Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter October 2021
In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • October educational program with Cherian Koshy, CFRE
  • News for fundraisers
  • Welcome (back!), new and renewing chapter members
President's Message
Paul Dunne

I remember when the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy first started this campaign. They had all of us fill out a placard beginning with the words, “I GIVE BECAUSE.” I remember writing down my reason for giving. I have been fortunate to be a donor to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy for the past 18 years. During that time, my gift has grown as my reason for giving has changed. I have been able to see my gift's impact, not only on the gift the Dallas Chapter receives, but also in the lives of our scholarship recipients, especially the happiness I experience when I hear their heartfelt appreciation for being able to attend a major AFP conference. I know that many of you feel the same.

Our local chapter has its own AFP Now! campaign, which dedicates 30% percent of money raised to the national AFP Foundation for Philanthropy BE(the)CAUSE campaign. Jana Haigood of the Alcuin School is doing an amazing job heading up this critical campaign for our local chapter. This year your Greater Dallas Chapter board of directors has pledged to give over $10,000 to AFP Now! We are asking that chapter members partner with the board to give at least another $5,000.
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I am joining Jana in asking you to please make your pledge today. As many of you are aware, this has not been an easy time for many professional membership organizations. We can really use your gift to help our chapter as we continue to provide scholarships and professional educational opportunities for all of our members.

Thank you in advance for standing with us.
Paul Dunne, CFRE
Greater Dallas AFP President 2021
October Program with Cherian Koshy, AFP
October 27, 2021 Program
In-Person and Virtual
Identifying and Addressing Fundraising's Overarching Ethical Questions

This presentation will identify the higher-level ethical questions that underpin the majority of ethical decisions fundraisers will need to make around the acceptance and solicitation of donations and personal versus organizational ethics. 

Cherian Koshy, CFRE, is an internationally recognized expert in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. He is the Director of Development at Des Moines Performing Arts and the Vice Chair of the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (Volunteer Iowa). He works with hundreds of nonprofits each year to help them solve their most intractable problems. His industry-specific thought leadership has been featured in Advancing Philanthropy, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Institute of Fundraising (UK), and dozens of blogs, webinars and podcasts. With 20-plus years of experience, he is one of the most sought-after trainers and speakers in the nonprofit sector. He serves on numerous local, state, national, and international boards, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals Global board. As a coach and consultant, he helps struggling nonprofits find strategies that give them back time and develop sustainable revenue.
WE ARE IN PERSON IN OCTOBER at The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. Both members and non-members are welcome. A virtual option to attend and discounted rates for emerging professionals age 30 and under are available.

Learn more and Register now!
More News for Fundraisers
The Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners invites Greater Dallas AFP members to the following VIRTUAL event:

Charitable Remainder Trusts Funded with Real Estate: A Winning Solution for Donors and Charities
October 12, 2021, 12 PM
Greater Dallas AFP members attend at CGP member rate, RSVP deadline is tomorrow, October 6, 2021.
Welcome, New Members!
Teamwork photo
  • Lori Baum, Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas
  • Melissa Gagnon, The Reformation Project
Thanks to Our Renewing Members
  • Christina Moore, Educational First Steps
  • Shannon Gardner, Children's Advocacy Center of Kaufman County
  • Cameron Hernholm, CFRE, Resource Center
  • Jim Livernois
  • Kimberly Patterson, White Rock Center of Hope
  • Michael Schwerin, SPCA of Texas
  • Ashanti Williams, Hope Cottage
Congratulations, New and Recertifying CFREs
If you've earned your CFRE or been recertified recently and want to share the great news, let us know!