July 2017 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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August 23rd Educational Luncheon & Program
Giving USA: 2016 Philanthropic Trends and What It Means for You

The  Giving USA  report is published annually by Giving USA Foundation, a public service initiative of The Giving Institute. It is researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.  Leaders in philanthropy rely on and regularly consult Giving USA so they can act on the emerging challenges and trends affecting philanthropy and fundraising in the United States. If you want to better understand our philanthropic world, please join us for this timely and informative presentation.
Sheridan Joslin

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Prior to joining Dini Spheris, Sheridan Joslin worked in the non-profit sector for organizations that include Florida State University, Texas Children's Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has personally solicited gifts between $10,000 and $10 million, and directed or managed campaigns ranging from $1 million to $200 million.  A graduate of the University of Oklahoma's College of Fine Arts with a degree in theater, Sheridan also studied chemical engineering. Sheridan is a member of the Greater Dallas AFP Board of Directors.

Online registration closes on August 16, 2017 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.

Featured Job Posts

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President's Message

Mary Freeman
Like me, many of you may be reflecting on your fiscal year 'end, or adjusting your plan to ensure the upcoming months are as successful as possible. Your AFP chapter is a resource to help undergird your success or provide tools to help you overcome your fundraising challenges. Every time I come upon the end of a fundraising cycle I renew my priorities and grow my network of support so I can start with a clean slate filled with a renewed sense of purpose. How is your fundraising going this year? Have you celebrated your successes? Are you hyper-focused on those challenges? Whatever your state of mind, please know that your AFP chapter is here to support you!
As we all know, fundraising is a team sport! We are truly honored to be celebrating those in our community who generously support our organizations. Please mark your calendars for a beautiful fall day, Friday, November 10, 2017, as we honor some of Dallas' finest community leaders. We celebrate their incredible contributions and generosity on National Philanthropy Day:
  • Outstanding Philanthropist - Sandra & Henry Estess
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser - Lynn McBee
  • Outstanding Foundation - The Hersh Foundation
  • Outstanding Corporation - Neiman Marcus
  • Outstanding Youth In Philanthropy - Micah Pinson
  • Outstanding Fundraising Executive - Pagett Gosslee, CFRE
  • Special Recognition Award - Terry Simmons (posthumously)
Thank you for choosing the Greater Dallas AFP Chapter as your place to help grow and motivate your fundraising success!
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.
News & Events

Click here for more information or to register for the Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planers' "Gift Planning on the Run."

Click here to register for a "Make the Case for Your Organization" writing workshop, offered by CNM Connect. 

Click here to register for "How to Start a Nonprofit Organization," offered by CNM Connect. 

Click here to register for " Creating A Culture of Philanthropy:  15 Tools for  Achieving Your Board Development Goals, offered by CNM Connect. 

Click here to register for a program to earn a Nonprofit Marketing Certificate, offered by CNM Connect.

Click here to register for a program to earn a Nonprofit Fundraising Certificate, offered by CNM Connect.

Click here to learn more and register for the Dallas Nonprofit Institute, presented on October 17th by the Nonprofit Learning Lab. 

Click here for more information and to register for the 4 Pillars of Donor Relations Conference, November 30 - December 1, 2017, 

Click here for a list of educational opportunities offered by AFP International.
Welcome, New Members
Dallas Cityscape
Ashley Brown, Juliet Fowler Foundation
Diana Crawford, Kidlinks
Licia Hogarth, CAIL
Amanda Knode, Behind Every Door Ministries
Marissa Leach, Just Say Yes
Debbie Romero, The Nature Conservancy
Alissa Zimmerman, Ability Connection

CORRECTION: Last month we misspelled new member Telesa Walton's name. Our apologies for the error!
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