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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                  April 2012 
In This Issue
2012 Officers & Directors
Welcome, New Members
News of Note
Chapter Contact Information
Chapter Luncheon Event
President's Message
Job Listing Service

2012 Board of Directors


Melanie Perkins,


Sue Bailey,


R. Michael George, CFRE,

Immediate Past President

Tara Dunn,

VP/External Affairs

Rebecca Rhule, CFRE,

VP/Professional Advancement

Cheryl Reynolds,


Anne Thomas,


Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE




Mack Campbell, Diversity Chair
Larry Crouch, CFRE, At Large
Tanya Downing, Governance

Abi Erickson, NPD Chair
James N. Falk, CFRE, At Large

Mary Freeman, AFP Now! Chair

Victor Korelstein, CFRE, 

Scholarships Chair

Ann Letteer, Programs Chair

Deborah Montonen, CFRE, At Large
Cindy Palmer, New Member Orientation/Mentoring Chair
Barry Smink, CFRE,

Youth in Philanthropy Chair
Judy Wright, DFW Conference Co-Chair

To contact the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP Board of Directors, go to

Welcome, New Members!

Karla Baldelli
American Heart Association
Nicole Bursey
Frisco Family Services Center
Carrie Clark
Wesley-Rankin Community Center
Gay Daneman
Jewish Family Service
Amy Farrel
Champions for Life
Allicia Frye


Ashley Harris

Dini Partners


Carrie Nelson
DCCCD Foundation

Megan Penney
Nasher Sculpture Center

Alma Rouse
Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Harris Turner
BidPal Network 




News of Note 

 You're invited to a McCuistion TV taping, "Philanthropy: The Business of Changing the World," with panelists Brent Christopher, President/CEO of the Communities Foundation of Texas, Charlotte Keany, Director of Consulting for the Center for Non Profit Management, and Bob Wright, Co-Founder of Dallas Social Venture Partners.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

4- 4:45 Registration and Reception

 5PM sharp TV taping

 Richland College Le Croy Center

 9596 Walnut Dallas TX 75243

RSVP to Niki McCuistion



The Grantsmanship Center will offer a two-day Essential Grant Skills training session, May 1-2, 2012, hosted by the Dallas Public Library. $50 discount to AFP members, promo code is AFPDALLAS.  


Mandy Hamilton-O'Neill is the new CEO of LeukemiaTexas. 


Mark your calendar for the 2012 AFP DFW Philanthropy Conference, "Innovative Fundraising: Work Smarter, Not Harder," with keynote speaker Tom Ahern. Friday, June 8th at the Arlington Convention Center. Join the Fort Worth Metro & Greater Dallas Chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for one of the largest regional gatherings of fundraising professionals, experts and vendors.

Mark your calendars for the 2012 Fundamentals of Fundraising course, Thursday and Friday, October 18th-19th, at Dallas Baptist University.


Want to know where nonprofit groups are located, who they serve and what services they provide? Click here for more information about the new "Texas Connector" by the Onestar Foundation.


Click here to read "Growing Philanthropy in the United States," a report by Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang on the June 2011 Growing Philanthropy Summit in Washington, DC.  

AFP renewing members can take advantage of a one-time offer to set up an installment plan for their dues. Click here for more information. 

Attention, AFP members! If you've been recognized with an award, promotion or honor, share the news with your Dallas Chapter friends! Send your news item (up to 50 words) by 5 PM, the first Friday of each month.



Moving? 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. The Greater Dallas Chapter receives updates monthly, but if you only correct your information locally, then it will be overwritten when we import the latest national spreadsheet into our database.


Chapter Contact Information:


Greater Dallas Chapter AFP

14070 Proton Rd. Ste 100, LB9

Dallas, TX 75244

972/233-9107 ext. 204

Fax 972/490-4219




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Chapter Educational Workshop & Luncheon



"Keeping the Passion, Focusing on Mission"  


 Wednesday, April 25, 2012


9-11:30 AM: Workshop

11:30 AM - Noon: Networking

12-1 PM - Luncheon and Program

 Arlington Hall
 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75219

Early bird registration (received by Wednesday, April 18th)

AFP MEMBERS: $75 Workshop & Luncheon / $35 Luncheon Meeting Only

NON-MEMBERS: $90 Workshop & Luncheon / $50 Luncheon Meeting Only


After April 18th or registering on-site

AFP MEMBERS: $80 Workshop & Luncheon / $40 Luncheon Meeting Only

NON-MEMBERS: $95 Workshop & Luncheon / $55 Luncheon Meeting Only

Jonathan Schick classroom shot 

Jonathan Schick presents Keeping the Passion, Focusing on Mission, an invigorating journey that revisits the reasons we are drawn to the world of leadership: Passion and Mission. Yet these two motivations often become obscured by daily minutiae, and can even create competing priorities. A number of film clips and vignettes are used that present a fresh look at the calling of leadership, along with practical tips on how to stay focused on mission, and ways to avoid common blind spots. In this challenging seminar, participants will uncover practical tools to:

  • Stay focused on mission when one's passion seems to be in conflict.
  • Know when to draw a line in the sand ... and when not to.
  • Realize that being an imperfect leader may be your ticket to success.

