October 2018 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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Greater Dallas AFP Job Bank
Is your organization trying to fill a position? Post your job on the Greater Dallas AFP website! Looking for a position? Visit the Greater Dallas AFP Job Bank, with new postings every week. You never know who's looking!
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP Educational Luncheon Program
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Positioning for a Strong End-of-Year Giving Season: The Effects of the New Tax Law on Charitable Giving

In an ever-changing economic climate full of tax reform, where will your organization find itself at the end of the year? Dive into the tax law changes and tax forms to gain a better understanding of an organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. There is much to be learned by analyzing a 990, whether you're an independent fundraising professional, a board member, or a potential donor. What story is your organization telling about itself?

Keleigh Wentworth
Keleigh Wentworth, CPA , is senior tax manager with Whitley Penn. She has more than ten years of public accounting experience working with clients in a wide range of industries. She is a member of the AICPA, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Texas Christian University's Letterman's Association.

Stevina Johnson
Stevina Johnson is a tax manager with Whitley Penn. She has more than 11 years of public accounting experience providing Federal and State tax consulting and compliance services. She is a board member of the National Association of Black Accountants. Stevina earned her BBA in accounting and MPA from Stephen F. Austin University. LLP.   

Click here to register today, if you have not already done so.

Online registration closes on October 17th 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.
National Philanthropy Day is Only a Few Weeks Away

The Greater Dallas Chapter AFP proudly announces its 2018 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon,   registration is open ! Mark your calendar for Friday, November 9th to be part of this most meaningful occasion, celebrating those who give so much to our community.
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You can support both the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP and the AFP Foundation with one gift through AFP Now! Everyone who donates to AFP Now! between now and the December holiday luncheon will be entered into a drawing to win a Yeti soft side cooler, retail value $299!
President's Message
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Greetings, Fellow Fundraising Executives,
 
As we all know, AFP is all about ensuring the highest standards of ethics in fundraising. We all understand this and practice it, but there is one more step that I encourage each of you to take - CFRE certification.
 
Easier said than done, right? There is never a perfect time to earn your certificate, as I can attest. Just last month, amidst a busy fundraising year and a Board Presidency, I decided to take the leap. It wasn't easy, but I am very proud to have earned my CFRE!
 
Did you know that there are less than 500 CFRE professionals in the Great State of Texas? It's time to change this! I encourage each of you to visit www.cfre.org and begin the process of certification.Our Dallas AFP Chapter offers programming with CFRE credits each month, helpful for professionals ready to take the exam, as well as those in need credits for re-certification.
 
Speaking of programming, our next AFP luncheon program will take place on October 24th at Arlington Hall where we will discuss Positioning for a Strong End-of-Year Giving Season. We will also vote on our slate of proposed officers and board members for 2019, so you won't want to miss it.
 
Finally, as part of our commitment to diversity and feedback from the chapter, please be on the lookout for an AFP Dallas Chapter Survey. We want to hear from you as we gauge interest in different Dallas area program locations and alternative times for our monthly networking and program gatherings.

I hope to see each of you at our next program luncheon on October 24th. Also, please join me in congratulating my fellow board member and our chapter treasurer Stephanie Brigger, who also recently earned her CFRE! Great job, Stephanie, we are all proud of you!
 
My Best,
 
Sarah Elliott, President
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP
(214) 306-8400 ext.103
 
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News & Events

Registration is open for Gift Planning on the Run, September 2018 through March 2019, presented by The Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners. 

Click here for more information about earning an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Governance from the UT Dallas Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance.

Click here for more information and to register for Taking the Fear Out of Feedback, November 6, 2018 at CNM Dallas.

Click here for more information and to register for Insights into the Future of Financial Reporting and Auditing, October 16, 2018, UT Dallas Jindal School of Management.

Click here for more information and to register for Simplify the Books with QuickBooks, October 18, 2018, CNM Dallas.

Click here for more information and to register for The #MeToo Movement in the Nonprofit Sector, October 23, 2018, CNM Dallas.

Click here for more informataion and to register for Business Etiquette: An Important Business Tool, October 24, 2018, CNM Dallas.

Click here for more information and to register for ABCs of Grant Seeking, November 1, 2018, CNM Dallas.    
Welcome, New Members
Dallas Cityscape
 
Tiffany Archibald, National Kidney Foundation
Caitlin Doepfner, Our Friends Place
Lori Laughbaum, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Nicole Sweeney, Dallas Zoo

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