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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                April 2014   
In This Issue
2014 Officers & Directors
Welcome New Members
News of Note
Chapter Contact Information
Chapter Luncheon Event
President's Message
Job Listing Service

With 32 sessions to choose from you cannot miss the
AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference
on June 13, 2014! 


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2014 Board of Directors


Sue Bailey,


Diana Marquis, CFRE,


Melanie Perkins,

Immediate Past President

Judy Wright,

VP/External Affairs

Kimberly Humphries, CFRE,


Janet Davis, CFRE

VP/Professional Advancement

Luanne Samuel, CFRE,


Mary Freeman, CFRE, 


 Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE, 

Secretary & 2014 NPD Chair  



Mack Campbell, AFP Now! Chair
Larry Crouch, CFRE,
Governance Chair

Sarah Elliott, Hospitality Chair

Abi Erickson, Mentoring Chair

R. Michael George, CFRE, At Large

Darrin Goldin,
Youth in Philanthropy Chair
Cameron Hernholm, CFRE,
Public Relations Chair

Fran Lobpries, CFRE, Diversity Chair

Deborah Montonen, CFRE,
Scholarship Chair
Jan Murfield, CFRE, 2014 DFW Conference Co-Chair
Jennifer Pearson, CFRE,

Programs Chair 

Anne Thomas,
Executive Conversations Chair 

Paula Voyles, CFRE,
New Member Orientation Chair 

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



Welcome, New Members!
Suzy Crownover
Frank Davis
Spastic Paraplegia Foundation
Myrshem George
Leukemia Lymphoma Society North Texas
Maliska Haba
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Denise Henry
Hope for the Heart
Cori Hoffman
Auctions by Cellular
Karen Maureen McDaniels
Xsproject Reguna Kreasi
Jan Mitura
Catholic Charities of Dallas
Dalell D. Mohmed
Jason Pedigo
Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County
Alonzo Peterson
Hope, Inc. 
Cyndi Phelps
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Richardson
Cheryl Marie Rios
Go Ape Marketing
Cindy Scott Wabner
Juliet Fowler Communities
Cynthia Weatherall
Betsy Yeckel
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children 

News of Note 


Fran Lopbpries, CFRE, is now Executive Director at the Dallas Bethlehem Center.


Deborah Montonen, CFRE, is now Chief Development Officer at LaunchAbility.


Buy your tickets now for Paul Quinn College presents "A Community Cooks" on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6 pm at their WE Over Me Farm, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road, Dallas, TX 75241, 

214-379-5457. DFW's top chefs will create dishes inspired by PQC's fresh, healthy and affordable food initiative. Wine, beer, live music and dancing, with all proceeds benefiting the WE Over Me Farm and its community education programs. 


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




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 Sponsored by Pursuant


Rachel Muir, CFRE, Vice President of Training, Pursuant


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

11:30 AM - Noon: Networking

12-1 PM - Luncheon Program w/Box Lunch
1:30-3 PM Workshop 


Arlington Hall at Lee Park

3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75219


Early bird registration (received by April 16th):

Luncheon Only $30 for AFP members, $45 for non-members

Workshop & Luncheon $70 members, $85 non-members


After April 16th or registering on-site:

Luncheon Only $35 for AFP members, $50 non-members

Workshop & Luncheon $75 members, $90 non-members



"The Economic Gold Mine of Donor Loyalty"

Donor retention is at an all-time low but the coming decade will witness the largest generational transfer of wealth in history, creating tremendous opportunities for our sector. Learn how the latest philanthropic trends impact you, how donor retention can save you hundreds of thousands, and how to maximize your fundraising revenue with simple strategies to keep your donors for life.



"Building a Strong Portfolio of Lifetime Donors"

A strong well qualified portfolio is critical to gift officer success and maximizing fundraising profit. Who  are the best targets in your file?  What 21st century tools do you have at your disposal to better understand your donors? How many donors should be in your portfolio and how much of your portfolio should in solicitation, cultivation and stewardship?  What is an acceptable close rate?  What is an acceptable churn rate? How do you calculate churn?  What makes an excellent gift officer and what are realistic expectations for his or her performance? In this 90 minute workshop we'll review best practices and inspiring examples of how to build and manage a portfolio. You'll master how to measure donor attrition and work smarter, not harder, with a well-constructed portfolio.

