Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter September 2022
In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • September Educational Luncheon Program
  • Deadline for nominations to 2023 Dallas AFP Board is September 9
  • 2022 NPD Celebration sponsorships available
  • Free resources from UT Dallas
  • Volunteer for chapter resources cleanup day
  • Support the AFP Now! 2022 campaign
  • Chapter membership snapshot
  • Welcome (back!), new and renewing chapter members
  • On the Move
  • October 1 is next deadline to start your CFRE application
  • Congratulations to new and renewing CFREs
  • Meet your Greater Dallas AFP Board of Directors
President's Message
“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.”
- Maya Angelou
Dear Friends,
September marks the time for fall appeals and celebrations of gratitude. This also means that National Philanthropy Day is around the corner and our chapter can’t wait to celebrate the charitable work that those in our community do to make a difference and change the world with a giving heart on this special day. On November 17th, six honorees will be recognized for their commitment to change and philanthropy. Registration is now open. I look forward to seeing you at NPD 2022! 

Yours in fundraising,
Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE
President, Greater Dallas Chapter AFP
P.S. Please keep scrolling to register for our monthly educational program with Ben Mohler, ACFRE and check out our other announcements below!
September Luncheon Meeting
"To Infinity and Beyond Moves Management"

Wednesday, September 28, 2022, In-Person Only
  • 11:30 AM Networking
  • 12-1 PM Luncheon Program

Do you think major gifts fundraising metrics are outdated? Join us as we re-imagine a fundraising process that strives to meet donor expectations and improve retention! This session will explore the dynamics that demand a new approach. We'll discuss tangible ways to incorporate an "infinite donor loop" into your donor relationship strategies and reimagine metrics that provide mutual benefits to fundraisers and donors alike.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Ben Mohler, M.A., CFRE, ACFRE serves as Principal Consultant and Chief Executive of GivingThree LLC. He has over two decades of experience in front-line fundraising and leadership positions, including roles at Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Eastern Kentucky University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Cedarville University, and The University of Texas at Austin. Mohler is one of just 111 Advanced Certified Fundraising Executives. He serves on the boards for ACFRE and United Way of Kentucky.
DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HAVE A POSITION TO FILL OR PROGRAM TO PROMOTE? If you're registered for the September luncheon program, you can bring flyers to share with your fellow fundraisers.
WE ARE IN-PERSON ONLY FOR SEPTEMBER at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. Members and non-members are welcome. Discounted rates for emerging professionals age 30 and under available.

Learn more and register now!
Call for Nominations 2023 AFP Board

Looking for a chance to get leadership experience? Want to learn about an area outside of your daily duties? Want to work with a wonderful group of committed and fun individuals? Then nominate yourself or a colleague to take an active role on the AFP chapter board. We get better when people say yes!

And it’s a guarantee that you will learn something new and have great support while you serve. Submit a nomination form for you or someone else who wants to learn and do more to advance the nonprofit cause. Nominations are due on SEPTEMBER 9, and our 2023 slate of officers will be presented to the membership in October.

The Greater Dallas Chapter of AFP is among the larger chapters nationally, with members representing the full range of nonprofits, large and small, in our community. Out chapter stays vibrant because it has consistently attracted high quality chapter leadership to craft and execute our strategic plans, educational programs, webinars, mixers, the annual National Philanthropy Day celebration, and a number of partner meetings designed to leverage our membership and create new relationships within the non-profit community.

