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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                  April 2013 
In This Issue
2013 Officers & Directors
Featured Article
2013 DFW Conference Date Announced
News of Note
Chapter Contact Information
Chapter Luncheon Event
President's Message
Job Listing Service
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2013 Board of Directors


Sue Bailey,


Victor Korelstein, CFRE,


Melanie Perkins,

Immediate Past President

Tanya Downing,

VP/External Affairs

Anne Thomas,


Ann Letteer,

VP/Professional Advancement

 Diana Marquis, CFRE, 


 Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE 





Mack Campbell, Diversity Chair
Larry Crouch, CFRE, At Large
Janet Davis, CFRE,
Executive Conversations Chair

Tara Dunn, CFRE, At Large
Abi Erickson,
New Member Orientation Chair

Mary Freeman, CFRE, AFP Now! Chair
R. Michael George, CFRE, At Large

Cameron Hernholm, CFRE,
Public Relations Chair

Fran Lobpries, CFRE, Programs Chair
Deborah Montonen, CFRE,
Scholarship Chair
Cindy Palmer, At Large

Jennifer Pearson, CFRE, Governance Chair 
Cheryl Reynolds, Collegiate Chair
Rebecca A. Rhule, CFRE, Mentoring Chair
Barry Smink, CFRE,

Youth in Philanthropy Chair
Judy Wright, DFW Conference Chair

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








Welcome, New Members!

Traci Beeson
Alzheimer's Association

Rhandi Bobo
Buckner International

Jackie Braun
Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Mark A. Brown
Childfund International

Sharon Carson
Dallas Arboretum

Erica S. Goldberg
Alzheimer's Association

Cindy Johnson
Heritage Guild of Collin County

Edward Johnson
Evergreen Life Services

Mary Loeffler
Allmedia, Inc.

Trent Ricker
Pursuant Ketchum

Joanie D. Robertson
Vogel Alcove

Emily Santillan
Heroes for Children

Lloyd Wiede
Mission to Unreached Peoples
Adine Zornow
Susan G. Komen for the Cure

2013 DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference
Irving Convention Center

Presented by the Greater Dallas and Fort Worth Metro Chapters AFP


What has 32 expert speakers, 29 valuable exhibitors and 450 professional fundraisers? The 2013 DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference, presented by Grant the Good and hosted by the Greater Dallas and Fort Worth Metro Chapters of AFP. Do not procrastinate, register now for this annual destinationevent on Friday, June 7th at the Irving Convention Center. Group, student rates and scholarships are available.

The conference will feature opening and closing sessions with keynoter Steve Chandler. Chandler has authored 30 books and worked with professionals to dramatically improve their success by helping them focus on the source of their enthusiasm for work and life. Chandler will also present two workshop sessions during the Major Gifts track. The day ends with a reception and book signing, and attendees will receive a copy of one of his books.

To register or for more information go to


The Conference Committee has reserved a block of rooms available June 4th - 8th at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, convenient to the Irving Convention Center. The deadline for making reservations at the special rate of $149 plus tax per night is May 13th. Read more! 


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News of Note 

Want to get involved with AFP? Join the National Philanthropy Day Committee. For more information contact Kimberly Humphries, NPD Luncheon Chair,   

The Greater Dallas AFP Chapter won the 2012 Highest Chapter Treasury Gift Award in its division, and was recognized at the AFP International Conference Chapter Presidents' Council meeting, and will receive a certificate and $100 grant from the AFP Foundation.
Mission Advancement will host a seminar on Building and Managing a Major Gifts Portfolio on April 11th. Email for more information.
AFP International and Avectra will host a free webinar on Donor Retention and Engagement Scoring on Wed., April 17, from Noon to 1:30 Central Time. Click here to register.


The 31st MidAmerica Conference on Fundraising takes place May 5-7, 2013 in Wichita, KS.

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)

Moving? Changed Jobs?
When your title, business and/or mailing address, email, or any other contact data changes, be sure to go to 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




Promote your business or event on the Greater Dallas AFP website!




  Panel Presentation, Michael George, CFRE, Moderator


"Get An Inside Track on Getting the Grant!"


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

11:30 - Noon: Networking and Registration

Noon - 1 PM - Lunch and Program 

Arlington Hall at Lee Park

3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75219

Early bird registration (received by April 17th):
$30 AFP Members / $45 Non-Members

After April 17th or registering on-site (if available):
$35 AFP Members / $50 Non-Members


Have you ever wished you had the grant committee's inside scoop when struggling through the application process? Here's your opportunity to hear first-hand, from three important and very different funding sources, how to make your application the one that gets the thumbs up. Representatives from the Communities Foundation of Texas and City of Arlington Grants Department will share their perspectives. Fielding your questions and facilitating the discussion will be Greater Dallas AFP past president, Michael George, CFRE, of the Catholic Foundation. 


