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LuncheonMay Luncheon: Securing Major Gifts
Monica Champ, CNP, CFRE; Lori A. Long, MHR, CFRE; Allison Walden, IOM, CFRE
Thursday, May 3, 2017 | 11:30am - 1:150pm
Tulsa Garden Center

Fundraising isn't just a calling. It's a career, one with a wide and varied path to advancement. Should you get an advanced degree? Do certifications like the CFRE (certified fundraising executive) pay off? How do you become an executive director? There are many options, but often its unclear what might be right for you. If you're thinking about your next job, next raise, or new opportunity, this luncheon will provide you with insight from successful fundraisers who have advanced their careers and increased their salaries. 
Steffanie Bonner
2017 Chapter President
Tulsa Regional Chamber 
PresidentLetterLetter from the President
Dear AFP of Eastern Oklahoma Professionals and Friends:

I'm writing this letter be today from sunny San Francisco!  What a tremendous opportunity and blessing to attend this year's AFP International Fundraising Conference.  Thank you for allowing me to represent our Eastern Oklahoma Chapter, along with Michelle Reagor (President-Elect, Restore Hope).  We are also joined by other chapter members including, Allison Walden (Past-President, Tulsa Regional Chamber), Kent Stroman, CFRE (Institute for Conversational Fundraising) and Kathy Wright, MHR, CPC, ELI-MP (Institute Conversational Fundraising).  Kent even presented one of the conferences educational sessions titled "Fundraising Events & Major Gifts: How Do We Get from One to the Other."
NPDNomOnly 2 Weeks Left to Nominate for our 2017 National Philanthropy Day Awards
We know you know someone that should be recognized at this year's National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon!
We are now accepting nominations for this year's event.

The nomination deadline is Friday, May 12, 2017.
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.
BeTheCause2017 Be The Cause Goal Set at $1,781

AFP Chapter to Receive Local Scholarship Dollars & Drive Diversity Scholarship Dollars Worldwide
Did you know that through the AFP Foundation's Be the Cause Campaign in 2016, AFP chapters received local scholarship funds and more than 140 Chamberlain Scholars and 24 Diversity Scholars were able to attend the 2016 AFP IHQ Conference in Boston?
The mission of the AFP Foundation is to empower fundraisers, strengthen relationships and transform giving worldwide. We challenge you to translate the value you've received from our AFP community, and pay it forward to others who need our support.
Our chapter receives 15% of every dollar raised from our local Be the Cause effort, and 25% if we achieve our $1,781 goal. All proceeds from our campaign go toward our local NPD scholarship funds and enable our annual Chapter Impact gift to IHQ's Diverse Communities Scholarship Program.
Thank you for your generosity to impact the career development of fundraisers like you. You are so appreciated.

With Gratitude, 
Gerri Inman
2017 Be the Cause Chair
South Tulsa Community House 
Allison Walden, CFRE, IOM
2017 Be the Cause Co-Chair & Past President
Tulsa Regional Chamber 
NewMembersNew Members
Diana Garrett
Hallie Green
Iron Gate 
Christen Webb
BOK Financial

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