September 2017 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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September 27th Educational Luncheon & Program
Ethics, Accountability and Public Trust: Real World Examples on Things that Matter

You know you're supposed to apply ethical principles to your fundraising practices, but what happens when the rubber hits the road? Using real world, challenging situations , we'll discuss  perceptions of what is ethical and what is "good business" in the nonprofit sector, how your board's understanding of accountability and ethics can impact your organization, and why being ethical is not "bad for business."
Alice Ferris

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER:  Alice Ferris has more than 25 years of professional fundraising experience, and specializes in strategic and development planning, board development, annual giving, nonprofit operations and public broadcasting hosting. Alice has served on a multitude of nonprofit boards over the past 20 years, currently chairs the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) credentialing board, and serves on the CFRE International Board and the Wisconsin School of Business Bolz Center for the Arts Administration advisory board. She is a three-time honoree as AFP Northern Arizona Fundraising Professional of the Year, and earned her CFRE in 1999 and her ACFRE in 2010.

Online registration closes on September 20, 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.

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President's Message

Mary Freeman
Hello, Friends,

Hopefully, as you read this you are holding your family and friends in your heart! Our thoughts are centered on those who are affected by Hurricane Harvey, an epic and catastrophic storm that continues to pummel our precious Texas coast and impact our neighbors across the Houston area.
During these challenging days our nonprofit community provides a lifeline to thousands in need. I hope you will join me in generously sharing your time, talent and treasure to assist those who are facing hardships in the days, months and years to come. I am very thankful to be a part of a caring profession that truly makes a difference in so many lives!
Tough situations can test our limits, especially when things around us are so uncertain. We welcome, Alice Ferris, a 25-year seasoned fundraising professional, who graciously shares her expertise in a conversational and knowledgeable manner. Click here to reserve your place at her upcoming and timely program, "Ethics, Accountability and Public Trust: Real World Examples on Things that Matter," on Wednesday, September 27th.
Your participation in our luncheon survey helps us continue to provide relevant programming that fills your toolbox. Thank you, Sheridan Joslin, for sharing a copy of your informative overview of the Giving USA 2016 Report presented at the August luncheon.
Thank you for choosing the AFP Greater Dallas chapter as your partner in philanthropy. Now go make a difference and support your favorite charities on North Texas Giving Day, September 14, 2017! I promise it will make you feel good to help our neighbors in need!
Mary Freeman, CFRE, President
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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 immediately and update your personal record so you'll keep receiving information about upcoming chapter events and opportunities.
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.
Fundamentals of Fundraising October 5-6, 2017

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Offered by the Greater Dallas and Fort Worth Metro Chapters AFP, this two-day program offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques. For  persons with zero-to-four years of fundraising experience.

Click here for more information and to register. A limited number of scholarships are available.
2016 NPD luncheon
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.
News & Events

Linda K. Johnson has been named President and CEO of LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas). For more information contact Kate Hoffman,

The Senior Source
is offering a series of Making Older Better seminars:
Click here for a glossary of fundraising terms everyone needs to know.

Click here to register for a program to earn a Nonprofit Marketing Certificate, offered by CNM Connect. Classes begin September 8, 2017.

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 September 12, 2017 program "Philanthropic Innovators: Leading with Passion and Purpose" with Ashlee Kleinert, Trea Yip, Kristy Hogland Robinson and moderator Roslyn Dawson Thompson. Greater Dallas AFP members register at member rate.

Click here to register for "Leveraging Your Content to Drive Engagement" on September 6, 2017, offered by CNM Connect.

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 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. 

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
Dawn AlexanderDallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Sarah Brewer, The Bridge
Michelle GaliziaDallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Cobi Gray, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Christine Heskes, The Bridge
Paula Jonse, Austin College
Stacey MalcolmsonDallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Lana MarkerDallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Beverly Mendoza, SMU Catholic Campus Ministry
Kawanise MimsDallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Allison Myers, Tyler Street Christian Academy
Melissa Sherrill, The Family Place

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