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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                  Februarty 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

OFFICERS
 

Melanie Perkins,

President

Sue Bailey,

President-Elect

R. Michael George, CFRE,

Immediate Past President

Tara Dunn,

VP/External Affairs

Rebecca Rhule, CFRE,

VP/Professional Advancement

Cheryl Reynolds,

VP/Membership

Anne Thomas,

Secretary

Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE

Treasurer
  

DIRECTORS

 

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

To contact the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP Board of Directors, go to
 
www.afpdallas.org


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Welcome, New Members!

Carrie Clark
Wesley-Rankin Community Center

Lynn Davis
North Texas Tollway Authority

Anne Jackson
American Red Cross

Ann McIntyre
 
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News of Note 


Greater Dallas Chapter Past President Jim Falk of the World Affairs Council of DFW was recently profiled in Park Cities People.

Mark your calendar for the 2012 AFP DFW Philanthropy Conference, Friday, June 8th.


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

The Greater Houston Chapter AFP is hosting an "Ask the Experts" conference on February 28th, plus a CFRE review course on February 26th-27th.


The San Antonio Chapter AFP hosts its annual conference on February 23rd-24th. 
  


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.

 

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Moving? Changed Jobs?
 
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 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.
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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

 afpchapteroffice@afpdallas.org

 

 

 


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Chapter Educational Session & Luncheon

  

CAROLE RYLANDER, CFRE, Rylander Associates 
 

Workshop Program: The Governance Committee - A Development Officer's Best Friend

Luncheon Program: You Must Be More Than Ethical To Be A Good Leader!  

 

 Wednesday, February 22, 2012

 

9-11 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 Wed., February 15th)
 AFP MEMBERS: $75 Workshop & Luncheon / $35 Luncheon Meeting Only

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


After February 15th or registering on-site

AFP MEMBERS $40 / NON-MEMBERS: $55 

Carole Rylander
Carole V. Rylander, CFRE, is principal of Rylander Associates, a professional consulting firm serving not-for-profit organizations since 1998 in funds development, planning and governance. Drawing on more than 24 years of service in the nonprofit sector, Carole delivers insight and inspiration which empowers nonprofit Board and staff leadership to communicate compelling messages, build internal capacity and strengthen donor relationships. Carole has significant experience with capital campaigns, major gifts, annual giving, strategic planning, board development and governance, program and constituent communication and grantseeking. Carole serves as Past Chair of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel, Inc., a national association of consulting firms, and as a volunteer faculty member at the Center for Nonprofit Management in Dallas. She was named 2006 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, is a past president of the Chapter and has held accreditation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 1990. Carole is a member of the International Association of Facilitators and is a Qualified Trainer with the Institute of Cultural Affairs.
 

  

WORKSHOP: The Governance Committee, A Development Officer's Best Friend - In our funds development world, an effective plan, dedicated staff and efficient office processes are essential to fundraising success. But have you noticed that even the most well-run development office is stymied when the board isn't engaged in raising funds? Have efforts to educate your board about funds development produced minimal results? Here's the reality: Engaging board members in fundraising starts before they are recruited to the board and is rooted in ongoing, strategic governance practices. The Governance Committee is vital to engaging the board in setting expectations, enhancing morale and determining the board's structure and practices. Join Carole and your colleagues in exploring the role of the Governance Committee and specific governance strategies which set the stage for successfully engaging board members in fundraising. 

 

LUNCHEON PROGRAM: You Must Be More Than Ethical To Be A Good Leader! - Every day you make personal and professional decisions based on values that are right and good. You consider yourself to be "ethical" . . . but does this make you an ethical leader? Or does being an ethical leader require more than having an internal "moral" compass? If it does, what does it require? This presentation explores these and other questions about leadership and personal and institutional ethics.

 

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

  

President's Message
 

Dear Friends,
Melanie Perkins headshot
 
I was heartened to see so many new AFP members and guests (or what I like to call future members) at January's luncheon program. The gathering highlighted what I like to think of as one of the best benefits of AFP - networking! 


The synergy between those looking for a job and those offering employment is one of the networking highlights. On a personal note, I have my current job (which I LOVE) because an AFP member called me about a job that would suit me perfectly. Turned out that it did, and over three years later I am still at it.


But AFP can also help in a current job situation. Questions about planned giving, grant writing, stewardship - even inquiries about specific donors - are answered openly and honestly during the fellowship at our monthly educational luncheon meetings. The knowledge and talent plus generous sharing of information and experience that you'll find at any AFP gathering is not only awe-inspiring, it's priceless - well worth your investment in membership and meeting registration.


