Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter May 2023
In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • Register for April 2023 Luncheon Program
  • 2023 NPD Award Nominations deadline is April 10
  • Register for the 2023 DFW Philanthropy Conference
  • Member News
  • Welcome (back!), new and renewing chapter members
  • Congratulations to new and renewing CFREs
President's Message
Dear Chapter Members,

Happy May! It's wonderful seeing so many of you back at our monthly luncheons. Last month CCS Fundraising sponsored our program and brought two of their team members, Matt Hughes and Christie Rodriguez, to share their insights on donor cultivation in a changing philanthropic world. Their presentation was packed full of data and great take aways! I hope to see even more of you at this month's luncheon in Maggiano's newly refurbished dining room. 

If you can't make this month's meeting, registration is still open for our annual DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference on June 16. Our committee volunteers have been working hard behind the scenes to deliver yet another stellar line up of speakers and exhibitors. It's sure to be a can't miss event!

REMINDER: AFP launched a new membership database. If you have not logged in since March 6, 2023, or earlier, please reset your AFP member account password at so that you can continue to take advantage of your membership benefits, including AFP Connect, the online resource library, webinars, and more!
Emily Kettlewell, CFRE
President, Greater Dallas AFP
Director of Advancement, SPARK!
May Luncheon Program
Building Partnerships
How Marketing and Communications Support Development
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
  • 11:30 AM Networking
  • 12-1 PM Luncheon Program

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: As Chief Advancement and External Affairs Officer of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Jessica Whitt Garner oversees fundraising, marketing and communications, and guest services. A highly experienced development and public relations professional, Jessica has served in key roles at the AT&T Performing Arts Center and as the Director of Development for the SMU Meadows School of the Arts, where she led fundraising efforts for annual operations, endowment funding, and capital improvements.
Learn more and register now 
Members and non-members are welcome! Discounted rates for emerging professionals age 30 or less than 4 years as a fundraising professional, member or non-member).
$50 for non-members
$35 for members
$30 for emerging professionals
2023 AFP Now! Campaign: Support Your Chapter
AFP Now logo
Invest in the important work that our profession engages in every day by supporting our annual AFP Now! Campaign. 70% of your gift supports the work of our chapter in providing educational opportunities and career support for development professionals through all stages of their fundraising careers, and 30% provides support for the AFP International Foundation.

Everyone who has made a gift of $25 or more by our May 24 luncheon program will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of The Art of Hello: Be remembered in a Noisy World. Need not be present to win!

You can make a one-time gift online, mail in your gift, or schedule gifts throughout the year by downloading a pledge form.
Registration is Open!
Friday, June 16, 2023
Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners
MAY 16, 2023
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Communities Foundation of Texas
5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas
(Box Lunch Will Be Provided)

"Defining Your Giving Style"
presented by Elizabeth Liser, CAP
Senior Donor Engagement Specialist, Communities Foundation of Texas

AFP Chapter Members Register at Member Rate
RSVP DEADLINE: 5 PM, Tuesday, May 9
CFRE News!
If you've earned your CFRE or been recertified recently and want to share the great news, let us know!