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

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 
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






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2013 DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference
Irving Convention Center

Presented by the Greater Dallas and Fort Worth Metro Chapters AFP


Is attending the DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference your #1 New Year's Resolution? If not, it should be! The Philanthropy in Action Conference is not just a perfect educational opportunity it is also a great networking opportunity. Mentors and peers will gather to grow and share knowledge as well as resources. This year's event takes place on Friday, June 7 and is centrally located at the Irving Convention Center.


The Conference Committee was working fast and furious over the holidays and increased the number of sponsors to eight and exhibitors to nine. Sponsors include Texas Connector by OneStar Foundation as Research Lab Sponsor, Clarkson-Davis as VIP Reception Sponsor, Omni Hotels & Resorts as Luncheon Sponsor, Communities Foundation of Texas as Exhibit Hall Sponsor, along with M. Gale & Associates, LLC, Project Partners, Inc., RAZ Mobile and The Whitestone Group as Educational Track Sponsors.


Exhibitors committed so far include Crescendo Interactive, Greater Giving, Marketing Communication Resource, Inc., Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Recognition Products of the Southwest, Paperless Transaction Corp. Push2Pay, Belo Mansion, Brookhaven Country Club and Benefit Bidding.

Association partners who help promote the conference are the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations and the Center for Nonprofit Management.


If 2013 is the year you have resolved to obtain your CFRE accreditation the Review Course is a must. The course will be held in conjunction with the Conference on June 5 and 6 at Irving Convention Center. Additional registration and fees are required. For more information, contact Fran Lobpries, CFRE Review Course Chair, at 469-955-4976 or


Since there is so much to see and learn at Philanthropy in Action Conference this is a resolution you want to keep


If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, contact Lindsay Zimmerman, 214-743-1220,


For details about registration levels and fees, visit the Conference website. If you are interested in volunteering or more, contact:


Judy Wright, 2013 Conference Chair, Dallas Chapter,,  
214-941-8578 x225.


Nancy Swartz, Conference Co-Chair, Fort Worth Chapter,, 817-312-9364


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News of Note 

Register now for the 50th AFP International Conference on Fundraising in San Diego, April 7-9, 2013.


Bill McLeRoy, CFRE, of the Whitestone Group leads a TCU extended education class, "The Campaign Feasibility Study: What, Why, How, When and How Much?" at Texas Christian University on February 13, 2013.


Educational First Steps holds its Annual Conference and Early Childhood Education Symposium on February 16, 2013. 


The San Antonio Chapter AFP holids its 29th Annual AFP San Antonio Conference on February 21-22, 2013.


Grant Management USA in partnership with the Tarrant County College District holds a 2-day workshop on February 21-22, 2013.


The 2013 Faith & Fundraising Summit takes place March 5-6 in Houston. 


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




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Joint Meeting of the Fort Worth Metro

and Greater Dallas AFP Chapters


Special Guest Speakers Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE,

and Jason Lee, General Counsel, AFP


"Preparing for Any Future That Could Come Along"


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

11:15 - 11:45 AM: Networking and Registration

11:45 AM - 1:30 PM - Lunch and Program

University of Texas - Arlington

E.H. Hereford University Center

Bluebonnet Ballroom


Early bird registration (received by February 6th): $30

After February 6th or registering on-site (if available): $35  


 Join Consultant Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE, and Jason Lee, General Counsel for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, for this 90-minute workshop focusing on legislation that could affect nonprofits, and how to get your board members involved in the work of fundraising.   


Emergencies and crises. Foreseeing the unforeseeable. Moving from alarm to concern. Risking without gamble. Then there's the stop-loss order before things get too bad. So much is changing and more change is inevitable. To be successful, organizations have to think three steps ahead and be ready to turn on a dime if they miss a warning sign. And how do you distinguish between the really serious and the "merely" serious? How do leaders enable this to happen? Observing and understanding what's happening, both externally and internally. Building adaptive capacity. Exploring issues from various vantage points. Using conversation as a core business practice. Asking the essential and cage-rattling questions. 


Who should attend? Fundraisers, CEOs, and key board members and donors.Simone Joyaux


Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE, is described as "one of the most thoughtful, inspirational, and provocative leaders in the philanthropic sector." A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, she works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary's University, MN. Her books Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development are standards in the field. Her feature articles, Nonprofit Quarterly web column, and blogs receive rave reviews. She founded the Women's Fund of RI, chaired CFRE International when it became an independent corporation, and regularly serves on boards. Visit her at  Jason Lee 


Jason Lee, General Counsel for AFP, strives to increase the public visibility and awareness of the Association by developing political initiatives regarding fundraising and philanthropic issues. He represents the Association in public policy and legislative matters before Congress, the Canadian Parliament, the U.S. and Canadian Administrations, state and provincial legislatures, and various regulatory and other pertinent agencies. In addition, he provides legal counsel to the Association and assists with the enforcement of the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.