In his book The Nonprofit Secret, Jonathan Schick shares the secrets that can unlock an organization's potential. His track record of successfully guiding organizational growth and change is built on his experience as the founder of two nonprofits and a consultant for hundreds more. As president of GOAL Consulting, Jonathan's clients include the American Red Cross, United Way, Gilda's Club Worldwide, Girls Incorporated, City of Addison, and many associations and councils of governments. Jonathan is a dynamic speaker who is frequently in demand as a featured presenter at major conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has spoken at The Nonprofit Congress, Independent Sector; California, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma Associations of Nonprofits; and association conferences throughout and the country. Jonathan holds a Master's degree in Educational Administration from Boston College, along with a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas. 

Deadline to register online at is
Wednesday, April 25th. After that date, make reservations by fax or mail on a space-available basis. 

202 AFP Now! Chair's Message

Dear Fellow AFP Members,


Tremendous thanks for your membership and service in support of the AFP Greater Dallas Chapter. Every year I am continually amazed at the talent and passion I witness from our members. You are truly a consummate group of professionals dedicated to ensuring we serve our donors and missions with the highest integrity. Thank you for allowing me the honor to serve as your AFP Now! Chair for 2012.


Every day each of us is challenged to build awareness and raise funds in support of our organization's vital mission. It is no different with our beloved AFP Greater Dallas Chapter. It is only because of your dedication that we can provide our fundraising colleagues with the expertise and educational tools required to succeed in these challenging economic times.  


Did you know that 70% of your gift to AFP Now! stays right here in support of our chapter's scholarships and programs? We are thrilled to announce that our Board has already reached 100% participation in this year's campaign. I hope you will give strong consideration to stretching your commitment so we might successfully reach and exceed our goal of $10,500 in support of educational programs and member scholarships through a minimum of 25% member participation. If just 100 members would pledge $105 to this year's campaign we would reach our goal!


We truly understand you have already made a significant investment by beng a chapter member, and that your gift to AFP Now! is above and beyond your already stalwart support. Thank you for considering how your gift can help our Greater Dallas Chapter reach a significant milestone of 25% member participation in this year's campaign. Every gift makes a difference and every gift helps to provide a strong professional network we can all access for support.


Please review the AFP Now! brochure on our website and consider how you might support our efforts this year. We have payment options to make it easy for you to participate. My hope is that you will join me in sending in your pledge by May 15th so that we might announce at the May meeting that we have not only exceeded our fundraising goal but increased our member participation to an historic level.


Thank you for sharing so generously your time, talent and treasure. We are honored by your membership and faithful support!




Mary Freeman

AFP Now! Chair 

Greater Dallas AFP President Melanie Perkins 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. The Greater Dallas Chapter receives updates monthly, but if you only correct your information locally, it will be overwritten when we import the latest national spreadsheet into our local database.


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Job Listing Service 


The Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation, Dallas, TX, seeks an Executive Director. Minimum 10 years experience, strong fundraising track record (major donor, corporate, foundation), financial management skills, knowledge of Texas, an appreciation of nature and its recreational uses (including hunting and fishing). A conservation background is ideal. Click here for a full job description.


The Communities Foundation of Texas seeks a Director of Charitable Gift Planning. At least 6 years of relationship management experience, successful major gift fundraising, donor cultivation and stewardship with high net worth individuals. Will focus on 7 and 8 figure gifts. Click here for full job description.


Christian Dental Clinics San Antonio seek an Executive Director/CEO. Bachelor's degree and minimum 5 years' progressive leadership experience in nonprofit and/or business relevant to at-risk populations in cross-cultural environments. Full job description available at Deadline for resumes, cover letters and references sent to is May 4, 2012.


The Salvation Army San Antonio seeks a Director of Development. Bachelor's degree, minimum 5 years comprehensive fundraising experience with an emphasis on direct mail fundraising and donor segmentation. Full job description at Deadline for resumes, cover letters and references sent to is April 20, 2012.


The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America seeks a Community Development Director. Bachelor's degree, 5-7 years of non-profit experience and fundraising experience. Open until filled. Send resume and cover letter to Stacy Marin at


The Dallas Wind Symphony seeks a Director of Development. Bachelor's degree with 5 years experience in fund development. Proven success in major gift solicitation, grantwriting and fouindation gifts, corporate sponsorships and special events. CFRE and knowledge of performing arts preferred, experience in the band genre a plus. Non-smoking office with a cat in residence. Go to for job description. Email cover letter and resume to No phone calls.


St. Mary's Catholic Center in College Station seeks a Director of Development Services. Bachelor's degree and 3 years experience. Open until filled. Send resume and cover letter to Keith Myers, Development Officer,


Child Advocates, Inc., Houston, seeks a Development Director. 5+ years experience of successful fundraising in nonprofit areans, $2 million plus, heavy private funding and other business experience a plus. Deadline April 30, 2012. More information at Send resume to


Communities in Schools Dallas Region, Inc. seeks  Director of Communiation, Corporate & Sponsor Development. College degree and minimum 2 years successful experience required. Salary range $46K-$52K. Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Send resume to HR Department,


Communities in Schools Dallas Region, Inc. seeks a Communication & Development Senior Associate. Minimum 2 years experience in designing and executing effective communication tools, public relations, event production and partnership development. Exception benefit package. Send resume to HR Department,


Hunt Memorial Hospital District seeks a Director of Development & Communications. For more information contact Travis Potter, or call 903/408-1673.          

There is no charge for job listings for non-profit organizations. 

$25 per listing per month for notices from search firms and employment agencies. For information on posting job openings for organizations and search firms, contact