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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                  July 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

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!

Rachel Ann Carey

Clare Chadwick
Dallas Contemporary


Kristy Chasak

Open Arms, Inc.


Darrin Goldin

The Nature Conservancy


Courtney McClain

Children's Medical Center Foundation


Irby McKnight


 Harvey Mireles

Legal Hospice of Texas

Byron Snapp

Jessica Weidman
Retina Foundation of the Southwest


News of Note 

Cindy Palmer is the new Southwest Regional Director for CureSearch for Children's Cancer.


The Greater Houston Chapter AFP is hosting a seminar on ethical fundraising on July 31st. For more information go to
Mark your calendars for the 2012 Fundamentals of Fundraising course, Thursday and Friday, October 18th-19th, at Dallas Baptist University.


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,


Congratulations to 2012 AFP DFW Philanthropy Conference chair Jennifer Hawthorne, co-chair Judy Wright and the entire planning committee on a hugely successful event! A wide variety of topical presentations, everything from Social Media to Major Gifts to Effective Boards to Civility in the Workplace, was covered to benefit hundreds of attendees. I always learn a new skill or a much better way to do what I've been doing when I attend the DFW Philanthropy Conference, and I'm already looking forward to next year's event.


Nominations to the 2013 Board of Directors for the Greater Dallas Chapter of AFP are open and being accepted through July 31, 2012. A strong board ensures the continuity of outstanding servant leadership that has been a hallmark of our chapter. Please feel free to nominate yourself or a fellow member of our Chapter whom you feel is available and ready to serve. Both the Nomination Form and the Nominating Committee Guidelines are available at


I am writing to you from sunny Toronto where it just happens to be warmer then the Dallas area.  Oh, well!  As fundraisers, we all know how to make lemonade (with plenty of ice!) out of lemons. Stay cool and I will see you at the August 22nd chapter educational program and luncheon, 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 


Southwest Region of CureSearch for Children's Cancer seeks a Regional Development Manager. Responsible for 6 to 8 CureSearch Walks in the region, including volunteer management, donor relations, meeting revenue goals and event logistics. Three or more years nonprofit event fundraising experience. 20% regional overnight and weekend travel required. Apply online at or email


Mi Escuelita seeks an Associate Director of DevelopmentBA or BS in Business or related field, at least three years of fundraising experience with a non-profit organization, prefer experience using Raiser's Edge. Submit resume and cover letter to Gayle Nave, Executive Director at by July 15, 2012.


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


The American Cancer Society seeks a Community Manager for Restricted Gifts and Stewardship. Bachelor's degree and two years experience primarily in grantwriting and constituent relations, must be proficient in Microsoft Office and similar applications. For more information call 314-286-814. Email cover letter and resume to


Teach For America seeks an Executive Director, Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Team. Application deadline is August, 2012. Submit resume and one-page cover letter with your application. To apply, go to

CitySquare seeks a part-time Grants Coordinator. Flexible hours. Bachelor's degree, 2 to 3 years successful grant writing experience preferabily with a non-profit organization. Knowledge of United Way grant process a plus. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Send cover letter and resume to   


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