May 2012
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Welcome 2012 officers and committee chairs!  

Do you have a question about AFP or an idea that you'd like to submit? Feel free to contact any of our committee chairs! Click on the name to send an e-mail.
Amy Miller

Immediate Past President
Asst. Secretary
VP - Professional Advancement
Program Chair
Web Conference Chair
NPD/Conference Co-Chairs
CFRE/FR101 Co-Chairs
VP - Membership Services
Membership Recruitment
Orientation Co-Chairs
Membership Retention Chair
Hospitality Chair
VP - Community Relations
Newsletter Co-Chairs
Publicity Chair
Social Networking
VP - Outreach
Mentoring Co-Chairs
Youth In Philanthropy Co-Chairs
National Awards Chair
Legal Affairs Co-Chairs
Strategic Planning Chair
Chapter Administration

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Chapter annual Spring Mini-Conference

Thursday, May 3rd

Tulsa Garden Center


8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration 

9 am - 2:15 pm Conference Sessions  


Cost: $45 AFP members

$65 Guest 

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Sandy Rees, CFRE


M&Ms for Fundraising Leaders:

The Sweet Secret to Success


How sweet would it be if you could raise all the money you need to fully fund your nonprofit?  In this session, you'll learn the simple M & Ms all nonprofit fundraising leaders needs to know to be successful: Mission, Marketing, Money & Mindset.  You'll learn how to share your mission simply and clearly to attract supporters.  You'll get Sandy's best tips for marketing your nonprofit, including a simple way to decide exactly who you should target for donations.  And you'll learn about the importance of mindset and how you attitudes and beliefs melt into everything you do.  You learn how to adopt the BIG thinking you need to raise big support.  Plus, you'll learn how falling short of your fundraising goals doesn't have anything to do with the economy.  You'll leave this session feeling refreshed and motivated to take on your job in a bigger way.

Registration begins Thursday, April 19, 2012.  Click here for more information. 




Thursday, May 17   

Noon - 1:30 pm  

OSU - Tulsa, North Hall, Room 205    


Bring your lunch!

Guests $15, members complimentary


Fundraising in a Crowded Field: Compose a Compelling Message that Will Bring In Bucks


Competition for nonprofit fundraising dollars is fierce, exasperated by a tough economy where individuals and companies often have less to give as the needs grow for the organizations that philanthropy supports. This session centers on sharpening your message to focus more on why the available fundraising dollars should come to you. 


 2012 Webinars - Mark Your Calendars


Wed., June 20 - Secrets to a Well-Oiled Operation

Thurs., July 12 - Analytics

Wed., July 25 - 6 Steps to a Written Plan


Watch for upcoming webinar info in newsletters, on our chapter website, and email notices.


Please note:  We are looking for an AFP member to volunteer as the Web Conference Co-Chair. Contact Susan Garcia if you are interested: 

Pam Dose: The Pres Says
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Attending the 49th Annual AFP International Conference on Fundraising in beautiful Vancouver was like being a kid in a candy store with so many wonderful workshop choices. There were 15 different tracks and each track included novice, intermediate and advance offerings. Here is a smattering of what I gleaned:    


  • Does Your Board Know How to Evaluate Fundraising Effectiveness?, presenter Peter Drury, provided us with a Beyond Cash Fundraising Management Dashboard of critical indicators measuring fundraising effectiveness.
  • Finding a Clear and Exciting Fundraising Proposition, presenter Stephen Pidgeon, began with this quote, "Nobody is interested in what you do. They are interested in what happens when you do it." Evaluate the effectiveness of your branding by the emotions you create, the tone of voice in the media, the nature of your service, and ties you make to tradition.
  • You're Never Too Small for Sponsorship, presenter Shaun Lynch, featured ten attributes for success, the first being to think differently and develop an entrepreneurial culture.
  • Social Networking and Online Fundraising Success, presenter Ted Hart, explored (inbox spelled backwards), a tool that organizes your Microsoft Outlook contents and searches the web for information about your contacts.

I thank the chapter for sending me to this conference, an extraordinary opportunity to network and to learn about the latest trends and resources in our profession. My experience will benefit our chapter as well as my work at CASA.


Your President,

Pam Dose


News and Notables

Welcome New Members!   

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Ms. Pat Kroblin


PK Promotions, Inc.


