In This Issue
May Luncheon
President's Letter
May Webinar
Be The Cause
New Members
Karen Wicker
Founder & President, Candor
  LuncheonMay Luncheon: Crisis Management - The most important 15 minutes of your career
Speaker: Karen Wicker 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 // 11:30a - 1:15p 
Tulsa Garden Center

What happens when you get that call, or tweet or unexpected visit from a board member? Every professional will experience a work-related crisis in their career. How you handle the first 15 minutes following a crisis can make or break your organization. Oklahoma public relations professional Karen Wicker will provide tips for how to survive and even thrive the reputational roller coaster of fundraising
Allison B. Walden, CFRE
2016 President, AFP Eastern OK; SVP Resource Development, Tulsa Regional Chamber
PresidentLetterLetter from the President
Dear AFP of Eastern Oklahoma Chapter Professionals & Friends:
By this time in the year you may have a few board and committee meetings under your belt. You may have successfully concluded a special event, or even two! You may be well into your grant submission cycle and are surely firing on all cylinders on your annual fund campaign. Q1 is over and you probably have lots of incredible development work to show for it.
With all of that investment of time and talent on behalf of your organization's mission and goals, are you taking some time to take care of your shop and yourself?
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May Webinar: Practical Advice to Amp Up Your Mid-Level

Speaker: Mark Rovner, Lori Hutson, & Andrea O'Brien
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 // 12:00 - 1:30pm
Brown Bag Lunch - Bring your own!
This Webinar is offered in both Tulsa & Bartlesville!
Tulsa Area United Way - Bailey Room OR
Bartlesville Area United Way

If you're not investing in mid-level giving, you should be. Whether you're just starting out or looking to up your game, this webinar will be chock full of action steps you can take to cultivate and steward mid-level donors. Join Sea Change Strategies principal Mark Rovner, Planned Parenthood Federation of America's Lori Hutson and Andrea O'Brien of the Wilderness Society for this lively and idea packed session.
BTCBe the Cause Update
Pat yourself on the back AFP of Eastern Oklahoma! We are the 1
st chapter to report 100% Board participation for 2016, that is stellar. Thanks to the current AFP Board for making this happen early on. Nationally, the campaign has raised, to date, $159,737 which is 30% of the national goal. This represents 1,373 donors. Our current Eastern Oklahoma Chapter numbers are $1,095.00 of which $164.25 will come back to our Chapter thus far. 10.60% of you as Chapter members have donated thus far, THANK YOU! We use the portion coming back to our chapter for scholarships for chapter members, another benefit of membership.

There is a new text to donate option, which you can just text BETHECAUSE (all caps) to 61416 to donate. To make a 1 time donation or to set up a pledge and pay out over 4 months, go to . If you as a member do not want to be contacted by National AFP for a reminder call, please let Gerri Inman or myself, Tom Taylor, know by May 25th, and we can list you on the call suppression form.   
NewMembersWelcome New Members
Jonathan Brooks
Voice of China and Asia
Tonia Gist
Indian Health Care Resource Center
Victoria McArtor

Area Job Listings
CommunityNonprofit News
RFP for AFP Members from Tulsa Community Foundation
Tulsa Community Foundation is accepting proposals from not-for-profit corporations that have the ability and desire to receive, staff, and perpetually operate Cornerstone Community Center. TCF invites your organization to submit a proposal by May 27, 2016 for consideration.  A description of the CCC, its value, intended uses, the services desired, and other pertinent information is included in the RFP document below.
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Creating Sustainable Funding For Your Nonprofit
This session will provide an educational overview of our systematic process for engaging and developing relationships with individual donors for unrestricted gifts.
Hosted by the Parent Child Center.
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Nomination now open for the 2016 Champion of Health awards
Individuals, groups and organizations that are working to positively change the health status of Oklahomans, through unique and innovative programs, are encouraged to apply for the 2016 Champions of Health awards.
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American Airlines Local Grant Opportunity
American Airlines proudly supports nonprofit organizations that work to make a difference in the communities where we work, live and play, including Tulsa. With the help of our employees and our customers, the airline's collective humanitarian efforts provide assistance to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofits whose missions aim to aid children, our military service members and those affected by unexpected adversity.  
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Thank You to our Generous Sponsors!
  AFP Eastern Oklahoma Chapter
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