Rachel Muir  
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: When she was just 26 years old, Rachel Muir launched Girlstart, a non-profit organization to empower girls in math, science, engineering and technology, in the living room of her apartment with $500 and a credit card.  Several years later she had raised over $10 million dollars and been featured on Oprah, CNN, and the Today show. Her career spans leading an online fundraising consulting practice at Convio/Blackbaud, managing major gift portfolios for some of the country's largest and most successful nonprofit brands, to her current position as Vice President of Training at Pursuant.


Online registration closes on April 16, 2014 at 10 PM. After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable form posted at 




Report from Our 2014 Chamberlain Scholar 
Chapter member Tori Correll, right, with chapter president Sue Bailey at  the 2014 AFP Conference in San Antonio.

Tori Correll applied and was selected for the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP's 2014 Chamberlain Scholarship. Once the names of AFP chapters' Chamberlain Scholars are reported to AFP International, their registration fees for attending the conference are waived (no travel funds are provided.) We asked Tori to share her thoughts about attending her first AFP International Conference.


I was very fortunate to attend the 2014 AFP International Conference as a Chamberlain Scholar representing the Dallas AFP chapter.


Although I have been in development since 2006 and a member of AFP and AFP Dallas since 2011, this was my first opportunity to attend such a large scale organizational event. I had always heard that the international conference was the quintessential experience for a fundraiser. I'd been told that it afforded you the chance to learn from your peers, make new connections with colleagues, and affirm best practices in a shifting donor landscape. My expectations were therefore high as I headed to San Antonio for the conference.


I am pleased to say that I was absolutely blown away by the experience. What an inspiring and engaging event! I came away from three very full days of sessions totally revived and refreshed. I returned to my job re-invigorated and anxious to implement many of the concepts that I'd learned. I was also touched by the sense of community running throughout the event, despite the fact that many of the fundraisers in attendance are in direct competition for donor dollars throughout the year.


Thank you to the AFP Dallas chapter for enabling me to attend the conference. It will continue to be a pivotal influence on my work, and I hope to have the opportunity to join you at the 2015 AFP International Conference in Baltimore next year.


Tori Correll

Assistant District Director of Development

Dallas County Community College District


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   

ALS Association Texas Chapter seeks a Corporate Development Manager. Bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience. Quantifiable corporate and foundation fundraising success in the DFW area. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Travel required. Contact David Chayer, Executive Director,


Seeking freelance work: Do you need help reaching your fundraising goals for 2014? I've been in the field for 29 years and am available for consulting. My focus of recent years has been grant writing, but I am also skilled and experienced in major gift campaigns, special events, public relations, campaign materials and more. I do have a full-time position, but could dedicate 20-25 hours per month to help. Contact Diane Panasci James, Communications with Panache, at 214-662-6293 or 


Legacy Senior Communities seeks an Associate Director of Development. Bachelor's degree, minimum 3 years experience in individual donor development and/or fund development and strong computer skills (Raiser's Edge, Internet, Microsoft Office Suite.) Send cover letter and resume to Renee Ables,, no phone calls, please.   


University of North Texas seeks a Director of Library Development. Bachelor's degree and minimum 4 years professional supervisory experience in fundraising, event planning, public relations or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Travel and weekend duties as necessary. For more information and to apply, go to


University of North Texas seeks a Phonathon Manager. Bachelor's degree and minimum 2 years professional experience in marketing, fundraising, event planning, public relations, corporate account sales or communications or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must have valid Texas driver's license. Travel and weekend duties as necessary. For more information and to apply, go to


Frisco Family Services seeks a full-time Development Associate. Candidates must have a Bachelors Degree and a minimum of  3 years experience in a nonprofit organization.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience working with donor management software systems a must, and experience with DonorPerfect a plus. Email resume with salary requirements to or fax (972) 335-9487. No phone calls.