Sandra Thornton

Asst. Director of Development

Oklahoma State University Foundation


New Membership Categories!


 AFP recently changed membership categories.  If you recently joined or you renewed your annual membership they will honor the category you chose.  Below are brief category descriptions:  


Professional:  Full membership for individuals who are active fundraisers who are directly responsible for fundraising and are compensated for their services. Active members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter or Association committees and task forces and hold Association or chapter office.  $300. Annual Dues, which includes $250. For AFP dues plus $50. for our Eastern OK Chapter dues.

Young Professional: Open to persons who are 30 years old or younger, are compensated and hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising; $75 includes our chapter dues.

Retired:  For individuals who no longer practice as paid fundraising professionals but who, at the time they seek Retired Member status, have been Professional members of the Association for the immediate past five consecutive years; retired members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter boards, committees and task forces, but may not hold an association office; $125. Annual Dues, which includes $75.00 for AFP and $50 for chapter dues. 

Associate:  Associate membership in the Association shall be open to individuals or volunteers (a) who are engaged in fields related to fundraising and fundraising support, or (b) who have mutual interests with fundraising professionals.  Associate members may vote, serve on committees hold Association or chapter office; $300. Annual Dues, which includes $250. for AFP plus $50 chapter dues.


There are also several Organizational Membership Categories, including Business, Nonprofit Organizational - Large, and Nonprofit Organizational - Small.     


For complete information or for an updated dues' application click here.     


Every Member Campaign


It is THAT TIME AGAIN - yes the 2012 Every Member Campaign is up and running. Last year, you and your fellow chapter members generously donated over $2,500 to the AFP Foundation. Your contributions went directly to funding scholarships, research and other programs to further AFP's mission to advance ethical and effective fundraising.


Due to Lori Long's diligence last year, we made and exceeded our goal which made us eligible to apply for an AFP Chapter Partnership grant. This will help us sponsor an art contest in an elementary, middle, and high school in the Tulsa area asking youth to portray, through any art media, their interpretation of diversity and giving in the community. Winning artists will be recognized at a reception and their work will be displayed at our National Philanthropy Day and hopefully, at local art museums.


So you can see how important it is to support the 2012 Every Member Campaign. Donation forms will be available at the upcoming monthly meetings or you can donate online at


Thank you, in advance, for your support of this important program. Please contact me if you have any questions or wish more information.


Janet Gaskins

Immediate Past President


Stuff to Know


Tulsa City-County Library Hosts Training Seminars!


Grant-Seeking Basics 

Thursday, May 17 * 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Central Library's Computer Training Room

400 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 


Join Tulsa City-County Library's Nonprofit Resource Center and learn the basics to seek out grant funds. Participants will learn about the Foundation Center and Tulsa City-County Library's cooperating collection, plus become familiar with the resources available for grant seeking. For adults. Preregistration is required. Seating is limited. To register, visit, email or call 918-549-7425.

Grant-Writing Tips From Start to Finish
Tuesday, May 15 * 9:30 a.m.-noon
Location: Hardesty Regional Library's Frossard Auditorium
8316 E. 93rd St., Tulsa, OK

Melissa Kash-Holley of the Tulsa City-County Library Nonprofit Resource Center will start this session with a review of the Nonprofit Resource Center and how you
can access important information about foundations that will be a good match with your mission and programs. Afterward, a panel of local funders will share ways that
you can avoid common errors and get your request to the top of the stack. Co-sponsored by RSVP's Voices of Experience. Light refreshments will be provided by the
Library Staff Association. For adults. Preregistration is required. Seating is limited. To register, email mkash@ or call 918-549-7425.


Save The Dates! 


June Meeting & Luncheon:  June 7, 2012 
 (no monthly meetings in July or August)
Sept. Meeting & Luncheon:  Sept. 6, 2012 
Oct. Meeting & Luncheon:   Oct. 4, 2012
National Philanthropy Day:  Nov. 15, 2012

Kim Klein, Guest Speaker

Consultant (Klein & Roth Consulting) & book author "Fundraising for Social Change" and "Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times" 


Volunteer members are invited to serve on this year's NPD committee and to work at the event, which includes an all-day conference and awards luncheon.  Please contact  Susan Garcia  if you are interested. 


Click here to see the committee list and responsibilities.   



Check out the chapter event calendar for more events!

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