesting topics or speakers for programming, please reach out and let us know your thoughts.
I think we can all agree, thanks to the recent passage of the tax bill, 2018 is already off to an interesting start. As such, our 2018 board is committed to providing you with the up-to-date tools and resources you need to be successful in 2018 and beyond. We invite to you to get more engaged by attending monthly AFP events and building new relationships. Please consider taking advantage of our  2018 Professional Development Subscription . It's an easy, cost-effective way to ensure you have access to our dynamic programming year-round. Save money and time!  Click here to register for all 8 educational luncheons and 5 shared viewing webinars at one time. Then your seat is reserved for January through the end of the year. Can't make a meeting date? You can send someone in your place by contacting the chapter office.
I look forward to seeing each of you at our first luncheon of the year. Due to renovations at Arlington Hall, our first meeting has been moved forward a week to Wednesday, January 31st. Please join us! You definitely won't want to miss out on learning more about How to Tell Your Story and Increase Giving Power, featuring Paul Dunne, CFRE, of ThinkPadSolutions, and Bryan Peterson of Peterson Ray & Company. 
Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year,
Sarah Elliott, President
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP
(214) 306-8400 ext. 103
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News & Events

Click here to register for the January 9th meeting of the Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners, "This Land of Strangers - The Relationship Crisis that Imperils Home, Work, Politics and Faith" with Robert E. Hall. Greater Dallas AFP members may register at DCCGP member rate.

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

Click here to register for the University of Texas at Dallas Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Governance program. Modules may be taken between September 7, 2017 and May 9, 2018, in any order.  

The 2018 AFP San Antonio Conference is now scheduled for February 15th. 
Welcome, New Members
Dallas Cityscape
Karen Berlin Cooperstein, Coops' Kids Foundation
Sarah Gardner,
Texas Discovery Gardens
Jasmine Greeson, Klyde Warren Park
Diana Kao
Whitney Nolen,

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