In This Issue
Steffanie Bonner
2017 Chapter President
Tulsa Regional Chamber 
PresidentLetterLetter from the President
Dear AFP Friends and Colleagues: 
I can't believe we are more than half-way through 2017!  Where has this year gone?  For me, it has been a whirlwind of activity that has kept my head spinning (in a good way, of course).  

But it's also the time of year we need to slow down and take time for ourselves.  Whether that is taking vacation with family, connecting with old friends, pursing professional development opportunities or merely stopping to reflect on your mid-year accomplishments, it's important we take time to focus on ourselves.   

According to Bersin by Deloitte's study and infographic, " Meet the Modern Learner" it portrays some of the challenges we face as professionals on a daily basis.  As a society, the majority of today's professionals are overwhelmed, distracted and impatient.  Flexibility in our ways of learning has become increasingly more important.  We want to learn from our peers and managers as much as from our experts and taking more control over our own development.  Some results of the study were quite astounding: 
CFRE2017 CFRE Refresher Course
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Friday, September 15, 2017
Indian Healthcare Resource Center

The two-day workshop will take place at the Indian Healthcare Resource Center and features a comprehensive review of CFRE exam materials presented by industry experts and an overview of all recently revised requirements and updates to the CFRE exam and application.

The Refresher Course will include an overview of critical fundraising aptitudes and is open to both CFRE candidates and fundraising professionals interested in growing their toolbox of revenue-building tools.

Topics included are:
Current & Prospective Donor Research | Securing the Gift | Relationship Building
Volunteer Involvement | Leadership & Management | Ethics, Accountability & Professionalism
LegislativeAFP Legislative Update
A summary from the June AFP National Public Policy Update, June 2017:
  1. On the national level, AFP is lobbying for creation of a universal deduction (so taxpayers who do not itemize can still claim donations).
  2. In early May AFP led the Charitable Giving Coalition to send a letter to Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee, encouraging them to safeguard the charitable deduction as they developed their tax proposals.
  3. Research by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy found that the following:
    1. Extending the charitable deduction for non-itemizing taxpayers could generate up to $12.2 billion in new giving.
    2. Reducing the top tax rate to 35% and increasing the standard deduction would reduce giving by $13.1 billion - representing a 4.7% reduction for churches and a 4.4% to nonsectarian charities.
  4. The AFP Political Action Committee allows individuals to support candidates for Federal office whose actions correlate with the principles of philanthropy. The committee is nonpartisan and encourages AFP members to contribute by going to here.
ScholarshipMembership Scholarship Opportunity
We are thrilled to share our chapter has initiated a Membership Scholarship fund. These scholarships will be award in both full and partial funding. If you are interested in applying for a membership scholarship, please review the scholarship requirements prior to submission.
NewMemNew Chapter Members
Elizabeth Edwards
Reading Partners Tulsa
Scott McClung
Crossroads, Inc.
Emily Oldham
Tulsa Girls Art School

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