Deadline to register online at is Wednesday, February 6th. After that date, make reservations by fax or mail on a space-available basis.  








Sue Bailey 
President's Message

Dear AFP Friends,


Don't miss a historic first for the Greater Dallas AFP Chapter - a joint monthly luncheon meeting with the Metro Fort Worth AFP Chapter on Wednesday, February 13th!

  • A seated luncheon
  • Messages from TWO great nationally known speakers, Jason Lee and Simone Joyaux, all for the amazing price of only $30!
  • Bring friends to chat with on the quick drive to UT Arlington
  • Earn CFRE credits  


If you are a more experienced fundraiser (we never say "old") or CEO, please join us for an Executive Conversation with Jason Lee at Sevy's Restaurant on Tuesday evening, February 12th. Come learn about charitable tax deductions that will be in the news for 2013! 


Finally, did you know that 24 of your fellow AFP members are volunteering to serve on the 2103 Board of Directors? Last Friday, most of them gave a half day of their time so our chapter can better serve you, our members. We brainstormed and made plans for 2013 and 2014. It was exciting and exhausting and we will be sharing new ideas with you in future enewsletters, so stay tuned! This dynamic group is passionate about serving the Great Dallas AFP Chapter. If you would like to join us and serve on one of the volunteer committees, please email us at and let us know about your interests. 


Remember to check the AFP International website about your membership details or email to check your renewal status. It's an invest in your professional education and career.


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.


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Job Listing Service 

CitySquare seeks a Manager of Communications. Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field. 4 years experience in fundraising or nonprofit management. Send resume, cover letter and three references to and by February 25, 2013.


Friends of Wednesday's Child seeks a Fund Development Manager. Bachelor's degree plus 3 or more years demonstrated fundraising success, along with strong writing skills. Experience with grantwriting preferred. Send resume and cover letter including salary expectations to No phone calls, please.  


JDRF seeks a Special Events Manager for Greater Dallas. 5-plus years of relevant fundraising/business experience or equivalent. Must have some supervisory and volunteer management experience. Submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements at, keyword search for IRC9761 to apply.


Dallas Children's Theater seeks a Director of Donor and Corporate Relations. Must have understanding of corporate philanthropy, proficiency with Tessitura or similar donor database and proven ability to cultivate corporate and individual donors. For complete job description go to Contact  


Buckner Foundation seeks a Major Gift Officer. Bachelor's degree plus 5 years fundraising experience. CFRE preferred. Full job description at Send resume and cover letter to


Guide Dogs of Texas, San Antonio, Texas seeks a President & CEO. Bachelor's degree and minimum 5 years progressive leadership experience in nonprofit and/or business. Full job description at Deadline for resumes, cover letters and references sent to is Friday, march 1, 2013, attention Beverly Seffel. EOE.


Friends of Wednesday's Child seeks a Mission Manager. Bachelor's degree plus 3 years experience in designing and executiving nonprofit programming, conducting program evaluation. Email resume and cover letter including salary expectations to No phone calls, please. EOE.


The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command seeks a Grants Writer. 3 year's related work experience or equivalent. Bachelor's degree from accredited college/university in appropriate field. Provide resume, cover letter and writing sample when completing online application.


The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command seeks a Billing and Finance Supervisor. Apply online.


The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command seeks a Donor Care Services Manager. Apply online.


Dallas Regional Chamber seeks a Director of Sales. go to with access code DALC-SMSL to complete assessment. By February 15, 2013, submit a resume, summary of sales experience and achievements to More information at


Lonestar Soccer Cliub, Austin, Texas seeks a Director of Development. Bachelor's degree and minimum 3 years comprehensive experience in fundraising. Full job description at Deadline for resumes, cover letters and references is February 22, 2013. EOE 


Cancer Support Community of North Texas seeks a Senior Director of Development. Bachelor's degree, 10 years development, staff management and major gift fundraising experience. Full full job description go to Send resume and salary requirements to Mirchelle Louis, CEO, by March 15, 2013.


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




2012 Chapter President Melanie Perkins (center) congratulates new CFREs Faith Barnard (left) and Mary Freeman at the December Holiday Luncheon.