March 2018 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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Thanks to Our 2017-2018
Chapter Sponsor
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP  Educational Luncheon Program
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Do You Have a Strong Pipeline Funnel for Major Gifts and Planned Gifts?

Executive Conversation with Diane Carlson and Anthony Alonso
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 5:30 to 7 PM
Is Planned Giving a Token Program in Your Organization?

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Most shops (large or small) think they have a strong pipeline funnel that results in major and planned gifts. This presentation focuses on what a pipeline funnel template looks like, what fundraising tools comprise the funnel, the most effective tools in the funnel, and the cost effectiveness of each part of the funnel. If you would like to improve the effectiveness of your pipeline funnel, this presentation is for you!
Diane Carlson

Diane M. Carlson, Chairman of Catapult Fundraising, Inc. is a nationally known speaker and author on fundraising. With decades of fundraising experience, she is the former Chairman of IDC and the former Founder/CEO of 1-2-1 Philanthropic Services, Inc. Diane has served on the National Board of AFP International, the AFP Foundation Board, and with AFP Industry Partners. She is former President of the New Jersey Chapter and a current member of AFP Las Vegas Chapter. She received the Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year award from the New Jersey Chapter and the Lifetime Achievement award from the Las Vegas Chapter.
Anthony Alonso

Anthony Alonso, President of Catapult Fundraising, has over 25 years of experience in direct marketing. He is often called upon as an industry leader to speak on telephone, planned giving and social media marketing. His experience ranges in the education, health care, social services and arts markets. Anthony served three terms on the AFP Foundation Board, was a founding member of the AFP Industry Partners Council, and is currently an officer of the New Jersey Chapter AFP. He has provided pro-bono calling services to many organizations, including the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. 

About Our Sponsor: Designed for working professionals, the LaGrange College Master's Degree in Philanthropy and Development will help you make an even greater impact for good. The 25-month program combines two-week immersion experiences on campus in the summer with the flexibility of online coursework during the fall and spring semesters. The only degree of its kind in the Southeast, the program provides practical knowledge and real-world skills, which can be instantly applied to the challenges you face day-to-day.

  Click here to register  today, if you have not already done so.

Online registration closes on March 21st 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

Dear Friends and Fellow Fundraisers, 
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March is a very busy time of year for fundraising executives and for AFP! Here's what's new:
First, I am extremely proud to announce that AFP Dallas has, once again, earned the coveted Ten Star and Friend of Diversity designations from AFP International. This means that our Dallas Chapter is seen as a leader in carrying out AFP's strategic objectives, and that we are committed to creating a more diverse, inclusive organization.
Next, registration is open for the DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference. You won't want to miss the nationally-renowned Billion-Dollar ASK-Maker,  Laura Fredricks or the inspirational fan fave, Justin Maust. This conference is local and affordable, but our programming is world class. Want to attend but don't have the budget? Scholarships are available, apply today!
Finally, William Bryant, our National Philanthropy Day Chair, is hard at work on this year's November 9th luncheon. Want to help make a difference? Nominate an outstanding philanthropist, volunteer or foundation for an award. Our new nomination process is easier than ever (thanks to the NPD Selection Committee). Nominate someone special today. The deadline is April 16th.
Until then, I look forward to seeing you at our next program luncheon on March 28th.
Sarah Elliott, President
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP
(214) 306-8400 ext.103
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News & Events

AFP International invites members to submit their art and poetry for exhibition at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 55th International Conference on Fundraising, April 15- 17, 2018, in New Orleans, LA. S ponsored by The Alford Group and located in the conference Marketplace, the showcase will spotlight youth art, a local professional artist and the artwork of AFP members, portraying the uniqueness, value and diversity of people.  Submissions of all types of art are encouraged, including painting, photography, drawing, sketches, collage, quilting, computer art, mixed media and sculpture. Also, poetry submissions can include rhymed poetry, free verse, experimental and Haiku.
Members interested in submitting artwork should complete this online form .  Email Victor Mitre, CFRE at or call (209) 609-3937. Hurray, t he deadline to submit is March 16, 2018.

Michael Kenyon, President & CEO of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, will speak at the Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners March 20th luncheon program. Greater Dallas AFP members register at member rate,

Click here to read more about earning the UT Dallas Institute Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Governance.

Click here to register for the University of Texas at Dallas Annual Corporate Governance Conference, March 28, 2018.  
Welcome, New Members
Dallas Cityscape
Julie Anderson, Keep Denton Beautiful
Kyra Barnett, 
Children's Medical Center Foundation
Ashley Barr, Sky Ranch
Skylar Gorman, NATA Foundation
Nesa Grider, Journey to Dream
Suzanne HarrisonChildren's Medical Center Foundation
Jeffrey King, North Texas Food Bank
Pastor Michael Lawson
McKenna Lehman, Children's Medical Center Foundation
Josh McLemore,
Children's Medical Center Foundation
Regina Fonts Morris, ACE Scholarships
Aracely MunozChildren's Medical Center Foundation
Linda Paulk, Sky Ranch
Jessica Quinonez, North Texas Food Bank
Dawn Amanda Servis, The Magnolia Bloom Agency
Andre VelasquezChildren's Medical Center Foundation
Erica Yaeger, North Texas Food Bank
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