Please consider being part of this exciting team!
Paul A. Dunne, CFRE
2022 NPD Celebration Sponsorships Available!
Each year on National Philanthropy Day we recognize the great contributions that those who work in the philanthropic process make to our community. At this year's NPD Celebration on November 17 at the Hyatt Regency Reunion Tower, we will be honoring:

  • 2022 Outstanding Philanthropist — Jorge Baldor
  • 2022 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser — Cindy Brinker Simmons
  • 2022 Outstanding Fundraising Executive — Shawn Wills, CFRE
  • 2022 Outstanding Foundation — Hamon Charitable Foundation
  • 2022 Outstanding Corporation — Reliant
  • 2022 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy — Charlie Borowczak

National Philanthropy Day Celebration sponsorships are now available! Click here for the sponsorship rates & benefits packet and become a sponsor today.
Free Resources from UT Dallas
Deadline is September 9th to access these free resources available to nonprofits through the Public and Nonprofit Management Program at UT Dallas.
For a single project (i.e. logic model, data analysis, or program evaluation): The CONNECT Fellows program is a competitive program for graduate students to win fellowship money and tackle a project at no cost to you. If you have a project idea for UTD CONNECT, fill out the interest form here.

For a larger project (i.e. a strategic plan, mission shift, or advice for your organization): Teams of students in a class will tackle your situation, with the help of the professor. Email Elizabeth Searing to connect you with the professor of the class most likely to be able to assist.
For an intern, please contact We have undergraduate and graduate students looking for internships, so please reach out if you are interested or have questions.
APF Resource Cleanup Day
On November 2nd at 2 pm, a team of AFP members will meet at the Greater Dallas AFP Office to review and clean up our closet storage of resources. If you are available to join the team, please sign up here.
AFP Now logo
Contribute today to our annual AFP NOW campaign! 70% of funds raised stays right here with your chapter to invest back in programming and activities. The remaining 30% of funds are donated to AFP Foundation for Philanthropy to support global efforts in our fundraising profession.
Your Greater Dallas Chapter was recently recognized by AFP Global for being one of only 20 chapters reporting nationwide that 100% of their board members have made a gift. If every chapter member will commit to a making a gift we could also achieve 100% member participation. We are grateful for your support at any level that works for you.
Chapter Membership Snapshot
The Greater Dallas Chapter AFP has 296 members as of August 31, with a 2022 goal of 300 members. That includes 80 new members since January 1, 2022.

If you are not yet a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, or your membership has lapsed, visit the AFP Global website.
Welcome, New Members
Teamwork photo
  • Ally Dodoo, ZLE Events
  • Allison Gaughan, The Sixth Floor Museum
  • Elizabeth Godwin
  • Doug Hall
  • Megan Heber
  • Allison Payne, Mommies In Need
  • Sheridan Singleton, Bold Idea Inc.
  • Keri Stitt, Youth180
Thanks to Our Renewing Members
  • Nancy Ann Brown, CFRE, American Heart Association
  • Brooke Burns, CASA of Collin County
  • Danielle Davila, Evergreen Life Services
  • Rea Janqui Foster, JD, Teach for America National
  • Shelly Gammieri, AJC Dallas
  • Jana Haigood, Alcuin School
  • Heather Marsh, WGU Advancement
  • Miles Morrison, Human Trafficking Institute
On the Move
Christian Judge, a 30-year veteran of the North Texas nonprofit sector, has joined Fort Worth-based M. Gale & Associates as Manager of Business Development. As Manager of Business Development for M Gale, Christina will focus on identifying potential new clients and welcoming them into the M Gale family of non-profit clients. She will also use her expertise to guide the company’s marketing and public relations initiatives. Click here to read more.
Next CFRE Application Deadline October 1
Demonstrate your mastery of best practice, ethical fundraising by becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). CFREs report greater recognition from colleagues, elevated earning potential, and increased on-the-job confidence.

To apply, you’ll need to meet eligibility requirements in three areas: Education, Professional Practice (years professionally fundraising), and Professional Performance (funds raised). 

Step forward in your fundraising career by starting and submitting your application in time for the October 1 deadline.

As always, APC members receive a 20% discount on the cost of CFRE initial certification and recertification.
New and Recertifying CFREs
If you've earned your CFRE or been recertified recently and want to share the great news, let us know!

The 2021 CFRE International Annual Report is now available.

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