October 26, 2016 Luncheon
Tales from the Crypt - Horrors that development professionals have survived and lived to fundraise another day!
All development professionals have successes and situations that did not end well. This program will share those situations that did not have the proverbial 'happy ending' to illustrate how every fundraiser can learn from these situations: What were the early signs? What actions could have been taken to mitigate, if not eliminate, the bad outcome? What were the lessons from these painful events? Everyone enjoys sharing one's own successes and those of colleagues. Yet we frequently learn more from mistakes in the field than any other method. John Gilchrist, FAHP, CFRE and Karen Martin, CFRE, MBA will share examples of these real-world horrors and what we learned from these events. Send your own horror stories to our presenters John Gilchrist and Karen Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendees are invited to wear their Halloween costume or accessories for this fun event!
John Gilchrist, FAHP, CFRE, is an accomplished philanthropy executive with proven success in leading fundraising initiatives of various sizes, resulting in transformational gifts. He executes a range of annual and long-term development strategies and is passionate about bringing committed and connected community leaders to the table.
Karen K. Martin, CFRE, MBA, applies a donor-focused, marketing philosophy as matchmaker to philanthropists and charities. Her niche is designing infrastructure advancing nonprofits, from start-up charter schools to higher education
Online registration closes on October 19, 2016 at 10 PM or when space sells out, whichever comes first. After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable form, subject to space available, posted at
Fall is finally here! I hope to see you at our
final monthly educational program and luncheon
of the year on October 26th. Come and enjoy the Halloween season - wear your costume or bring a mask, and enjoy a great program and have some fun!
Have you been thinking about pursuing your CFRE designation? Then check out the
new one-day CFRE review course
we're holding on October 19th at the Dallas County Community College District Foundation offices. Our Dallas chapter has been invited to be one of the first in the country to offer this review course.
to read more and register, early bird registration ends on October 19th.
Our chapter celebrates National Philanthropy Day on November 18th. Join leaders of the Dallas philanthropic community as we honor our awardees.
to purchase your table or individual seats.
What a wonderful 3-day program fest our chapter had with Laura Fredricks in September, with a sold-out Executive Conversation, sold-out luncheon program and a special breakfast program to introduce Laura to some of Dallas' foundations. Thanks to the terrific committee that lead the charge - Tara Dunn, Stephanie Brigger, Paul Dunne, Mary Freeman, Mary Kardell, Luanne Samuel and Cheryl Reynolds.
Click here for a PDF of her Powerpoint presentation.
Look forward to seeing you soon,
Judy Wright, President
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP
L to r: Melanie Perkins, Cheryl Reynolds, Laura Fredricks, Judy Wright and Jan Murfield
L to r: Laura Fredricks, Luanne Samuel, Milton Key and Carole Rylander
L to r: Judy Wright, Mary Kardell, Mary Freeman and Laura Fredricks
Greater Dallas AFP President Judy Wright 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.
Apply to be a 2017 Chamberlain Scholar
AFP International gives an annual
Ralph Chamberlain Scholarship
to a member of the Greater Dallas Chapter to attend the annual AFP International Conference. Candidates for the Chamberlain Scholarship must be employed as a fundraising professional or, if candidate is an executive director, a substantial amount of time must be devoted to fundraising. Candidates may have never attended a prior AFP or NSFRE International Conference on Fundraising as a registered participant (unless as a member of the Conference Host Committee). Candidates must agree to complete an online evaluation form about his or her experience at International Conference.
Click here for an application, deadline is October 17th.
AFP Now! We're in the Home Stretch
Isn't it a good, warm feeling when you know you're helping someone else? We do that all the time in our careers, working with our donors who have it in their hearts to support causes. How cool is it when
we are the donors helping others?
AFP Now!, our chapter's philanthropic program, enables us to provide funding for our own colleagues to attend classes and conferences. In addition, our outreach program with Paul Quinn College supports students who are pursuing college degrees in Fundraising. We actually were able to "put faces to it" as three Paul Quinn College students attended the September 28th AFP Greater Dallas luncheon meeting, soaking in the wisdom of speaker Laura Fredericks. Heart warming! And possible because of your generosity!
As we head into the fourth quarter of the year, and the Home Stretch for our chapter's annual
AFP Now! goals, please consider making a donation.
We only need TWENTY-SIX more gifts to make our member participation goal of 20%, and $2,640 more in donations to reach our funding goal of $10,000. We can do this!
Make your tax exempt donation or send an additional gift online today, download an AFP Now! pledge form to support your chapter's educational outreach, or contact Anne Robillard, email@example.com, to make a pledge. Thank you and Happy Fall!
News & Events
Shawn Wills, CFRE, is the new Senior Vice President - Development at the Dallas Women's Foundation.
Larry Crouch, CFRE, is the new Director for Mission Advancement and Stewardship for the monastic order of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, Province of the Good Shepherd in North America. Congratulations, Larry!
Eastern Oklahoma Chapter AFP
will hold a two-day CFRE review course on October 26th and 27th in Tulsa. Email Lindsay Jordan at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Grant Writing USA will present a two-day workshop in partnership with Baylor Scott and White Health Care System, Emergency Management Department in Dallas, November 7-8, 2016. Click here for more information and to register, use discount code "AFPDallas" for a $30 discount.
CNM Connect will hold a two-day Advanced Grant Writing & Management Workshop, October 20-21, 2016. Click here to read more and register.
for more information and to register for
CNM Connect's "Fund Development Certificate Program,"
for professionals with fewer than five years' experience and who want to increase their fundraising knowledge. Once-a-month sessions are from 9 AM to 4:30 PM, August through December. Attend in Fort Worth, Plano or Dallas.
with the VNA and
with Casa Denton have organized a
CFRE exam study group
that will be meeting September 2nd and 12th in Lewisville, with a goal of meeting every two weeks. If you're interested in participating, email Emily at
or Jessica at
Leadership development training and networking opportunities are coming to Portland, Oregon this October 20th-22nd, courtesy of
AFP's 10th Leadership Academy
. Registration is now open to all AFP members. Click
to register today.
Welcome, New Members!
Marissa Anchia, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Roxane Barry, Southwestern Medical Foundation
Jessica Bartnick, Foundation for CHOICE
Betty Brownlee, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Sarah Burns, Dallas Women's Foundation
Barbara Dixon, South Texas Money Management
Hannah Douglas, Children's Medical Center Foundation
Emily Dunning, Promise House
Carley Gardiner, Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas
Trez McBay, Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas
Holly Heyroth Opundo, Grassroots
Dapo Oriola, Grace Project International
Priya Patel, It's a Sensory World
Ruth Ann Ritchie, Astraios Chamber Music
Ashley Terrell, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Anthony Vidmar, Midwestern State University
Dean Waterman, Southwestern Adventist University