June 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
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Chapter Meeting & Luncheon


June 7, 2012 


11:30 am - 1:00 pm
 Tulsa Garden Center
2435 S. Peoria Ave.


 Unleashing Generosity Tulsa

presented by
April Merrill and Randy Macon
of the Lynn and Charles Schusterman Family Foundation


April Merrill
April Merrill
Randy Macon
Randy Macon


Increasingly we are seeing traditional methods of fundraising being replaced by appeals to and through social networks.  In 2011, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation launched the Unleashing Generosity Tulsa campaign in collaboration with Network for Good.  Come learn about the intent behind this initiative and its impact to date for the 50 participating nonprofits.  We'll also explore some interesting ways nonprofits are turning to technology to share their stories and build support.  If you have a Twitter-enabled Smartphone, bring it!


Registration available soon on the

AFP Eastern Oklahoma Chapter website!

Guests:  $30

Members: $20

(The $30 fee applies to all unregistered walk-ins.) 



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Noon - 1:30 pm  (bring your lunch!)

OSU - Tulsa, North Hall, Room 205


 Register today! Guests $15, members complimentary.


Secrets to a Well-Oiled Operation

Christopher M. Cannon, CFRE


Fundraisers must balance dozens of daily priorities.  Operational issues often require more than their fair share of attention, which can diminish time with donors.  How can a busy fundraiser get operational issues under control?  This session will guide fundraisers toward the most efficient strategies to manage data, technology, reporting, and business processes.  You will learn to balance priorities

through discipline, discernment, and delegation. 


Upcoming webinars

Thurs., July 12 - Analytics

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


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

Pam Dose: The Pres Says
Pam Dose Headshot

The AFP Mini Conference on May 3 was a treat - literally! Tables covered with little packages of M&Ms illustrated the theme of the event. Sandy Rees presented The M&M's of Fundraising - Mission, Mindset, Marketing and Money! Her program gave us nuggets of information useful both to those new to the field and those more experienced. Thank you to Brandi Moore and her dynamic team for providing a day rich with opportunities to network, laugh and learn. 


Coming in the fall, Janet Gaskins and Maggie Jewel will launch a new project - Art and Philanthropy! Students from one selected elementary, middle and high school will have the opportunity to produce artwork designed around the theme "A Diverse and Giving Community."  Janet and Maggie are working behind the scenes to solicit funding, identify schools and finalize details.   


Please note Thurs., Nov. 15 on your calendar for National Philanthropy Day. Toni McGee and Steffanie Bonner will provide excellent leadership for the NPD Committee but they need our members to help.  Please check out Tish Stuart's article outlining NPD and other committee needs. Our chapter shines because of our active and giving members. Please volunteer today!


Your President,

Pam Dose

News and Notables

Welcome New Members!
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Thomas Crowe

Associate Director of Development

YMCA of Greater Tulsa



Trena Workman

Executive Director

Institute for Environmental Innovation




It's Baseball Season....

            Our chapter needs a few good team players to step up to the plate!


Please team up with other fundraising professionals by contacting these committee chairs for details:


Community Relations - Pat Atkinson, patatk@cox.net

Two positions open: Online Newsletter and Social Media


Membership Services - Tish Stuart, tstuart@catholiccharitiestulsa.org

Several opportunities in Recruitment and New Member Orientation - Co-chairs needed for membership marketing and for orientation meeting planning


National Philanthropy Day Committee - Nov. 15, 2012

Co-chairs: Steffanie Bonner, sbonner@tulsacf.org and Toni McGee, toni.mcgee@heart.org are working to fill all NPD Committees.

  • Sponsorships: Mail proposals for NPD Sponsorships and follow up on unanswered sponsorship letters
  • Printing Invitations & Programs: Design, printing, coordination of deadlines and mailings
Stuff to Know



  • New Member Orientation, Thursday, September 6, 2012, 10:30 - 11:30 - Tulsa Garden Center lower level.  If you joined AFP during recent months, please plan to attend this orientation so you can get the most out of your membership. Watch for your email invitation to register online. Questions? Contact Tish Stuart, TStuart@catholiccharitiestulsa.org
  • (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. Guest speaker will be Kim Klein, Consultant (Klein & Roth Consulting) & book author "Fundraising for Social Change" and "Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times" 
Check out the chapter event calendar for more events!
Every Member Campaign


The 2012 Every Member Campaign is underway, with a goal of $2,440! Thanks go to Kerry Hornibrook, Ric Harrison, and Brenda Michael-Haggard, our lead-off donors.


Every gift to EMC furthers AFP's mission to advance ethical and effective fundraising, provides scholarships, funds research, and increases our Chapter's eligibility for an AFP Chapter Partnership grant. Your gift to the AFP Foundation is tax-deductible.


Last year's campaign, led by Lori Long, allowed us to apply for a 2012 Chapter Partnership grant. Blending two focus areas, Youth in Philanthropy and Diversity, we proposed an art contest for selected 5th, 8th, and 11th graders. The theme is a diverse and giving community. The top three works selected from each grade will be displayed at our National Philanthropy Day Luncheon and the artists will each be awarded a cash prize.


Maggie Jewell and I are leading this project. We're expecting it to be positive exposure for our chapter and that the opportunity for self-expression and creativity will expose young artists to the importance of philanthropy. Your Every Member Campaign gift will help make this a success.


Donate Now or you may make your contribution at an upcoming meeting. Thank you for your continued support of our chapter and the AFP Foundation. Please contact me for information. Janet-gaskins@ouhsc.edu


Janet Gaskins

Immediate Past President

2012 Every Member Campaign Chair