In This Issue
LuncheonSeptember Luncheon: Fundraising Insights from Past Presidents
Celebrating our 35th Anniversary!
Nancy Atwater; Larry Bartley; Charlene Fabian, CFRE;
Lori Long, CFRE; Stephen Mason; and Tish Stuart
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Tulsa Garden Center

Join us as we celebrate our chapter's 35th Anniversary. This month we have an exciting panel of chapter Past-Presidents who will share their fundraising insights, wisdom, and lessons learned.

All past and present Association of Fundraising Professionals, Eastern Oklahoma Chapter members are invited to attend this special luncheon celebrating our chapter's 35th Anniversary!

NPDConference2017 National Philanthropy Day Educational Conference & Awards Luncheon
Friday, November 3, 2017
Hard Rock Convention Center

Conference Featuring:
 Lynne Wester, Donor Relations Guru

Luncheon Recognizing:
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Tina Parkhill 
Outstanding Philanthropist: Bank of Oklahoma 
Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Lori A. Long, CFRE 
Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Philanthropy: Oklahomans for Equality 
Community Impact: Thomas K. McKeon, Ed.D. 
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: Taylor King
NPDScholarship2017 National Philanthropy Day Scholarship Opportunity
Limited scholarships are available to help AFP members and non members--including local nonprofit leaders, communicators, or volunteer administrators--cover registration as first-time attendees to the AFP Eastern Oklahoma Chapter's annual educational conference.

The scholarship is intended for individuals who have never attended the National Philanthropy Day Conference and who can demonstrate the benefit of attendance in supporting their professional development goals.
Steffanie Bonner
2017 Chapter President
Tulsa Regional Chamber 
PresidentLetterLetter from the President
Dear Friends and Colleagues:

I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day holiday. This month brings some very exciting news and events to our Association of Fundraising Professionals-Eastern Oklahoma chapter.    

On September 14th, we will be celebrating a milestone for our AFP
Chapter. In 1982, our chapter officially came together as a group of nonprofit professionals to be the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. On Thursday, September 14th we will be celebrating our chapter's 35th Anniversary. In honor of this milestone, we will be hosting several of our past presidents in a panel discussion. Panelists include; Nancy Atwater, fundraising consultant; Larry Bartley retired from the Tulsa Library Trust; Charlene Fabian, Vice President of Development at Oklahoma Methodist Manor; Lori Long, CFRE, Executive Director of The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges; Stephen Mason Associate Vice President of Corporate, Foundation, and Tulsa Relations, at Oklahoma State University Foundation; and Tish Stuart co-owner of My Choice In-home Senior Services. Please join me and our AFP Board at this month's luncheon featuring these experts from our chapter.
They will be sharing their fundraising insights, wisdom, and lessons learned. You will have an opportunity to ask your burning questions about our profession from our area professionals.
Webinar September Webinar: Rock It!
How to Be a Great Manager and Leader at the Same Time

Kishshana Palmer, CFRE, CGT
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tulsa Area United Way

Does this sound like you? You have a team that needs your input support and leadership but you have ambitious fundraising goals you need to meet. You're on the road and on the go and there doesn't seem to be enough time to focus on your team AND focus on your goals. You hate feeling like you have to make a choice between your staff or your individual goals. Well you don't have to anymore!
IntlNewsAFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Application Form Now Available
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to once again offer the Diverse Communities Scholarship program for members of diverse communities to attend the AFP International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans, LA, April 15-17, 2018.  AFP is pleased to offer $1,500 scholarships ($799 conference registration fee + some travel expenses) for each of the currently identified AFP diverse communities.

This fund is broken out into three categories: African American; Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (GLBT); and Genearl Diversity Fund 
Selected candidates will be notified by email by December 1, 2017. Should you have questions about the AFP the Diversity Scholarships Campaign, please contact Heba Mahmoud.
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
Heather M Lewin
Diane Shen
Philbrook Museum
JobArea Job Listings
NPNewsNonprofit News
Fundraising 101 - Kansas City, Missouri
Join AFP Mid-America Chapter for Fundraising 101 - 2017! Presented by experts in the field, Fundraising 101 provides a comprehensive overview of fundraising.
Do you have something to celebrate? Did you or your member organization recently receive an award?  
If so, let us know so we can share this with our chapter.

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