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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                  May 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!

Karla Baldelli
American Heart Association
Nicole Bursey
Frisco Family Services Center
Carrie Clark
Wesley-Rankin Community Center
Gay Daneman
Jewish Family Service
Amy Farrel
Champions for Life
Allicia Frye


Ashley Harris

Dini Partners


Carrie Nelson
DCCCD Foundation

Megan Penney
Nasher Sculpture Center

Alma Rouse
Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Harris Turner
BidPal Network 




  Innovative Fundraising:

Work Smarter, Not Harder

32nd Annual DFW Philanthropy Conference 


The time is almost herefor the 2012 AFP DFW Philanthropy Conference. We are excited about the benefits fundraisers will receive from attending this event. Topping our speakers roster is opening keynote speaker Tom Ahern with Easy Talking Points to Energize Your Board. Later in the day he will present Donor-Centricity for You. Debbie Moffett from OneStar Foundation will present An Innovative Approach to Nonprofit Data Visualization about Texas Connector, an online, interactive geomapping tool that links needs and nonprofits to strengthen Texas communities.


The deadline for early bird Registration for the conference is May 21st and the online registration deadline in June 1st. Click here for more information or to register.


We still need volunteers to help on the day of the conference. Contact Nancy Fisher,, if you are interested in helping.


Please patronize these businesses and organizations who have partnered with AFP to make the Philanthropy Conference a success. 


Lunch Sponsor

Omni Hotels & Resorts


VIP Reception & AFP Lounge Sponsor

Clarkson Davis


Track Sponsors


M. Gale & Associates, LLC

The Whitestone Group


In Kind Sponsors

Greater Giving

More Cabbage

The Chronicle of Philanthropy




Crescendo Interactive, Inc.

eTapestry a Blackbaud Solution

Foodie Tasting Tours

GAME - Great American Merchandise & Events

Greater Giving


Insurance One

More Cabbage

National Fundraising Solutions

Omni Hotels & Resorts

Project Partners

Recognition Products of the Southwest

Renaissance Hotels of North Texas

South Texas Money Management, LTD

Stronger Organizations, LLC

Thumbtechs Computer Management

The Whitestone Group


Association Partners

Center for Nonprofit Management

Funding Information Center

OneStar Foundation

Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations


News of Note 

 Anne Thomas is the new executive director at AVANCE Dallas


The Greater Austin Chapter - AFP &

Planned Giving Council of Central Texas are hosting the Fifth Biennial Planned Giving Summer Boot Camp, June 1, 2012, at St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 E. 8th St., Austin TX 78701. Early bird pricing deadline is Friday, May 11th. Click here for more information. 


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


SUZANNE SMITH, Social Impact Architects 

"Cause Storytelling"  


 Wednesday, May 23, 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, May 16th)



After May 16th or registering on-site




Every day, people are bombarded by 3,000 media and marketing messages. For nonprofits to compete, they must leverage their greatest asset - the power of storytelling. Whether it is a polar bear illustrating the importance of saving the environment or people sharing their lives on, everybody responds to a story. This presentation will share best practices on how you can get your story heard.


Suzanne Smith is founder and managing director of Social Impact Architects. She serves as a coach and consultant for social organizations seeking to maximize the impact of their social strategies and achieve real, measurable results. Having spent the greater part of the past two decades generating innovative and breakthrough social ideas, she has been widely recognized for her success in building and implementing award-winning programs and initiatives within the social sector. She holds a research fellowship at the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University and serves as adjunct faculty at the University of North Texas. She is also a member of the Society of Organizational Learning, serves on the executive committee of the National Board of the Social Enterprise Alliance, and was the 2010 recipient of the Next Generation Social Entrepreneurs Award. 

Deadline to register online at is
Wednesday, May 16th. After that date, make reservations by fax or mail on a space-available basis. 

President's Message
Melanie Perkins headshot
Dear Members and Fellow Fundraisers,


Do you want to be where people and ideas connect? Where you can spend face time with colleagues, vendors, potential employers and potential employees? Where you can see old friends and meet new ones?


