May 2017 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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President's Message

Mary Freeman
Hello, Fellow Members,
 
Your chapter was honored to host another exceptional luncheon presentation by Monica Egert Smith, Chief Relationship Officer, and Carolyn Newham, Sr. Director of Donor Relations & Fund Administration, with the Communities Foundation of Texas. Their presentation on Donor Advised Funds provided an in depth view of how these funds can support your organization's mission. Be sure to check our website for upcoming events - your chapter will continue to offer programming to support your busy summer.
 
We are excited to announce that the new one day CFRE Refresher Course will be presented on Thursday, May 18th, click here to learn more and register today. Building on your five-plus years of experience, this new interactive format assists you in applying fundraising theory, skills, and techniques of the 6 knowledge domains of the field. I encourage you to join me in obtaining your CFRE. I waited over ten years to achieve this credential and regret that I didn't do it earlier in my career. The journey was not easy, but it provided me with renewed self-confidence and focus on building a strong base of knowledge.
 
There's still time to register for the 2017 DFW Philanthropy Conference, Friday, May 19th at the Irving Convention Center,  featuring Tom Ahern, a highly regarded expert on ensuring your donor communications are profitable.  Click here to register today, pre-registration closes May 15th, register onsite after that date. We are also honored that Tom Ahern will be joining us for an Executive Conversation on Wednesday, May 17th at Hope Cottage. This intimate gathering is for seasoned fundraising professionals with 10+ years of experience. Seating is limited so click here to register today!
 
Special thanks to the following supporters for ensuring a dynamic 2017 DFW Philanthropy Conference!
  • Presenting Sponsor: Clarkson Davis
  • Luncheon Sponsor: M. Gale & Associates, LLC
  • Keynote Sponsor: Brad Cecil & Associates
  • Educational Track Sponsors: Gesture, Alexander-Haas, Syncresults, Pursuant, Dini Spheris
And thanks to you, for being a vital part of the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP and for making us y our destination to connect with fellow fundraisers!
 
Cordially,
 
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

Stephanie Brigger recently received her 30 year Service Award from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, congratulations, Stephanie!

Erin Jines is the new Director of Development for YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, congratulations, Erin!

Click here to register for "Goal-Setting Toolkit: Practical Tips to Jump Start Your Planned Giving Program" on May 9th, presented by the Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners. Greater Dallas AFP members can register at member rate.

Click here to register for "Understanding the Stakeholder Journey," presented Thursday, May 11th, by CNM Connect.

Click here to learn more and to register for Federal Grant Writing 101, offered on Thursday, May 25th by CNM Connect. 

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

The Bush School NonProfit Management Program offers a two-day "Executive Leadership in Nonprofits" program, May 23-24, 2017. Click here for more information.

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
Dallas Cityscape
 
Rozelyn Beck, Commemorative Air Force
Rebecca Epperley, National Breast Cancer Foundation
Sydney Patterson, Crossroads Community Services
Jeff Serrano, American Cancer Society
Samuel Valdez III, Metrocrest Services
Jessika Torres, Trinity Basin Preparatory
Tristen Wilson, World Concern
Kelly Wolfe, Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Rachel Zadnik, The Magdalen House
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