Deadline to register online at is Wednesday, April 17th. After that date, make reservations by fax or mail on a space-available basis.  



Sue Bailey 
President's Message

Dear AFP Friends,


I love April because I love spring! Everything is in bloom and while many are sneezing, it's a sign of warmer weather and outdoor activities. Speaking of activities, AFP member Kimberly Humphries is chairing the Dallas AFP National Philanthropy Luncheon in November and looking for volunteers! Please email her at and offer to help. It is a great way to meet fellow fundraisers and network at the same time.

I hope you received the new AFP Now! campaign brochure featuring the president of the Paul Quinn collegiate AFP chapter, Anita Crethers. Through a scholarship from the Dallas AFP Chapter, Anita is going to the AFP International Conference in San Diego. She is thrilled beyond words for this amazing experience. Thanks to all our members who have supported our AFP Now campaign to date. A gift of any size helps our fundraising colleagues like Anita. Click here to make your 2013 AFP Now! gift.

The AFP International Conference is this week in San Diego and 23 Dallas members are attending! You should also make plans to attend our fantastic local DFW Philanthropy Conference on June 7th at the Irving Convention Center, an
action-packed day of educational sessions, exhibitors and sharing resources.

If you are considering joining the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP you'll be in great company. Since early February we have had 19 new members and 42 renewals. New members joining by June 30, 2013 can click here to download a mail-in coupon and take advantage of a $53 discount on dues, or use the same coupon offer online at by using the Promo Code JUNE13. A big thank you to our vice president for membership, Luanne Samuel, for her many emails to new and renewing members. If you have questions about the different levels of membership, please email Luanne at

I hope to see many of you at our Funder's Panel chapter meeting at Arlington Hall on April 24th

Best regards,


Sue Bailey


Greater Dallas Chapter AFP   

Greater Dallas AFP President Sue Bailey 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.


Job Listing Service 

The University of North Texas seeks an Executive Director for Foundation Relations.
Bachelor's degree in a related field and 10 years closely related professional experience required. Advanced degree or professional certification preferred. For more information and to apply, go to

Oklahoma Station University Foundation seeks a Major Gifts Officer.
At least four years of professional major gifts fundraising or related experience. Apply online at


Liberty Institute seeks a Donor Support Assistant. 3-plus years experience using Blackbaud Raiser's Edge Database CRM and NetCommunity GROW CMS. Application deadline April 15, 2013. For more information and to apply online go to  


Dallas Casa seeks a Special Events Manager. Email resume and salary requirements to Amber Farris,


The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas, San Antonio seeks an Executive Director. Seven to ten years experience in a leadership capacity, five to seven years direct experience working within a nonprofit environment. Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred. Full job description at Deadline for resume, cover letter and references sent to is April 26, 2013.


San Antonio (TX) Children's Museum seeks a Vice President/Advancement. Bachelor's degree, seven-plus years fundraising experience and a successful record of accomplishment in a comprehensive development department required. Job description at Deadline forresume, cover letter and three references sent to is April 17, 2013.


Global Media Outreach seeks a Chief Development Officer. Bachelor's degree and 7-10 years experience with demonstrated growth in professional fundraising/sales required. Email cover letter, resume and salary history to Global Media Outreach,


Resource Center Dallas seeks a Chief Developmen Officer. Undergraduate degree with advanced degree preferred, seven years experience in development and major gift fundraising, five years management of a high performing team, demonstrated track record of identifying and soliciting individuals, corporations and foundations for support. For more information go to under employment tab. Send resume and cover letter to


Cistercian Preparatory School seeks a Database Administrator. Extensive experience and demonstrated proficiency working with Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge software, experience with Education Edge and/or Financial Edge a plus. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Erin Hart, Director of Development,


HopeKids-Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter seeks a Program Manager3+ years of non-profit experience desirable. Request a complete job description or send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to barry@hopekids.orgattention, Barry Smink, Executive Director.  For more information go to

NAAWLI seeks a qualified professional Non-Profit Consultant. Contact DeLisa Rodney, or Lola Oyewole,     


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





March 2013 Chapter meeting
Chris Westfall describes the ideal elevator speech at the March 2013 Greater Dallas AFP Chapter meeting.