Then I look forward to seeing you at the 2012 Association of Fundraising Professionals DFW Philanthropy Conference on Friday, June 8th. This day-long event, a product of a collaborative partnership between the Great Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters of AFP, will once again be held at the Arlington Convention Center.


This year's theme is "Innovative Fundraising: Work Smarter, Not Harder." Speaker session tracks include: annual campaign, major gifs/capital campaigns/planned giving, trends and current issues, volunteers and boards, communications and marketing, and technology. There will also be panel discussions on a wide variety of topics.


And for those who are not yet Certified Fund Raising Professionals, the AFP DFW CFRE Review Course will be held on Wednesday, June 6th and Thursday, June 7th at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel, next to the Arlington Convention Center. This course offers development professionals with five or more years of fundraising experience an intensive program on fundraising skills and techniques gearing toward taking - and passing - the CFRE exam.


For more information on both of these not-to-be-missed options, go to!


Melanie Perkins

2012 President, 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 


CONTACT Crisis Line seeks a Development and Social Media Intern. Students with Adobe CS4 design experience will receive first consideration. Application deadline May 15, 2012. Send resume and cover letter to


Educational First Steps seeks a Development Associate. Bachelor's degree from a accredited institution, 3 to 5 years demontrated success in fundraising in North Texas, and be able to maintain records in the data system (Donor Perfect, Raisers Edge or similar.) Travel throughout North Texas and occasional evenings and weekends required. Email resume, letter of interest and three references to indicating "Development Associate" in subject line of your email.  


The University of Dallas seeks an Executive Director of Development. Bachelor's degree required, master's degree and CFRE preferred. For more information or to apply online, by fax, email, snail mail or in person contact Liz Engelke, Office of Human Resources, 972-721-5382, fax 972-721-4095,  



Irving Symphony Orchestra Association seeks a President. Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university system, 5 to 10 years in nonprofit management. Music and fine arts knowledge a plus. Established relationships in and proximity to the Greater Irving/Las Colinas community. Proven track record in resource development and project management. Submit resume and cover letter with salary expectations and history to or mail to 225 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 120, and Irving TX 75062. 


Heifer International seeks an Associate Director of Philanthropy Central Region. Bachelor's degree plus 5 years of related experience, with at least 2 years' experience in major gift cultivation and solicitation work handling a portfolio of major donors. Deadline May 11, 2012. Full job description and application at


The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex seeks a Grants Writer. 2 to 3 years grant writing experience required, prior non-proft experience preferred. Salary range $35K to $39K. Submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to  


The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command seeks a Corporate & Community Relations Manager. Forward resume to


The National Council on Family Violence seeks a Director of Development. Minimum 3 to 5 years progressively responsible experience in fund development for not-for-profit organizations. Minimum 2 years experience budeting, hiring, supervising and managing emplpoyees. Must be willing to live in Austin, TX. Download an application at  


The Senior Source seeks a Director of Planned Giving. Bachelor's degree, 5 years experience in planned giving, and experience using relationship management and database software, including Raiser's Edge and Crescendo/PG Calc. No telephone calls, submit cover letter and resume to  


The Ann & Nate Levine Academy seeks a Director of Development. Bachelor's degree and/or prior experience. Understanding of private school sector a plus. Send resumes to Angela Engele, Director of Human Resources, fax 972-248-0695, or email


C.C. Young, a Dallas-based, nonprofit retirement community, seeks an Assistant Director of Development and Public Relations. College degree, proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word, experience with donor database management an advantage. Email resume to  


The University of North Texas seeks a Director of Development - College of Arts and Sciences. Bachelor's degree and four years professional experience in fundraising, event planning, or public relations or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles, supervisory experience, travel and weekend duties as necessary, valid Texas driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment. For more information or to apply, go to 


Harvesters Reaching the Nations seeks a Coordinator of Marketing and Development Projects. Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years of proven achievement in development activities, marketing, public relations, or a related field. Submit resume by email to Diane Black, 



National Multiple Sclerosis Society seeks a Development Manager for Walk MS - North Texas. The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree or equivalent with at least one year of related work experience, preferably in non-profit event fundraising with demonstrated ability to successfully fundraise. Email resume and salary requirements 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