Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter May 2022
In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • May Educational Program
  • Emerging Leaders Happy Hour on May 12th
  • Mental Health Toolkit Webinar on May 20th
  • My AFP Now! Story
  • AFP Virtual Lobby Week
  • Don't Forget Your $100 Credit!
  • Welcome (back!), new and renewing chapter members
  • Congratulations to new and renewing CFREs
President's Message
“Everybody needs some time to rejuvenate, refresh, recharge and begin again.” - Revathi
Dear Friends,
May is graduation season, the time when things are in bloom and summer is just around the corner. Spring is also the time for rejuvenation. It’s the promise of new arrivals. We are seeing a return to in-person fundraising events, providing an opportunity for supporters to both engage with our organizations and meet people who share a similar passion for our causes. 

As you read this message, some 20+ members from our Chapter are headed to the AFP ICON Conference, held in person for the first time since 2019. Fundraising professionals will gather for three days of intense learning, networking and inspiration. The hope is that we will be refreshed and ready to bring back what we have gleaned to share and implement in our own organizations. 

Next month, The Dallas and Ft. Worth Chapters of AFP will host its annual conference and CFRE Refresher Course for fundraising professionals in-person at the Irving Convention Center. The 2022 DFW Philanthropy Conference is bringing amazing speakers and power-packed sessions – you'll take away great ideas to help take your nonprofit fundraising to the next level. If you haven't already done so, sign up today! 

And scroll through this newsletter to see more opportunities to connect and recharge your mind.
Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE
President, Greater Dallas Chapter AFP
May Program
"Time Is Money: Engaging Volunteers Through Fundraising Initiatives"
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
  • 11:30 AM Networking
  • 12-1 PM Luncheon Program
Organizations have long involved volunteers in their fundraising efforts, from staffing fundraising events to generating support and awareness as informal ambassadors within the wider community. Yet there is often a disconnect between donations of time and donations of money, with these two aspects of resource generation and development frequently delegated to different staff or departments within an organization. This separation may inhibit organizational strategy and diminish the potential of volunteers to support fundraising professionals and fundraising efforts. This talk will present evidence for the importance of engaging volunteers in fundraising initiatives and offer an interactive tool for building and strengthening these efforts within your own organization.
WE ARE IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL FOR MAY at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. Members and non-members are welcome. Discounted rates for emerging professionals age 30 and under available.

Learn more and Register now!
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Allison R. Russell is an Assistant Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management at the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Russell conducts research on the nonprofit and voluntary sector, including nonprofit management, volunteering and volunteer management, ethics and equity in organizational decision-making, and social innovation. She is a co-author (with Femida Handy) of the book, Ethics for Social Impact (2018) and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals in the field, including Nonprofit Management and Leadership and Voluntas. Dr. Russell is a 2017 recipient of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Emerging Scholars Award. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.P.A. from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Emerging Leaders Happy Hour May 12th
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Join us online!
  • Friday, May 20th, 11 AM
  • Free registration HERE

Understand the importance of self-care and the effects of negative stress on the body and mind. Build your toolkit of techniques to assist you with maintaining balance in everyday life. 
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Toneisha Qualls is a Professional Development Specialist at Educational First Steps with ten years of experience. She is passionate about education and mental well-being. Toneisha is a Master Trainer with the Texas Registry and has studied mindfulness through the lens of Maria Montessori and Mind in the Making. As a professional and a parent, Toneisha understands the difficulty of the work/life balance. She desires to help others find and maintain this balance with her approach to keeping the mind, body, and spirit aligned.
My AFP Now! Story
I fell into fundraising, as many of us do, through volunteering. Early in my career, attendance at the AFP Global Annual Conference was recommended as I did not have formal training in fundraising. I was awarded the Chamberlain Scholarship, making it possible for me to attend the conference, which offered an opportunity to learn from experts in the field on a variety of subjects and network with my peers and seasoned fundraising professionals. The conference also provided a vendor fair where I was able to explore tools to assist with everything from database management to events.

I am honored to have been selected as a Chamberlain Scholar and grateful for the opportunities made possible for me and other scholarship recipients through the generous gifts made to the AFP Greater Dallas Chapter. Thank you!
Jana Haigood
Philanthropy Associate/Alumni Relations, Alcuin School
AFP Virtual Lobby Week May 23-27
The Greater Dallas Chapter is Preparing for AFP’s Second Annual Chapter Lobby Week, May 23-27, 2022
During the week, we will virtually visit with at least one member of Congress and/or their staff during the week of May 23-27.

Join the Planning Call!
May 10, 2022, 2 PM Central Time
Click HERE to register in advance for this meeting.
Don't Forget Your $100 Credit!
New for 2022, all AFP professional, young professional and small nonprofit organizational members receive a $100 credit good for premium webinars, select e-courses (including the Fundamentals of Fundraising), or conference recordings through the AFP Blue Sky/Path Learning Management System (LMS).
Learn more at
Welcome, New Members
Teamwork photo
  • Darryl Atwaters
  • Sarah Cantu, CitySquare
  • Kathryn Bridwell, ALS Association
  • Airam Da Silva, The Icla Da Silva Foundation
  • Israel Gallegos
  • Lorri Kennedy, Nexus Recovery Center
  • Billy Lane, Innercity Community Development Corporation
  • Anthony Llano, Social Venture Partners (SVP) Dallas
  • Laura Manning, Canine Companions South Central Region
  • Elysia Martin, Passages
  • Claire Mock
  • Ariel Newman, Children's Advocacy Center
  • Jenny Pierson, West Dallas Community School
  • Noelia Saenz, Nexus Recovery Center
  • Joshua Walls
Thanks to Our Renewing Members
  • Margot Aliffi
  • Graesa Amdahl
  • Deborah Arango, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Rozelyn Beck, Commemorative Air Force
  • Mary Brinegar, Dallas Arboretum
  • Kelsy Burrows
  • Stephanie Chandler, United Way of Grayson County, Inc.
  • Tina Corbett, CASA of Denton County
  • Michelle Davison, Canine Companions for Independence
  • Michael Gonzales, CFRE, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
  • Kay Marsh Green
  • Tina Holt
  • Sharon McGowan, North Texas Food Bank
  • Manuel Mesa, Mommies in Need
  • Logan Muse
  • Stephanie Russell, The Senior Source
  • Dale Rylander, Rylander Associates
  • Jaclyn Williams
  • Joseph Wooddell, Criswell College
New and Recertifying CFREs
Congratulations to new CFRE Emily Kettlewell!

If you've earned your CFRE or been recertified recently and want to share the great news, let us know!

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