In This Issue
LuncheonFebruary Luncheon: State Budgeting Briefing
David Blatt
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 11:30am - 1:150pm
Tulsa Garden Center

Join David Blatt, Executive Director of Oklahoma Policy Institute, as he speaks about our state's ongoing budget crisis. Dr. Blatt will examine the policy choices and economic changes that have contributed to chronic budget shortfalls, the impact that budget cuts have had on critical public investments, including nonprofits, and the options Oklahoma has to put itself on a more stable and sustainable path. Dr. Blatt will further explore the role nonprofits can have in influencing important budget decisions. 
Registration is currently closed. 
Steffanie Bonner
2017 Chapter President

Dillon International
PresidentLetterLetter from the President
Dear AFP of Eastern Oklahoma Chapter Professionals and Friends:

Since the beginning of the year, I have found myself, on numerous occasions, reflecting on my career as a fundraising professional and also as a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).  I joined AFP in 1997, formally called National Society of Fundraising Executives (NSFRE).  Yes, I'm truly dating myself now!

Over the past 20 years, I have served the chapter on numerous committees, chaired National Philanthropy Day, and served as both the chapter Treasurer and VP of Education.  I truly can't believe how time has flown by. 

I am positive that without my involvement with AFP, seeking the advice of my mentors and developing numerous friendships, my experience in the nonprofit sector would not have been nearly as enriching to me and my career.  I know I can contact any one of my mentors/friends and they would be there for me - to just listen or offer their experienced advice.  AFP has allowed me to develop relationships that are invaluable.  
SurveyFebruary Webinar: Three Steps to a Fantastic Board Retreat
Amy Eisenstein, CFRE
Tuesday February 14, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:30p
Tulsa Area United Way

Are you planning a board retreat but not quite sure what to include on the agenda? Have you had board retreats before where board members walk away without a plan or next steps? Are you considering whether or not to hire an outside facilitator? Not sure how to provide fundraising training to your board members? If so, this webinar will walk you through the 3 essential steps to having a fantastic board retreat, so your board members walk away energized, rejuvenated, and ready to help raise funds!
Save the Dates! Upcoming Webinars and Topics
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Building a High Revenue Major Gift Program: The 5 Major Hurdles that are Holding You Back and How to Overcome Them

Tuesday, April 11,2017
Small Shop Success: Building Your Development Dream Team

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Wired Boards: Driving Hi-Tech Innovation from the Boardroom

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Rock It! How to Be a Great Manager and Leader at the Same Time
BoardOp2017 Board Opportunities
We still have several positions on our 2017 Board that we are looking to fill! If you are interested in becoming more involved with AFP please consider a committee position with membership, education, mentorship, and governance.

Interested in one of these roles? Please contact Chapter President, Steffanie Bonner
Save the Dates! Upcoming Small Group Networking Series
April 18, 2017 | July 18, 2017 | October 17, 2017 | January 16, 2018

This is a newly added membership benefit! The Small Group Networking Series meets from 4:00 - 5:30pm once a quarter. The number of participants is limited, so look for your invites! 
New Members
Brian Carr
Fab Lab Tulsa
Maranda Figueroa
A New Leaf
Melissa Taylor

JobsArea Job Listings
NPNewsNonprofit News
Diversity Arts Showcase
The Diversity Art Showcase spotlights youth art, a local professional artist, and the artwork of AFP members. The Showcase strives to portray the uniqueness, value, and diversity of people through art, photos, and poetry.  We know there's lots of talent among our members, so we're calling all AFP member artists, poets, and photographers to participate.Members do not have to attend the conference to participate.
  AFP Eastern Oklahoma Chapter
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P.O.Box 33103 | Tulsa, OK 74153