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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                  August 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

Diana Marqus, CFRE,


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!

Meredith Camp
Dallas Symphony
Anthony R. Fleo
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
Stephanie R. Grossman
The Senior Source
Michael Heaton
Holy Trinity Seminary
Brian Joseph
Dhriti Pandya
Junior Achievement of Dallas
Sheri Plybon
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
Cristina Rodriguez
Laura Schaeffer 

Katie Sirakos
Clarkson Davis



News of Note 

Make your reservations now for the 2012 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon at


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


The Paul Quinn College Collegiate Chapter has been unanimously accepted by the AFP Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.
 Seeking research candidates for identity/meaning of work project in the DFW area. To learn more, please contact Alise Cortez at


 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. 

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 Program & Luncheon

Go to to view the 2012 schedule of events


JEFF HERRINGTON, Jeff Herrington Communications 

"Pop Culture in Philanthropy"  


 Wednesday, August 22, 2012


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, August 15th)



After August 15th or registering on-site


Jeff Herrington 

Jeff Herrington, owner of Jeff Herrington Communications in Dallas, Texas, helps people communicate more effectively and successfully in their business writing. Writers who attend Jeff's workshops meet a dynamic writ­ing expert who gives them tools that are immediately applicable to their work in the communications field. Jeff works with communicators who want to reach more readers and with organizations that want to get the word out. His workshops have helped thousands of communi­cators "from Manhattan to Montreal to Melbourne," and he consistently receives high ratings for his presentations. Jeff's work has earned him recognition including the Communicator of the Year award from the Dallas chapter of the International Association of Business Communica­tors (IABC). Jeff's seminars have taken him to more than 45 countries on five continents. 

Deadline to register online at is
Wednesday, August 15th. After that date, make reservations by fax or mail on a space-available basis. 

President's Message
Melanie Perkins headshot

Dear Members and Friends,


As Executive Director of the McKinney Education Foundation, I know how important scholarships are for furthering education.I also know that if you don't apply for a scholarship, you won't get one! Did you know that as an AFP Greater Dallas Chapter member, there are scholarships available just for you? 

  • Are you new to fundraising and want to learn about the basics? A limited number of scholarships are awarded on the basis of need for the yearly Fundamentals of Fundraising Course. This year's course will be held October 18-19 at Dallas Baptist University. 
  • Need help with continuing education? The John Davis Scholarship Fund provides scholarships that can be used for AFP membership, continuing education fees, and course materials. The Barbara James Scholarship provides scholarship opportunities to AFP members from diverse populations for membership, education and materials.
  • Dreaming of going to the AFP International Conference? The Ralph Chamberlain Scholarship provides a scholarship for a member of the Greater Dallas Chapter to attend the annual AFP International Conference. The next conference is April 7-9, 2013 in sunny San Diego.
  • Not yet a member but would like to join, if only you could get help with your membership dues? The Scott Buchanan Scholarship Fund provides 50% of the cost of new member AFP scholarships for one year.
  • Awarded to persons from diverse populations, the Barbara James Scholarship can also be used toward a new AFP membership.

Remember, membership has its privileges! For information on any of these opportunities, go to

Stay cool, and I look forward to seeing you on August 22nd as Jeff Herrington entertains and enlightens us on "Pop Culture in Philanthropy."


Best regards,


Melanie Perkins


Greater Dallas Chapter AFP   

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 


Educational First Steps seeks a Development Associate. $40,000.  Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, 3 to 5 years demonstrated success in fundraising in North Texas, and be able to maintain contact records in the data system (Donor Perfect, Raisers Edge or similar.) Travel throughout North Texas and occasional evenings and weekends required. For complete requirements, or to email resume and letter of interest, contact James Richardson, indicating "Development Associate" in subject line. Resumes accepted through August 24, 2012.


Educational First Steps seeks a Development Coordinator.  $32,000. For complete requirements or to email resume/letter of interest, contact indicating "Development Coordinator" in subject line. Resumes accepted through August 24, 2012.


National Multiple Sclerosis Society-South Central Region seeks a Development Manager Walk MS North Texas. Excellent computer skills including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Experience with Convio preferred. Must be able to read, comprehend and analyze financial goals and fundraising reports and also generate required reports on a timely basis. Must be able and willing to travel extensively throughout assigned geographic area and to work evenings, mornings and weekends as necessary. Application deadline December 3, 2012. Apply online at


National Multiple Sclerosis Society-South Central Region Vice seeks a President of Development - North Texas. Bachelor's degree, minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible management experience required. Proven experience required in fundraising, marketing, public relations and/or related fields. Application deadline December 3, 2012. Please apply online at


National MS Society seeks a Development Manager Walk MS. Bachelor's degree or equivalent plus 1 to 3 years of prior related work experience preferably in non-profit event fundraising, with demonstrated ability to successfully fund raise. Deadline September 5, 2012. Apply at  


Ronald McDonald House of Dallas seeks a Chief Development Officer. 5-7 years of nonprofit fundraising experience in Dallas plus 3-5 years supervisory experience. Must have demonstrated ability to sustain and grow a multimillion dollar budget over a period of years. Application deadline August 31, 2012. Send resume and salary history/requirements to  


The Nature Conservancy North Texas Office seeks a Philanthropy Associate. Bachelor's degree, minimum of two years work experience in fundraising or sales experience with proposal/business writing experience building relationships with donors/clients. Application deadline September 3, 2012. Salary $40-50,000. Go to and click on "Search Current Job Openings" to apply.


National Audubon Society seeks an Associate Director of Development for the Trinity River and Dogwood Canyon Audubon Centers. Full job description and application at


YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas seeks a Grant Writer. Minimum 2 years experience, degree in English, journalism, communications or marketing. Open until filled. Complete application at and send it, along with resume, to  


The Senior Source seeks a Director of Planned Giving. Bachelor's degree, 5 years experience in planned giving with demonstrated success in cultivating and securing gifts. EOE. Submit cover letter and resume to No calls, please.


Dallas Black Dance Theatre seeks a Tessitura Database Specialist. 1-2 years progressively responsible experience using Tessitura or Blackbaud. Send resume and minimum salary requirements to  


Dallas Black Dance Theatre seeks a Staff Accountant. 1 to 2 years previous staff accountant experience. 5 plus years with Quickbooks. Bachelor's degree in accounting required. Send resume and minimum salary requirements to  


Mid Cities Pregnancy Center seeks a Director of Development. Two years experience in fundraising, bachelor's degree in communications, marketing or similar field. For more information email  


CitySquare seeks a Manager of events and Volunteers. Bachelor's degree, 4 years experience in fundraising and volunteerism in a nonprofit required. Application deadline August 24, 2012. Please send cover letter and resume to  


C.C. Young, a continuing care retirement community and not-for-profit in Senior Housing and Health Care, seeks a Director of Fundraising & Development. Ideal candidate will be a college graduate with excellent writing, interpersonal, and computer skills, and have 5 years successful fundraising experience.  Send resume, references and salary requirements to, fax 214-841-2890 or mail Attn: HR 4847 W. Lawther Ste. 100 Dallas Texas 75214.  EOE     


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