Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter July 2022
In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • August Luncheon Meeting
  • Support the AFP Now! 2022 campaign
  • Emerging Leaders Panel in August
  • Welcome (back!), new and renewing chapter members
  • Congratulations to new and renewing CFREs
  • Meet your Greater Dallas AFP Board of Directors
President's Message
Dear Friends,
Summer is here and for many of us that means the beginning of a new fiscal year. It is a time for wrapping up campaigns and starting new ones, hosting board and team retreats, drafting strategic plans, and evaluating staffing needs to grow your organization’s mission. 
As we work on ways to advance the work in our communities, your AFP Board offers you opportunities to network and learn with one another, which is so critical to ensuring the future success of philanthropy in our sector.   
On August 12 our educational programming resumes with our AFP Emerging Leaders hosting an expert panel discussion covering how to prepare and thrive in a leadership role. Then, on August 24 we’ll continue the conversation with our regular monthly chapter meeting that will take your skills and help give you tools and resources to refine them so that you excel even further in your career. 
Keep scrolling for more info below. Please join us!

Yours in fundraising,
Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE
President, Greater Dallas Chapter AFP
August Luncheon Meeting
"I've Been Promoted, Now What?"

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
  • 11:30 AM Networking
  • 12-1 PM Luncheon Program

People are promoted for performing at a high level in their organization, contributing to the mission and visions, and exceeding the expectations of their leadership team and stakeholders. However, what got you to the promotion may not be the thing that sustains or propels you in the new role. You now need to employ new knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel in your new role with new responsibilities and accountabilities. This session will give you the tools and insight you need to step into your new role with the confidence you need to be successful.
WE ARE IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL FOR AUGUST at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. Members and non-members are welcome. Discounted rates for emerging professionals age 30 and under available.

Learn more and Register now!
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Michelle T. Edgerton is an experienced professional with nearly two decades of proven success as a fundraiser and senior executive leader. She is also a sought-after speaker and presenter. In 2019, she founded The Edgerton Group, an innovative, strategic fundraising and organizational development consulting firm. In addition to being the founding principal at The Edgerton Group, Michelle serves as the Chief Development Officer for United States of Care. Michelle is the President of the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Minnesota Chapter and is a member of the Global Board of Directors for AFP. Michelle holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership from Augsburg University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Wake Forest University and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary. 
AFP Now logo
Contribute today to our annual AFP NOW campaign! 70% of funds raised stays right here with your chapter to invest back in programming and activities. The remaining 30% of funds are donated to AFP Foundation for Philanthropy to support global efforts in our fundraising profession. 

Your Greater Dallas Chapter was recently recognized by AFP Global for being one of only 20 chapters reporting nationwide that 100% of their board members have made a gift. If every chapter member will commit to a making a gift we could also achieve 100% member participation. We are grateful for your support at any level that works for you.
Emerging Leaders Panel
Stepping Into Emerging Leadership
Panel and Discussion
Friday, August 12, 8:30-10 AM
Hope Cottage, 609 Texas St., Dallas 75204

Join us for an engaging panelist discussion of what it looks like to step into a leadership role within fundraising, and how you can set yourself up for success beyond the ask. Hosted by Dallas AFP’s Emerging Leaders in Fundraising, but open to all chapter members.

Registration and details to come!
Welcome, New Members
Teamwork photo
  • Josephine Bryan, Hunger Free Philippines
  • Emily Guthrie, Wise Resource Development
  • Corrie Harris
  • Rainey Hicks, Hope Health
  • Tiffany Howell, Big Thought
  • Jessica Leech
  • Talia McAllister, Parkland Foundation
  • Katie Menzer
  • Heather Quinn, Wise Resource Development
  • Tamika Sanders
  • Tony Vellucci, Emergency Medicine Foundation
Thanks to Our Renewing Members
  • Brittney Bannon, Wise Resource Development
  • Lesly Bosch Annen, CFRE, Annen Consulting
  • Tori Correll, CFRE, Correll Fundraising Solutions
  • Ashley Coston, Buckner International
  • Paul Dunne, CFRE, Catapult Fundraising
  • Tina Floyd, Consultant to Nonprofits
  • Hannah Beth Garcia, Sammons Center for the Arts
  • John Gilchrist, CFRE, FAHP, Philanthropy Focus LLC
  • Deanne McElroy
  • Kathrine Pennington, Irving Symphony Association
  • Rebecca Reyes, Emergency Medicine Foundation
  • Elizabeth Anne Sabella, Mosaic
  • David Shallenberger, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
  • Tobie Smith, M. Gale & Associates
  • Colton Strawser, CFRE, Colton Strawser Consulting
  • Nicole Thornhill, Texoma Health Foundation
  • Tawnia Wise, Wise Resource Development
New and Recertifying CFREs
Congratulations to Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE, who recently recertified!

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

Get to know us!