Please, if you have a question, ask! If you need further help, we have a mentoring program just for you. If there is a specific presentation you'd like us to offer or a topic you'd like to see covered, give me a call or send an email! My job is to accommodate your wants and needs and in the end, make us all better at what we do.


Sincerely, 


 

 

 

 

 

Melanie Perkins
 
Greater Dallas AFP President 


Melanie says "Stay in touch with your Greater Dallas AFP Chapter and don't miss news of important events and opportunities!"
  
Moving? Changed jobs? When your title, business and/or mailing address, email, or any other contact data changes, be sure to go to www.afpnet.org  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 database.
Job Listing Service 


The Tarrant Area Food Bank seeks a Campaign Director. Must have minimum three years experience in professional fundraising and personal major gift experience. Bachelor's degree required. For a full job description or to apply for the position, email Allyson Fiebig at afiebig@dinipartners.com.

The San Antonio Museum of Art seeks a director of Development.
Bachelor of arts and minimum six years' experience in successful fundraising, preferably in the arts and cultural organizations, especially museums. Full job description at www.baconlee.com. Email resume, cover letter and reference list by Friday, February 24, 2012 to jobs@baconlee.com.


The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas seeks a Chief Operating Officer.
Bachelor's degree and minimum five years' experience in operations, finance or human resources with supervisory experience. Full job description at www.baconlee.com. Email resume, letter of interest and list of three references by February 20, 2012, indicating the name of the position applying for in the subject line of your email, to jobs@baconlee.com.

The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas seeks a Chief Development Officer. Bachelor's degree and minimum five years' comprehensive experience in fundraising, experience in public relations and marketing desirable. Full job description at www.baconlee.com. Email resume, letter of interest and list of three references by February 10, 2012, indicating the name of the position applying for in the subject line of your email, to jobs@baconlee.com.
 
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. seeks an Events Manager - Southwest Region
. Bachelor's degree and five years professional experience in event planning, preferably for a non-profit, required. Fundraising experience and proven record in event fundraising. Proficiency in Microsoft Word Office Suite. Send resume with cover letter by March 1, 2012 stating salary requirement to HR@blindness.org. Competitive salary, benefits, and a terrific team!

 

American Red Cross National Headquarters seeks a Senior Officer, Corporate and Foundation, to work within Division 3 (TX, LA, MS, OK, ARK). The position will be located in the Dallas area if that is where the successful candidate currently lives. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in communications, business, organizational development or a relevant field. Minimum seven years experience with demonstrated success in major gifts and/or corporate fundraising and/or sales. Extensive knowledge of fundraising, sales and/or marketing principles/techniques in large organizations preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is necessary and experience with a donor management system (like Raiser's Edge) is highly preferred. Willingness to work outside standard established business hours, and 25-50% of business travel are required. To read a full job description and apply, go to www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com and search for Requisition Number NHQ17811.


The Museum of Nature and Science seeks to fill two development positions, Director of Individual and Foundation Giving and Corporate Development Manager.


Teach for America seeks a Manager of Individual Giving. Bachelor's degree required, minimum 2 years experience preferred. Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For more information go to http://bit.ly/MigdfwAFPDAL. Submit resume and one-page cover letter with your application.


Teach for America seeks a Manager for Corporate and Foundation Relations, Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Team. Bachelor's degree required, minimum 2 years experience preferred. Competitive salary commensurate with prior experience, plus comprehensive benefits package. For more information go to http://bit.ly/McfddfwAFPDAL. Submit resume and one-page cover letter with your application.

The Nature Conservancy Texas Chapter seeks an Associate Director of Philanthropy in the Dallas office. Application deadline February 13, 2012. Full job description and link to application at http://jobs.nature.org/texas-usa/associate-director-of-philanthropy-north-texas/25571676/job/.

 

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America seeks a Community Development Director. Bachelor's degree and five to seven years of nonprofit and fundraising experience required. Send resume and cover letter to Matt Yeingst at myeingst@ccfa.org.


The Warren Center for children with developmental differences seeks a Director of Development. Bachelor's degree in marketing, non-profit management or related field is required, CFRE preferred, plus three years of successful experience in raising funds in the non-profit sector. Email resume, recent compensation history and references to Scott Williams, scott@bridgestreetpartners.com.  


St. Philip's School & Community Center seeks a Director of Philanthropy. Bachelor's degree in business, marketing or related field plus five to seven years of development experience. Deadline February 21, 2012. Email resume and cover letter to dallasnonprofit@gmail.com, no phone calls.
 

Captain Hope's Kids has a temp to hire - contract for fundraising and marketing. Bachelor's degree required, master's preferred plus minimum five years' experience delivering measurable, successful fundraising and marketing strategies and programs. Send resume to Jeanne Reyer E.D. at Jeanne@captainhope.org, no phone calls.

 

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