Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter March 2021
In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • March Educational Program with Minda Corso
  • The GuideStar Seal of Transparency
  • Congratulations, CFREs!
President's Message
Paul Dunne
A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. - Steve Maraboli

I recently came across this quote and couldn’t help but think of my friends in the Greater Dallas AFP Chapter. You all make it possible for each of your organizations to apply compassion. As we recently survived “SNOVID 2021”, I was encouraged to see so many of our different organization join together to make a compassionate difference in the DFW metroplex. I love the width and breadth of our chapter. Whether it is feeding the homeless, fighting for justice, healing the hurting, rescuing an animal, educating students, implementing water wells in desperate countries or any of the missions of our membership organizations, the AFP Greater Dallas Chapter membership is intently dispensing compassion. Even though your formal title might have the word “development” in it, our real purpose is helping our organizations to be successfully compassionate. Remember that even though you might be somewhat removed from the front lines, the work of your organization is dependent on how successfully you can connect your supporters to their heart of compassion. So remember that compassion is not just something you have, it is something you must share.

Paul Dunne, CFRE
Greater Dallas AFP President 2021
March Program with Minda Corso
March 24, 2021 Virtual Program
Digital Distinction: How to Stay True to Your Brand Amidst the Chaos

Everyone is shouting these days on every available media platform. We can all easily find something to be enraged about with every passing calendar day. I'll talk about how to know when it's time to speak up and when it's time to stay quiet for the sake of your brand.

Minda Corso is a digital communications manager for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. In this role, she is responsible for hands-on execution of integrated digital marketing and communications strategies to support organizational as well as internal and external communications goals and objectives. She works with the communications team to identify, develop, and execute digital marketing and communications tactics across the WKKF digital ecosystem. She collaborates with organizational peers and teams to elevate the foundation's strategies, programmatic priorities, and relationships with priority audiences, including internal staff, grantees and external stakeholders. Previously, Minda managed social media accounts for @JebBush, the Foundation for Excellence in Education (@ExcelinEd), the Air Force Medical Service, and Life Outreach International.

Members and non-members welcome, discounted rates for young professionals age 30 and under.
Register now, we will send you login credentials for the meeting by Monday, March 22.

Thanks to Catapult Fundraising for hosting this online program!
GuideStar 2021 Seals of Transparency are here!
Experienced fundraisers know that complementing their FDO prospect research with a strong GuideStar profile is key to attracting the attention of potential funders. Discover how your organization can share its unique story, attract prospect funders, and win grants by earning 2021 Seals of Transparency on your GuideStar profile.
Welcome, New Members!
Teamwork photo
  • Irum Ali, Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance
  • Julie Bice, Earthx
  • Angel Durr, DataReady DFW
  • David Gruber, Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance
  • Allison Hall, The Warren Center
  • Terry Han, The Dallas Opera
  • Xavier Henderson, For Oak Cliff
  • Jessica Jones, Metrocare Serivces
  • Dionne Kirby, Literacy Archives
  • Amrah Masud
  • James McGee, Southern Dallas Progress Community Development Corporation
  • Camille Myers, Parkland Health & Hospital System
  • Archie Nettles, Jr., University of Texas at Dallas
  • Jasmine Seldon, Junior Achievement of Dallas, Inc.
  • Lindsey Simmons, The Dallas Opera
  • Cessilye Smith, Abide Women's Health Services
  • Murriel Webb, Braswell Child Development Center
Thanks to Our Renewing Members
  • Sara Besley, Promotional Products Education Foundation
  • Theresa Bruno, The Shelton School
  • Nicole Bursey, Frisco Family Services Center
  • Dan Cahalen, Texans Can Academies
  • Brad Cecil, CFRE, Brad Cecil & associates, Inc.
  • Barbara Clark-Galuipi, CFRM, Creative !mpact
  • Jill Cumnock, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
  • LaToyia Dennis, A chance to Learn
  • Lenita Dunlap, Not Just Fundraising
  • Mary Freeman, CFRE
  • Michael George, CFRE, The Catholic Foundation
  • Jasmine Greeson, CASA of Collin County
  • Leona Harder, North Dallas Adventist Academy
  • Emily Kettlewell, SPARK!
  • Diane Panasci James, Metrocrest Services, Inc.
  • Tonya Johnson, Union Gospel Mission
  • Shari Markey, Pediplace
  • Jennifer Massey, Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation
  • Steve Massey
  • Beni Mayer, Union Gospel Mission
  • Sharon Neal, UT Southwest Medical Center
  • Kiriakis Newman, Union Gospel Mission
  • Vanessa Peterson, Retina Foundation of the Southwest
  • Lynn Vogt
  • Michael Whiteside, DFW Humane Society
Congratulations, New and Recertifying CRFEs
If you've earned your CFRE or been recertified recently and want to share the great news, let us know!