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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                September 2014   
In This Issue
News of Note
2014 Officers & Directors
Welcome New Members
Chapter Contact Information
President's Message
Job Listing Service
News of Note 


Apply for the Greater Dallas AFP Chamberlain Scholarship if you want to attend the AFP International conference in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2015 and would be a first time attendee. Application deadline is 5 PM, October 1, 2014.


The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 3rd

for the North Texas Chapter PPP September luncheon program, "Blurring the Line between Charity and Business: Commercial Activities of Nonprofits," on Sept. 9th. Greater Dallas AFP members can register at the member rate by emailing


If you're a fundraising professional with zero to five years experience, then the 2014 Fundamentals of Fundraising Course, October 9th & 10th at Dallas Baptist University, will put you on the path to success. 

The Central Texas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will hold a dinner meeting on September 25, 2014 at the Baylor Club in Waco's new McLane Stadium,  featuring AFP President & CEO Andrew Watt, FinstF, speaking about the changing terrain of volunteerism. Register at, deadline Sept.15th.

"Gift Planning on the Run"
is a 6-session course designed to assist you in implementing a gift planning program. Veteran gift planning professionals will lead classes and demystify charitable gift and estate planning. You will learn industry best practices and leave with plans and sample materials to get you started. Course held October 2014 through March 2015, second Tuesday of the month, from 8 to 10 AM, at the Parkland Foundation. Click here for more information. SPACE IS LIMITED.
Presented by the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning North Texas Chapter and the Greater Dallas AFP. 


Benevon is hosting a free overview, "Creating Sustainable Funding for Your Nonprofit" on September 15, 2014, 3-4:30 PM at the Hilton Park Cities, 5954 Luther Ln., Dallas, TX 75225. RSVP


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, employing organization and/or mailing address, email address or any other contact information changes, you must go to and update your personal membership record. Any local updates would be overwritten when we import the latest national spreadsheet into our database.
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2014 Board of Directors


Diana Marquis, CFRE,


Sue Bailey,

Immediate Past President

Judy Wright,

VP/External Affairs

Kimberly Humphries, CFRE,


Janet Davis, CFRE

VP/Professional Advancement

Luanne Samuel, CFRE,


Mary Freeman, CFRE, 


 Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE, 

Secretary & 2014 NPD Chair  



Tori Correll,
New Member Orientation Chair
Larry Crouch, CFRE,
Governance Chair

Sarah Elliott, Hospitality Chair

R. Michael George, CFRE, At Large

Darrin Goldin,
Youth in Philanthropy Chair
Cameron Hernholm, CFRE,
Public Relations Chair

Holly Hull Miori, AFP Now! Chair

Deborah Montonen, CFRE,
Scholarship Chair
Jan Murfield, CFRE, 2014 DFW Conference Co-Chair
Jennifer Pearson, CFRE,

Programs Chair 

Anne Thomas,
Executive Conversations Chair 

Jessica Weidman, Mentor Chair

To contact the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP Board of Directors, go to



Welcome, New Members!
Lisa Allison
Texas Tech University

Victoria Swanson
Education is Freedom

Monique Waggoner



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








Difficult Volunteers (and Donors): How to Get Them On Board


Lin O'Neill, President, Futures


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

11:30 AM - Noon: Networking

12-1 PM - Luncheon Program


Arlington Hall at Lee Park

3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75219


Save with early bird registration (received by September 17th):

Luncheon Only $30 for AFP members, $45 for non-members


After September 17th or registering on-site:

Luncheon Only $40 for AFP members, $55 non-members


Lin O'Neill headshot  

With a blended background in operations and human resources, consultant, trainer, speaker and coach Lin O'Neill has been a corporate officer and president of her own firm. Lin has a B.S. in sociology, an M.B.A, is licensed as an Assisted Living Administrator and certified as an Assisted Living/ SNF Activity Director. For more than two years, Lin hosted a weekly talk show regarding career and career transition challenges for a Los Angeles radio station. Currently an instructor for the SBA's e200 program, GDHCC's Entrepreneurial Executive program and T.W.U.'s EMBA Program, she has also taught in colleges in California and Oklahoma. Currently, Lin is a board member for the Texas Culture Change Coalition and a member of SMU's Associate Board. She has served as both national board president and DFW Operating Committee member for CEO Netweavers, a past board member for the DFW Alliance of Technology and Women, Rae's Hope and the Alliance on Aging. Lin is founder of Sakred Cow Enterprises and ENTREPRENEURS (Dallas and Fort Worth groups). In 2007, Lin published the first book in The Simple Series, Managing High Maintenance Employees. Her second and third books (Leaders in Drag and Status Quo is not a Happy Place) are due out soon.


