October 2017 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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Thanks to Our 2017-2018
Chapter Sponsor
October 25th Educational Luncheon & Program
Is your Organization Ready for a Transformational Gift?

A transformational gift is one that will have a major and lasting impact on an organization's ability to fulfill its mission. If you were asked, would you be able to define what kind of gift would be transformational for your organization? And are you ready to share your organization's vision, create a strategic plan and measure and report results to potential donors?

ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS: John Mitchener  is a Development Officer at Children's Medical Center Foundation, Dallas, Texas, the nation's fifth largest pediatric healthcare provider. Most recently he has taken a role as the Foundation's Planned Giving Officer in addition to his other duties. Prior to joining Children's Medical Center in 2012, John was a Development Manager for Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas where he led the fundraising efforts for the Department of Surgery. 

Anu Partap, MD, MPH, has been Clinical Director of the Foster Care Clinics at Children's Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center since 2009. In 2014, she became Director of the Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence. She also co-chairs the Mental Health and Foster Care Committee for the Texas Pediatric Society. Her medical education and advocacy activities are dedicated to promoting health care and community support of children and youth in foster care. 

Terese Stevenson  is Vice President-Grants for The Rees-Jones Foundation, developing relationships with grant seekers to help support innovation and best practices in Child Welfare, Mental Health, Youth Development and Civic Benefit. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Dallas 0-5 Funder's Collaborative and served on the Texas Education Agency's Expanded Learning Opportunities Council. She is a Court Appointed Special Advocate and a board member of Dallas CASA.

Online registration closes on October 18, 2017 at 10 PM or when space sells out, whichever comes first. After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable registration form, subject to space available.

Featured Job Posts

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,

We are thrilled to announce that South Texas Money Management LTD is graciously serving as our AFP Greater Dallas Chapter Sponsor. Their investment in our chapter ensures you receive vital educational programming to support your mission's success.
What a wonderful week it has been to have GoalBusters Consulting experts Alice Ferris and Jim Anderson generously sharing their talents with our chapter. Their candid and engaging presentations have truly provided our AFP Dallas community with tools that will help us achieve fundraising success. You may be like me, jumping off into year-end activities. I found their presentations filled with strategies my organization's team can immediately incorporate into our development plan. Thank you, Alice and Jim, I have already bookmarked your resource-filled website and become one of your Facebook and Twitter followers.
Dallas is such a caring community, and you won't want to miss celebrating some of our finest philanthropists at the  National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion. We are honored to be hosting AFP International's Interim President and CEO Jason R. Lee, JD as our keynote speaker. Reserve your table today!
Your chapter is dedicated to providing you real-world support!  October is filled with programming to support you through all facets of your career. Whether you are a new emerging professional or a seasoned executive, we offer a full spectrum of educational opportunities in October. We kick off a rich-filled menu on October 5th-6th with the 2017 AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course for those with zero to five years experience. Our monthly luncheon program on October 25th follows, featuring representatives from leading foundations guiding the discussion,  "Is your Organization Ready for a Transformational Gift?"
Thank you for choosing the AFP Greater Dallas chapter as your partner in making our community a great place to live!
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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Reserve Your Table!

At the Greater Dallas AFP's 2017 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, November 10th at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, Landmark Ballroom. Special guest speaker will be AFP International Interim President & CEO Jason Lee.
2018 AFP International Scholarship Opportunities

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The Ralph Chamberlain Scholarship provides a complimentary registration for a member of the Greater Dallas Chapter to attend the annual AFP International Conference. Deadline to apply is 5 PM, October 13, 2017.  Click here for more
information and to download an application.

The Diverse Communities Scholarship Program is accepting applications through October 31, 2017 for scholarships to cover the $799 registration for plus some travel expense. Click here to learn more and complete the online application.
News & Events

Teri Grubb, COO of South Texas Money Management LTD, was recently named the San Antonio Business Journal's Woman of the Year. 

Diana Marquis, CFRE
, has a new position with the Trinity River Mission.

Tori Correll, CFRE, joins New Friends New Life as its Development Director on October 2nd. 

The Senior Source
is offering a series of Making Older Better seminars:
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 the Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners October 12, 2017 program "Moving from Transactional to Transformational," with speakers Elizabeth Murray (University of Dallas) and Jayne Grimes (Buckner Foundation). Greater Dallas AFP members register at member rate.

Click here to register for "Protect Your Organization's and Donor's Data: Find Security in Cybersecurity," October 3, 2017, offered by CNM Connect. 

Click here to register for "You've Got the Data, Now What? Data Management and Analysis" on October 10, 2017, offered by CNM Connect. 

Click here to register for a 1/2 day workshop, "How to Increase the Vitality of Your Nonprofit," on October 5th, co-sponsored by UT Dallas and Communities Foundation of Texas. Email for more information.

Click here to learn more and register for the Dallas Nonprofit Institute, presented on October 17th by the Nonprofit Learning Lab.

Go to cnmconnect.org to learn more and register for QuickBooks for Nonprofits 101, October 18, 2017, offered by CNM Connect. 

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

The 2018 AFP San Antonio Conference is now scheduled for February 15th. 
Welcome, New Members
Dallas Cityscape
Amanda Hyde, Dallas Symphony
Wynette Kent, Buckner International
John Thompson, Mensa Foundation
Olivia Turner, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Benjamin Vann, Impact House

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