June 2017 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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June 28th Educational Luncheon & Program
Building a Major Gifts Shop from the Ground Up (After 97 Years of Service!) 

This presentation will guide attendees through the Momentous Institute's establishment of an externally-facing development effort after 93 years of existing as an internally-facing organization.  Now, five years into the campaign, the development effort has raised more than 16 million in pledges and gifts. Critical elements for success were to focus first on building relationships, elevating the research conducted by the agency to clearly demonstrate efficacy of programming, and emphasizing the collective impact of partnerships that lead to sustainable change and a healthy community. 
Jessica Trudeau

Jessica Slie Trudeau, MPH, is the Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships of the Momentous Institute. She has worked in the field of public health including unintentional injury, HIV/AIDS and child abuse prevention for over 17 years, including service as the Executive Director of Family Compass. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology and Tulane University with a Master's in Public Health.

Tania Loenneker
Tania Loenneker is the Associate Director of Development at the Momentous Institute. She came to the Institute in 2013 to advance its mission and vision of developing social emotional health in children. Previously, she worked in the field of domestic violence, providing assistance and advocacy to survivors in the criminal justice system, and was active in efforts to improve the community response to violence against women. Tania received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The City College of New York and has 20 years of grant writing and management experience. 

Online registration closes on June 21, 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.

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President's Message

Mary Freeman
Hello, Fellow Members,
Thank you for being a vital part of the Greater Dallas Chapter of AFP! 

The 2017 DFW Philanthropy Conference, featuring Tom Ahern, was a grand success. All the sessions I attended were filled with relevant and inspiring content, and golden nuggets I can include in my development program. Kudos to Jane Costello, Chair and Cathy Neese Brown, Co-Chair, and their fabulous committee! Special thanks are also in order to Diana Marquis and Amy Rasor for leading the retooled one-day CFRE Refresher Course prior to the conference.
Yes, the summer months are fast approaching and your AFP Greater Dallas Chapter is not taking a vacation just yet. Please join us for two informational events in June.
  • "Got Questions? Get Answers" Wednesday, June 7, 9-11 AM at The Hope Center in Plano, featuring a panel of leading Executive Directors representing education, housing, health, and human service agencies. Click here to register today!
  • "Building a Major Gifts Shop from the Ground Up" Wednesday, June 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., led by Jessica Trudeau and Tania Loenneker, from the Momentous Institute, don't miss this opportunity to learn from seasoned experts. Register here
Even though we will take a break from programming in July, I would love the opportunity to connect with YOU. Your chapter is committed to providing you with the tools you need to succeed in championing your agency's mission! Let's meet for coffee, it would be an honor to know you personally.
Thank you for choosing AFP Greater Dallas Chapter as your place to connect with fellow fundraisers!
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 for more information and to register for the AFP Houston's "Ask the Experts" conference on June 9th.

Click here to register for the Communities Foundation of Texas's program " America's Widening Racial Wealth Gap: Why it Distances All of Us From Each Other," with Tom Shapiro on June 22nd.

Click here to learn Microsoft Excel at a class presented by CNM Connect on June 28th.

Click here to participate in a University of Texas McCombs Business School research project survey of fundraising strategies. 

Cindy Quandt Guerra is a new Fund Development Operations Consultant with the Salvation Army.

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

Click here for a list of educational opportunities offered by AFP International.
Welcome, New Members
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Julie Diaz, Greenhill School
M'Lou Hyttinen, Heritage Farmstead Museum
Brooke Jones, Stronger Than Espresso
Julian Mensah, El Centro College
Teresa Walton
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