June 24, 2020
Arlington Hall at Turtle Creek Park
11:30 AM (check-in), 12-1 PM (lunch & program)

Spring Funders' Forum

Our popular Funders' Forum program has been postponed until June. If you have already registered for the March program, your registration will automatically carry over to June. In the event we are instructed by the city or local health officials to extend the postponement of activities through the summer, an announcement will be posted on our website and our social media channels. An email will also be sent.

Do you need an accommodation to attend this AFP event? Please contact Paul Ammons, Diversity Chair for AFP Greater Dallas, at to discuss accessibility options we are able to provide.
Shawn Wills
Dear Friends,

The sight of spring and the promise of new beginnings is coming, and it can’t be stopped, and while beginnings typically happen at the first of the year, May kicks off new beginnings here in Texas as we slowly emerge from government-mandated quarantines and cautiously get back to some of the things we once enjoyed and took for granted - like visiting family and friends or grabbing a bite to eat at our favorite restaurants. Thankfully, the end of the quarantine also means we can begin the process of resuming our monthly lunch programs and other events, with necessary precautions in place, of course. Oh, how I miss seeing everyone!

These are certainly unprecedented times and we are all learning as we go along. As such, it is important to understand and remember that we will all need help in some way as we navigate the ever-changing landscape, and we should all do our best to help others whenever needed. As fundraisers, we must also continue learning and honing our skills while making the most of the digital world. Speaking of which, I am extremely excited to announce that in the coming days and weeks we will offer several online webinars, panels and platforms for you to ask questions, share resources and engage in conversation. We will also debut a new Summer Series which will be eligible for CFRE credits. More details to come.

Until then, please stay safe and stay healthy and know that I look forward to connecting with you soon!

Take good care,

Shawn Wills, CFRE
President, Greater Dallas AFP
AFP Member Benefit - Registration Fee Waived for Next 2 Premium Webinars : AFP has waived registration fees for upcoming webinars on May 13 and May 27 for all AFP members. Register today ! PLEASE NOTE: If you have not registered for an AFP Webinar or E-Course before, you will need to create a free account in Blue Sky (our learning management system). This login is different than your AFP member login.
The Greater Dallas AFP's 2010 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Cecile Bonte died on April 16th after a brave battle with cancer. She was 83 years old. Cecile had a long volunteer resume. Last year the Dallas Opera designated her an honorary lifetime director “for her longstanding support and service.” Cecile was also a passionate supporter of the Dallas Arboretum, joining the board more than 20 years ago, serving multiple terms, and working on numerous events and committees. Her most significant role was that of capital campaign chair of the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, which raised nearly $60 million. The Life Cycles gallery in the children’s garden was named for her, and she was later named Board Member Emeritus.
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Stay tuned for more information on the rescheduled CFRE Refresher Course , coming later this Fall.

Click here to view a recording of the April 22, 2020 webinar, "The CFRE Exam: Setting Yourself Up for Success."
COVID-19 RESOURCES & UPDATES TO SUPPORT OUR MEMBERS: Click here to view the AFP Global COVID-19 Resource Guide. If you have fundraising tips and resources to share, email .  
  • Rachel Reis, Wesley-Rankin Community Center
Teamwork photo
  • Katie Adams, Canine Companions for Independence
  • Donna Chandler, Commemorative Air Force
  • Michelle Davison, Canine Companions for Independence
  • Tina Holt
  • Sharon Maxwell, Criswell College
  • Sarah Nesbit, Charles W. Eisemann Center
  • Kait Novara, Visiting Nurse Association of Texas
  • An Van Rooyen, Clubfoot Research Foundation
  • Amanda Ryan-Smith, CFRE, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
  • Lesley Warren, Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas
If you've earned your CFRE or been recertified recently and want to share the great news, let us know!