November 2017 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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Thanks to Our 2017-2018
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Online Registration Closes Nov. 3rd

At the Greater Dallas AFP's 2017 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, November 10th at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, Landmark Ballroom.
Executive Conversation
Jason Lee

Join the Greater Dallas AFP for its next Executive Conversation, "Can the Nonprofit Sector Afford a Loss of $13.1 billion in Charitable Donations Each Year? The Impact of Tax Reform, Advocacy, and Other Issues in 2017" with Jason Lee, Esq. of AFP International.
 
Seating is limited! If you're a Greater Dallas AFP Chapter member with 10 years or more of fundraising experience, hold an executive position with your organization, or have 10 or more years experience as an industry consultant or service provider, register for the latest Executive Conversation on Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6 to 7:30 PM at Hope Cottage. $25 per person, light refreshments will be served.
 
Don't miss this important conversation. Click here to register today!
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Looking for additional development or executive job opportunities in D/FW, or have a job to post?  Visit the  AFP Dallas Job Bank  today!
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President's Message

Mary Freeman
Hello, Friends,

This is an extra special time of the year for your AFP Greater Dallas Chapter as we celebrate the tireless leaders who assure our community's success. Please join us on Friday, November 10, 2017, for the  "It's Our Tomorrow" National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Reunion Hotel. Reserve your tickets and table today!
 
We are truly thankful to Terese Stevenson (Rees-Jones Foundation), Dr. Anu Partap (Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence), and John Mitchener (Children's Medical Center Foundation) for sharing their transformational gift journey at our luncheon program on October 25th. Your AFP chapter is committed to hosting top-tier presenters who can provide you first-hand insight into life-changing initiatives.
 
You won't want to miss our annual Holiday Luncheon program on Friday, December 8th at Arlington Hall. Our guest speakers will be 2017  Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Lynn McBee, 2017 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Micah Pinson, and Kevin Hurst from Neiman Marcus, 2017 Outstanding Corporation. Moderating the panel of award recipients will be Scott Murray. It's another exciting opportunity to hear directly from these highly-respected community stakeholders whose philanthropic investments provide hope to those in need each day. Watch your email inbox for registration information!
 
My prayer is that your hearts will be filled with joy this holiday season. Because of your efforts we are blessed to live in one of the most generous places on earth, Happy Thanksgiving!
 
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.
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You all are TRULY amazing! We set an annual AFP Now! goal of $9,000, achieved it, and now we have achieved our stretch goal of $10,000...THANK YOU! 
 
At our September 27th AFP Greater Dallas Chapter meeting, Alyssa Avila, Donovan Coleman and Shanay Wise, all seniors at Paul Quinn College, shared with the group how your generous philanthropy to AFP Now! has benefited each of their lives. Paul Quinn College, with students engaged in fundraising courses, is our college chapter partner.
 
Now that we've put a big bow on 2017 for our own AFP Dallas chapter giving, let's blow through the $10,000 goal, shall we? Our current membership participation is 11%, which represents 46 gifts. If just 20 more of you would please give $20, we'll achieve a 15% participation rate and continue to exceed our $10,000 stretch goal. And, remember, there will be a drawing at our December Holiday Luncheon for an iPad Mini! All 2017 donors are eligible! Let's do this! 
 
With fond fundraising affection, 
Ms. AFP Now!, aka, Anne Robillard, CFRE
News & Events

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the world's leading association for individuals and organizations that supports charitable institutions, is pleased to announce that after an extensive search, it has named Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, as its new president and chief executive officer, effective November 1, 2017. Click here to read more.

Click here to register for the University of Texas at Dallas Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Governance program. Modules may be taken between September 7, 2017 and May 9, 2018, in any order.  

Click here for more information and to register for Future Trends, presented by UT Dallas Jindal School of Management, November 7th.

Click here for more information and to register for the Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners' program on November 7th for "Black Gold: Gifts of Oil & Gas Interests Made Simple " with Joe Hancock. Greater Dallas AFP members attend at DCCGP member rates.

Click here to register for "QuickBooks for Nonprofit Success - Intermediate" offered by CNM Connect on November 9th. 

Click here to register for "Introduction to Best Practices for Effective Survey Design," offered by CNM Connect on November 28th. 

Click here for more information and to register for the 4 Pillars of Donor Relations Conference, November 30 - December 1, 2017.

Click here for information and to register for the North Central Texas Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA's two-day grants workshop in Arlington, December 7-8, 2017. This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines. Learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

The 2018 AFP San Antonio Conference is now scheduled for February 15th. 
Welcome, New Members
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