Online registration closes on September 17, 2014 at 10 PM. After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable form posted at


Dear Friends,

From time to time we turn the President's Message "bully pulpit" over to a special guest. This month we've asked Brent Christopher, CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas, to preview North Texas Giving Day, September 18, 2014, which benefits many of our members' agencies.


Diana Marquis, CFRE

Greater Dallas AFP President



Dear Greater Dallas AFP Members,

After last year's national record-crushing 75,000 donations totaling $25.2 million, North Texas Giving Day is back with the hope that North Texas will rise to the challenge and outdo itself once again. With new community events and extra time to donate, the sixth annual North Texas Giving Day aims to raise the giving day bar once again to benefit more local nonprofits. On September 18, 2014, donations can be made 6 a.m. to midnight to more than 1,600 certified nonprofits listed at Donations $25 and above will be amplified by $2 million in bonus funds and prizes. 


New this year, Communities Foundation of Texas will host the Dallas County Donation Station with the inaugural North Texas Giving Day Kids Give from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at our headquarters, 5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, TX. The Kids Give, sponsored by DFWChild, will provide kids a chance to donate their loose change as well as do hands-on philanthropic and kid-friendly activities like assembling 'Hope' packages for kids in the hospital and more. Visitors may purchase lunch from local food trucks and watch complimentary showcase performances. See a full list of activities here. We will also be giving out two new prizes to nonprofits that are present to win.


Also new this year, nonprofits are hosting Donation Stations and events all across the metroplex from Fort Worth to McKinney.


Giving Day is a wonderful day to support the important work of nonprofits serving North Texas. Each year, we are amazed by the continued generosity of the donors who participate, and we hope that local nonprofits raise even more money this year.


Thanks to the many AFP member agencies that are participating!



Brent Christopher

President & CEO

Communities Foundation of Texas


Greater Dallas AFP President Diana Marquis 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.

Job Listing Service

The University of North Texas seeks an Executive Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences. Bachelor's degree in related field and ten years closely related professional experience, including supervisory experience and advanced knowledge of fundraising principles. Travel and weekend duties as necessary, valid Texas drivers license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment. For information and to apply to go

Teach For America Texas Region seeks a Leadership Gifts OfficerFor a detailed job description and/or to apply, go to


Big Brothers Big Sisters of America seeks a Senior Development Support Partner.  Bachelors degree in marketing, non-profit management or related field, CFRE a plus. Application deadline Sept.20, 2014. 


Big Brothers Big Sisters of America seeks a Multi Media Design and Web Specialist. Application deadline September  22, 2014.


The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) seeks nominations and applications for the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement. The successful candidate must have the ability to think critically and creatively; write and communicate effectively; work independently and collaborate well; manage multiple projects and multiple timelines simultaneously; navigate complex issues and people with a high level of sensitivity and success;  possess superb planning, execution, facilitation and training skills; be energetic and highly adaptable. The new due date for full consideration is September 26, 2014.


The American Foundation for the Blind seeks a Resource Development Officer/Texas. College degree or equivalent. Minimum 5 years experience in the cultivation and solicitation of major individual gifts, corporations and foundations in the Dallas area. Excellent writing and editing skills, strong management and communication skills. Budgeting experience preferred. For information and to apply, go to "Careers" at


JDRF seeks a Senior Special Events/Development Manager. Bachelor's degree preferred, or equivalent experience required. CFRE a plus. Minimum 5 years special event and fundraising or business experience. Supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of fundraising and non-event fundraising activities a must. Computer literate, including fundraising and donor management software. for more information or to apply, go to, click "Search for Jobs" and choose your preferred location. 

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