September 2018 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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Greater Dallas Chapter AFP Educational Luncheon Program
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Stop Hiding behind the Computer and Talk to Your Donors

Building meaningful relationships with donors is an indispensable requirement for any organization successfully seeking support for its cause. While the usage of advanced technology in the areas of prospect management, research and stewardship are almost always well worth the investment when properly employed, the latest and greatest tech gimmick will never eclipse the human mind, voice or heart. B.J. will share real life examples and anecdotes from a decade and half of secondary school advancement experience, offering tools for gift officers and advancement departments to produce considerably stronger results for their organizations.

BJ Antes
B.J. Antes serves as Vice President of Advancement at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, where he is charged with securing principal gifts while providing oversight to the areas of development, alumni relations, advancement services, events, and communications. Antes also serves as the Executive Director of the Jesuit Dallas Foundation, working with the Foundation's board of trustees who are entrusted with growing and managing the endowment. Entering his 16th year with Jesuit, Antes also directs planned giving and other internal, community and special event fundraising activities. Jesuit Dallas has enjoyed a growth in its annual giving activity in each of the last 10 years, while nearly doubling its planned gift inventory over the last six years. Antes played a key role in the success of the "We Are Jesuit" capital campaign (2007-12), which at the time marked the largest fundraising drive in the history of the school. He was intricately involved in the planned development for Jesuit's first land expansion since 1962. An avid golfer, his favorite contribution over the years might be the MAGIS Golf Classic, which is annually listed as one of the top 10 charity golf events in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal. Antes earned a BS in accounting from Murray State University and an MBA from SMU's Cox School of Business. 

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

Online registration closes on September 19th 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.
Upcoming Events for the Fundraising Community

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course, October 4-5, 2018, offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques.  This program is designed for persons with zero-to-four years of fundraising experience.

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,
It's September! School is back in session and people are already counting down the number of shopping days left until the holidays.
As fundraisers, many of us are now in the throes of our busiest season (North Texas Giving Day, Giving Tuesday, major donor meetings, annual appeal, etc.). Despite our busy schedules, I think we can all benefit from this month's luncheon topic. It's all about the power of conversation with our donors. 
Also, if you're looking for another resource for training, our friends at the  Nonprofit Learning Lab are hosting a Nonprofit Institute on  October 16th in Dallas. AFP friends can use the discount code happy10 to receive $10 off registration until September 15th.
Finally, if you missed last month's session with the amazing Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE - you missed a good one. Alphonce guided us through some very thoughtful discussion about how we can build greater diversity within our organizations and within our AFP Chapter. This is an ongoing conversation for our chapter, and I look forward to sharing our progress as we move forward. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact me with your ideas and suggestions.
I look forward to seeing you all at our next program and luncheon on September 26th!

My Best,
Sarah Elliott, President
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP
(214) 306-8400 ext.103
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Sarah Conner is the new director of Development at Just Say Yes.

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 Grant Writing USA's 2-day workshop in partnership with North Central Texas Council of Governments in Arlington, September 10-11, 2018.

Click here for more information and to register for Outcomes-Based Program evaluation Certificate e-Course, offered by CNM, early bird deadline is September 13, 2018. 

Click here for more information and to register for Foundations for Success and Longevity in Your Development Career, September 13, 2018 at CNM Dallas.

Click here for more information about earning the CNM Volunteer Management Certificate.September 14, 28 and October 12, 2018.
Welcome, New Members
Dallas Cityscape
James Parsons, SER Jobs for Progress National, Inc.
Katie Sperry, American Heart Association
Dr. Eric Wyatt, Hardin-Simmons University
Adine Zornow, American Heart Association

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