The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command seeks a Director of Fund Development. Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, communications or an equivalent combination of education, training and expertise and a minimum 5 to 7 years combined senior management and fundraising in a non-profit organization, or equivalent combination of training and experience. Contact information and application iInstructions at 


The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command seeks a Grants Manager. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field and minimum 5 years progressively responsible experience for grant writing and management and a proven record of raising money from corporate, private, public and governmental sources, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Contact information and application instructions at


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - El Paso seeks an Assistant Vice Chancellor. Bachelor's degree required in appropriate field with eight years of professional and/or management experience in related area. The successful applicant will have experience in major gift fundraising and proven ability to raise more than $1 million annually. For additional information and to complete an online application, please visit  and search for Req. # 90860. 


Parish Episcopal School Dallas, Texas seeks a Database and Advancement Services Coordinator. Working knowledge of Raiser's Edge preferred. For full description and to apply, go to 

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation seeks a Development/Grant Writer. 3 to 5 years grant writing experience preferred. Responsible for identifying funding sources and developing sophisticated, compelling, high-quality grant and gift proposals. Position also leads in the creation of other communications such as annual reports, newsletters, brochures, fact sheets and stewardship reports. For job description go to Send resume/cover letter to

The ACLU Foundation of Texas, Inc. seeks a Major Gift Officer. 3 years plus in nonprofit fundraising, available for travel in the North Texas region and to the state headquarters, availability beyond the traditional workday and week. Knowledge of Dallas and North Gtexas community. Send application to

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. seeks Director of Development - TX, OK and NM. Bachelor's degree and minimum 4 years experience with emphasis on personal major gift solicitation. Resume review begins April 11, 2014 and continues until filled. Go to for job description and to submit cover letter and resume indicating qualifications and why you are interested in the position . For more information contact Chad Manlove, Managing Director of Development,
Boys & Girls Clubs of America seekjs a Director, Planned and Major Gifts Club Services (Western Region). Travel 50-60%, Certified Financial Planner or Chartered Life Underwriter. Apply online at*D350B8C54BB105E6.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School seeks a Development Director. Bachelor's degree from accredited university, minimum 3 years demonstrated success in fundraising, proficiency with Microsoft Access. Email resume and cover letter with salary expectations to No phone calls.

ChildCareGroup seeks Special Event's Coordinator. Bachelor's degree preferred. Interested Candidates apply online at Resume and cover letter required.


Texas Trees Foundation seeks a Director of Development. Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5 years nonprofit experience in the field of fundraising and major gifts development. Experience in fund development and community relations, database management, social networking. CFRE professional certification desirable. May include some evenings and weekend work. Send resume, cover letter and references by April 25, 2014 to

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas seeks a Director of Individual & Major Gifts. Minimum 3 years experience in nonprofit fundraising. Deadline April 3-, 2014. Go to  to Career Page for more information.

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas seeks Vice President Fund Development. Minimum 7 years experience in fundraising with proven record in generating net proceeds and grant making, individual giving and event management. Go to  to Career Page for more information.

Dallas Holocaust Museum seeks a Development Database Coordinator. BA/BS degree, at least year years related experience and hands-on Raiser's Edge knowledge required. Submit resume and cover letter to

Dallas Holocaust Museum seeks a Director of Annual Giving. Working knowledge of Raiser's Edge preferred. Email resume and cover letter to

The American Red Cross seeks a Major Gift Associate for its Dallas offices. Bachelor's degree, minimum 2 years of major gifts leadership experience.  Corporate and/or Business-to-Business sales leadership experience may be substituted for fundraising experience.  Significant expertise with the area's funding community highly desirable.  Proficiency in MS-Office Suite, Sales Force, Raiser's Edge or similar CRM is required. Candidates must also have excellent verbal and written skills. For more information go to

The American Red Cross seeks a Director of Corporate Relations - Dallas, Texas. Ideal candidates will have bachelor's degree, minimum 5 years of fundraising experience (major gifts preferred), proficiency in MS-Office Suite, Sales Force, Raiser's Edge or similar CRM. Candidates must also have excellent verbal and written skills. For more information go to



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