September 2016 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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Greater Dallas AFP Job Bank: Featured Opportunities

As part of our enhanced services, AFP Dallas now delivers featured jobs to your Inbox each month. Check out these great opportunities below.  Looking for additional development or executive job opportunities in D/FW, or have a job to post? Visit the AFP Dallas Job Bank today!

nonPareil Institute
Plano, Texas

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Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
Dallas, Texas

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September 28, 2016 Luncheon 
How to Ask for Money, and More of It!
Laura Fredricks

Laura Fredricks, author of THE ASK, will lead the audience through the 5-step process for any ask, the 5 types of askers, and how to ask for transformational results.

As the founder and CEO of THE ASK, Laura Fredricks teaches nonprofits how to confidently and successfully ask for money. She is the author of  THE ASK: How to ASK for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project and Business Venture, and an attorney-turned-philanthropic advisor who has spoken at conferences around the world. Laura teaches nonprofit business management and fundraising techniques to master's degree candidates at Columbia University, New York University, Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, The Smithsonian Institute, and The Harvard and Princeton Clubs.

Make your reservations now, this is sure to be a sellout! Online registration closes on September 21, 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
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Registration is open for the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP's 2016 National Philanthropy Day luncheon on November 18th. Click here to secure your table, or to reserve seats.
President's Message
Judy Wright

Dear Members and Friends,

The fall season has begun. Your Greater Dallas Chapter has a full schedule of programs and events planned for the next three months. 
Mark your calendar for our next monthly program, Wednesday, September 28th. We are honored to have Laura Fredricks as our speaker. Laura is a renowned speaker and author throughout the United States in philanthropic circles. She is a favorite speaker at the AFP international Conference and her programs are always standing room only. We expect this program to sell out quickly, so make your reservations early. 
Also, Laura will present an Executive Conversations program on the evening of September 27th. Executive Conversations are members-only programs for veteran professionals who hold executive positions with their organizations, and/or have 10 years experience. Seating is limited to 30. Again, don't wait to make your reservations!
Now is the time when our chapter leadership starts planning for next year. If you are interested in participating in a leadership role and would like to nominate yourself to serve on the 2017 Board of Directors please contact Diana Marquis, Nominations Chair, at
Don't forget to post your nonprofit's job opportunities on the chapter's Job Bank. Also, it's a great resource for anyone looking for a new position. 
Continue to watch your inbox for announcements and updates on programs and events throughout the fall. 
Hope to see you soon,

Judy Wright, President
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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 immediately and update your personal record so you'll keep receiving information about upcoming chapter events and opportunities.
Executive Conversation with Laura Fredericks
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Join Laura and chapter colleagues to talk about Re-Thinking, Re-Energizing and Re-Engaging Your Board. This chapter members-only event is for those who hold an executive position with their organization, or have 10 or more years experience as a fundraiser. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, September 27th, 5:30-7:30 PM, register now!
Membership Moment
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Tori Hobbs led a class for chapter members and guests last month on how to make handcrafted thank you cards. 

AFP International is offering a $50 discount off a new Professional or Associate membership in honor of National Philanthropy Day┬«. This coupon is good until November 30, 2016. New members can use it by mailing it in or by joining online and inserting the discount code NPD2016.  

Click here to download the coupon.
2016 Fundamentals of Fundraising

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Fundamentals of Fundraising is one of AFP's many education opportunities, and the Greater Dallas and Fort Worth Metro chapters are offering the course this year on Thursday and Friday, October 6-7, at CitySquare. Fundamentals of Fundraising is ideal for development professionals with less than five years of experience, or for those seeking their CFRE certification. Participation in the two-day course earns 16 hours of CFRE credit. Some of the topics covered are Marketing, Volunteers: Partners in Fundraising, and Building and Sustaining Relationships. Click here for a schedule and registration information. 
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A big thank you to our sponsors Thompson & Knight and CitySquare!

Questions? Email Jana Haigood,
AFP Now! Countdown

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You might win this Zuca travel bag when you donate to the 2016 AFP Now! campaign
The countdown for our AFP Now! Campaign has begun.  A heartfelt "thank you" to those of you who have already made your pledges/gifts this year for AFP Now! Our chapter is a over halfway to our membership participation goal and our $10,000 fundraising goal.
Your donation to AFP Now! helps us provide professional development support for deserving chapter members, and to go above and beyond programming our chapter programs and events. 70% of your gift remains with the chapter, and 30% is sent to support the AFP Foundation.

Make your tax exempt donation or send an additional gift online today, or download an AFP Now! pledge form to support your chapter's educational outreach. 
News & Events

Click here 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.

The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management will host "Lead, Govern & Empower Your Nonprofit" on Thursday, September 8th. Click here for a brochure, click here to register.

Emily Garvin with the VNA and Jessica Ferricher 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

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Greater Dallas AFP board member Whitney Everley and her husband welcomed their new daughter Ainsley Reese on July 28th, 20 inches long and 8 pounds 3 ounces.

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 here to register today.
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Welcome, New Members!

Kara Causey, National Breast Cancer Foundation
Aaron Conley, Grenzebach Glier and Associates
Tempress Jackson, Tyler Street Christian Academy
Buck Kern, Snowball Express
Rayanne Kruse
Robin Minick, The Real Estate Council 
Julia Palmer, Genesis Women's Shelter & Support 
Debbie Peternana
Melanie Smoot, Frisco Family Services
Kathryn Sperry, Dallas Zoo
Yeimi Vasquez, Texans Can Academies
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